< 9 Feb 2017

IPS Awards 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Gong Jiangbin, Asst/Prof. Utkur M. Mirsaidov, Asst/Prof Quek Su Ying, Dr. Yeo Ye and Ms Lee Lai Bay for receiving the IPS Awards 2017 for their outstanding research, contributions and leadership done in the field of Physics in Singapore. Read more.

Going covert: a security step above encryption

CQT's Valerio Scarani and Juan Miguel Arrazola have shown that two parties can hide a quantum signal sent between them within background noise: keeping secret not only the contents of their message but also the fact that they are in conversation. The work is published in Physical Review Letters. Read more

Fluorescent concentric triangles

NUS physicists have discovered fluorescent concentric triangles in an atomically thin layer of semiconductor for potential optoelectronic applications. A team led by Prof Chorng Haur SOW devised a method to fabricate in-plane periodical and lateral homojunctions in a WS2 monolayer. Read more

Super-resolution imaging using MeV ion beams

A research team led by Prof Andrew BETTIOL from the Centre for Ion Beam Applications (CIBA) in the Department of Physics, NUS has constructed a system for simultaneous fluorescence and structural imaging of whole cells by using a beam of highly focused (MeV) ions. Read more

Solution-processable conducting films with extreme work functions

A team led by Prof Peter HO and Dr Rui-Qi PNG from the Department of Physics, and Prof Lay-Lay CHUA from the Department of Chemistry, has shown that this process can be exploited to produce doped conducting polymer films with ultrahigh and ultralow work functions which are suitable for deployment in practical device structures by solution processing. Read more

Tortuous path to nanocrystals

A team of researchers from NUS, the Agency for Science Technology and Research and the University of Chicago, co-led by Prof Utkur MIRSAIDOV and Prof Duane LOH, both from the Department of Physics and Department of Biological Sciences have revealed the complex and elusive steps in crystallising nanocrystals from solution. Read more

Science team wins Gold Medal at international competition

A final year Physics student Mr Chan Man Yau, Joseph, was part of Faculty of Science team (Team NUS_Singapore) that participate in the iGEM 2016 competition. The NUS team was awarded gold medal and Joseph was in charge of constructing a computation model for the project. Read more

Polarons for flexible electronics

A team led by Prof Peter HO and Dr Rui-Qi PNG from the Department of Physics, together with Prof Lay-Lay CHUA from the Department of Chemistry, has systematically demonstrated that the workfunction in some new doped organic semiconductors can be made anomalously deeper than its ionisation potential. Read more

Parallelised computation lens goes open-source

In a project led by Prof Duane LOH from the Department of Physics at NUS, physicists from the Centre for Free-electron Laser (Hamburg, Germany) and Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA) have published the first open-source x-ray laser-based computational lenses to image free-standing proteins in solution. Read more

Special Programme in Science (SPS) team wins gold

Physics student Gabriel KAM Mao Quan is one of the member of the winning team called Team KiasuNUSPS. This team has emerged as an international champions at the 2016 International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) held in Russia from 12 to 16 October 2016. Read more

High photoconductivity from hybrid bilayer

A team led by Prof Chorng Haur SOW, from the Department of Physics, NUS has developed a method to “heal” the defects present in the WSe2 monolayers. They developed effective methods for enhancing the performance of a WSe2 monolayer photodetector using laser tailoring and perovskite functionalisation. Read more

Verified: super-resolution imaging technique

CQT experimentalists first to test novel optical method invented by NUS colleagues. A novel technique to measure the separation of two lights sources, no matter how close they are, was first tested by researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies.
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View on DNA micromechanics through the quantum physics’ matrix

A research group led by A/Prof Yan Jie from Department of Physics and Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) have developed a novel theoretical approach based on powerful transfer-matrix mathematical technique, which allows to predict how local orientational and structural fluctuations of DNA affect its large-scale behavior. Read more

Best Graduate Researcher Award 2016 - Zhou Jun (Physics)

Our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Zhou Jun for receiving the Physics Best Graduate Student award. Being a talented researcher, with a good understanding in fundamental physics, he came up with many of his own ideas which turned out to be crucial in understanding the computational and experimental results. (Poster and photo)

A new class of materials

A collaboration between the theory group led by Asst/Prof Adam SHAFFIQUE and the experimental group of Prof Michael FUHRER from Monash University produced, for the first time, ultra-thin films of an exciting new class of materials known as Weyl semi-metals. Read more

STEM Week 2016 (31 Aug ~ 3 Sep)

STEM Week 2016 is here! Brought to you by Centre for Future-ready Graduates, together with Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and School of Computing, we are organising a series of activities to help you understand and keep abreast of changes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Register here.

