Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Lee Pooi See
Associate Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean, Graduate College
President's Chair in Materials Science and Engineering
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
 
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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.
Nanomaterials for electronics and energy, soft electronics, flexible and stretchable devices, human-machine interface, energy storage, nanogenerators, electrochromics
 
  • Advanced ReRAM Technology For Embedded Systems
  • Composites for die transfer layers
  • 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
  • Project 1 - Electrically Induced Actuators
  • Project 4 - Nanophotonic and Optical Sensors - SUTD
  • Project 5 - Functional Coatings
  • Project 9 - Computational Control and Design Approaches for Soft Robot Grippers
  • Project 10 - Stretchable and functional materials for 3D printing of soft robotics
  • Self-powered sustainable agriculture sensing system for food security
  • Smart Glass That Stores Energy
  • Smart Grippers (for Soft Robotics) (SGSR)
  • Smart Grippers (for Soft Robotics) (SGSR) - Main
  • SPASM (Soft Pressure sensor Actuator Strain Measuring device) for precise measurement of spasticity
  • Stretchable electrochromics display
  • 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)
US 2016/0223877 A1: Electrochromic Device having a Patterned Electrode Free of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) (2021)
Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrochromic device is provided. The method includes providing a patterned arrangement of an electrically conductive material; and applying one or more layers of an electrochromic material to the patterned arrangement, wherein at least a portion of the electrochromic material is in electrical contact with the electrically conductive material. An electrochromic device and an electrochromic ink composition are also provided.

US 2018/0249550 A1: Electroluminescent Device And Method Of Forming The Same (2019)
Abstract: In various embodiments, a stretchable electroluminescent device may be provided. The electroluminescent device may include a first contact structure. The first contact structure may include an ionic conductor layer. The electroluminescent device may also include a second contact structure. The electroluminescent device may additionally include an emission layer between the first contact structure and the second contact structure. The emission layer may be configured to emit light when an alternating voltage is applied between the first contact structure and the second contact structure.

US 2018/0174767 A1: Nanofibers Electrode And Supercapacitors (2018)
Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a method for synthesizing a free-standing flexible electrode is provided. The method includes the steps of mixing a solution comprising vanadium powder, molybdenum powder and hydrogen peroxide to form a mixture comprising nanofibers represented by the formula of V0.07Mo0.93O3nH2O, filtering the mixture to form an electrode comprising the nanofibers, treating the electrode with an acidic solution, contacting the acid-treated electrode with a solution comprising monomers of a conductive polymer, and polymerizing the monomers in a medium comprising an oxidizing agent to form the conductive polymer. According to the present disclosure, there is also a free-standing flexible electrode comprising nanofibers comprised of molybdenum, vanadium and a conductive polymer, wherein the electrode is represented by a formula of X—V 0.07Mo0.93O3n-H2O. In this formula, X is the conductive polymer and n is independently 1 or 2. According to the present disclosure, storage devices comprising the electrode as defined above, are also provided.

US 2016/0192501 A1: Method Of Manufacturing A Flexible And/Or Stretchable Electronic Device (2018)
Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible electronic device is provided. The method includes a) filtering a mixture including an electrically conducting nanostructured material through a membrane such that the electrically conducting nanostructured material is deposited on the membrane; b) depositing an elastomeric polymerisable material on the electrically conducting nanostructured material and curing the elastomeric polymerisable material thereby embedding the electrically conducting nanostructured material in an elastomeric polymer thus formed; and c) separating the elastomeric polymer with the embedded electrically conducting nanostructured material from the membrane to obtain the flexible electronic device. Flexible electronic device manufactured by the method, and use of the flexible electronic device are also provided.

US 2015/0298976 A1: Composite Film And Method Of Forming The Same (2018)
Abstract: A method of forming a metal oxide/reduced graphene oxide composite film may be provided. The method may include providing a graphene oxide dispersion. The providing a graphene oxide dispersion method may also include adding a metal oxide to the graphene oxide dispersion to form a metal oxide/graphene oxide dispersion. The method may additionally include forming a metal oxide/graphene oxide film by filtering the metal oxide/graphene oxide dispersion using a directional flow directed assembly. The method may further include reducing the metal oxide/graphene oxide film using a reducing agent to form the metal oxide/reduced graphene oxide composite film.

