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Dr. YE Qun

Scientist II


Polymer Composite (PMC) Department


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

Research Details

  • Functional polymers
  • Composites  
  • Organic synthesis, 
  • Functional polymers, 
  • Composites

  • Green Building project on electrochromic materials 
  • AP Project cycle 8 Gas turbine oils analysis
  • Biomass project on lignin derived lubricant
  • Development of high performance thermoplastics (SCG Project)

Aug 2013- To date, Research Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
Ph.D. (Chemistry), National Univeristy of Singapore, 2013
B. Sc. (Chemistry), National University of Singapore, 2009

Peer-reviewed papers:

  • ZM Png, H. Zeng, Q. Ye, J. Xu, Inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reactions: principles and applications. Chemistry – An Asian Journal, 2017, 12 (17), 2142.
  • Q. Ye, Z. Zhang, ZM Png, WT Neo, T. Lin, H. Zeng, H. Xu, J. Xu, Cyclization of Tetraaryl-substituted benzoquinones and hydroquinones through the Scholl reaction. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2016, 81, 9219.
  • Q. Ye, H. Zhou, J. Xu, Cubic polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane based functional materials: synthesis, assembly and applications. Chemistry – An Asian Journal, 2016, 11, 1322.
  • WT Neo, Q Ye, SJ Chua, J Xu, Conjugated polymer based electrochromics: materials, device fabrication and application prospects, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2016, 4, 7364
  • Q Ye+, WT Neo+, T Lin, J Song, H Yan, H Zhou, KW Shah, SJ Chua, J Xu (equal contribution). Pyrrolophthalazine dione (PPD)-based donor–acceptor polymers as high performance electrochromic materials. Polymer Chemistry 2015 6 (9), 1487-1494. (+equal contribution)
  • CM Cho+, Q Ye+, WT Neo, T Lin, X Lu, J Xu (+ equal contribution). Ultrahigh electron-deficient pyrrolo-acenaphtho-pyridazine-dione based donor–acceptor conjugated polymers for electrochromic applications. Polymer Chemistry 2015 6 (43), 7570-7579. 
  • WT Neo, Q Ye, TT Lin, SJ Chua, J Xu. 4, 9-Dihydro-s-indaceno [1, 2-b: 5, 6-b’] dithiophene-embedded electrochromic conjugated polymers with high coloration efficiency and fast coloration time. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2015, 136, 92-99. 
  • Ye, Q.; Chang, J.; Shao, J.; Chi, C. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 13180.
  • Ye, Q.; Chang, J.; Huang, K. –W.; Dai, G.; Zhang, J.; Chen, Z. –K.; Wu, J.; Chi, C. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2786.
  • Chang, J.; Ye, Q.; Huang, K. –W.; Zhang, J.; Chen, Z. –K.; Wu, J.; Chi, C. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2964.
  • Ye, Q.; Chang, J.; Huang, K. –W.; Shi, X.; Wu, J.; Chi, C. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 1494.
  • Ye, Q.; Chang, J.; Huang, K. –W.; Dai, G.; Wu, J.; Chi, C., Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, DOI: 10.1039/C3OB40796A.

Book chapters and reviews:

Q. Ye, J. Xu, Liquid Crystalline Semiconducting Polymers for Organic Field-Effect Transistor Materials, Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Volume 2 – Processing and Applications, Springer, 2015, 417-436.
Q. Ye, J. Xu, Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells — Opportunities and Challenges, Solar Cells - New Approaches and Reviews 2015 ISBN 978-953-51-2184-8, Chapter 13.

Sun, Z.; Ye, Q.; Chi, C.; Wu, J. “Low band gap polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: from closed-shell near infrared dyes and semiconductors to open-shell radicals”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 7857.
Ye, Q.; Sun, Z.; Chi, C.; Wu, J. “Linking theory to reactivity and properties of nanographenes”, Chapter 19 in the book “Graphene Chemistry: Theoretical Perspectives”, Wiley.
Ye, Q.History and Nomenclature”, “Aromaticity and Reactivity” and “Modern synthetic chemistry of PAHs” for the book “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons”, edited by Dr. Wu Jishan.


Ye, Q.; Xu, J.; Yan, H.; Zhou, H., Palmitic acid esters as thickeners in grease lubricant and method to prepare the same  SG Patent Application No: 10201506539V.

Ye, Q.; Cho, C. M.; Neo, W. T.; Xu, J. “Methods for preparation of electron-deficient acceptors imide-fused pyridazines and imide-fused phthalazines, and methods of use of such compounds for preparation of conjugated oligomers and polymers”, SG Patent no.: 10201404150Q. 2014

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