Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Yoon Soon Fatt


School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 5402
Office: S1-B1a-17

  • PhD University of Wales 1986
  • BEng(Hons) University of Wales 1983
Prof Yoon received his B.Eng and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wales in Cardiff, United Kingdom in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He joined the Nanyang Technological University (then Nanyang Technological Institute) as a faculty member in 1989, where he is now Full Professor (Solid State Electronics and Photonics). Prior to joining Nanyang Technological University, he has worked as Research Engineer at ST Microelectronics, Italy and Research Associate at Standard Telecommunication Labs at Harlow, United Kingdom. In Nanyang Technological University, he directs the Compound Semiconductor & Quantum Information (CSQI) Group which presently comprises more than 20 research students and research staff. The CSQI Group is one of the largest in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering with key expertise in compound semiconductor materials, physics and device technology. Prof Yoon was Vice-Dean (Research) in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from 1999-2005. He has published and presented numerous papers in international peer-reviewed journals and international conferences in the compound semiconductor, thin films and solid state photonics and RF device areas.
Research Interests
III-V compound semiconductors (particularly nitrides and antimonides)
Molecular beam epitaxy
Nanophotonics and nanoelectronics: materials, physics and devices
Heterogeneous integration of III-V compound semiconductors with silicon-based technology
Microwave photonics: materials, physics and devices
Quantum dot photonics for integrated nano-systems
Low dimensional systems
III-V terrestrial PV
Current Projects
  • 1.3um GaNAsSb-based Photoconductive Switch
  • Admission year: Aug 2013
  • Admission year: Jan 2013
  • Chair's Start-Up Grant
  • Development of Photonic Materials and Systems
  • Development of Photonic Materials and Systems
  • Exploration of The Modulation Speed Limit of Mid-infrared Semiconductor Lasers
  • Innovative manufacturing processes for low cost flexible GaAs solar cells
  • Integration of III-V Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors With Si CMOS
  • Next Generation Broadband, Compact, Ultra-sensitive, Real-time, Tunable Laser Spectroscopy Analyzer
  • Smart Platform Infrastructure Research On Integrative Technology (SPIRIT) : A Platform For Translational R&D For A Smart Nation
  • Smart Platform Infrastructure Research on Integrative Technology (SPIRIT): A Platform for Translational R&D for a Smart Nation
  • Start-Up Grant for Prof Yoon Soon Fatt
  • Start-up Grant
  • Surface Plasmon Enhanced Uncooled Midwave Infrared Photodetecting Cameras for Thermal Imaging
Selected Publications
  • Bo Wen Jia, Kian Hua Tan, Wan Khai Loke, Satrio Wicaksono, Soon Fatt Yoon. (2018). Growth and characterization of InSb on (1 0 0) Si for mid-infrared application. Applied Surface Science, 440, 939-945.
  • B. W. Jia, K. H. Tan, W. K. Loke, S. Wicaksono, and S. F. Yoon. (2018). Growth and characterization of an InSb infrared photoconductor on Si via an AlSb/GaSb buffer. Journal of Crystal Growth, 490, 97.
  • Wan Khai Loke, Kian Hua Tan, Kwang Hong Lee, Satrio Wicaksono, and Soon Fatt Yoon,. (2018, April). Growth and Characterization of InAs p-i-n Photodetector Through Cation Exchange for Mid-infrared Detection on Si Substrate. Paper presented at 2018 MRS Spring Meeting 2-6 April, Phoenix, Arizona USA.
  • B. W. Jia, K. H. Tan, W. K. Loke, S. Wicaksono, K. H. Lee, and S. F. Yoon. (2018). Monolithic Integration of InSb Photodetector on Silicon for Mid-Infrared Silicon Photonics. ACS Photonics, 5, 1512.
  • Bo Wen Jia, Kian Hua Tan, Wan Khai Loke, Satrio Wicaksono, Soon Fatt Yoon. (2018). Integration of an InSb photodetector on Si via heteroepitaxy for the mid-infrared wavelength region. Optics Express, 26(6), 7227-7234.

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