Yeow Lab

65. Sim, H. Y. F.; Lee, H. K.; Han, X.; Koh, C. S. L.; Phan-Quang, G. C.; Lay, C. L.; Kao, Y. –C.; Phang, I. Y.; Yeow, E. K. L.; Ling X. Y.; “Concentrating Immiscible Molecules at Solid@MOF Interfacial Nanocavities to Drive an Inert Gas-Liquid Reaction at Ambient Conditions”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, accepted. [Abstract]


64. Kaga, A.; Wu, X.; Lim, J. Y. J.; Hayashi, H.; Lu, Y.; Yeow, E. K. L.; Chiba, S.; “Degenerative Xanthate Transfer to Olefins Under Visible-Light Photocatalyst”, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2018, 14, 3047. [Abstract]


63. Ng, Y. Y.; Tan, L. J.; Ng, S. M.; Chai, Y. T.; Ganguly, R.; Du, Y.; Yeow, E. K. L.; Soo, H. S.; “Spectroscopic Characterization and Mechanistic Studies on Visible Light Photoredox Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation by Bis(Arylimino)Acenaphthene Copper Photosensitizer”, ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 11277. [Abstract]


62. Lu, S.; Bi, W.; Du, Q.; Sinha, S.; Wu, X.; Subrata, A.; Bhattacharjya, S.; Xing, B.; Yeow, E. K. L.; “Lipopolysaccharide-affinity Copolymer Senses the Rapid Motility of Swarmer Bacteria to Trigger Antimicrobial Drug Release”, Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 4277. [Abstract]


61. Ng, S.; Wu, X.; Khyasudeen, M. F.; Nowakowski, P. J.; Tan, H. –S.; Xing, B.; Yeow, E. K. L. “Vancomycin Determination by Disrupting Electron-Transfer in a Fluorescence Turn-On Squaraine-Anthraquinone Triad.”, ACS Sens. 2018, 3, 1156-1163. [Abstract]


60. Luo, Z.; Yang, D.; Yang, C.; Wu, X.; Hu, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Yuwen, L.; Yeow, E. K. L.; Weng, L.; Huang, W.; Wang, L. “Graphene Quantum Dots Modified with Adenine for Efficient Two-Photon Bioimaging with White Light-Activated Antibacteria”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 2018, 434, 155-162. [Abstract]


59. D’Souza, A.; Wu, X.; Yeow, E. K. L.; Bhattacharjya, S. “Designed Heme-Cage b-Sheet Mini-proteins”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 5904-5908. [Abstract]


58. Wu, B.; Melvina, Wu, X.; Yeow, E. K. L.; Yoshikai, N. “Versatile Telluracycle Synthesis vis Sequential Electrophilic Telluration of C(sp2)-Zn and C(sp2)-H Bond”, Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 4527-4532. [Abstract]


57. Ariyasu, S.; Mu, J.; Zhang, X,; Huang, Y.; Yeow, E. K. L.; Hua, Z.; Xing, B. “Investigation of Thermally Induced Cellular Ablation and Heat Response Tiggered by Planar MoS2-Based Nanocomposite”, Bioconjugate Chem. 2017, 28, 1059-1067. [Abstract]


56. Xing, G.; Wu, B.; Wu, X.; Li, M.; Du, B.; Wei, Q.; Guo, J.; Yeow, E. K. L.; Sum, T. C.; Huang, W. "Transcending the Slow Bimolecular Recombination in Lead-Halide Perovskites for Electroluminescence", Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 14558. [Abstract]


55. Hu, Z.; Sim, Y.; Kon, O. L.; Ng, W. H.; Ribeiro, A. J. M.; Ramos, M. J.; Fernandas, P. A.; Ganguly, R.; Xing, B.; Garciá, F.; Yeow, E. K.. L.; “Unique Triphenylphosphonium Derivatives for Enhanced Mitochondrial Uptake and Photodynamic Therapy”, Bioconjugate Chem. 2017, 28, 590-599. [Abstract]


54. Xuan, S.; Meng, Z.; Wu, X.; Wong, J. -R.; Devi, G.; Yeow, E. K. L.; Shao, F.; “Efficient DNA-Mediated Electron Transport in Ionic Liquids”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2016, 4, 6703-6711. [Abstract]


53. Wu, X.; Wang, J.; Yeow, E. K. L.; “Ultralong Perovskite Microrods: One- Versus Two-Step Synthesis and Enhancement of Hole-Transfer During Light Soaking”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 12273-12283. [Abstract]


