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. He serves on the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, a new journal from Nature Publishing Group.
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 1 (2013-)
  • Start Up Grant (2011-)
Current Projects
  • Designing On-Chip Transformation Metamaterial Devices: From Ultra-Thin Photonic Crystal to One-Atom-Thick Graphene
  • Theory and Application of Dielectric Metamaterail Design in Novel Optical and Photonic Devices
Selected Publications
  • 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. Y. Xu, H. D. Sun* & B. L. Zhang*. (2013). Waveguide design and application with transformation optics. Science China Information Sciences, 56, 120403.
  • Y. Luo, B. Zhang,* T. Han, Z. Chen, Y. Duan, C.-W. Chu, G. Barbastathis, and C. W. Qiu*. (2013). Phase-preserved optical elevator. Optics Express, 22, 6650-6657.
  • X. Lin, Y. Xu, A. A. Hakro, T. Hasan, R. Hao, B. Zhang, and H. Chen. (2013). Ab initio optical study of graphene on hexagonal boron nitride and fluorographene substrates. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1, 1618.

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