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Dr. MSM SAIFULLAH

Senior Scientist II

Staff

Structural Materials (STR) Department

63194839

saifullahm@imre.a-star.edu.sg

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

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-8149-2011


Research Details


  • Novel Nanofabrication Techniques for Sub-10 nm Features
  • Electron beam nanolithography
  • Nanoimprint lithography
  • Nanoferroelectrics and Nanomagnetics
  • Electron beam nanolithography
  • Development of sol-gel-based spin-coatable resists for optical, electron beam and nanoimprint lithographies
  • Direct nanoimprint lithography of oxides and metals
  • Ultimate limits of nanofabrication
    • 2013-
    Senior Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, 3 Research Link, Singapore 117602 (Singapore)
    • 2006-2013
    Scientist III, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, 3 Research Link, Singapore 117602 (Singapore)
    • 2003-2006
    Project Leader in Nanofabrication & IRC Research Fellow: The Nanoscience Centre, Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Nanotechnology, 11 J. J. Thomson Avenue, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FF (United Kingdom).
    • 2000-2002
    Research Associate: The Nanoscale Science Group, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1PZ (United Kingdom).
    • 1998-2000
    Researcher: NTT Basic Research Laboratories, 3-1 Morinosato Wakamiya, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 243-0198 (Japan).
    • 1994-1997
    Ph.D. Candidate: Department of Material Science & Metallurgy, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom).
    • 1994
    Research Assistant: Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012 (India).
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (1994-1997): Department of Material Science & Metallurgy, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (United Kingdom).
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Metallurgy (1992-1994): Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012 (India) with first class with distinction.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Metallurgical Engineering (1988-1992): National Institute of Technology, Durgapur - 713 209 (India) with first-class honours.
    • 1994-1997
    Cambridge Nehru Scholarship for studying Ph.D at University of Cambridge, Cambridge (United Kingdom).
    • 1994-1997
    Overseas Research Studentship for studying Ph.D. at University of Cambridge, Cambridge (United Kingdom).
    • 1994-1997
    British Chevening Scholar.
    • 1992-1994
    Indian Institute of Science Scholarship for studying M.Eng. (Metallurgy) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India).
    • 1988-1992
    Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Merit Scholarship for studying B.Eng. (Metallurgy) degree at National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (India).
    • 1986-1988
    Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Merit-cum-Means Scholarship in Higher Secondary School.

    • R. Ramaswamy, T. Dutta, S. Liang, G. Yang, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. Yang, “Spin Orbit Torque Driven Magnetization Switching with Sputtered Bi2Se3 Spin Current Source”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 52, 224001 (2019).

    • N. Dwivedi, R. J. Yeo, C. Dhand, J. Risan, R. Nay, S. Tripathy, S. Rajauria, M. S. M. Saifullah, S. K. R. S. Sankaranarayanan, H. Yang, A. Danner, C. S. Bhatia, “Boosting Contact Sliding and Wear Protection via Atomic Intermixing and Tailoring of Nanoscale Interfaces”, Science Advances, 5, eaau7886 (2019).

    • T. Dutta, N. Dwivedi, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. Yang, C. S. Bhatia, S. N. Piramanayagam, “Nitrogen plasma treatment in two-step temperature deposited FePt bilayer media”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 461, 6 (2018).

    • R. Nagarjuna, M. S. M. Saifullah, R. Ganesan, “Oxygen insensitive thiol–ene photo-click chemistry for direct imprint lithography of oxides”, RSC Advances, 8, 11403 (2018).

    • T. Dutta, S. N. Piramanayagam, H. R. Tan, M. S. M. Saifullah, C. S. Bhatia, H. Yang, “Exchange coupled CoPt/FePtC media for heat assisted magnetic recording”, Applied Physics Letters, 112, 142411 (2018).

    • M. S. M. Saifullah, M. Asbahi, M. Binti-Kamran Kiyani, S. Tripathy, E. A. H. Ong, A. Ibn Saifullah, H. R. Tan, T. Dutta, R. Ganesan, S. Valiyaveettil, K. S. L. Chong, “Direct patterning of zinc sulfide on a sub-10 nanometer scale via electron beam lithography”, ACS Nano, 11, 9920 (2017).

