Dr. Cedric Troadec
Head, Advanced Characterisation and Instrumentation
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering
Dr. Troadec graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Upper Second Class Honours) from the Department of Applied Physics at Kingston University, UK and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from the Department of Physics at Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK in 2001. While pursuing his doctoral studies, he conducted research on the fabrication and study of hybrid superconducting / ferromagnetic metallic nanostructure to quantify and shed some understanding on the origin of the proximity effect in such materials.
Dr. Troadec assumed the appointment as Head of Department in the Advanced Characterisation and Instrumentation Department at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in August 2017. As Head of Department, Dr. Troadec leads about 50 staff in the development of capabilities relevant to the existing and future programmes of A*STAR, as well as industry needs (SMEs, LLEs and MNCs), and providing expert failure analysis to our local industries and partners.
Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Troadec was a Deputy Head from 2014 to 2017 and a scientist, during which he focused his research on the nanoscale characterisation of electronic interfaces, such as semiconductor/metal interfaces, using Ballistic Electron Emission Microscopy (BEEM), a variant of Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM). He also initiated research on the use of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (SCCO2) as a green solvent for self-assembled monolayers deposition for functional coatings. Dr. Cedric Troadec holds 2 patents and published over 50 research papers on BEEM, STM and SCCO2.
In recognition of staff who have consistently delivered excellent service quality and gone beyond the call of duty, Dr. Troadec received the A*STAR Go-the-Extra-Mile-for-Service (GEMS) Award in 2017, and the MTI GEMS Award in 2018.
Dr. Troadec also holds a position as executive committee member in the Materials Research Society – Singapore (MRS-S) since April 2016. MRS-S is the main organiser of the biennial International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technology (ICMAT).