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Principle Investigator

Liu Zheng

Zheng Liu

Dr. Zheng Liu received his B.S. degrees (2005) at Nankai University (China), and completed his Ph.D at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST, China), working on the synthesis and energy harvest of carbon nanotubes. He then worked in Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan and Prof. Jun Lou’s groups as a joint postdoc research fellow (2010~2012) and research scientist (2012~2013) at Rice University (USA), focusing on the synthesis and applications of two-dimensional (2D) crystals, including graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN, so called “white graphene”), oxides and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs: MoS2, WS2, MoSe2 etc.)

Currently, Dr. Liu Zheng is an associate professor at MSE and EEE, NTU. He works on the synthesis of high-quality and large-size novel 2D monolayers, especially transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and their applications in electronics and catalysis. He is the recipient of the finalist of the World Technology Award in Energy category, Singapore NRF Fellowship, NTU Nanyang Assistant Professorship, ICON-2DMAT Young Scientist Award, Singapore Young Scientist Award (YSA), Asia’s Rising Scientists, Nano Research Young Star Editors, Nanyang Research Award and Highly Cited researcher. He held the Materials Research Society of Singapore Chair Professorship at NTU. 

Postdoc

Dr. Qingsheng Zeng

2012 Ph.D. Peking University, Beijing, China
2006 B.S. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Research Interest: Nano-electronics, Nano-optoelectronics, Low dimensional materials
Email: qszeng@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Xiaowei Wang

2016 Postdoc National University of Singapore, Singapore
2015 Ph.D. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China
Research Interest: Electronic and magnetic devices, quantum transport in low-dimensional system
Email: wangxiaowei@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Ya Deng

2017 Ph.D. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2012 B.Sc. Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Research Interest: CVD synthesis, characterization, properties, and applications of 2D materials
Email: dengya@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Yang Gao

2018 Postdoc University of Melbourne, Australia
2016 Ph.D. Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
2009 B.S. Jilin University, Changchun, China
Research Interest: CVD growth, properties, and application of 2D materials
Email: gao.yang@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Pin Song

2018 Ph.D. Hefei University of Technology
2013 Joint M. Sc. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China
2013 M.Sc. China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
Research Interest: Synthesis of novel two-dimensional materials
Email: songpin@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Jun Di

2018 Ph.D. Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
2012 B.Sc. Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
Research Interest: 2D materials for photocatalytic applications
Email: dijun@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Ruihuan Duan

2017 Ph.D. Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, China
2012 B.Sc. Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Research Interest: Synthesis of Low dimensional materials
Email: ruihuan.duan@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Qundong Fu

2019 Postdoc. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2018 Ph.D. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2013 B.Sc. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Research Interest: Synthesis of high quality and large area 2D materials by CVD and their electronic application
Email: fuqu0001@e.ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Chao Zhu

2019 Ph.D. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2014 B.Sc. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Research Interest: 2D electronic and optoelectronic devices
Email: zhuc0007@e.ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Xiaoxu Zhao

2020 Postdoc National University of Singapore, Singapore
2018 Ph.D. National University of Singapore, Singapore
2014 B.Sc. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interest: Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy of 2D Materials and Single Atom Catalysis
Email: xiaoxu.zhao@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Zhonghan Zhang

2018 Ph.D. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2011 B.Sc. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interest: Ab initio simulation, Molecular dynamics simulation, Machine learning
Email: zhonghan.zhang@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Bowen Du

2020-now Postdoc Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2019 Ph.D. Peking University, Beijing, China
2014 B.Sc. Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Research Interest: 2D materials based on nanophotonics
Email: bowen.du@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Bijun Tang

2021-now Posdoc School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2021 Ph.D. School of material science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2017 B.Eng. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interest: CVD synthesis and characterization of novel 2D materials; materials development with machine learning
Email: bijun001@e.ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Lishu Wu

2021-now Posdoc School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2021 Ph.D. School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2015 B.Eng. Sichuan university, China
Research Interest: Raman spectroscopy of 2D magnets
Email: lishu.wu@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Xun Cao

2021-now Posdoc School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2020 Ph.D. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2015 M.Eng. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2013 B.Eng. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interest: Advanced characterisation of functional nanomaterials
Email: CaoXun@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Wei Ma

