Research Highlights 2013                                                                 
Nanoelectronics: High performance nano-switches                                                                The efficiency of a nano-switch can increase ten-fold by adding one extra carbon unit to it
Dr Christian Nijhuis, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials: “Superheated” Water that can Corrode Diamonds
Novel discovery paves the way to improve waste degradation and laser-assisted etching of materials
Professor Loh Kian Ping, Department of Chemistry
NUS researchers developed world’s first water treatment techniques using apple and tomato peels
Professor Suresh Valiyaveettil, Department of Chemistry
Graphene Carbocatalysts and Nanobubbles
Professor Loh Kian Ping, Department of Chemistry
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Materials: Precise placement of graphene sheets

By using a self-release layer, graphene sheets can positioned and placed accurately at the desired location

Dr Chua Lay-Lay, Department of Physics

Materials: Unexpected conductivity

Direction dependent electronic transport at the interface of two different oxide insulators

Dr Ariando, Department of Physics

Materials: One plus one is greater than two

Combining graphene with monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDC) can create super efficient solar cells

Professor Castro Neto, Department of Physics
Spin-Orbit Coupling Enhancement in Weakly Hydrogenated Graphene
Professor Barbaros Özyilmaz, Department of Physics
Graphene-based Junctions for Electrical and Photoconducting Devices
Dr Wei Dacheng & Prof Andrew Wee, Department of Physics
CQT bit commit photons
Harnessing Quantum Phenomena for Secure Communication
Professor Christian Kurtsiefer, Department of Physics
Trends in Contraceptive Use and Family Planning Indicators
Dr Leontine Alkema, Department of Statistics
Mathematical Models and Numerical Methods for Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensates
Professor Weizhu Bao, Department of Mathematics
Blind Image De-convolution by Sparse Approximation
Assoc Prof Ji Hui, Department of Mathematics
20. Alexandra Chan Fig1  
Late Effects of Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Survivors
Assoc Prof Alexandre Chan, Department of Pharmacy
19. Paul Ho Fig1  
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring through Tiny Dried Blood Spots
Professor Paul Ho, Department of Pharmacy
Membrane Stress Response Buffers the Harmful Effects of Lipid Disequilibrium
Assoc Prof Davis Ng, Department of Biological Sciences
RNA Editing Mistake Promotes Brain Tumour Development
Professor Wang Shu, Department of Biological Sciences
Increasing ADAMTS5 Protein Production May Control Cancer Progression
Assoc Prof Ge Ruowen, Department of Biological Sciences
Agricultural Intensification Escalates Future Conservation Costs

Dr Roman Carrasco, Assoc Prof Edward L. Webb, Mr Jacob Phelps

Department of Biological Sciences

Who Pays for Global Health, and How Much?

Dr Roman Carrasco, Department of Biological Sciences


Photonics: Creating an invisibility cloak using Teflon

Using topology optimization as a new way to design invisibility cloaks


Professor Ong Chong Kim, Department of Physics


Materials: Inspiration from Nature on Graphene Film Production

Novel bio-inspired way to grow high-quality graphene for high-end electronic device

Professor Loh Kian Ping, Department of Chemistry


Research Retreat 2013