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Dr. LIM Siew Lay

Project Manager


Project Management Office (PMO)


2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

  • Organic and organometallic semiconductors and their electronic devices
  • Materials systems and processes for printed electronics and hybrid thermoelectrics
  • Wearable electronics
  • Solution processes and ink formulations for organic and organometallic semiconductors
  • Design and process development for large area printed devices and circuits
  • Device and process engineering for organic electronic devices such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs), organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and perovskite solar cells and hybrid thermoelectrics
  • Nanoplasmonic Light-Emitting Devices
  • Engineering novel conducting inorganic nanostructures for hybrid thermoelectric applications
  • 2019-current    Project Manager, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering
  • 2009-2019       Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering
  • 2008-2009       Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
  • PhD, National University of Singapore, 2008
  • BEng, National University of Singapore, 2004
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Mar 2019.
  • WDA Certification in “Manage project integration”, Singapore, Feb 2018.
  • WDA Certification in “Manage project scope”, Singapore, Feb 2018.
  • WDA Certification in “Develop a Risk Management Implementation Plan”, Singapore, Aug 2015.

  1. Kyaw, A. K. K.; Yemata, T. A.; Wang, X. Z.; Lim, S. L.; Chin, W. S.; Hippalgaonkar, K.; Xu, J. W. (2018) “Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance of PEDOT:PSS Films by Sequential Post-Treatment with Formamide” Macromol. Mater. Eng., 303, 1700429.
  2. Tanaka, Y.; Lim, S. L.; Goh, W. P.; Jiang C.; Tee, S. Y.; Ye, T.; Li X.; Nguyen, K. H.; Lee, C. J. J.; Ding, N.; Liu, Z. L.; Wu, J.; Zhang, J.; Han, M. Y. (2018) “Fabrication of mesoporous titania nanoparticles with controlled porosity and connectivity for studying the photovoltaic properties in perovskite solar cells” ChemNanoMat, 4, 394-400.
  3. Ye, T.; Lim, S. L.; Li, X.; Petrović, M.; Wang, X. Z.; Jiang, C.; Goh, W. P.; Vijila, C.; Ramakrishna, S. (2018) “Pinhole-Free Mixed Perovskite Film for Bending Durable Mixed Perovskite Solar Cells” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C., 175, 111–117.
  4. Lim, S. L.; Ong, K. H.; Li, J.; Yang, L.; Chang, Y. -F.; Meng, H. -F.; Wang, X. Z.; Chen, Z. K. (2017) “Efficient, large area organic photovoltaic modules with active layers processed with non-halogenated solvents in air” Org. Electron., 43, 55-63.
  5. Kyaw, A. K. K.; Lim, S. L.; Goh, W. P.; Jiang, C. Y.; Zhang, J. (2016) “A nanogroove-guided slot-die coating technique for highly ordered polymer films and high-mobility transistors” Chem. Commun., 52, 358-361.
  6. Jiang, C. Y.; Lim, S. L.; Goh, W. P.; Wei, F. X.; Zhang, J. (2015) “Improvement of CH3NH3PbI3 Formation for Efficient and Better Reproducible Mesoscopic Perovskite Solar Cells” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 7, 24726–24732.
  7. Chang, J. J.; Lin, Z. H.; Li, J.; Lim, S. L.; Wang, F.; Li, G. Q.; Zhang, J.; Wu, J. S. (2015) “Enhanced Polymer Thin Film Transistor Performance by Carefully Controlling the Solution Self-Assembly and Film Alignment with Slot Die Coating” Adv. Electron. Mater., 1, 1500036.
  8. Chi, H.; Lim, S. L., Wang, F. K., Wang, X. Z., He, C. B. (2014) “Pure blue-light emissive poly(oligofluorenes) with bifunctional POSS in the main chain” Macromol. Rapid Comm., 35, 801-806.
  9. Zhao, X. Y., Wang, X. Z., Lim, S. L., Qi, D. C., Wang, R., Gao, Z. Q., Mi, B. X., Chen, Z. K., Huang, W., Deng, W. W. (2014) “Enhancement of the performance of organic solar cells by electrospray deposition with optimal solvent system” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C., 121, 119-125.
  10. Ong. K. H., Lim, S. L., Li, J., Wong, H. K., Tan, H. S., Lin, T. T., Moh, L. C. H., de Mello, J. C., Chen, Z. K. (2013) “Design and synthesis of benzothiadiazole-oligothiophene polymers for organic solar cell applications” Polym. Chem., 4, 1863-1873.
  11. Li, J., Ong, K. H., Sonar, P., Lim, S. L., Ng, G. M., Wong, H. K., Tan, H. S., Chen, Z. K. (2013) “Design and modification of three-component randomly incorporated copolymers for high performance organic photovoltaic applications” Polym. Chem., 4, 804-811.
  12. Lim, S. L., Chen, E. C., Chen, C. Y., Ong, K. H., Chen, Z. K., Meng, H. F. (2012) “High performance organic photovoltaic cells with blade-coated active layers” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C., 107, 292-297.
  13. Peng, Q., Lim, S. L., Wong, H. K., Xu, J., Chen, Z. K. (2012) “Synthesis and photovoltaic properties of two-dimensional low-bandgap copolymers based on new benzothiadiazole derivatives with different conjugated arylvinylene side chains”; Chem. Eur. J., 18, 12140-12151.
  14. Ong, K. H., Lim, S. L., Tan, H. S., Wong, H. K., Li, J., Ma, Z., Lim, S. H., de Mello, J., Chen, Z. K. (2011) “A Versatile Low Bandgap Polymer for Air-Stable, High Mobility Field-Effect Transistors and Efficient Polymer Solar Cells” Adv. Mater. 23, 1409-1413. (Research Highlight on NPG Asia Materials.)
  15. Li, J., Ong, K. H., Lim, S. L., Chen, Z. K., Ng, G. M., Tan, H. S. (2011) “A Random Copolymer Based on Dithienothiophene and Diketopyrrolopyrrole Units for High Performance Organic Solar Cells” Chem. Commun., 47, 9480–9482.


  1. “A method for large area coating of aqueous nanoparticle solutions” SG 10201800066X.
  3. “IR Translucent Solar Cell Enabled Self-Powered IR Sensor Systems” SG 10201701148V.
  4. “Display sheets, poster display devices and methods of displaying a poster” PCT/SG2016/050323.
  5. "Hyperspectral Imaging Apparatus and Method" PCT/SG2016/050376.
  6. “Organic Electronic Devices” SG 11201505077Y, WO 2014/104976, US 2015/0380668 A1.
  7. “p-Type semiconducting polymers and related methods (p-Type semiconducting polymers, the method of preparation and their use of)” US 14/655716.
  8. “New p-type low bandgap polymers and their use of” PCT/SG2011/000444.
  9. “P-Type Materials and Organic Electronic Devices” US 2012/0161117 A1.

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