2021-now Posdoc School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2021 Ph.D. Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences & University of Science and Technology of China, Shenyang, China
2015 B. Sc. Hainan University, Haikou, China
Research Interest: CVD growth, characterization and application of 2D materials
Email: wei.ma@ntu.edu.sg

Graduate Students

Yanchao He

2019-now Ph.D. candidate Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2019 B.Eng. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interest: Memristive devices based on 2D materials
Email: Heya0006@e.ntu.edu.sg

Jieqiong Chen

2018-now Ph.D. candidate School of material science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2018 M.Sc. University of Florida, Florida, US
2016 B.Eng. East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
Research Interest: van der Waals heterostructures-based electronic and optoelectronic devices
Email: CHEN1223@e.ntu.edu.sg

Shasha Guo

2018-now Ph.D. candidate Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2018 B.Eng. Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China
Research Interest: Electrochemistry properties of 2D materials, the interaction between the single metal atom and 2D based materials
Email: SHASHA001@e.ntu.edu.sg

Dianyi Hu

2017-now Ph.D. candidate Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2016 M.Eng. Beihang University, Beijing, China
2013 B.Eng. Beihang University, Beijing, China
Research Interest: CVD synthesis and characterization of novel 2D materials
Email: dianyi001@e.ntu.edu.sg

Jiefu Yang

2019-now Ph.D. candidate Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2019 B.Eng. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Interest: Synthesis of novel 2D-TMDs. Magnetic properties of 2D materials. Electrocatalysis based on 2D materials
Email: jiefu001@e.ntu.edu.sg

Xiuxian Zhou

2020-now Ph.D. candidate Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2019 B.Sc. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Research Interest: Characterization and electrical, photoelectric and superconducting properties of 2D materials and devices
Email: xiuxian001@e.ntu.edu.sg

Ali Abdelaziem

2019-now Ph.D. candidate School of material science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2018 M.Sc. National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILES), Cairo University, Egypt
2009 B.Sc. Faculty of Science, Physics Department, Fayoum University, Egypt
Research Interest: Ultrafast Terahertz (THz) Spectroscopy of Strongly Correlated Electron Materials includes 2D materials, topological insulators, and other inorganic perovskites.
Email: alia0008@e.ntu.edu.sg

Kongyang Yi

2021-now Ph.D. candidate Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2019 M.Eng. Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2016 B.Eng. Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Research Interest: Nano electronics, low-dimensional materials
Email: kongyang001@e.ntu.edu.sg

Mengyao Cao

2021-now Ph.D. candidate Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2020 B.Sci. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Research Interest: 2D superconducting materials, van der Waals topological magnets and photonics applications based on phonon-polariton of 2D materials
Email: mengyao002@e.ntu.edu.sg

Jiayu Shi

2021-now Ph.D. candidate Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2021 Research Assistant Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2020 B.Sci. Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Research Interest: Low temperature transport measurement, Nano-electronics, Low dimensional materials
Email: jiayu001@ntu.edu.sg

Ying Wang

2022-now Ph.D. candidate Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2019-2022 Ph.D. candidate University of Groningen, the Netherlands (Dual Ph.D. program with NTU)
2019 M.Eng Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Research Interest: 2D material transport measurement at low temperature, CVD synthesis of 2D materials
Email: YING008@e.ntu.edu.sg

Visiting Scholars

Hanjun Jiang

2019-now Ph.D. candidate Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China
2019 B.Sc. Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China
Research Interest: CVD synthesis of novel 2D materials
Email: N2007069L@e.ntu.edu.sg

Jing Lu

2019-now Ph.D. candidate Beijing Normal University, China
2019 M.Eng. Beijing Normal University, China
2017 B.Eng. Nanjing Normal University, China
Research Interest: Synthesis and characterization of low dimensional magnetic/ferroelectric materials
Email: N2007072H@e.ntu.edu.sg

Jiajun Chen

2019-now Ph.D. candidate Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2019 M.Sc. Xiamen University, Fujian, China
2016 B.Sc. Nanchang University, Jiangxi, China
Research Interest: Synthesis, characterization and application of two-dimensional materials
Email: N2007065A@e.ntu.edu.sg