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Dr. WU Wenya

Scientist I


Advanced Characterisation and Instrumentation (ACI) Department


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

Research Details

  • Study growth and dissolution of nanocyrstals in their liquid environment via liquid cell in-situ transmission electron microscope (TEM)Explore crystallographic and magnetic structures in thin films     

  • Explore crystallographic and magnetic structures in thin film

  • Rational design and synthesis of colloidal nanoheterostructures

  • High resolution TEM, Lorentz TEM, Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM)

  • 3D rotation electron diffraction

  • Wet chemical synthesis of quantum dots and other colloidal semiconductor heterostructures

  • Self-assembly of solution processable nanostructures          

  • Currently leading CDA project: Direct visualization of thermochromic colloidal system via liquid cell based in-situ transmittance electron microscopy (TEM)

  • Functional surface project

  • Investigating Spin Topology (Skyrmions)

  • Solution-Processed Semiconductor Nanocrystal as Down Conversion Phosphor for Improving Concentrated Solar Cell Performance

Apr 2016 - present      Scientist I, IMRE, A-STAR
Oct 2014 - Apr 2016    Research Fellow, National University of Singapore

Ph.D Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2014
M.Sc. Analytical Chemstry, Nanjing University, China, 2010
B.Sc. Applied Chemistry, Nanjing University, China, 2007

2018           Career Development Award
2010-2014   NUS Research Scholarship

Electron Microscopy
Shi Wun Tong, Henry Medina, Wugang Liao, Jing Wu, Wen-Ya Wu, Jianwei Chai, Ming Yang, Anas Abutaha, Shijie Wang, Chunxiang Zhu, Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Dongzhi Chi "Employing a Bifunctional Molybdate Precursor to Grow the Highly Crystalline MoS2 for High-Performance Field-Effect Transistors", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, accepted.

Xiaoye Chen, Ming Lin, Hui Ru Tan, Wenya Wu, Anthony K.C. Tan, Pin Ho, Ramu Maddu, Qi Jia Yap, Hang Khume Tan, Sze Ter Lim, Anjan Soumyanarayanan "Emergence of Néel-textured skyrmions in Co/Pt-based multilayers with interfacial chiral interactions", 8th MRS-S Advanced Materials Conference, 2018.

Wen-Ya Wu, Weng Weei Tjiu, Wei Wan, Hui Ru Tan, Siew Lang Teo, Shifeng Guo, Sze Ter Lim and Ming Lin “Endotaxial growth of FexGe single-crystals on Ge(001) substrates” CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 2916-2922. [**This work has been featured in journal front cover]

Shashank Gupta, Wen-Ya Wu, Sabyasachi Chakrabortty, Mingjie Li, Yi Wang, Xuanwei Ong, and Yinthai Chan “Hierarchical Multicomponent Nanoheterostructures via Facet-to-Facet Attachment of Anisotropic Semiconductor Nanoparticles” Chem. Mater., 2017, 29, 9075–9083.

Xuanwei Ong, Shashank Gupta, Wen-Ya Wu, Sabyasachi Chakrabortty, Yinthai Chan “Facet-to-facet Linking of Shape-anisotropic Colloidal Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanostructures” Jove :

Sabyasachi Chakrabortty, Asim Guchhait, Xuanwei Ong, Nimai Mishra, Wen-Ya Wu, Mark Hyunpong Jhon, and Yinthai Chan “Facet to Facet Linking of Shape Anisotropic Inorganic Nanocrystals with Site Specific and Stoichiometric Control” Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 6431–6436.

