The ELE department currently houses a group of dedicated, experienced and highly talented scientists and technical staff deep capabilities in electrochemistry, materials growth, device physics, transport and thermal physics, applications of machine learning techniques, automation as well as device or system level design, fabrication and testing. Our research spans from fundamental research in intrinsic materials properties, device performance, reliability understanding to the applied areas in system/prototype level performance and testing.
Currently, the department has 3 broad themes with 9 area of focus

1.Next-Generation Electronics

  • Wide bandgap materials and devices
  • 2D Materials and devices
  • Magnetic Materials and devices

2. Energy & Environment

  • Battery materials and technologies
  • Thermoelectric materials and devices
  • Environmental Technologies (Functional & Protective Coatings)

3. Sensors & AI

  • Piezoelectric for structural health monitoring and NDT
  • Noise mitigation
  • Data driven, machine learning platform


We welcome partnerships in research, translation, service or consultancy from both public and private sectors.

Key Contacts

Dr. Chiam Sing Yang, Head of Department chiamsy@imre.a-star.edu.sg

Dr. Lim Yee Fun, Deputy Head of Department (Research), limyf@imre.a-star.edu.sg

Dr. Lim Sze Ter, Deputy Head of Department (Industry), Lim_Sze_Ter@imre.a-star.edu.sg

Ms Eileen Teo, Department Administrator, eileen_teo@imre.a-star.edu.sg