Academic Profile

Dr. Donguk Nam received his Ph.D. (2014) and M.S. (2012) degrees both in the Department of Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and had 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 2017, he joined NTU as an Assistant Professor. His research works focus on developing and harnessing unique strain engineering techniques for the realization of unprecedented integrated light sources for optical and quantum computing technologies. His recent work has been published in high-impact journals including Nature Communications and also has been highlighted by a number of media and magazines including Optics and Photonics News (OPN).

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Asst Prof Nam Donguk
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

We have openings for PhD scholarship which offers >2,000 SGD monthly allowance. We are also looking for highly motivated postdoc candidates who will receive a competitive salary of >6,000 SGD per month.

The primary research focus will be silicon photonics and 2D material-based optoelectronics for optical and quantum computing applications.

If you are interested, please send your CV to
  • Artificial Low-Dimensional Germanium Nanolaser Enabled by On-Demand Quantum Strain Engineering

  • Crossed Nanobeam Photonic Crystal: Probing the Ultimate Limits of Group-IV Laser

  • Electrically-switchable Skyrmion in Twisted Bilayer Graphene for Spintronics-based Neuromorphic Computing

  • Germanium-Based Materials For Silicon-Compatible Near-IR And Mid-IR Light Source

  • Material Characterization and Fabrication for GeSn Lasers Operating at Room Temperature

  • THz Optomechanical CMOS-Compatible Detector With Integrated Germanium Nanolasers
  • D. Kang, H. Sun, M. Luo, K. Lu, Y. Kim, Y. Jung, X. Gao, S. Parluhutan, J. Ge, S. Koh, D. Giovanni, T. Sum, Q. Wang, H. Li, and D. Nam*. (2021). Pseudo-Magnetic Field-Induced Ultra-Slow Carrier Dynamics in Periodically Strained Graphene. Nature Communications 12, 5087.

  • H. Sun, Z. Qi, Y. Kim, M. Luo, B. Yang, and D. Nam*. (2021). Frequency-Tunable Terahertz Graphene Laser Enabled by Pseudomagnetic Fields in Strain-Engineered Graphene. Optics Express 29, 1892-1902.

  • S. Bao, D. Kim, C. Onwukaeme, S. Gupta, K. Saraswat, K. Lee, Y. Kim, D. Min, Y. Jung, H. Qiu, H. Wang, E. A. Fitzgerald, C. Tan and D. Nam*. (2017). Low-Threshold Optically Pumped Lasing in Highly Strained Germanium Nanowires. Nature Communications 8, 1845.