US 2016/0057835 A1: A Flexible And/Or Stretchable Electronic Device And Method Of Manufacturing Thereof (2017)
Abstract: A flexible electronic device is provided. The flexible electronic device comprises a flexible dielectric substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface; a first electrode layer arranged on the first surface of the flexible dielectric substrate; a second electrode layer arranged on the second surface of the flexible dielectric substrate; a functional layer comprising or consisting of (i) a light emitting layer or (ii) an electroactive layer and an electrolyte layer, arranged on the second electrode layer; a third electrode layer arranged on the functional layer; and a capping layer arranged on the third electrode layer. A method of manufacturing the flexible electronic device is also provided.

US 2016/0090433 A1: Method For Preparing A Ceramic-Polymer Nanocomposite And Ceramic-Polymer Nanocomposite Prepared Thereof (2017)
Abstract: Method for preparing a ceramic-polymer nanocomposite is provided. The method includes providing a polymer comprising radicals on a surface thereof; contacting the polymer with a functionalizing agent to form a functionalized polymer; and either (i) grafting a cross-linking agent onto the functionalized polymer to form a graft copolymer, and attaching ceramic nanostructures to the graft copolymer to form a ceramic-polymer nanocomposite, or (ii) grafting a cross-linking agent onto ceramic nanostructures to form modified ceramic nanostructures, and attaching the modified ceramic nanostructures to the functionalized polymer to form a ceramic-polymer nanocomposite. A ceramic-polymer nanocomposite and use of the ceramic-polymer nanocomposite are also provided.

US 2014/0367036 A1: Graft Copolymers Of A Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride)-Based Polymer And At Least One Type Of Electrically Conductive Polymer, And Methods For Forming The Graft Copolymers (2017)
Abstract: Methods for forming a graft copolymer of a poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based polymer and at least one type of electrically conductive polymer, wherein the electrically conductive polymer is grafted on the poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based polymer are provided. The methods comprise a) irradiating a poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based polymer with a stream of electrically charged particles; b) forming a solution comprising the irradiated poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based polymer, an electrically conductive monomer and an acid in a suitable solvent; and c) adding an oxidant to the solution to form the graft copolymer. Graft copolymers of a poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based polymer and at least one type of electrically conductive polymer, wherein the electrically conductive polymer is grafted on the poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based polymer, nanocomposite materials comprising the graft copolymer, and multilayer capacitors comprising the nanocomposite material are also provided.

US 2015/0357943 A1: Piezoelectric Energy Harvester (2017)
Abstract: A piezoelectric energy harvester comprising: a metal substrate comprising a planar part, a first leg projecting from the planar part and a second leg projecting from the planar part, the metal substrate configured to support a piezoelectric matrix on the planar part between the first leg and the second leg; and a piezoelectric matrix provided on the substrate, the piezoelectric matrix comprising a plurality of adjacent PZT elements.

US 2014/0336040 A1: Methods Of Preparing Hollow Metal Or Metal Oxide Nano- Or Microspheres (2016)
Abstract: Methods of preparing monodispersed polydopamine nano- or microspheres are provided. The methods comprise providing a solvent system comprising water and at least one alcohol having the formula R—OH, wherein R is selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C6 cycloalkenyl, and optionally substituted C6-C7 aryl; adding dopamine to said solvent system to form a reaction mixture; and agitating said reaction mixture for a time period of 1 to 10 days to form said monodispersed polydopamine nano- or microspheres. Methods of preparing carbon and hollow metal or metal oxide nano- or microspheres using the polydopamine nano- or microspheres are also provided.

US2009/0146202A1: Organic Memory Device With A Charge Storage Layer And Method Of Manufacture (2012)
Abstract: An organic memory device is disclosed that has an active layer, at least one charge storage layer of a film of an organic dielectric material, and nanostractures and/or nano-particles of a charge-storing material on or in the film of dielectric material. Each of the nanostructures and/or nano-particles is separated from the others of the nanostractures and/or nano-particles by the organic dielectric material of the organic dielectric film. A method of manufacturing the organic memory device is also disclosed.

US8080822B2: Solution-Processed Inorganic Films For Organic Thin Film Transistors (2011)
Abstract: A method for fabricating a sol-gel film composition for use in a thin film transistor is disclosed. The method includes fabricating the sol-gel dielectric composition by solution processing at a temperature in the range 60° C. to 225° C. The sol-gel film made by the method, and an organic thin-film transistor incorporating the sol-gel film are also disclosed.
Awards
2021 - Vebleo Fellow award
2018 - Nanyang Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award
2016 - Nanyang Research Award