Welcome to Ling research lab at Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at NTU, Singapore!


Our research programs in our laboratory combine chemistry, nanotechnology, and materials science approaches to develop functional nanostructures for novel catalysis, diagnosis and sensing applications. Our research activities involve nanoparticle synthesis, surface chemistry, self-assembly, nanopatterning, nanofabrication, materials and device characterization. We use molecular-specific surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to perform study on the fundamentals and applications of catalysis, sensing, diagnosis and plasmonic studies at real time, within nanometer range of spatial resolution and spectroscopically.

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Sep 2015: We have an opening of EDB IPP Ph.D. scholarship in collaboration with Technospex Pte Ltd . For more details, feel free to contact me at xyling@ntu.edu.sg or visit here.


Feb 2015: Gao Wei and Hiang Kwee's paper on graphene liquid marble is highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology.


Dec 2014: Xing Yi was awarded The Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) prize for Young Scientist 2014 .


Dec 2014: Srikanth was awarded the Best Poster Award at 8th Asian Photochemistry Conference 2014 held at Trivandrum, India.


June 2014: Prof. Jurriaan Huskens, University of Twente, Netherlands visited us at CBC and gave a seminar on "Supramolecular Strategies for the Control of Size and Functionalization of Organic and Metal-Organic Framework Nanoparticles ".


May 2014: Prof. Bin Ren, Xiamen University, China visited us at CBC and gave a seminar on "The Fundamentals of Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Spectroscopy".


Jan 2014: Dr. Wui Siew Tan, IMRE, A*STAR, visited us at CBC and gave a group seminar on superhydrophobic surfaces.


Dec 2013: Srikanth won the Best Poster Award at 4th Asian Spectroscopy Conference 2013! Congrats!


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