Academic Profile

Justin Song is a National Research Foundation fellow, and joined the faculty at Nanyang Technological University as a Nanyang assistant professor in 2016; in 2019 he was appointed Provost's chair in physics. Previously, he was a Burke fellow and Sherman Fairchild scholar of physics at Caltech.

Justin Song received his BSc and ARCS in physics from Imperial College London (2007), an AM from Harvard (2011), and a PhD from Harvard (2014). He is the recipient of a number of awards including the Young Scientist Award (2017), a National Research Foundation Fellowship (2016), and Sherman Fairchild Prize/Burke Fellowship (2014).
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Asst Prof Justin Song Chien Wen
Nanyang Assistant Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Physics & Applied Physics

Justin's research interests cover a broad range in theoretical condensed matter physics and emergent phenomena in quantum materials. He is particularly interested in Berry phases/quantum geometry and its interplay with interacting correlated electronic systems and transport/dynamical phneomena. Other interests include plasmonics, out-of-equilibrium quantum phases, as well as unconventional charge/valley/spin/energy transport and interactions in vdW layered heterostructures.
  • Functional quantum materials

  • Provost's Chair in Physics

  • Topological Electronics And Opto-Electronics (TEAO) : Van Der Waals Heterostructures As A Platform For New Valley, Spin, Energy, And Charge Manipulation In Devices
  • MS Rudner*, JCW Song*. (2019). Self-induced Berry flux and spontaneous non-equilibrium magnetism. Nature Physics, 15, 1017–1021.

  • L Cheng, XB Wang, J Chai, W Yang, M Yang, M Chen, Y Wu, X Chen, D Chi, JKE Goh, J-X Zhu, H Sun, S Wang, JCW Song*, M Battiato*, H Yang*, EEM Chia*. (2019). Far out-of-equilibrium spin populations trigger giant spin injection into atomically thin MoS2. Nature Physics, 15, 347-351.

  • LK Shi, JCW Song*. (2019). Symmetry, spin-texture, and tunable quantum geometry in a WTe2 monolayer. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 99, 035403.

  • JCW Song*, NM Gabor*. (2018). Electron quantum metamaterials in van der Waals heterostructures. Nature Nanotechnology, 13, 986-993.

  • LK Shi, JCW Song*. (2018). Plasmon geometric phase and plasmon Hall shift. Physical Review X, 8, 021020.