    • T. Dutta, S. Pathak, M. Asbahi, K. Celik, J. M. Lee, P. Yang, M. S. M. Saifullah, A. Oral, C. S. Bhatia, J. Cha, J. Hong, H. Yang, “Non-destructive patterning of 10 nm magnetic island array by phase transformation with low-energy proton irradiation”, Applied Physics Letters, 111, 152401 (2017).

    • M. Asbahi, Z. Dong, F. Wang, M. S. M. Saifullah, J. K. W. Yang, K. S. L. Chong, Second order directed positioning of nanoparticles induced by the main terminal meniscus shape in irregular template cavities”, Nanoscale, 9, 9886 (2017).

    • T. Dutta, S. N. Piramanayagam, M. S. M. Saifullah, C. S. Bhatia, “High switching efficiency in FePt exchange coupled composite media mediated by MgO exchange control layers”, Applied Physics Letters, 111, 042405 (2017).

    • M. S. M. Saifullah, R. Ganesan, S. H. Lim, H. Hussain, H. Y. Low, “Large area sub-100 nm direct nanoimprinting of palladium nanostructures”, RSC Advances, 6, 21940 (2016).

    • T. Dutta, S. Kundu, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. Yang, S. N. Piramanayagam,  C. S. Bhatia, “Two-step temperature deposited FePt bilayer for tunable magnetic properties”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics48, 445007 (2015).

    • N. Allahrabbi, Yi Shi Michelle Chia, M. S. M. Saifullah, K-M. Lim, Lin Yue Lanry Yung, "A hybrid dielectrophoretic system for trapping of microorganisms from water", Biomicrofluidics, 9, 034110 (2015).

    • M. A. Moxey A. Johnson, O. El-Zubir, M. Cartron, S. S. Dinachali, C. N. Hunter, M. S. M. Saifullah, K. S. L. Chong, and G. J. Leggett, "Self-cleaning, re-useable titania templates for nanometer and micrometer scale protein patterning", ACS Nano, 9, 6262 (2015) .

    • H. K. Raut, S. S. Dinachali, Y. C. Loke, R. Ganesan, K. K. Ansah-Antwi, A. Góra, E. H. Khoo, V. A. Ganesh, M. S. M. Saifullah, S. Ramakrishna, "Multi-scale ommatidial arrays with broadband and omnidirectional anti-reflection and anti-fogging properties by sacrificial layer mediated nanoimprinting", ACS Nano, 9, 1305 (2015). Commented by Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) - "Bioinspired Antireflective Coating Could Help Devices Capture More Light" and also by Scientific American, “Moths Inspire Antireflective Coating that Could Help Devices Capture Light”. 

    • S. Kundu*, S. H. Lim*, R. Ganesan, H. Hussain, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. Yang, G. W. Ho, C. S. Bhatia, "Tunable daughter molds from a single Si master grating mold", Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 32, 051601 (2014). * Equal contribution from first two authors.

    • R. Muhammad, S. H. Lim, S. H. Goh, J. B. K. Law, M. S. M Saifullah, G. W. Ho and E. K. F. Yim, "Sub-100 nm patterning of TiO2 for the regulation of endothelial and smooth muscle cell functions", Biomaterials Science, 2, 1740 (2014).

    • S. Kundu, E. Rismani-Yazdi, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. R. Tan, H. Yang, C. S. Bhatia, "Low energy C+ ion embedment induced structural disorder in L10 FePt", Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 013907 (2014).

    • S. S. Dinachali, J. Dumond, M. S. M. Saifullah, K. K. Ansah-Antwi, R. Ganesan, E. S. Thian, C. He, "Large area, facile oxide nanofabrication via step-and-flash imprint lithography of metal-organic hybrid resins", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5, 13113 (2013).

    • S. H. Lim, B. Radha, J. Y. Chan, M. S. M. Saifullah, G. U. Kulkarni, G. W. Ho, "Flexible palladium-based H2 sensor with fast response and low leakage detection by nanoimprint lithography", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5, 7274 (2013).

    • H. K. Raut, S. S. Dinachali, A. Y. He, V. A. Ganesh, M. S. M. Saifullah, J. Law, S. Ramakrishna. "Robust and durable polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-based anti-reflective nanostructures with broadband quasi-omnidirectional properties", Energy & Environmental Science, 6, 1929 (2013).

