Researcher Portfolio

WU Yongling, Linda (Dr)
Senior Scientist III
6419 7425
Surface Technology

Linda started her career in Liverpool University as a Research Scholar, working on an EEC project on Laser Materials Processing. Joined Consumer Electronics Industry in 1992, and worked on several R&D projects related to materials, as a Senior Engineer since 1994. She joined Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) in March 2000 as a Research Fellow. In 2003, Linda converted to a Research Scientist, and was promoted to Senior Scientist in 2010, working on sol-gel coating technologies and chemical and electro-chemical processes for industrial projects. She also worked on chemical synthesis and surface modification of nanoparticles for bio-imaging applications. The team was awarded the National Technology Award in September 2002. Currently, Linda is involved in Functional Coating on surface modification technologies, nano-materials synthesis, and chemical formulation of coating materials for multi-functional coatings.


Research Interest:

Sol-gel chemistry and technology, hydrophobic hard coating, coloured decorative protective coatings for plastics and metals, non-stick, low friction, scratch resistant and abrasion resistant coatings, anti-microbial and bio-compatible coatings, surface modification of nano-particles, including semiconductor quantum dots, oxide and metals, and Plasmonic Metamaterials, surface science, surface treatment by plasma technology and electro-chemical processes.


BioNotes:PhD, 2009, Nanyang Technological University
BEng, Mechanical Engineering, 1985, Tsinghua University
MEng, Materials Science, 1988, Tsinghua University
MBA, 2001, University of South Australia


1. United States Patent 5,943,799A, Yuan Xu, Peter R. Ten Brinke, Yong Ling Wu, "Iron having an anti-friction layer", filed on Jul. 30 1997, Date of patent: Aug. 31, 1999. Granted.

2. Singapore patent P-92820 and WO02066727, “Domestic Appliance and method of manufacturing thereof”, Krings, Leo, H.M., Cnossen Gerard, Wu Yongling, Chang Soo-Kong, Application No. 2001-6863-4, Date of filing: 07 Nov. 2001, Date of grant: 30 Sept. 2005. 

3. Singapore patent P-91330 and WO02066728A2, “Iron and Soleplate for an iron”, Wu Yongling, Krings Leo Hubert Maria, Application No. 200100333-4, Date of filing: 17 Feb. 2001, Date of grant: 29 Feb. 2008.



  1. Shuyun Chng, Mark G. Moloney, and Linda Y L Wu, Photochromic Materials by Postpolymerisation Surface Modification”, ACS Omega 3(2018) 15554−15565

  2. Zhen Hu, Shuyun Chng, Yijun Liu, Mark G. Moloney, Emily M Parker, Linda Y L Wu, One-step chemical functionalisation of polyethylene surfaces via diarylcarbene insertion, Materials Letters, 218(2018) 157-160

  3. Shuyun Chng, Emily M Parker, Jon-Paul Griffiths, Mark G Moloney and Linda Y L Wu, A study of diazonium couplings with aromatic nucleophiles both in solution and on a polymer surface, Applied Surface Science 401 (2017) 181–189

  4. Linda Y L Wu, Q Zhao, H Huang, J R Lim, Sol-gel based photochromic coating for solar responsive smart window, Surface & Coatings Technology, 320 (2017) 601-607

  5. M Qian, G H Tan, Z Y Lee, C W Koh, Linda Y L Wu, Nanostructure-induced icephobic sol–gel coating for glass application, Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 81(1) 2017 127-137

  6. Tao Zhang, Linda Y L Wu, Zhenfeng Wang, Smart UV/Visible light responsive polymer surface switching reversibly between superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic, Surface & Coatings Technology, 320 (2017) 304-310

  7. Ankit Bisht, Wei He, Xiaotian Wang, Linda Y L Wu, Xiaodong Chen, Shuzhou Li, Hyperlensing at NIR Frequencies Using a Hemi-spherical Metallic Nanowire Lens in Sea-urchin Geometry, Nanoscale, 8(20) (2016) 10669-10676

  8. Q Zhao, Y L Wu, H Huang and Y C Liu, Ambient-curable Superhydrophobic Fabric Coating Prepared by Water-based Nonfluorinated Formulation, Materials and Design, 92(2016) 541-545

  9. Hui Huang, Minghong Ng, Yongling Wu, Lingbing Kong, Solvothermal synthesis of Sb:SnO2 nanoparticles and IR shielding coating for smart window, Materials and Design, 88 (2015) 384–389

  10. Linda Y L Wu, B Leng, A Bisht, Metal–polymer nano-composite films with ordered vertically aligned metal cylinders for sub-wavelength imaging, Appl Phys A, 116 (2014) 893–900

  11. Q  Zhao, Bing Leng, Linda Yong Ling Wu, Chee Cheong Wong,  Fabrication of Ordered Nanoring Array via the Footprint of a Polymer Nanosphere Monolayer, RSC Adv., 3 (26) (2013) 10301 – 10308

  12. Homola, Tomas; Matousek, Jindrich; Kormunda, Martin; Plasma Treatment of Glass Surfaces Using Diffuse Coplanar Surface Barrier Discharge in Ambient Air, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 33(5) (2013) 881-894

  13. Linda Y L Wu, W T Kerk, and C C Wong, Transparent conductive film by large area roll-to-roll processing, Thin Solid Films, Thin Solid Films, 544 (2013) 427–432


Awards:National Technology Award 2002 in September 2002