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Dr. YE Enyi

Scientist II




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

Research Details

(1)   Multifunctional (luminescent, magnetic, plasmonic, catalytic, semiconducting, etc) nanomaterials

(2)   Plasmonic noble metallic nanostructures

(3)   Nanocrystals-polymer composite materials

(4)   Crystal engineering

(5)   Development of personal care products especially in skin care formulations

·         Nanoscience, nanotechnology

·         Applications of nanomaterials in the field of bioimaging, photothermal therapy, catalysis, etc

·         Preparation and characterization multifunctional nanomaterials

·        Laser Chemistry

·         Topical Formulation

·         Microwave-assisted synthesis (nanomaterials, polymers etc.)

·         Polymer bank for personal care applications (2013 – current)

·         T-UP project with local SME (Nov 2015 – current)

·         2006 – Current, Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore

·         2005 – 2006, Resarch Assistant, National University of Singapore

·         2002 – 2004, Teaching Assistant, National University of Singapore

·         Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 2006

·         B.Sc. Department of Chemical Physics, Univeristy of Science & Technology of China, 2001

·         2002-2005 NUS Research Scholarship

·         1996-2001 Excellent Student Scholarship from USTC

·         2008 – current ACS member

E. Y. Ye, M. D. Regulacio, M. S. Bharathi, H. Pan, M. Lin, M. Bosman, K. Y. Win, H. Ramanarayan, S.-Y. Zhang, X. J. Loh, Y.-W Zhang* and M.-Y. Han*, “An experimental and theoretical investigation of the anisotropic branching in gold nanocrosses”  Nanoscale, DOI:10.1039/C5NR07182H

E. Y. Ye, M. D. Regulacio, S.-Y. Zhang, X. J. Loh and M.-Y. Han, “Anisotropically branched metal nanostructures” Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 6001-6017.

S. Y. Tee, E. Y. Ye, P. H. Pan, C. J. J. Lee, H. K. Hui, S.-Y. Zhang, L. D. Koh, Z. L. Dong, M. Y. Han* “Fabrication of Bimetallic Cu/Au Nanotubes and Their Sensitive, Selective, Reproducible and Reusable Electrochemical Sensing of Glucose” Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 11190.

Q. Q. Dou, C. P. Teng, E. Y. Ye, X. J. Loh* “Effective near-infrared photodynamic therapy assisted by upconversion nanoparticles conjugated with photosensitizers” International Journal of Nanomedicine 2015,10, 419–432.

Jinny Yan Tong Chan, Shieh Ying Ang, E. Y. Ye, Michael Brian Sullivan, Jia Zhang, Ming Lin, “Heterogeneous Photo-Fenton Reaction on Hematite (α-Fe2O3) {104}, {113} and {001} Surface Facets” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 253333.

L. D. Koh, Y. Cheng, C. P. Teng, Y. W. Khin, X. J. Loh, S. Y. Tee, M. Low, E. Y. Ye, H. D. Yu, Y. W. Zhang*, M.-Y. Han* “Structures, Mechanical Properties and Applications of Silk Fibroin Materials” Progress in Polymer Science 2015, 46, 86-110

K. Y. Win, C. P. Teng, E. Y. Ye, M. Low, M.-Y. Han* “Evaluation of Polymeric Nanoparticle Formulations by Effective Imaging and Quantitation of Cellular Uptake for Controlled Delivery of Doxorubicin” Small, 2015, 11, 1197-1204.

Q. Q. Dou, H. C. Guo, E. Y. Ye*, “Near-infrared upconversion nanoparticles for bio-applications” Materials Science and Engineering C, 2014, 45,635-643.

E. Y. Ye, Pei Lin Chee, Ankshita Prasad, Xiaotian Fang, Cally Owh, Valerie Jing Jing Yeo, X. J. Loh* “Supramolecular soft biomaterials for biomedical applications” Materials Today, 2014, 17, 194-202.

K. Y. Win, E. Y. Ye, C. P. Teng, S. Jiang, M.-Y. Han* “Engineering Polymeric Microparticles as Theranostic Carriers for Selective Delivery and Cancer Therapy” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2013, 2, 1571-1575.

E. Y. Ye, G. R. Deen & X. J. Loh*, “Thermogelling Copolymers for Medical Applications” J. Mol. Eng. Mater. 2013, 1(02), 1330002.

E. Y. Ye, & X. J. Loh*, “Polymeric Hydrogels and Nanoparticles: A Merging and Emerging Field” Aust. J. Chem. 2013, 66(9), 997-1007. 

M. Bosman, E. Y. Ye, S. F. Tan, C. A. Nijhuis, J. K. Yang, R. Marty, A. Mlayah, A. Arbouet, C. Girard & M. Y. Han*, “Surface Plasmon Damping Quantified with an Electron Nanoprobe” Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 1312.

H. D. Yu, M. D. Regulacio, E. Y. Ye, & M. Y. Han, “Chemical routes to top-down nanofabrication” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42(14), 6006-6018. 

S. Y. Zhang, E. Y. Ye, S. Liu, S. H. Lim, S. Y. Tee, Z. Dong & M. Y. Han*, (2012). Temperature and Chemical BondingDirected SelfAssembly of Cobalt Phosphide Nanowires in Reaction Solutions into Vertical and Horizontal Alignments Adv. Mater. 2012, 24(32), 4369-4375.