52. Ariyasu, S.; Too, P. C.; Mu, J.; Goh, C. C.; Ding, Y.; Tnay, Y. L.; Yeow, E. K. L.; Yang, L.; Ng, L. G.; Chiba, S.; Xing, B.; “Glycopeptide Antibiotic Analogs for Selective Inactivation and Two-Photon Imaging of Vancomycin-Resistant Strains”, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 4667-4670. [Abstract]


51. Ai, X.; Ho, C.J.H.; Aw, J.; Attia, A.B.E.; Mu, J.; Wang, Y.; Wang, X.; Liu, X.; Chen, H.; Gao, M.; Chen, X.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Liu, G.; Olivo, M.; Xing, B.; “In vivo Covalent Cross-Linking of Photo-converted Rare-Earth Nanostructures for Tumor Localization and Theranostics”, Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 10432. [Abstract]


 50. Lu, S.; Liu, F.; Xing, B.G.; Yeow, E.K.L.; “Nontoxic Colloidal Particles Impede Antibiotic Resistance of Swarming Bacteria by Disrupting Collective Motion and Speed”, Phys. Rev. E 2015, 92, 062706. [Abstract]


49. Zhou, H.; Ye, Q.; Wu, X.; Song, J.; Cho, C.M.; Zong, Y.; Tang, B.Z.; Hor. T.S.A.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Xu, J.; “A Thermally Stable and Reversible Microporous Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Framework: Aggregation Induced Emission and Metal Ion-Sensing Properties”, J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, 3, 11874. [Abstract]


48. Nie, Z.; Long, R.; Teguh, J.S.; Huang, C.-C.; Hewak, D.W.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Shen, Z.; Prezhdo, O.; Loh, Z.-H.; “Ultrafast Electron and Hole Relaxation Pathways in Few-Layer MoS2”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 20698. [Abstract]


47. Li, X.; Mu, J.; Liu, F.; Tan, E.W.P.; Khezri, B.; Webster, R.D.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Xing, B.; “Human Transport Protein Carrier for Controlled Photoactivation of Antitumor Prodrug and Real-Time Intracellular Tumor Imaging”, Bioconjugate Chem. 2015, 26, 955. [Abstract]


 46. Wu, X.; Liu, F.; Wells, K.L.; Tan, S.L.J.; Webster, R.D.; Tan, H.-S.; Zhang, D.; Xing, B.; Yeow, E.K.L.; “Interplay of Hole Transfer and Host-Guest Interaction in Molecular Dyad and Triad: Ensemble and Single-Molecule Spectroscopy and Sensing Applications”, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 3387. [Abstract]


45. Wu, W.-Y.; Li, M.; Wu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Jhon, M.H.; Chan, Y.; “Efficient Color-Tunable Multiexcitonic Dual Wavelength Emission from Type II Semiconductor Tetrapods”, ACS Nano 2014, 8, 9349. [Abstract]


44. Teguh, J.S.; Sum, T.C.; Yeow, E.K.L.; “Effect of Charge Accumulation on the Stability of PEDOT:PSS During Device Operation”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2014, 607, 52. [Abstract]


43. Solanki, A.; Wu, B.; Salim, T.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Lam, Y.M.; Sum, T.C.; “Performance Improvements in Polymer Nanofiber/Fullerene Solar Cells with External Field Treatment”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 11285. [Abstract]


42. Xu, B.; Wu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Shao, F.; “Single Thiazole Orange Forms Exciplex in DNA i-Motif”, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 6402. [Abstract]


41. Liu, F; Mu, J.; Wu, X.; Bhattacharjya, S.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Xing, B.; “Peptide-Perylene Diimide Functionalized Magnetic Nano-Platforms for Fluorescence Turn-On Detection and Clearance of Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide”, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 6200. [Abstract]


40. Li, J.; Liu, F.; Shao, Q.; Min, Y.; Costa, M.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Xing, B.; “Enzyme-Responsive Cell-Penetrating Peptides Conjugated Mesoporous Silica Quantum Dots Nanocarriers for Controlled Release of Nucleus-Targeted Drug Molecules and Real-Time Intracellular Fluorescence Imaging of Tumor Cells”, Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2014, 3, 1230. [Abstract]


