Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Yoon Soon Fatt

Chair, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Co-Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU

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
Research Grant
  • Economic Development Board (EDB) Grant (2014-2017) [by Economic Development Board (EDB)]
  • Energy Innovation Research Programme (2014-)
  • IQE Plc (2014-2017) [by IQE Plc]
  • MERLION (2016-2018) [by Nanyang Technological University]
  • NRF Competitive Research Program (2011-2017)
  • NRF Competitive Research Program (2011-2017) [by National Research Foundation (NRF)]
  • NTU Internal Funding - Monetary Academic Resources for Research (2013-2016) [by Nanyang Technological University]
  • SMA Graduate Fellowship Research Supplement (2013-2017) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre (2013-2016) [by Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)]
  • Start Up Grant (2013-2016) [by Nanyang Technological University]
  • Start Up Grant (2014-2017) [by Nanyang Technological University]
Current Projects
  • Electronic Devices Empowered by High-Mobility Materials
  • Enabling The Next Wave of Ultra Low Power Nano-systems: Heterogenous Integration of Low Power Electronics with High Performance Photonics
  • III-V Dilute Nitride For GaAs-based Ultra-Fast Photoconductive Switch For 1300nm Optical Communication Wavelength
  • Innovations in Buffer Technology and Layer Transfer
  • Innovative manufacturing processes for low cost flexible GaAs solar cells
  • Integrated III-V/Si Multi-Junction Solar Cell
  • MBE Growth of Dilute Nitride Materials for Multi-junction Solar Cell Applications
  • Monetary Academic Resources for Research
  • New Optical Devices Empowered by New Materials Platform
  • SMA Graduate Fellowship Research Supplement - Leong Yurong Nelvin
  • SMA Graduate Fellowship Research Supplement - Wang Cong
  • Start-Up Grant for Prof Yoon Soon Fatt
  • Start-up Grant
  • Surface Plasmon Enhanced Uncooled Midwave Infrared Photodetecting Cameras for Thermal Imaging
Selected Publications
  • Wan Khai Loke, Kian Hua Tan, Satrio Wicaksono, Soon Fatt Yoon, Wei Wang, Qian Zhou, and Yee-Chia Yeo. (2015). Strain-relaxed buffer technology based on metamorphic InxAl1-xAs. Journal of Crystal Growth, 424, 68-76.
  • Y. Dong, W. Wang, X. Xu, X. Gong, D. Lei, Q. Zhou, Z. Xu, W.K. Loke, S.F. Yoon, G. Liang, and Y.C. Yeo. (2015). Germanium-tin on Si avalanche photodiode: Device design and technology demonstration. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 62(1), 128-135.
  • Man-Hon S. Owen, Q. Zhou, X. Gong, Z. Zhang, J.S. Pan, W.K. Loke, S. Wicaksono, S.F. Yoon, E.S. Tok and Y.C. Yeo. (2014). Band alignment study of lattice-matched In0.49Ga0.51P and Ge using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Applied Physics Letters, 105(10), 101604.
  • S. Subramanian, E. Y.-J. Kong, D. Li, S. Wicaksono, S. F. Yoon, and Y-C. Yeo,. (2014). P2S5/(NH4)2Sx-based sulfur mono-layer doping for source-drain extensions in n-channel InGaAs FETs. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 61(8), 2767 - 2773.
  • Tan Kian Hua, Loke Wan Khai, Satrio Wicaksono, Li Daosheng, Leong Yurong, Yoon Soon Fatt, P.Sharma, T. Milakovich, Mayank Bulsara, and Eugene A. Fitzgerald. (2014). Study of a 1eV GaNAsSb photovoltaic cell grown on a silicon substrate. Applied Physics Letters, 104, 103906.

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