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Dr. CHIAM Sing Yang

Scientist III / Head, Electronic Materials


IMRE staff with Adjunct Appointment in University/Industry, Electronic Materials (ELE) Department

(+65) 64168964

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

Research Details

- Surface and interface physics
- Thin film/Nanostructures growth and characterization
- Materials for energy and environment
- Studies and applications of electrochemistry

- Photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS/UPS/ARUPS/IPES)
- Semiconductor physics and device characterization
- Interface physics and energy alignment 
- Metal oxides and hydroxides

- Applications and advancement of photoemission
- Chromogenic materials and devices
- Adsorbent materials
- Electrochemistry studies

2011 - Current Scientist, IMRE 

2009 - 2011   Research Engineer, IMRE

2008 - 2009  Research Associate, Imperial College London

- B.Eng (ECE), National University of Singapore (2004)
- Ph.D (Physics), DIC (Physics & Materials Science), Imperial College London, UK, 2008

- 2004 AIP Scholarship (A*STAR)
- 2010 to Current Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Science, Nanyang Technological University
Y. Ren, W. K. Chim, S. Y. Chiam, J. Q. Huang, C. Pi and J. S. Pan, "Formation of nickel oxide nanotubes with uniform wall thickness by low-temperature thermal oxidation through understanding the limiting effect of vacancy diffusion and Kirkendall phenomenon", Adv. Funct. Mater. 20 3336, (2010) 

L. M. Wong, S. Y. Chiam, J. Q. Huang, S. J. Wang, J. S. Pan and W. K. Chim, “Role of oxygen for highly conducting and transparent gallium-doped Zinc oxide electrode deposited at room temperature”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98 022106 (2011)

Z. Q. Liu, W. K. Chim, S. Y. Chiam, J. S. Pan, and C. M. Ng, “An interface dipole predictive model for high-k dielectric/semiconductor heterostructures using the concept of the dipole neutrality point”, J. Mater. Chem., vol. 22, pp. 17887-17892 (2012)

J. Liu, Y. Ren, B. Dasgupta, H. Tanoto, H. L. Seng, W. K. Chim, S. F. Y. Li and S. Y. Chiam, “The role of ions and reaction sites for electrochemical reversible charge cycling in mesoporous nickel hydroxides”, J. Mater. Chem. A, vol. 1, 15095 (2013)

L. Guo, Y. Ren, J. Liu, S. Y. Chiam and W. K. Chim, “Nanostructuring of nickel hydroxide via a template solution approach for efficient electrochemical devices”, Small, vol. 10, 2611 (2014)

B. Dasgupta, Y. Ren, L. M. Wong, L. Kong, E. S. Tok, W. K. Chim and S. Y. Chiam, “Detrimental effects of oxygen vacancies in electrochromic molybdenum oxide”, J. Phys. Chem. C, vol. 119, 10592 (2015)

J. Liu, L. M. Wong, Gurudayal, L. H. Wong, S. Y. Chiam, S. F. Y. Li and Y. Ren, “Immobilization of dye pollutants on iron hydroxide coated substrates: kinetics , efficiency and the adsorption mechanism”, J. Mater. Chem. A, vol. 4, pg. 13280-13288 (2016) 

L. Guo, Y. Ren, L. Y. Kong, W. K. Chim and S. Y. Chiam, “Creating ordered fragmentation at the sub-micron and nano- scale”, Nat. Comm. (2016) DOI:10.1038/ncomms13148

L. Kong, B. Dasgupta, Y. Ren, P. K. Mohseni, M. Hong, X. Li, W. K. Chim and S. Y. Chiam, “Evidences for redox reaction driven charge transfer and mass transport in metal-assisted chemical etching of silicon”, Sci. Rep. (2016) DOI:10.1038/srep36582


- S. J. Wang, L. M. Wong, S. Y. Chiam, “Method to fabricate highly conducting transparent zinc oxide at room temperature”, SG Patent Application No. 201105713-0, (2011)
- H. Liu, W. P. Goh, J. Zhang, Z. J, S. Y. Chiam, “A method of preparing Molybdenum oxide films and their use thereof”, SG Patent Application No. 201203804-8 (2012)
- Y. Y. Loh, Y. Ren, S. Y. Chiam, “Direct chemochromic sensing hydrated nickel hydroxide coatings and its application in alcohol detection”, SG Patent Application No. 10201507861T (2015)

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