M. D. Regulacio, C. Ye, S. H. Lim, M. Bosman, E. Y. Ye, S. Chen, Q. H. Xu & M. Y. Han*, Colloidal Nanocrystals of WurtziteType Cu2ZnSnS4: Facile Noninjection Synthesis and Formation Mechanism Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18(11), 3127-3131.

K. Y. Win, C. P. Teng, M. L. B. Jin, E. Y. Ye, N. C. Tansil & M. Y.  Han*, “On-site chemical reaction lights up protein assemblies in cells” Analyst, 2012, 137(10), 2328-2332.

E. Y. Ye, K. Y. Win, H. R. Tan, M. Lin, C. P. Teng, A. Mlayah, M. Y. Han,* “Plasmonic Gold Nanocrosses with Multidirectional Excitation and Strong Photothermal Effect” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 8506–8509 (5).

E. Y. Ye, S. Y. Zhang, S. H. Lim, M. Bosman, Z. H. Zhang, K. Y. Win, M. Y. Han* "Ternary cobalt-iron phosphide nanocrystals with controlled compositions, properties and morphologies from nanodot and nanorice to split nanostructures" Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 5982-5988.

E. Y. Ye, S. Y. Zhang, S. H. Liu, M. Y. Han* "Disproportionation for growing copper nanowires and their controlled self-assembly facilitated by ligand exchange" Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 3074-3077.

S. Tripathy,* R. Marty, V. K. Lin, S. L. Teo, E. Y. Ye, A. Arbouet, L. Saviot, C. Girard, M. Y. Han,*A. Mlayah* " Acousto-Plasmonic and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Properties of Coupled Gold Nanospheres/Nanodisk Trimers" Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 431-437.

E. Y. Ye, S. Y. Zhang, S. H. Lim, S. H. Liu, and M. Y. Han,* “Morphological Tuning, Self-assembly and Optical Properties of Indium Oxide Nanocrystals” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2010, 12, 11923–11929 (Invited article)

S. H. Liu, H. T. Gao, E. Y. Ye, M. Low, S. H. Lim, S. Y. Zhang, X. H. Lieu, S. Tripathy, W. Tremel, M. Y. Han,* “Graphitically Encapsulated Cobalt Nanocrystal Assemblies”, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 4749.

S. H. Liu, N. Ding, E. Y. Ye, Y. Zong, D. S. Wang, W. G. Knoll, M. Y. Han,* “Oxidation-induced Constituent Separation of Magnetic Exchange Biased Fe/CoO Nanocrystals”, Chem. Commun. 2009, 45, 4749.

E. Y. Ye, B. H. Liu, W. Y. Fan,* “Preparation of Graphite-coated Iron Nanoparticles using Pulsed Laser Decomposition of Fe3(CO)12 and PPh3 in Hexane”, Chem. Mater. 2007, 19, 3845.

E. Y. Ye, H Tan, SP Li and WY Fan, " Self-organization of core-shell palladium spherical aggregates induced by laser and thermal decomposition of Pd(PPh3)4" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45(7), 1120-1123,

H Tan#, E. Y. Ye# and WY Fan*, "Alumina-template synthesis of fluorescent RuO2 nanotubes derived from Ru3(CO)12 clusters" Adv. Mater. 2006,18, 619-623, (# co-first author)

E. Y. Ye, RPA Bettens*, FC De Lucia, DT Petkie and S Albert, "Millimeter and submillimeter wave rotational spectrum of pyridine in the ground and excited vibrational states" J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2005, 232, 61,

E. Y. Ye, K Chandrasekaran and RPA Bettens, "Millimeter wave measurement and assignment of the rotational spectrum of aniline" J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2005, 229, 54.

E. Y. Ye and RPA Bettens, "Millimeter wave measurement and assignment of the rotational spectrum of 2-aminopyridine", J. Mol. Spectrosc., 2004, 223, 73.

E. Y. Ye, E Herbst and RPA Bettens, "The millimeter- and submillimeter-wave spectrum of the trans-trans conformer of diethyl ether", Ap. J. Supp., 2003, 143, 593.


"Method of laser triggered reversible gelation of an aqueous polymer solution" Paten No (Singapore): 201303769-2; Authors: E. Y. Ye, X. J. Loh and M. Y. Han

“A Method of Ambient Temperature Hybrid Atomic Layer Deposition for Encapsulation Layers on Polymeric and Biopolymeric Materials” (SG Patent Application 10201500081S, Actual Filing Date: 06 January 2015); Authors: GUO Hongchen; YE Enyi; LOH Xian Jun; ZHANG Shuang-Yuan; LI Zibiao; WANG Xizu

“A-coat: a sub-nanometer surface molecular assembly process to produce multifunctional superhydrophobic fabrics” (SG Patent Application 10201508689X, Actual Filing Date: 20 October 2015) Authors: GUO Hongchen; YE Enyi; ZHANG Shuang-Yuan; LI Zibiao; LOH Xian Jun

Last updated on : 12 Apr 2016 09:48 AM