Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Nam Donguk
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Assistant Chair (Student Development), School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
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Dr. Donguk Nam received his Ph.D. (2014) and M.S. (2012) degrees both in the Department of Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and obtained a B.Eng. degree from Korea University (2009). After working as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University for one year, he joined Inha University, South Korea, as an Assistant Professor. In Aug 2017, he joined NTU as an Assistant Professor. His research works focus on developing quantum photonic devices and systems for integrated optical and quantum computing technologies. His research group has constantly published research outputs in high-impact journals including Nature Communications, which have been highlighted by a number of media and magazines including Channel NewsAsia (CNA) and Optics and Photonics News (OPN). Dr. Nam has served and is currently serving as a committee chair and member for several top international conferences such as CLEO, IEEE SUM, ECS Meetings, etc. He has also delivered 10+ invited talks at several top conferences including SPIE Photonics West and CLEO. He is currently serving as a Guest Editor for a special feature on 2D photonics at Optical Materials Express and also as an Associate Editor at Journal of the Korean Physical Society (JKPS). His current research group has 10+ postdocs/staff/PhD students, who are supported by government funding from NRF, MOE, and ASTAR.

For more information, please visit my group website:
Keywords: Silicon photonics, quantum photonics, 2D materials optoelectronics, quantum computing, optical computing, LiDAR sensors

Openings: We are constantly looking for motivated Singaporean and Singapore PR students for excellent scholarship schemes such as Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship (NPGS), which offers ~3,500 SGD monthly allowance and a full tuition fee. We also have openings for a full PhD scholarship which offers ~2,500 SGD monthly allowance and covers a full tuition. We are also looking for highly motivated postdoc candidates who will receive a competitive salary of >6,000 SGD per month.

If you are interested in joining our group, please send your CV to
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  • Smart Photonics: Integrated Nano Electro Thermo Mechanical Photonics
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