BLK EA-05-09, NUS
Contact: +65-6601-3813

[1] Teaching Commendation Award (AY2015/2016)
[2] Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship (Lee Kuan Yew Endowment Fund, 2014) (declined)

B.Sc (Physics) Xiamen University, China
Ph.D (Physics) National University of Singapore

Modules Taught
[1] PC1433 - Mechanics and Waves
[2] PC2130B - Applied Quantum Mechanics
[3] ESP2109 - Mechanical Properties of Materials and Structural Dynamics
[4] ESP3902 - Major Design Project

Research Interests
[1] Multiscale modeling and simulation - density functional theory (DFT), molecular dynamics (MD), and finite element method (FEM) - for understanding fundamental SCIENCE principles and solving multiphysical ENGINEERING problems.

[2] Materials Genome – computational design for advanced materials, such as multiferroics and multifunctional materials (thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, spintronics, spin-caloritronics etc.)

Selected Publications
[1] "Unveiling the role of Co-O-Mg bond in magnetic anisotropy of Pt/Co/MgO using atomically controlled deposition and in situ electrical measurement" Physical Review B (2017).
[2] "Giant tunnel electroresistance induced by ferroelectrically switchable 2D electron gas at nonpolar BaTiO3/SrTiO3 interface" Physical Review B, 94, 155420 (2016).
[3] "Tuning polarization states and interface properties of BaTiO3/SrTiO3 heterostructure by metal capping layers" Physical Review B, 93, 155167 (2016) .
[4] "Magnetism in phosphorene: Interplay between vacancy and strain" Physical Review B, 92, 035436 (2015).
[5] "Hexagonal boron nitride interlayers as the key to high spin injection efficiency into graphene" Physical Review Applied, 2, 044008 (2014).
[6] "Simultaneous magnetic and charge doping of topological insulators with carbon" Physical Review Letters, 111, 236803 (2013).
[7] "Boron diffusion induced symmetry reduction and scattering in CoFeB/MgO/CoFeB magnetic tunnel junctions" Physical Review B, 87, 014114 (2013).
[8] "Systematic study of ferroelectric, interfacial, oxidative, and doping effects on conductance of Pt/BaTiO3/Pt ferroelectic tunnel junctions" Physical Review B, 85, 064105 (2012).
[9] "Electron transmission modes in electrically biased graphene nanoribbons and their effects on device performance" Physical Review B, 86, 115419 (2012).
[10] "Graphene-based bipolar spin diode and spin transistor: Rectification and amplification of spin-polarized current" Physical Review B, 83, 115427 (2011).
[11] "Origin of d(0) magnetism in II-VI and III-V semiconductors by substitutional doping at anion site" Physical Review B, 81, 125211 (2010).
[12] "Mechanism of ferromagnetism in nitrogen-doped ZnO: First-principle calculations" Physical Review B, 78, 073306 (2008).
[13] "Enhancing hole concentration in AlN by Mg : O codoping: Ab initio study" Physical Review B, 77, 073203 (2008).
[14] "Room-temperature ferromagnetism in carbon-doped ZnO" Physical Review Letters, 99, 127201 (2007).