Academic Profile

Prof. Lee received her Ph.D. degree from National University of Singapore in 2002. She first joined Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Ltd in research and technology development department from 2001-2003. She is a recipient of the Norman Hackerman Young Author Award 2002 presented by the Electrochemical Society, USA. In January 2004, she joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor and became tenured Associate Professor in 2009. In Sept 2015, she was promoted to Full Professor.

Pooi See has authored and co-authored many publications in the field of nanomaterials for energy and electronics applications. She holds more than 30 patents filed/provisional applications at present. She served as the Sub-Dean/Asst. Chair (undergraduate) in MSE from July 2004-2008, Associate Chair (Research) in June 2012-2014, and Associate Chair (Faculty) in March 2014. She was awarded the National Day Awards, Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2014. Pooi See is a recipient of the prestigious NRF Investigatorship 2015. She received the 2016 Nanyang Research Award and 2018 Nanyang Innovation and Enterpreneurship Award. From 2016 to 2019, she served as the Associate Dean in College of Engineering. She is appointed as the Dean of Graduate College in 2020. Pooi See is elected as the National Academy of Inventors Fellow in 2020, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. She is currently the Senior Editor of ACS Energy Letters, and serves in the editorial advisory board for several journals.
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Prof Lee Pooi See
Dean, Graduate College
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Nanomaterials for electronics and energy, soft electronics, flexible and stretchable devices, human-machine interface, energy storage, nanogenerators, electrochromics
  • Advanced ReRAM Technology For Embedded Systems

  • Enabling Stretchable Metallic Conductors through Atomic Reconfigurations in FCC/BCC Nanolayers

  • Flexible Wearable Energy Devices

  • High performance electrochemical actuators

  • High Performance Microelectrochemical Actuators based on 2D MXenes (MEACT)

  • Hybrid Energy Harvester (HEH) for Self-charging Power bank

  • Monetary Academic Resources for Research

  • Self-powered sustainable agriculture sensing system for food security

  • SPASM (Soft Pressure sensor Actuator Strain Measuring device) for precise measurement of spasticity

  • Thrust 2- "Functional Materials, Processing & Sensors” under Singapore Hybrid-Integrated Next-Generation μ-Electronics (SHINE) Centre (DSO portion)

  • Thrust 2- "Functional Materials, Processing & Sensors” under Singapore Hybrid-Integrated Next-Generation μ-Electronics (SHINE) Centre (NRF portion)
  • J. Lee, M. W. M. Tan, K. Parida, G. Thangavel, S. A. Park, T. Park, P. S. Lee, “Water-processable, stretchable, self-healable, thermally stable, and transparent ionic conductors for actuators and sensors”, Adv. Mat. 2020, 32, 7, 1906679.

  • K. Parida, G. Thangavel, G. Cai, X. Zhou, S. Park, J. Xiong, P. S. Lee, “Extremely stretchable and self-healing conductor based on thermoplastic elastomer for all-three-dimensional printed triboelectric nanogenerator”, Nat. Comm. 2019, 10, 1, 1-9.

  • G. Cai, J. H. Ciou, Y. Liu, Y. Jiang, P. S. Lee, “Leaf-inspired multiresponsive MXene-based actuator for programmable smart devices”, Sci. Adv. 2019, 5(7), eaaw7956.

  • S. Park, G. Thangavel, K. Parida, P. S. Lee, “A stretchable and self-healing energy storage device based on mechanically and electrically restorative liquid-metal particles and carboxylated polyurethane composites”, Adv. Mat. 2019, 31(1), 1805536.

  • J. Xiong, P. Cui, X. Chen, J. Wang, K. Parida, M. F. Lin, P. S. Lee, “Skin-touch-actuated textile-based triboelectric nanogenerator with black phosphorus for durable biomechanical energy harvesting”, Nat. Comm. 2018, 9(1), 1-9.

  • J. Wang, M. F. Lin, S. Park, P. S. Lee, “Deformable conductors for human-machine interface”, Materials Today 2018, 21(5), 508-526.