Material synthesis & Characterization

Wen-Ya Wu, Yang Xu, Xuanwei Ong, Sumit Bhatnagar, Yinthai Chan "Thermochromism from Ultrathin Colloidal Sb2Se3 Nanowires Undergoing Reversible Growth and Dissolution in an Amine-Thiol Mixture", Adv. Mater. 2019, 31, 186164. [**This work is highlighted by A-STAR Research]

Wen-Ya Wu
, Sabyasachi Chakrabortty, Asim Guchhait, Gloria Yan Zhen Wong, Goutam Kumar Dalapati, Ming Lin, Yinthai Chan “Solution-Processed 2D PbS Nanoplates with Residual Cu2S Exhibiting Low Resistivity and High Infrared Responsivity” Chem. Mater. 2016, 28(24), 9132-9138. [**This work has been highlighted in]

Nimai Mishra, Wen-Ya Wu, Bharathi Madurai Srinivasan, Ramanarayan Hariharaputran, Yong-Wei Zhang, Yinthai Chan (**Co-first authorship) “Continuous Shape-Tuning of Nanotetrapods: Towards Shape Mediated Self-Assembly”Chem. Mater. 2016, 28 (4), 1187-1195.

Mingjie Li, Min Zhi, Hai Zhu, Wen-Ya Wu, Qing-Hua Xu, Mark Hyunpong Jhon, Yinthai Chan “Ultralow-threshold multiphoton-pumped lasing from colloidal nanoplatelets in solution” Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 8513.

Wen-Ya Wu, Mingjie Li, Jie Lian, Xiangyang Wu, Edwin K. L. Yeow, Mark H. Jhon, Yinthai Chan “Efficient Color-Tunable Multiexcitonic Dual Wavelength Emission from Type II Semiconductor Tetrapods” ACS Nano 2014, 8, 9349-9357.

Wen-Ya Wu, Sabyasachi Chakrabortty, Corina K. L. Chang, Asim Guchhait, Ming Lin, Yinthai Chan “Promoting 2D Growth in Colloidal Transition Metal Sulfide Semiconductor Nanostructures via Halide Ions” Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 6120-6126.

Shi Wun Tong, Nimai Mishra, Chen Liang Su, Venkatram Nalla, Wenya Wu, Wei Ji, Jie Zhang, Yinthai Chan, Kian Ping Loh “High-Performance Hybrid Solar Cell Made from CdSe/CdTe Nanocrystals Supported on Reduced Graphene Oxide and PCDTBT” Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 1904-1910.

Microfluidic & biosensors

Wei Wang, Wen-Ya Wu, Xiaoqin Zhong, Wei Wang, Qiang Miao, Jun-Jie Zhu “Aptamer-based PDMS-gold nanoparticle composite as a platform for visual detection of biomolecules with silver enhancement” Biosens. Bioelectron. 2011, 26, 3110–3114.

Wen-Ya Wu, Xiaoqin Zhong, Wei Wang, Qiang Miao, Jun-Jie Zhu “Flexible PDMS-based three-electrode sensor” Electrochem. Comm. 2010, 12, 1600-1604.

Wen-Ya Wu, Zhi-Ping Bian, Wei Wang, Wei Wang, Jun-Jie Zhu “PDMS gold nanoparticle composite film-based silver enhanced colorimetric detection of cardiac troponin I” Sensor Actuat B-Chem 2010, 147, 298-303.

Wei Wang, Wen-Ya Wu, Wei Wang, Jun-Jie Zhu “Tree-shaped paper strip for semiquantitative colorimetric detection of protein with self-calibration” J. Chromatogr. A 2010, 1217, 3896–3899.

Wei Wang, Fang Zhou, Wenya Wu “A micro-electrophoresis system based on a short capillary with hydrostatic pressure assisted separation and injection” Microchim Acta 2009, 166, 35–39.

Wei Wang, Wenya Wu, Fang Zhou, Jian-Rong Zhang, Qiang Miao, Jun-Jie Zhu “Improved Current-Monitoring Method for Low Electroosmotic Flow Measurement in Modified Microchip” Chromatographia 2009, 69, 9-10.

Fang Zhou, Wei Wang, Wen-Ya Wu, Jian-Rong Zhang, Jun-Jie Zhu “Low electroosmotic flow measurement by tilting microchip” J. Chromatogr. A 2008, 1194, 221–224.

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