Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Lam Yeng Ming

Chair, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Director, Facility for Analysis, Characterisation, Testing and Simulation (FACTS)

Prof Lam Yeng Ming

Dr Lam Yeng Ming received her BASc (Hons) in Materials Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. After working at Texas Instruments as a development engineer, she then went on to read her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, and graduated in 2001. She has given talks at various conferences, labs and workshops. She joins NTU as an Assistant Professor since 2001.
Research Interests
Yeng Ming’s research interests are in the understanding and the application of self-organization of peptides and polymers. She has studied a wide range of self-assembled systems in selective solvents and thin films. Her research also includes the application of self-assembly on the synthesis of nanostructures/nanoparticles, nanotemplating, organic memory, photovoltaics, etc.

Yeng Ming has also demonstrated through the use of both experiments and calculations, that it is possible to accurately parameterize copolymer systems. The mesoscale morphology of the copolymer system can be predicted accurately through simulation making use of the dynamic mean field density method. This allows for a simple approach in the design of copolymer for self-assembly and to understand the conditions for self-assembly. This work resulted in the publication of numerous papers and 2 book chapters. She has also obtained research funding for self-assembly work in other applications such as surface modifications and development of nanoreactors for controlled synthesis of nanomaterials. Her most recent funding obtained through the Competitive Research Programme funding from National Research Foundation as a Project PI under a S$10 million programme on Nanonets: New Materials, Devices for Integrated Energy Harvesting.
Current Projects
  • Advanced Characterization Using Transmission ElectronMicroscopy (ACTem)
  • CHALSOL - Chalcogenide solar cells of CZTS - Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide - A new, high-efficiency materials for low-tech solar cells of earth-abundant and environmentally friendly elements
  • Design singlet fission material/perovskite interface - Optimize charge generation
  • Facile Formulation for "Moisturizer" for Plants
  • Facile Non-toxic Formulation for smart water management for horticulture/agriculture application
  • Heteroacene as electron-transport layer for inverted perovskite solar cell
  • Materials Design Approach for Improved Optoelectronic Properties and Stability of Perovskites
  • Metallic Cu nanoparticle Inks for Flexible Electrode Application
  • Metallic Nanoparticles Enabled Low Temperature Processes for Interconnections in Flexible Electronics and 3D Electronics Packaging
  • Monetary Academic Resources for Research
  • Nanonets: New Materials, Devices for Integrated Energy Harnessing & Storage
  • Nanostructured Copper Inks for Flexible Electrode Applications
  • Novel Highly Ordered Heterojunction hybrid cell for solar energy harvesting
  • Novel materials design for plant nanotherapeutics
  • Polypeptides Based Molecular Electronics
  • Polypeptides Based Molecular Electronics
  • Quantify Polyhedral Nanoparticle Orientation at Fluid/Fluid Interfaces through Artificial Intelligence
  • Self-Assembly Induced Nanostructures For Surface Modification (NTU-Technion Project)
  • Stable Swollen Lamellar Phase for Future Hair Conditioner Application
  • Synthesis of New Donor-Acceptor Materials for Organic Photovoltaic Cells
  • Towards Hybrid devices for Energy Conversion
  • Understanding charge distribution and transfer in solar cells using advanced microscopy techniques
Selected Publications
  • L. Xi, Y.M. Lam, W.X.W. Tan, C. Boothroyd. (2008). Understanding and Controlling the Growth of Monodisperse CdS Nanowires in Solution. Chemistry of Materials, 20.
  • W. L. Leong, P. S. Lee, A. P.C. Lohani, Y. M. Lam, T.P. Chen, S. Zhang, A. Dodabalapur, and S. Mhaisalkar. (2008). Non-volatile Organic Memory Applications enabled by in-situ synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles in a Self-assembled Block Copolymer. Advanced Materials, .
  • Lam YM, Song LX, Moy YC, Xi LF, Boothroyd C. (2008). Controlled chemical stabilization of self-assembled PS-P4VP nanostructures. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 317, 255-263.
  • 5. A. D. Aquila, R. Grisorio, G.P. Suranna, P. Mastrorilli, C.F. Nobile, L. Torsi, F. Marinelli, P. Cosma, J.-N. Tey, P. Keg, A. Marchenko, Y.M. Lam, D. Fichou, S.G. Mhaisalkar. (2008). An anthracene-based structure for high performance solution deposited OTFT. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18, 786-791.
  • Tresset G, Cheong WCD, Lam YM. (2007). Role of multivalent cations in the self-assembly of phosphiolipid-DNA complexes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical, 111, 14233-14238.

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