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Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Wei Lei

Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Assoc Prof Wei Lei

Dr. Lei Wei received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology (China) in 2005; and the Ph.D. degree in Photonics Engineering from Technical University of Denmark (Denmark) in 2011. Then he joined the Research Laboratory of Electronics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) as a postdoctoral associate. In 2014, he joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore as a Nanyang Assistant Professor. In 2019, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. He serves as the Director of Centre for Optical Fibre Technology (COFT). His main research interests are fiber-based devices, multi-functional fibers, bio-fiber interfaces, and in-fiber energy generation and storage.
Research Interests
Current Projects
  • Advanced Nano-Manufacturing of Structured Multi-Material Particles by Laser Induced In-Fiber Fluid Dynamical Instabilities
  • Development of optoelectrical bimodal monitoring technique for neuronal activity in live brain: an application to the investigation of neural circuit functions
  • Fibre- Based Optofluidic Biosensors for Small-Molecules DNA Detection
  • Flexible Multifunctional Neural Probes for Brain Stimulation and Monitoring
  • High Sensitivity Photodetecting Arrays Based on Flexible Optoelectronic Fibers
  • Indefinitely Long Thermoelectric Nanowires for Sustainable Energy Generation
  • Multi-functional Fabrics with Deep Neural Network for Healthcare
Selected Publications
  • T. Zhang, K. Li, J. Zhang, M. Chen, Z. Wang, S. Ma, N. Zhang, and L. Wei. (2017). High-performance, flexible, and ultralong crystalline thermoelectric fibers. Nano Energy, 41, 35-42.
  • J. Zhang, K. Li, T. Zhang, P. J. Buenconsejo, M. Chen, Z. Wang, M. Zhang, Z. Wang, and L. Wei. (2017). Laser induced in-fiber fluid dynamical instabilities for precise and scalable fabrication of spherical particles. Advanced Functional Materials, 27, 1703245.
  • M. Chen, J. Xia, J. Zhou, Q. Zeng, K. Li, K. Fujisawa, W. Fu, T. Zhang, J. Zhang, Z. Wang, Z. Wang, X. Jia, M. Terrones, Z. Shen, Z. Liu, and L. Wei. (2017). Ordered and atomically perfect fragmentation of layered transition metal dichalcogenides via mechanical instabilities. ACS Nano, 11, 9191-9199.
  • Shun Wang, Ting Zhang, Kaiwei Li, Shaoyang Ma, Ming Chen, Ping Lu, Lei Wei. (2017). Flexible Piezoelectric Fibers for Acoustic Sensing and Positioning. Advanced Electronic Materials, 3(3), 1600449.
  • M. Zhang, K. Li, P. Shum, X. Yu, S. Zeng, Z. Wu, Q. Wang, K. Yong, and L. Wei. (2017). Hybrid graphene/gold plasmonic fiber-optic biosensor. Advanced Materials Technologies, 2(2), 1600185.

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