Research Fellow, 2D Materials

10 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate will work with Professor Barbaros Oezyilmaz to advance the project on the large area synthesis and applications of atomically thin amorphous materials Our group specialises in material synthesis of 2D amorphous films and 3D carbon foams, device physics, and generally graphene applications. We are searching for experienced postdocs to drive the research in these areas and to develop in close collaboration with industry partners emerging use cases. You will be part of a friendly and ambitious team in a stimulating international environment and can take advantage of the state-of-the-art clean room facilities at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials. You will be provided with a competitive salary package.

We are looking for a passionate, self-motivated, and ambitious team member who shares our vision for the emerging field of 2D amorphous materials pioneered by our group. Our team has recently discovered the world's first one-atom-thick amorphous material, a freestanding monolayer amorphous carbon (MAC). (Nature, 577(7789), 199-203, 2020). This discovery has not only answered the decades-old open-question about atomic arrangement in amorphous solids, but also revealed a plethora of potential applications including nanoelectronics, energy storage, proton membranes, catalysis, and many more. The project aims at developing 2D amorphous materials for targeted applications by developing our novel laser based chemical vapor deposition (LCVD) technique into a unique materials toolbox to construct 2D materials with desired atomic arrangements and compositions. This project offers an opportunity to both collaborate internationally with several research groups and industrial collaborators. The candidates will explore:

  1. Synthesis of layered 2D amorphous materials beyond carbon. 
  2. Develop use case for functional 2D amorphous films to overcome urgent industry bottlenecks, e.g. Cu diffusion barriers for semiconductor industry.

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.


Qualifications / Discipline: Candidates should hold a PhD in Physics, Material Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Electrical or Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines.


  • Proven track record of excellence in experimental research.
  • A detailed understanding of the key technologies involved is a plus.
  • You are a true team player, you thrive in fast-paced and agile environment, you enjoy working internationally.
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on team's success.
  • You have great interpersonal and communication skills, and you are excited by challenges.

Experience: Have relevant background experience in experimental research with 2D materials.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Faculty of Science
Department : Physics

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