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Dr. WONG Swee Liang

Scientist I


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


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

Research Details

Growth and applications of two-dimensional materials.

Functionalization of low dimensional systems for nanotechnology applications. 

Studies of fundamental physical and electronic properties of low dimensional systems and nanostructures.

Influences of organic molecules and atomic adsorbates on properties of materials.

Studies of surface physics and chemistry of materials.

Room/ low temperature (77K and below) scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy.

Synchrotron radiation/ lab-based core, valence level, near edge x-ray absorption fine structure and angular resolved photoelectron spectroscopy.

Electron and optical beam lithography.

Surface characterisation tools (Atomic force microscopy, Raman spectroscopy).

Molecular beam epitaxy.

Chemical vapor deposition growth of 2D materials.

Mechanical exfoliation and micro-manipulation of two dimensional materials.

Large area growth of atomically thin 2D semiconductors
Spin Valley Qubits

Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, 2014 – to date.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Condensed Matter Physics Group, University of Manchester, 2013 – 2014.

Ph.D. NUS School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2009 – 2013.

B.A in Science, Physics, with First Class Honors, National University of Singapore, 2005 – 2009.

NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering Scholarship, 2009 – 2013.
Adjunct Research Fellow, NUS

Z. Song, T. Schultz, Z. Ding, B. Lei, C. Han, P. Amsalem, T. Lin, D. Chi, Swee Liang Wong*, Y.J. Zheng, et. al., Electronic Properties of a 1D Intrinsic/p-Doped Heterojunction in a 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Semiconductor, ACS Nano 11, 9128 (2017)


Swee Liang Wong*, H. Liu, D. Chi, Recent progress in chemical vapor deposition growth of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides, Progress in Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials 62, 9-28 (2016)


Z. Li, Swee Liang Wong*, Functionalization of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides for biomedical applications, Materials Science and Engineering: C 70, 1095–1106 (2016)


H. Huang, Z. Tan, Y. He, J. Liu, J. Sun, K. Zhao, Z. Zhou, G. Tian, Swee Liang Wong*, A. T. S. Wee, Competition between hexagonal and tetragonal hexabromobenzene Packing on Au (111), ACS Nano 10, 3198-3205 (2016)


Swee Liang Wong*, K. H. Khoo, S. Y. Quek, A. T. S. Wee, Graphene nanomesh formation by fluorine intercalation, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119, 29193-29200 (2015)



R.J. Kashtiban, M.A. Dyson, R.R. Nair, R.Zan, Swee Liang Wong*, Q.Ramasse, A.K. Geim, U. Bangert and J. Sloan, Atomically resolved imaging of highly ordered alternating fluorinated graphene, Nat. Commun. 5, 4902 (2014).


A. Mishchenko, J.-S. Tu, Y. Cao, R. Gorbachev, J. Wallbank, M. Greenaway, V. Morozov, S. Morozov, M. Zhu, Swee Liang Wong*, F. Withers, C. Woods, Y.-J. Kim, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, E. Vdovin, O. Makarovsky, T. Fromhold, V. Falko, A. Geim, L. Eaves, and K. Novoselov, Twist-controlled resonant tunneling in graphene-boron nitride-graphene heterostructures, Nature Nanotech. 9, 808 (2014).


Y. Su, V. G. Kravets, Swee Liang Wong*, J. Waters, A.K. Geim, R.R. Nair, Impermeable Barrier Films and Protective Coatings Based on Reduced Graphene Oxide, Nat. Commun. 5, 4843 (2014).


H. Huang, Swee Liang Wong*, Y.Z. Wang et al., Scanning Tunneling Microscope and Photoemission Spectroscopy Investigations of Bismuth on Epitaxial Graphene on SiC (0001), J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 24995 (2014)


W. Wan, H. Li, H. Huang, Swee Liang Wong*, L. Lv, Y. Gao and A.T.S. Wee, Incorporating Isolated Molybdenum (Mo) Atoms into Bilayer Epitaxial Graphene on 4H-SiC(0001), ACS Nano 8, 970–976 (2014)


Y. Ogawa, T. Niu, Swee Liang Wong*, et al., Self-Assembly of Polar Phthalocyanine Molecules on Graphene Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition, J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 24995 (2014)


K.J. Rietwyk, Swee Liang Wong*, L. Cao, K. M. O'Donnell, L. Ley, A. T. S. Wee, and C. I. Pakes, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 091604 (2013), Work function and electron affinity of the fluorine-terminated (100) diamond surface, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 091604 (2013)


Swee Liang Wong*, H. Huang, W. Chen, and A.T.S. Wee, STM studies of epitaxial graphene, MRS Bulletin 37, 1195-1202 (2012)


H. Huang, Swee Liang Wong*, J.T. Sun, W. Chen and A.T.S. Wee, Trapping single polar molecules in SiC nanomesh via out-of-plane dipoles, ACS Nano 6, 2774 (2012).


J.T Sun, H. Huang, Swee Liang Wong*, Y.P. Feng and A.T.S. Wee, Energy-gap opening in a Bi(110) nanoribbon induced by edge reconstruction, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 246804 (2012)


H. Huang, D.C. Wei, J.T. Sun, Swee Liang Wong*,Y.P. Feng, A.H. Castro Neto and A.T.S. Wee, Spatially resolved electronic structures of atomically precise armchair graphene nanoribbons, Sci. Rep. 2, 983 (2012)


H. Glowatzki, G. Heimel, A. Vollmer, Swee Liang Wong*, H. Huang, W. Chen, A.T.S. Wee, J.P. Rabeand N. Koch, Impact of fluorination on initial growth and stability of pentacene on Cu(111), J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 7726–7734 (2012)


Swee Liang Wong*, H. Huang, Y.Z. Wang, L. Cao, D.C. Qi, I. Santoso, W. Chen and A.T.S. Wee, Quasi-Free-Standing Epitaxial Graphene on SiC(0001) by Fluorine intercalation from a molecular source, ACS Nano 5, 7662 (2011)


M. Yokoyama, Swee Liang Wong*, W. Chen, A.T.S. Wee, T. Matsui and J. Yuhara, Symmetrical transition of an atomic arrangement for two-dimensional Bi films on Rh(111) in the submonolayer regime, Surf. Sci. 605, 844-847 (2011)


H. Huang, Swee Liang Wong*, W. Chen and A.T.S. Wee, LT-STM studies on substrate-dependent self-assembly of small organic molecules, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 44, 464005 (2011)


H. Huang, Swee Liang Wong*, C.C. Tin and A.T.S. Wee, Epitaxial growth and characterization of graphene on free-standing polycrystalline 3C-SiC, J. Appl. Phys. 110, 014308-1 (2011)


Swee Liang Wong*, H. Huang, Y.L. Huang, Y.Z. Wang , X.Y. Gao , T. Suzuki , W. Chen and A.T.S. Wee, Effect of fluorination on the molecular packing of perfluoropentacene and pentacene ultrathin films on Ag (111), J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 9356-9361 (2010)

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