Research Assistant, Office of Industry and Innovation

Tuesday, 8 June 2021
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Thursday, 8 July 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Description

Professor Barbaros Ozyilmaz's group is actively looking for talent to join our team to develop graphene technologies at the National University of Singapore. Our team has recently invented a highly interconnected graphene-based nanofoam (US Patent 9,691,916) that is mechanically strong, electrically conductive, electrochemically stable, and highly porous. Such properties are usually mutually exclusive but coveted for many applications, e.g., energy storage, filtration, and catalysis. The necessary topological properties for such material were first described by the mathematician Hermann Schwarz in the 1880s. The carbonaceous manifestation comprising a three-dimensional tapestry of amorphous graphene was proposed only in 1991 as a potential realization. In collaboration with industry partners, we have already demonstrated the importance of this novel material for supercapacitor applications, ten times longer device lifetime when compared to commercial devices have been achieved, and the development team is working on its use in micro-satellites.

We are looking for a passionate research engineer:

  • To advance the technology to synthesize similarly nano-porous composites beyond graphene
  • To develop next-generation supercapacitors and psuedo-capacitors utilizing such foam
  • To demonstrate its use to power wearable IoT devices, wearable electronics, and medical implants, where peak power requirements and where temperature stability and form factor are crucial

This project offers exciting potential for new technological breakthroughs and scientific discoveries. With this, selected candidates will have the opportunity to pursue a part-time MSc or PhD at either the Department of Physics or the Department of Materials Science and Engineering under Professor Barbaros Ozyilmaz. For a better understanding of our group, please visit:

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering with at least 1 to 2 years of relevant work or industry experience in 2D materials fabrication and characterization is preferred
  • It is very desirable to have relevant publications in recognized conferences/journals
  • Outstanding track record of academic achievement and excellent laboratory skills that are relevant to the projects


  • Hands-on technical skills to develop, prepare, and characterize samples for large-scale prototyping system
  • Device prototypes fabrication and testing
  • Laboratory management (operate, maintain and purchase fabrication equipment and consumables)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Collaboration with industry partners (interaction and coordination)
  • Strong drive and motivation to excel in materials science

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Centre for Advanced 2D Materials
Department : Office of Industry and Innovation

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