Wei Chen’s group at National University of Singapore (NUS) recruited for a full-funded PhD

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: B.S./M.S.
Nationality: International Students
Location: Singapore
Application deadlines: August 2024

Scholarship Description:

The Wei Chen Group in the Department of Chemistry/Physics at the National University of Singapore plans to recruit two full NUS PhD students in January and August 2024, and welcomes applications from young scientists for the NUS PhD Programme. Wei Chen’s group is dedicated to exploring cutting-edge surface interface modulation techniques to promote applications in 2D materials and devices, energy, environment and catalysis. We look forward to working with young talents who are interested in research, motivated and have the team spirit to work together!

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is one of Asia’s leading and internationally renowned research universities (19th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 11th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings).

Professor Wei Chen is currently a Full Professor in both the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his BSc in Chemistry from Nanjing University in 2001 and his PhD in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004. Professor Chen Wei has a long-standing focus on surface modulation of two-dimensional materials and their applications in semiconductor electronics, optoelectronic devices, brain-like computing devices, and interfacial nanocatalysis for energy and environmental research. He has published over 350 high-impact papers with over 30,000 citations, an H-index of 88, and has been selected as one of the world’s most highly cited scientists. Professor Chen Wei has received the Singapore Physical Society Nanotechnology Award 2009, the Singapore Young Scientist Award 2012, the Singapore Chemical Society Mitsui Chemicals-SNIC Industry Award 2020, and the Singapore NRF Investigatorship, Class of 2023.

 Available Subjects:

  • Interface engineered 2D materials towards functional 2D devices: one PhD for device applications, one PhD for surface and interface studies.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. 1) An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a related discipline from a leading high quality university, either in the UK or abroad, with an undergraduate and master’s degree with a GPA of 4 or above (on a 5-point scale).
  2. 2) A solid background in surface science (e.g. scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS/UPS), fabrication of 2D materials devices, thin film growth, etc.) and a good understanding of interfacial processes and phenomena in materials and 2D devices.
  3. 3) A strong passion for research, hard working, independent and a team player.
  4. 4) Preference will be given to candidates with relevant research experience (scientific publications) in the area of interest.
  5. 5) TOEFL score of 85 or above or IELTS score of 6 or above, GRE score of at least 320 (verbal & quantitative) and 3.5 (analytical): an English interview will be held after the interview qualification and you must be fluent in English and communicate without barriers. The GRE and TOEFL or IELTS scores may be waived for exceptionally strong applicants.

Application Procedure:

If you are interested in applying, please send your application and supporting documents in English to [email protected]. Please include the following in the subject line of your email: PhDApplication+ [Applicant Name] + [Admission Time].