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Dr. TAM Teck Lip Dexter

Scientist II


Electronic Materials (ELE) Department


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

Research Details

  • Organics in the application of photovoltaics, field effect transistors, spintronics, nonlinear optics, electrochromics, dielectrics, ferroelectrics and batteries/supercapcitors.
  • Structure-Property Relationship in Materials
Molecular Design

Sep 06 - Jan 09 Research officer/Lab-in-charge, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)

Feb 09 - Jan 13 Research assistant, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Apr 13 - Mar 15 Postdoctoral research fellow, Northwestern University (USA)

Jun 15 - 2018  Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)

2018 - current  Scientist II, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)

B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 2006

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 2013

2013/2015 A*STAR International Fellowship, A*STAR

2013 World Future Foundation Ph.D. Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research

1) Binghao Wang, Tao Zhu, Lizhen Huang, Teck Lip Dexter Tam, Zequn Cui, Jingqiang Ding, Lifeng Chi, “Addressable growth of oriented organic semiconductor ultra-thin films on hydrophobic surface by direct dip-coating”, Org. Electronics, 2015, 24, 170-175.  

2)Charles Kiseok Song, Brian J. Eckstein, Teck Lip Dexter Tam, Lynn Trahey, Tobin J. Marks, “Conjugated Polymer Energy Level Shifts in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrolytes”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 19347−19354.  

3) Hairong Li, Feng Zhou, Teck Lip Dexter Tam, Yeng Ming Lam, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar, Haibin Su and Andrew C. Grimsdale, “Comparative studies on the electrochemical and optical properties of representative benzo[1,2-c;4,5-c′]bis[1,2,5]thiadiazole, [1,2,5]-thiadiazolo[3,4-g]quinoxaline and pyrazino[2,3-g]quinoxaline derivatives”, J. Mater. Chem. C., 2013, 1, 1745-1752.  

4) Teck Lip Dexter Tam, Wanting Ye, Hong Hup Ronnie Tan, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar and Andrew C. Grimsdale, "Synthesis and Characterization of a Series of Annelated Benzotriazole Based Polymers with Variable Bandgap“, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 10035-10041.  

5) Teck Lip Dexter Tam, Hairong Li, Yeng Ming Lam, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar and Andrew C. Grimsdale, “From Benzobisthiadiazole, Thiadiazoloquinoxaline To Pyrazinoquinoxaline Based Polymers: Effects Of Aromatic Substituents On The Performance of Organic Photovoltaics”, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 18528-18534.  

6) Teck Lip Tam, Hong Hup Ronnie Tan, Wanting Ye, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar, and Andrew C. Grimsdale, “One-Pot Synthesis of 4,8-Dibromobenzo[1,2-d;4,5-d′]bistriazole and Synthesis of its Derivatives as New Units for Conjugated Materials”, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 532-535. 

7) Teck Lip Tam, Hairong Li, Yeng Ming Lam, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar, and Andrew C. Grimsdale, “Synthesis and Characterization of [1,2,5]Chalcogenazolo[3,4-f]benzo[1,2,3]triazole and [1,2,3]Triazolo[3,4-g]quinoxaline Derivatives”, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4612-4615.  

8) Teck Lip Tam, Feng Zhou , Hairong Li , Jane Chieh Yu Pang , Yeng Ming Lam , Subodh G. Mhaisalkar , Haibin Su and Andrew C. Grimsdale, “Substituent effect on the electronic properties of pyrazino[2,3-g] quinoxaline molecules”, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 17798-17804. 

9) Hairong Li#, Teck Lip Tam#, Yeng Ming Lam, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar, and Andrew C. Grimsdale, “Synthesis of Low Band Gap [1,2,5]-Thiadiazolo[3,4-g]quinoxaline and Pyrazino[2,3-g]quinoxaline Derivatives by Selective Reduction of Benzo[1,2-c;4,5-c′]bis[1,2,5]thiadiazole”, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 46-49. # These authors have contributed equally to this work.  

10) Teck Lip Tam, Hairong Li, Fengxia Wei, Ke Jie Tan, Christian Kloc, Yeng Ming Lam, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar and Andrew C. Grimsdale, “One-Pot Synthesis of 4,8-dibromobenzo[1,2-c;4,5-c′]bis[1,2,5]thiadiazole”, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 3340-3343. Featured in Synfacts, 2010, 10, 1132-1132.  

11) T.Z. Oo, N. Mathews, T.L. Tam, G.C. Xing, T.C. Sum, A. Sellinger, L.H. Wong, S.G. Mhaisalkar, “Investigation of photophysical, morphological and photovoltaic behavior of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) based polymer/oligomer blends”, Thin Solid Films, 2010, 518, 5292-5299.  

12) Wenjin Zeng, Karen Siew Ling Chong, Hong Yee Low, Evan Laurence Williams, Teck Lip Tam, Alan Sellinger, “The Use of Nanoimprint Lithography to Improve Efficiencies of Bilayer Organic Solar Cells based on P3HT and a Small Molecule Acceptor”, Thin Solid Films, 2009, 517, 6833-6836.  

13) C. Yin, M. Castellani, M. Schubert, S. Bange, T. L. Tam, A. Sellinger, H.-H. Hörhold, T. Kietzke, D. Neher, “Heterojunction topology versus fill-factor correlations in novel hybrid small-molecular/polymeric solar cells”, J. Chem. Phys., 2009, 130, 0947031-0947039 

14) Ooi, Z., Tam, T.L., Shin, R.Y.C., Chen Z.K., Kietzke, T., Baumgarten, M., Mullen, K., deMello, J.C., Sellinger, A., “Solution Processable Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells using a Small Molecule Acceptor”, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 4619-4622. 

15) Ooi, Z., Tam, T.L., Sellinger, A., deMello, J.C., “Field-Dependent Carrier Generation in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells”, Energy Environ. Sci., 2008, 1, 300-309.

16) Teck Lip Dexter Tam, *Ting Ting Lin, Ming Hui Chua, "Can Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory Predict Intersystem Crossing in Organic Chromophores? A Case Sudy on Benzo (bis)-X-diazole Based Donor-Acceptor-Donor Type Molecules" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 19, 15671-15675 

17) Hsueh-Chung Liao, # Teck Lip Dexter Tam, # Peijun Guo, Yilei Wu, Eric F. Manley, Wei Huang, Nanjia Zhou, Chan Myae Myae Soe, Binghao Wang, Michael R. Wasielewski, Lin X. Chen, Mercouru G. Kanatzidis, Antonio Facchetti, Robert P. H. Chang, Tobin J. Marks, "Dopant-Free Hole Transporting Polymers for High Efficiency, Environmentally Stable Perovskite Solar Cells" Adv. Energy Mater., 2016, 6, 1600502 (# both authors contribute equally)

18) Teck Lip Dexter Tam, *Ting Ting Lin, "Tuning Energy Levels and Film Morphology in Benzodithiophene-Thienopyrrolodione Copolymers via Nitrogen Substitutions", Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 1648-1654.

  • Dopant-Free Polymeric Hole-Transporting Materials for Perovskite Solar Cell, US Patent App. 15/157,778
  • Conjugated Polyviologen Derivatives, PCT/sg2017/050378

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