39. Sun, L.; Hu, H.; Zhan, D.; Yan, J.; Liu, L.; Teguh, J.S.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Lee, P.S.; Shen, Z.; “Plasma Modified MoS2 Nanoflakes for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering”, Small 2014, 10, 1090. [Abstract]


38. Min, Y.; Li, J.; Liu, F.; Padmanabhan, P.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Xing, B.; “Recent Advances of Biological Molecular Imaging Based on Lanthanide-Doped Upconversion-Luminescence Nanomaterials”, Nanomaterials 2014, 4, 129. [Abstract]



37. Yu, G.; Liu, X.; Xing, G.; Chen, S.; Ng, F.N.; Wu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Lew, W.X.; Sum, T.C.; “Spatially-Resolved Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy of Polymer-Grafted Residues on CVD Graphene”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 708. [Abstract]


36. Min, Y.; Li, J.; Liu, F.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Xing, B.; “Near-Infrared Light Mediated Photoactivation of Platinum Antitumor Prodrug and Simultaneous Cellular Apoptosis Imaging via Upconversion Nanoparticles”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 1016. [Abstract]


35. Peimyoo, N.; Shang, J.; Cong, C.; Shen, X.; Wu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Yu, T.; “Non-Blinking Intense Two-Dimensional Light Emitter: Monlayer WS2 Triangle”, ACS Nano 2013, 7, 10985. [Abstract]


34. Lu, S.; Bi, W.; Liu, F.; Wu, X.; Xing, B.; Yeow, E.K.L.; “Loss of Collective Motion in Swarming Bacteria Undergoing Stress”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2013, 111, 208101. [Abstract]


33. Wu, B.; Wu, X.; Guan, C.; Tai, K.F.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Fan, H.J.; Mathews, N.; Sum, T.C.; “The Loss Mechanisms in Silver Nanoparticle-Blended Plasmonic Organic Solar Cells”, Nat. Commun. 2013, 4, 2004. [Abstract]


32. Liu, J.; Yang, H.; Zhen, S.G.; Poh, C.K.; Chaurasia, A.; Luo, J.; Wu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Sahoo, N.G.; Lin, J.; Shen, Z., “A Green Approach to the Synthesis of High-Quality Graphene Oxide Flakes via Electrochemical Exfoliation of Pencil Core”, RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 11745-11750. [Abstract]


31. Teguh, J.S.; Kurniawan, M.; Wu, X.; Sum, T.C.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Other Origins for the Fluorescence Modulation of Single Dye Molecules in Open-Circuit and Short-Circuit Devices”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 50, 90-93. [Abstract]


30. Xing, G.; Liao, Y.; Wu, X.; Chakrabortty, S.; Liu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Chan, Y.; Sum, T.C., “Ultralow Threshold Two-Photon Pumped Amplified Spontaneous and Lasing from Seeded CdSe/CdS Nanorod Heterostructures”, ACS Nano 2012, 6, 10835-10844. [Abstract]


29. Kurniawan, M.; Salim, T.; Tai, K.F.; Sun, S.; Sie, E.J.; Wu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Huan, A.C.H.; Lam, Y.M.; Sum, T.C., “Carrier Dynamics in Polymer-Nanofiber: Fullerene Solar Cells”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 18015-18022. [Abstract]


28. Bi, W.; Wu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Unconventional Multiple Ring Structure Formation from Evaporation-Induced Self-Assembly of Polymers”, Langmuir 2012, 28, 11056-11063. [Abstract]


27. Wu, B.; Oo, T. Z.; Li, X.; Liu, X.; Wu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Fan, H.J.; Mathews, N.; Sum, T.C., “Efficiency Enhancement in Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells Integrated with Large Area Ag Nano-Triangle Arrays”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 14820-14825. [Abstract]


26. Wu, X.; Xing, G.; Tan, S.L.J.; Webster, R.D.; Sum, T.C.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Hole Transfer Dynamics from Dye Molecules to p-Type NiO Nanoparticles: Effects of Processing Conditions”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 9511-9519. [Abstract]


25. Teguh, J.S.; Liu, F.; Xing, B.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) of Nitrothiophenol Isomers Chemisorbed on TiO2”, Chem. Asian J. 2012, 7, 975-981. [Abstract]


24. Xing, B.; Jiang, T.; Wu, X.; Liew, R.; Zhou, J.; Zhang, D.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Molecular Interactions between Glycopeptide Vancomycin and Bacterial Cell Wall Peptide Analogues”, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 14170-14177. [Abstract]