National Day Awards 2016

Our heartiest congratulations to Professor Ji Wei, Mr. Kang Nguang Heng, Mr. Lim Hwa Ngee, Mdm Ng Soo Ngo and Mr. Ong Pang Ming for receiving the Long Service Medal in this year National Day Awards. View the full list of NUS recipients of the National Day Awards 2016.

Recyclable nanocomposites for environmental remediation

A team of scientists led by Prof CHEN Wei from the Department of Chemistry and Physics in NUS has developed multi-component nanocomposites which function as efficient visible-light photocatalysts with excellent magnetic recoverability. There is rapidly growing demand for materials with high efficiency, good reusability, and low cost to reduce pollutants from wastewater. Read more

A see-through metal

An experimental research team led by Asst/Prof Goki EDA from the Departments of Chemistry and Physics and the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials in NUS found that metal nanoparticles partially lose their ability to reflect light and become semi-transparent when a layer of ultra-thin semiconductor is placed in their proximity. Read more


Prof Andrew Wee and Asst/Prof Andrivo Rusydi received award in ICON2

Our heartiest congratulations to Professor Andrew Wee and Asst/Prof Andrivo Rusydi for receiving the Functionalised Nano-Material Science Award for their outstanding achievement in nanomaterial science during the International conference on novel nanomaterial (ICON2) in Beijing, China from 8 ~ 14 July 2016.


The mechanical response of talin

A study is led by Assoc. Prof. Jie Yan from the Department of Physics and Mechanobiology Institute, NUS and Prof. Michael Sheetz from the Mechanobiology Institute, NUS have shown how a protein called talin senses mechanical force exerted on a cell and buffers the force through stochastic unfolding and refolding of its multiple folded domains during mechanical stretching and relaxation of talin. Read more


CQT hosts international conference on quantum communication, measurement and computing

Some 300 scientists and students attended the International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC) at the National University of Singapore, 4–8 July. Read more

To the Class of 2016, Congratulation on your graduation!

Your graduation marks a great achievement from all the hard work you have put in as a student. Enjoy the moment and cherish the delight of achieving your goals. May your graduation be the beginning of many more wonderful achievements in the years to come. (Commencement photo of Class 2016)

Biomimetic autonomous nanowalker breaks record of fuel efficiency

Led by Prof. Zhisong Wang, a team of graduate students and researcher fellows at NUS Physics have designed and demonstrated an autonomous DNA bipedal nanowalker that achieves a fuel efficiency of less than two fuel molecules consumed per step. This work is published in ACS NANO. Read more

Professor OH Choo Hiap Conferred the Emeritus Professorship Award

Professor OH Choo Hiap was presented the Emeritus Professorship award by Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Professor TAN Eng Chye at a ceremony organised by the Department of Physics on 21 June. It is also highlighted on CQT website about Prof Oh's emeritus professorship. Read more

“Butterfly” defects on 2D Materials

A team led by Prof Andrew WEE and Prof QUEK Su Ying, together with Dr HUANG Yuli from A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) discovered novel defect states at grain boundaries (GBs) in a two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor. Read more.

Students learnt about the latest physics discoveries in PEC 2016

The Physics Enrichment Camp (PEC) is an annual event organised by the NUS Physics Department and NUS Physics Society. The four-day event was attended by secondary school students on 31 May to 1 June, and junior college students on 2 to 3 June. The camp was well-attended, drawing a record high attendance of 618 participants. Read more.

Unique photoresponse from 2D phosphorene-phosphorene-suboxide

A team led by Prof Chorng Haur SOW, Prof Barbaros ÖZYILMAZ, Prof Antonio CASTRO-NETO, Dr Alexandra CARVALHO and Dr Junpeng LU from the Department of Physics and the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials in NUS devised a straightforward method to create a functional junction on a phosphorene flake, observing enhanced photoresponse from it. Read more.

Quantum satellite device tests technology for global quantum network

Singapore-built satellite makes and measures light particles pair by pair. Team-leader Asst/Prof Alexander Ling, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS, says "This is the first time anyone has tested this kind of quantum technology in space." Read more.

Topological semimetal phases via periodic driving

NUS scientists have discovered Floquet topological semimetal phases in a simple dynamical model. Aa team led by Prof GONG Jiangbin has advanced this topic by showing how three-dimensional (3D) topological semimetal phases can be easily obtained and simulated using 1-dimensional (1D) dynamical systems. Read more.

Annual Teaching Excellence Awards (ATEA)

Our heartiest congratulations to A/Prof Tay Seng Chuan and Dr Chammika Udalagama who have won the ATEA awards this year! The Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) recognises faculty members who have displayed a high level of commitment to their teaching.



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