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Professor Lam Yeng Ming


Phone: (+65) 6790 4260
Office: N4.1-02-05

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Eligible for 1 PhD scholarship supported by school in AY2020

Current Research Interests

My group's interests are in the understanding and the application of self-organization of copolymers. We studied a wide range of self-assembled systems in both selective solvents and thin films. Application of self-assembly on synthesis of nanostructures, nanotemplating, organic memory, photovoltaics, etc., are being explored in the group.

This research covers a broad range of experimental analytical techniques such as TEM, AFM, thermal analysis, NMR, etc. for the characterization of nanometer scale phases. Simulation techniques such as Dynamic Mean Field Density Methods is used to predict the phase transition of systems. With a combination of both experimental and simulation techniques, a fairly comprehensive study of self-assembly behavior of copolymers can be done.


Biographical Information

Yeng Ming received her BSc (Hons) in Materials Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. After working at Texas Instruments as a development engineer, she went on to do her PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy at University of Cambridge. She graduated in 2001. She has given talks at various conferences, labs and workshops. She has been with NTU as an Assistant Professor since 2001.


Selected Publications

D-Y. Cho, L. Xi, C. Boothroyd, B. Kardynal, Y.M. Lam, The role of ion exchange in the passivation of In(Zn)P nanocrystals with ZnS, Scientific Reports 6, 22818, 2016.
T. Salim, H.W. Lee, L.H. Wong, J.H. Oh, Z. Bao, Y.M. Lam, Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes for Improved Efficiency and Thermal Stability of Polymer–Fullerene Solar Cells, Advanced Functional Materials 26 (1), 51-65, 2015.
C. La-o-vorakiat, T. Salim, J. Kadro, M.T. Khuc, R. Haselsberger, L. Cheng, H. Xia, G.G. Gurzadyan, H. Su, Y.M. Lam, R.A. Marcus, M-E. Michel-Beyer, E.E.M. Chia, Elucidating the role of disorder and free-carrier recombination kinetics in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite film, Nature Communications, 6, 7903, 2015.
S. Sun, T. Salim, N. Mathews, M. Duchamp, C. Boothroyd,  G. Xing, T.C. Sum, Y.M. Lam, The Origin of High Efficiency in Low-Temperature Solution-Processable Bilayer Organometal Halide Hybrid Solar Cells, Energy & Environmental Science,7, 399-407, 2014.
G. Xing, N. Matthews, S. Sun, S.S. Lim, Y.M. Lam, M. Graetzel, S. Mhaisalkar, Long-Range Balanced Electron and Hole Transport Lengths in Organic-Inorganic CH3NH3PbI3, Science, 342, 344-347, 2013