Academic Profile

Prof Yeng Ming LAM received her Bachelor in Applied Science with honours (Materials Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University, NTU, in 1996. After a stint in Texas Instruments as a development engineer, she went on to read her PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy in University of Cambridge, UK. She joined NTU as an Assistant Professor in 2001. She is currently a Professor and the Chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, NTU. She is also the Director of the Facility for Analysis, Characterization, Testing and Simulations (FACTS), a University facility for electron microscopy and x-ray analysis. Prof Lam’s research focuses on the design of functional nanostructured materials for a sustainable future and this leads to applications in a wide range of fields from energy to food security. She is also the Founder for FytoSol Pte Ltd that is dedicated to deliver solutions to horticulture and agriculture needs. She sits on the governing board for International Symposium for Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC) and the National committee on Measurement and characterisation. She held a concurrent Senior Scientist position in RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, between 2011 and 2014 and a concurrent Senior Scientist position in IMRE, A*Star, from 2010-2011. She has more than 150 refereed publications and numerous patents, some of which are licensed to companies in US and Singapore. She was awarded the Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006 and the inaugural L’Oréal Unesco For Women in Science National Fellowship and the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2009.
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Prof Lam Yeng Ming
Chair, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Director, Facility for Analysis, Characterisation, Testing and Simulation (FACTS), Facility for Analysis, Characterisation, Testing and Simulation (FACTS)

Yeng Ming’s research interests are in the understanding and the application of self-organization of peptides and polymers. She has studied a wide range of self-assembled systems in selective solvents and thin films. Her research also includes the application of self-assembly on the synthesis of nanostructures/nanoparticles, nanotemplating, organic memory, photovoltaics, etc.

Yeng Ming has also demonstrated through the use of both experiments and calculations, that it is possible to accurately parameterize copolymer systems. The mesoscale morphology of the copolymer system can be predicted accurately through simulation making use of the dynamic mean field density method. This allows for a simple approach in the design of copolymer for self-assembly and to understand the conditions for self-assembly. This work resulted in the publication of numerous papers and 2 book chapters. She has also obtained research funding for self-assembly work in other applications such as surface modifications and development of nanoreactors for controlled synthesis of nanomaterials. Her most recent funding obtained through the Competitive Research Programme funding from National Research Foundation as a Project PI under a S$10 million programme on Nanonets: New Materials, Devices for Integrated Energy Harvesting.
  • Creating and exploring novel soil-replacement substrates for indoor farming applications

  • Design singlet fission material/perovskite interface-Optimize charge generation

  • Enhanced Learning via a Hybrid Training Method – Using Technology to Augment the Instrumentation Training Efficiency

  • Facile Formulation For "Moisturizer" For Plants

  • General Research Project

  • Inkjet printing of two-dimensional heterostructures for high performance micro-supercapacitors

  • Novel Drug Delivery Platform based on Coated Ureteral Stents for reducing Ureteral Fibrosis and Strictures

  • Rational Design of Bio-recognizable Nanocarriers for Targeted Agrochemical Delivery in Plants

  • Rational design of halide perovskite-based quantum dots for photonic applications (DesperQD)

  • SERI Santen Strategic Collaboration and Joint Ophthalmic Research Laboratory

  • Sustainable Materials

  • Understanding and predictions of interactions between multiple components for coloration of high performance polymer

  • Understanding Charge Distribution and Transfer in Solar Cells Using Advanced Microscopy Techniques

  • Understanding Effect of Photochromic Molecules in Perovskites Behaviour

  • Understanding Zeoponics for Crop Growth

  • Visualizing Perovskite Growth to Unlock Optoelectronic Secrets
  • L. Xi, Y.M. Lam, W.X.W. Tan, C. Boothroyd. (2008). Understanding and Controlling the Growth of Monodisperse CdS Nanowires in Solution. Chemistry of Materials, 20.

  • W. L. Leong, P. S. Lee, A. P.C. Lohani, Y. M. Lam, T.P. Chen, S. Zhang, A. Dodabalapur, and S. Mhaisalkar. (2008). Non-volatile Organic Memory Applications enabled by in-situ synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles in a Self-assembled Block Copolymer. Advanced Materials, .

  • Lam YM, Song LX, Moy YC, Xi LF, Boothroyd C. (2008). Controlled chemical stabilization of self-assembled PS-P4VP nanostructures. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 317, 255-263.

  • 5. A. D. Aquila, R. Grisorio, G.P. Suranna, P. Mastrorilli, C.F. Nobile, L. Torsi, F. Marinelli, P. Cosma, J.-N. Tey, P. Keg, A. Marchenko, Y.M. Lam, D. Fichou, S.G. Mhaisalkar. (2008). An anthracene-based structure for high performance solution deposited OTFT. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18, 786-791.

  • Tresset G, Cheong WCD, Lam YM. (2007). Role of multivalent cations in the self-assembly of phosphiolipid-DNA complexes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical, 111, 14233-14238.