Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Zhang Baile

Nanyang Assistant Professor (NTU)

Division of Physics & Applied Physics
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Phone: (+65)65921653
Office: SPMS-PAP-05-06

  • PhD in Electrical Engrg Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2009
  • MS in Engineering Tsinghua University 2006
  • BS in Engineering Tsinghua University 2003
Dr. Baile ZHANG is currently an assistant professor in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Before he joined NTU in 2011, he was a postdoctoral associate in the biological group "BioSyM" at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre in Singapore, and a visiting scientist in the 3D Optics Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in United States. He received his Ph.D. in 2009 from MIT, following his B.S. degree in 2003 and M. S. degree in 2006 from Tsinghua University in Beijing, all majored in Electrical Engineering. His current research interests include electromagnetic wave theory and applications, metamaterials, optical microscopy, and photonics. He has published more than 20 journal papers. His works have been highlighted by many scientific magazines and public media, including Nature, Science, Science News, Scientific American, National Geographic, The Guardian, The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, and so on. His recent work of invisibility cloaking was voted as the 4th place of “Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2010” by Physics World, and as the 57th place of "Top 100 Stories of 2011" by Discover Magazine. He is a recipient of MIT Technology Review TR35 Global Young Innovators Award (“top 35 innovators under the age of 35”) of 2012. He was invited to join TED2013 Conference in Long Beach, California, as the first Chinese TED Fellow, and was highlighted as one of "20 Super Cool People" attending this conference. In 2014, he was awarded the Young Scientist Award of Singapore National Academy of Science in Istana.
Research Interests
Dr. Baile ZHANG’s current research interests include electromagnetic wave theory and applications, metamaterials, optical microscopy, and photonics. His research theme focuses on the analysis and control of electromagnetic waves, from radio to light.
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2015-)
  • Defence Innovative Research Programme (2014-)
  • Ideas Competition (2015-)
  • NTU Internal Funding - Start Up Grant - Nanyang Assistant Professorship (2013-)
Current Projects
  • Designing On-Chip Transformation Metamaterial Devices: From Ultra-Thin Photonic Crystal to One-Atom-Thick Graphene
  • Project MALBEC-DIRP
  • Super Heat Dissipation in Semiconductor Devices with Anisotropic Thermal Metamaterials
  • Theory and Application of Dielectric Metamaterail Design in Novel Optical and Photonic Devices
  • Theory and Application of Transformation Optics in Invisibility Cloaking and Subwavelength Imaging
  • Topological Phononic Crystal with One-Way Phonon Transport
  • Topological Phononics with Robust One-Way Phonon Transport
Selected Publications
  • Xiaorui Tian,† Yurui Fang,*, ‡ and Baile Zhang*, †, §. (2015). Multipolar Fano Resonances and Fano-Assisted Optical Activity in Silver Nanorice Heterodimers. ACS Photonics, 1, 1156.
  • Su Xu1,2,3,4, Yuyu Jiang1,2, Hongyi Xu3,4, Junxia Wang1,2, Shisheng Lin1,2, Hongsheng Chen*1,2 and Baile Zhang*3,4. (2014). Realization of deep subwavelength resolution with singular media. Scientific Reports, 4, 5212.
  • Zhengyong Song, Zhen Gao, Youming Zhang, and Baile Zhang. (2014). Terahertz transparency of optically opaque metallic films. Europhysics Letters, 106(2), 27005.
  • Zhengyong Song and Baile Zhang. (2014). Wide-angle polarization-insensitive transparency of a continuous opaque metal film for near-infrared light. Optics Express, 22(6), 6519.
  • H. Xu, F. Gao, X. Shi, H. Sun*, B. Zhang. (2014). Untrathin three-dimensional thermal cloak. Physical Review Letters, 112, 054301.

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