    • B. Radha, S. H. Lim, M. S. M. Saifullah, G. U. Kulkarni, "Metal hierarchical patterning by direct nanoimprint lithography", Scientific Reports (Nature), 3, 1078 (2013).

    • S. S. Dinachali, M. S. M. Saifullah, R. Ganesan, E. S. Thian, C. He, "A universal scheme for patterning of oxides via thermal nanoimprint lithography", Advanced Functional Materials, 23, 2201 (2013).

    • S. Kundu, N. Gaur, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. Yang, C. S. Bhatia, "Spacer-less, decoupled granular L10 FePt magnetic media using Ar-He sputtering gas", Journal of Applied Physics, 112, 113916 (2012).

    • S. Kundu, R. Ganesan, N. Gaur, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. Hussain, H. Yang, C. S. Bhatia, "Effect of angstrom-scale surface roughness on the self-assembly of polystyrene-polydimethylsiloxane block copolymer", Scientific Reports (Nature), 2, 617 (2012).

    • R. Ganesan, S. S. Dinachali, S. H. Lim, M. S. M. Saifullah, W. T. Chong, A. H. H. Lim, J. J. Yong, E. S. Thian, C. He, H. Y. Low, "Direct nanoimprint lithography of Al2O3 using a chelated monomer-based precursor", Nanotechnology, 23, 315304 (2012).

    • R. Ganesan, J. Dumond, M. S. M. Saifullah, S. H. Lim, H. Hussain, H. Y. Low, "Direct patterning of TiO2 using step-and-flash imprint lithography", ACS Nano, 6, p. 1494 (2012).

    • R. Ganesan, S. H. Lim, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. Hussain, J. X. Q. Kwok, R. L. X. Tse, H. A. P. Bo, H. Y. Low, "Direct nanoimprinting of metal oxides by in situ thermal co-polymerization of their methacrylates", Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, p. 4484 (2011). This paper was also selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 23, Issue 12 (2011).

    • M. Nedelcu, M. S. M. Saifullah, D. G. Hasko, A. Jang, D. Anderson, W. T. S. Huck, G. A. C. Jones, M. E. Welland, D. J. Kang, U. Steiner, "Fabrication of sub-10 nm metallic lines of low line-width roughness by hydrogen reduction of patterned metal-organic materials", Advanced Functional Materials, 20, p. 2317 (2010). This paper received considerable media attention and was mentioned in Materials Views, Nanowerk, Azonano, Nanotechnology Now, Institute of Nanotechnology, Korea IT Times, ZDNet UK, EE Times Europe, Solid State Technology, China, Printed Electronics World, Earth Times, among others.

    • S. H. Lim, M. S. M. Saifullah, H. Hussain, W. W. Loh, H. Y. Low, "Direct imprinting of high resolution TiO2 nanostructures", Nanotechnology, 21, 285303 (2010).

    • M. S. M. Saifullah, M. Z. R. Khan, D. Hasko, E. S. P. Leong, X. L. Neo, E. T. L. Goh, D. Anderson, G. A. C. Jones, M. E. Welland, "Spin-coatable HfO2 resist for optical and electron beam lithographies", Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 28, p. 90 (2010).

    • M. S. M. Saifullah, "Sub-10 nm direct patterning of oxides using an electron beam - A review", Cosmos - An Interdisciplinary Journal In Science, 5, p. 1 (2009). This is a comprehensive part-historical, part-scientific review of the work done so far in patterning oxides using an electron beam in the last 30 years.

    • M. Z. R. Khan, D. Hasko, M. S. M. Saifullah, M. E. Welland, "Trapped charge dynamics in a sol-gel based TiO2 high-k gate dielectric silicon metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 21, 215902 (2009).

    • M. Z. R. Khan, D. Hasko, M. S. M. Saifullah, M. E. Welland, "Single shot measurement of the lifetime of a trapped electron in the gate dielectric of a high-k FET", Applied Physics Letters, 93, 193501 (2008).

    • M. Z. R. Khan, D. Hasko, M. S. M. Saifullah, M. E. Welland, "Characterization of a sol-gel based high-k dielectric field effect transistor for cryogenic operation", Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 26, p. 1887 (2008).

    • J. A. van Kan, A. A. Bettiol, S.Y. Chiam, M. S. M. Saifullah, K. R. V. Subramanian, M. E. Welland, F. Watt, "New resists for proton beam writing", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 260, p. 460 (2007).