23. Bi, W.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Domain Coalescence-Induced Nucleation and Anomalous Growth of Holes in Thin Polymer Blend Film”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2011, 106, 078001. [Abstract]


22. Xing, B.; Jiang, T.; Bi, W.; Yang, Y.; Li, L.; Ma, M.; Chang, C.K.; Xu, B.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Multifunctional Divalent Vancomycin: The Fluorescent Imaging and Photodynamic Antimicrobial Properties for Drug Resistant Bacteria”, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 1601-1603. [Abstract]


21. Wu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Charge-Transfer Processes in Single CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots with p-Type NiO Nanoparticles”, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 4390-4392. [Abstract]


20. Wu, X.; Bell, T.D.M.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Electron Transport in the Long-Range Charge-Recombination Dynamics of Single Encapsulated Dye Molecules on TiO2 Nanoparticle Films”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 7379-7382. [Abstract]


19. Bi, W.; Teguh, J.S.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Visualizing Polymer Crystallization in Ultrathin Layers Using a Single-Macromolecule Tracking Method”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2009, 102, 048302. [Included in the Feb 1, 2009 issue of the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research] [Abstract]


18. Wu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Fluorescence Blinking Dynamics of Silver Nanoparticle and Silver Nanorod Films”, Nanotechnology 2008, 19, 035706. [Abstract]


17. Clifford, J.N.; Bell, T.D.M.; Tinnefeld, P.; Heilemann, M.; Melnikov, S.M.; Hotta, J.; Sliwa, M.; Dedecker, P.; Sauer, M.; Hofkens, J.; Yeow, E.K.L., “Fluorescence of Single Molecules in Polymer Films: Sensitivity of Blinking to Local Environment”, J. Phys. Chem. B 2007, 111, 6987-6991. [Abstract]


16. Yeow, E.K.L.; Clayton, A.H.A., “Enumeration of Oligomerization States of Membrane Proteins in Living Cells by Homo-FRET Spectroscopy and Microscopy: Theory and Application”, Biophys. J 2007, 92, 3098-3104. [Abstract]


15.  Melnikov, S.M.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Uji-i, H.; Cotlet, M.; Müllen, K.; De Schryver, F.C.; Enderlein, J.; Hofkens, J. “Origin of Simultaneous Donor-Acceptor Emission in Single Molecules of Peryleneimide-Terrylenediimide Labeled Polyphenylene Dendrimers”, J. Phys. Chem. B 2007, 111, 708-719. [Cover for the Feb 1, 2007 issue] [Abstract]


Papers published prior to NTU:

14. Yeow, E.K.L.; Melnikov, S.M.; Bell, T.D.M.; De Schryver, F.C.; Hofkens, J J. Phys. Chem. A 2006, 110, 1726-1734.

13. Liu, X.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Velate, S.; Steer, R.P. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2006, 8, 1298-1309.

12. Burdzinski, G.; Kubicki, J.; Maciejewski, A., Steer, R.P.; Velate, S; Yeow, E.K.L. Organic Photochemistry and Photophysics, V. Ramamurthy ed., CRC Press LLC, 2006, page 1-36.

11. Yeow, E.K.L.; Ziolek, M.; Karolczak, J.; Shevyakov, S.V.; Asato, A.E.; Maciejewski, A.; Steer, R.P.       J. Phys. Chem. A 2004, 108, 10980-10988.

10. Lebold, T.P.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Steer, R.P. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2004, 3, 160-166.

9. Yeow, E.K.L.; Steer, R.P. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2003, 377, 391-398.

8. Yeow, E.K.L.; Steer, R.P. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2003, 5, 97-105.

7. Yeow, E.K.L.; Slep, L.D.; Chibisov, A.K.; Braslavsky, S.E. J. Phys. Chem. A 2003, 107, 439-446.

6. Yeow, E.K.L.; Braslavsky, S.E. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2002, 4, 239-247.

5. Yeow, E.K.L.; Sintic, P.J.; Cabral, N.M.; Reek, J.N.H.; Crossley, M.J.; Ghiggino, K.P. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2000, 2, 4281-4291.

4. Yeow, E.K.L.; Ghiggino, K.P. J. Phys. Chem. A 2000, 104, 5825-5836.

3. Yeow, E.K.L.; Ghiggino, K.P.; Reek, J.N.H.; Crossley, M.J.; Bosman, A.W.; Schenning, A.P.H.J.; Meijer, E.W. J. Phys. Chem. B 2000, 104, 2596-2606.

