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Commencement
Power of positivity
NUS Science Valedictorian Wong Zi Heng, paralysed after suffering a cervical spinal cord injury, was recently conferred the Bachelor of Science (Physics) degree with honours, proof that he stared down the face of adversity, and won.

Congratulation to our Physics student, Mr Tay Zhi Jian Daniel for winning the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (OURP) for AY2016/17.

Project Title: Photon-Magnon Coupling in Split Ring Resonators
Supervisor: Prof Ong Chong Kim (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science)
Category: Individual
Our heartiest congratulations to Associate Professor Ariando appointed as Dean’s Chair in the Faculty of Science.

This appointment is made in recognition of his outstanding and impactful scholarly accomplishments which are well acknowledged.

Prof Bernard TAN Tiong Gie was presented the Emeritus Professorship award by Provost Prof TAN Eng Chye at tea reception organised by the Department of Physics on 20 June at Physics conference room.

The Laser Brillouin group of Prof KUOK Meng Hau has simulated the dependence of the eigenmodes of skyrmions in ultrathin ferromagnetic films, on the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and applied magnetic field. Special thanks to AIP, the work has been highlighted as an article in American Institute of Physics Publishing in the News, and as a press release in Newswise, entitled “The Synchronized Dance of Skyrmion Spins”.

Prof ZHANG Chun and his Ph.D. student, LIU Shuanglong together with research fellow, Dr Argo NURBAWONO, from the Department of Physics, NUS have developed a more general version of the popular and widely-used density functional theory (DFT) which can be applied to steady-state non-equilibrium situations. Prof Zhang Chun's work has received attention by Phy.org
Computational Science
A new spin on graphene electronics
A collaboration between Prof Su Ying QUEK from the Department of Physics, NUS and Prof John THONG from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS has shown that "edge-contacted" device geometries in Ni/Co-graphene interfaces result in some of the lowest contact resistances reported to date.

NUS scientists in collaboration with BASF SE scientists have jointly developed a novel device structure for organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) that show unprecedentedly low contact resistance.

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