    • Z. Zheng, K-H. Yim, M. S. M. Saifullah, M. E. Welland, R. H. Friend, J-S. Kim, W. T. S. Huck, "Uniaxial alignment of liquid-crystalline conjugated polymers by nanoconfinement", Nano Letters, 7, p. 987 (2007).

    • D. R. Barbero, M. S. M. Saifullah, P. Hoffman, H. J. Mathieu, D. Anderson, G. A. C. Jones, M. E. Welland, U. Steiner, "High resolution nanoimprinting with a robust and reusable polymer mold", Advanced Functional Materials, 17, p. 2419 (2007).

    • S. Passinger, M. S. M. Saifullah, C. Reinhardt, K. R. V. Subramanian, B. N. Chichkov, M. E. Welland, "Direct three-dimensional patterning of TiO2 using femtosecond laser pulses", Advanced Materials, 19, p. 1218 (2007).

    • N. E. Voicu, M. S. M. Saifullah, K. R. V. Subramanian, M. E. Welland, U. Steiner, "TiO2 Patterning Using Electro-Hydrodynamic Lithography", Soft Matter, 3, p. 554 (2007). This article has been rated as "outstanding" by the reviewers and published as a "hot paper".

    • M. S. M. Saifullah, K. R. V. Subramanian, D. Anderson, Dae-Joon Kang, W. T. S. Huck, G. A. C. Jones, M. E. Welland, "Sub-10 nm high aspect ratio patterning of ZnO in a 500 mm main field", Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 24, p. 1215 (2006).

    • M. S. M. Saifullah, K. R. V. Subramanian, Dae-Joon Kang, D. Anderson, W. T. S. Huck, G. A. C. Jones, M. E. Welland, "Sub-10 nm high aspect ratio patterning of ZnO by an electron beam", Advanced Materials, 17, p. 1757 (2005).

    • M. S. M. Saifullah, Dae-Joon Kang, K. R. V. Subramanian, M. E. Welland, K. Yamazaki, K. Kurihara, "Electron beam nanolithography of b-ketoester modified aluminium tri-sec-butoxide", Journal of Sol-Gel Science & Technology, 29, p. 5 (2004).

    • K. R. V. Subramanian, M. S. M. Saifullah, E. Tapley, Dae-Joon Kang, M. E. Welland, M. Butler, "Direct writing of ZrO2 on a sub-10 nm scale using an electron beam", Nanotechnology, 15, p. 158 (2004).

    • M. S. M. Saifullah, K. R. V. Subramanian, E. Tapley, Dae-Joon Kang, M. E. Welland, M. Butler, "Sub-10 nm electron beam nanolithography using spin-coatable TiO2 resists", Nano Letters, 3, p. 1587 (2003).

    • M. S. M. Saifullah, T. Ondarçuhu, D. K. Koltsov, C. Joachim, M. E. Welland, "A reliable scheme for fabricating sub-5 nm co-planar junctions for single molecule electronics", Nanotechnology, 13, p. 659 (2002). Published as a "Featured Article". Article commented upon at nanotechweb.org (2nd October 2002) "New technique creates narrow inter-electrode gaps".

    • C. Durkan, A. Ilie, M. S. M. Saifullah, M. E. Welland, "Mechanics of Nanosprings: Stiffness and Young's Modulus of Molybdenum-based Nanocrystals", Applied Physics Letters, 80, p. 4244 (2002). See "Small but Strong" in the journal Nature, 6th June 2002. This paper was also selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 2002, 5, Issue 22.

     

  • Ramakrishnan Ganesan, Jarrett Dumond, M. S. M. Saifullah, Su Hui Lim, Hazrat Hussain, Hong Yee Low , “UV-imprinting of sub-100 nm oxide and metal patterns using vinyl-terminated metal complex” [IMRE Ref: 201125]
  • Su Hui Lim, M. S. M. Saifullah, Hazrat Hussain, Wei Wei Loh, Hong Yee Low, “A Method Of Reducing The Dimension Of An Imprint Structure On A Substrate” [IMRE Ref: 200913]
  • M. S. M. Saifullah, Richard Khoo, Hong Yee Low, “A Method Of Making An Imprint On A Polymer Structure” [IMRE Ref: 200726]

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