2. Yeow, E.K.L.; Haines, D.J.; Ghiggino, K.P.; Paddon-Row, M.N. J. Phys. Chem. A 1999, 103, 6517-6524.

1. Ghiggino, K.P.; Yeow, E.K.L.; Haines, D.J.; Scholes, G.D.; Smith, T.A. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 1996, 102, 81-86.



1.   Hanyang University-NTU Joint Symposium, Hanyang Unuversity, Seoul, South Korea. Invited lecture: “Hard Truths about Soft Matter: From Single Polymer Chains to Single Swarming Bacteria.

2.   10-Nov-2014 – 8th Asian Photochemistry Conference, Trivandrum, Kerela, India. Invited lecture: “Hard Truths about Soft Matter: From Single Polymer Chains to Single Swarming Bacteria.

3.   2-Sept-2014 - Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultra Sensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences, Berlin-Adlershof, Germany. Oral presentation: “Novel and Protein-Free Molecular Dyads and Triads for the Detection of Bile Salts and Antibiotics.”

4.   11-April-2014 - 1st Bilateral Symposium on NanoChem Between Nankai and Nanyang Technological University, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. Invited lecture: “Revealing Dynamics in Biological and Materials Science.”

5.   3-March-2014 – Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan. Invited lecture: “Combating Bacteria Using Light: From Planktonic Cells to Swarming Bacteria.”

6.   21-July-2013 – International Conference on Photochemistry, Leuven, Belgium. Invited lecture: “Combating Bacteria Using Light: From Planktonic Cells to Swarming Bacteria.”

7.   18-July-2012 – XXIV IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. Oral presentation: “Wide-Field Fluorescence Microscopy Reveals New and Exciting Insights into Polymer Science”.

8.   7-June-2012 – East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. Invited lecture: “Charge-Transfer

and Charge-Recombination Processes between Single Molecules and Metal-Oxide Semiconductor”.

9.   4-June-2012 – Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China. Invited lecture: “Wide-Field

Fluorescence Microscopy Reveals New and Exciting Insights into Polymer Science”.

10. 8-May-2012 – Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Invited lecture: “Wide-Field

Fluorescence Microscopy Reveals New and Exciting Insights into Polymer Science”.

11.  1-4-April-2012 – Focus on Microscopy, Singapore. Poster presentation: “Single-Molecule-Based

Microscopy Reveals New and Exciting Insights into Polymer Science”. 

12. 2-March-2012 – Imperial College London, London, UK. Invited lecture: “Single Molecule Based

Microscopy Reveals New and Exciting Insights into Polymer Science”.

13. 27-February-2012 – University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. Invited lecture: “Single Molecule

Based Microscopy Reveals New and Exciting Insights into Polymer Science”.

14. 1-December-2011 – Third Asian Spectroscopy Conference, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

Invited lecture: “Single-Molecule Spectroscopy Reveals New and Exciting Insights into Polymer


15. 17-March-2011 – Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Invited lecture: “Single-Molecule

Fluorescence Spectroscopy Reveals New and Exciting Insights into Polymer Science”.  

16. 9-March-2011 – Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Invited lecture: “Single-Molecule

Spectroscopy Reveals New and Exciting Insights into Polymer Science”.   

17. 7-March-2011 – Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. Invited lecture: “Single-Molecule Spectroscopy

Reveals New and Exciting Insights into Polymer Science”.

18. 18-November-2010 6th Asian Photochemistry Conference 2010, Victoria University of Wellington,

Wellington, New Zealand. Oral presentation: “Wide-Field Fluorescence Microscopy Reveals New

Insights into Polymer Science”.

19. 5-January-2010 – IEEE International NanoElectronics Conference 2010, City University of Hong

Kong, Hong Kong. Poster presentation: “Electron Transport in the Long-Range Charge-Recombination

Dynamics of Single Encapsulated Dye Molecules on TiO2 Nanoparticle Films”.

Proceedings published in INEC: 2010 3rd International Nanoelectronics Conference 2010, 1 and 2, 773


20. 2-February-2007 First Asian Spectroscopy Conference & Asian Biospectroscopy Conference, Indian

Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Invited lecture: “Environmental Effects on the Blinking

Behaviour of Single Fluorescent Molecules


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