Associate Professor CHEN Wei

(Dean's Chair Professor)

B.Sc., Nanjing Univ., 2001; Ph.D., National University of Singapore., 2004;Postdoc, National University of Singapore, 2004-2006; Lee Kuan Yew Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, 2006-2008.

Contact Information

Office: S5-05-07
Tel: (65)-6516-2921 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691
Email: | | Personal webpage


ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-3585
ResearcherID: F-4658-2010


Recognition and Achievements

  • NUS Dean’s Chair Professor, 2016
  • Singapore Young Scientist Award, Singapore, 2012
  • NUS Young Investigator Award, Singapore, 2010


Research Interests

The broad objective of my research is to have molecular-scale understanding of the interface properties for molecular, organic and graphene electronics, to provide design rules for effective interface engineering approaches to improve device performance and materials efficiency, with particular emphasis on the interface-controlled interface engineering for organic and 2D materials based functional devices, and interface-controlled nanocatalysis for energy and environmental issues.


Research Highlight

Ref. : Liu, T.; Xu, J.L.; Tan, J.Y.; Hu, Z.H.; Lei, B.; Zheng, Y.; Wu, J.; Castro Neto, A.H.; Liu, L.; Chen, W. Two-dimensional Multi-bit Optoelectronic Memory with Broadband Spectrum Distinction. Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 2966.

Teaching Contributions

  • CM4251 Characterization Techniques in Materials Chemistry


Representative Publications 

  • Hu, Z.H.; Li, Q.; Lei, B.; Wu, J.; Zhou, Q.H.; Gu, C.D.; Wen, X.L.; Wang, J.Y.; Liu, Y.P.; Li, S.S.; Zheng, Y.; Lu, J.P.; He, J.; Wang, L.; Xiong, Q.H.; Wang, J.L.; Chen, W. Abnormal Near-infrared Absorption in two-dimensional Black Phosphorus Induced by Ag Nanoclusters Surface Functionalization. Adv. Mater. [Online early access]. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201801931. Published Online: Aug 24, 2018. (Selected as Frontispiece Paper)   
  • Zhang, J.L.; Han, C.; Hu, Z.H.; Wang, L.; Liu, L.; Wee, A.T.S.; Chen, W. 2D phosphorene: epitaxial growth and interface engineering for electronic devices. Adv. Mater. [Online early access]. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201802207. Published online: Aug 13. 2018.
  • Hu, Z.H.; Li, Q.; Lei, B.; Zhou, Q.H.; Xiang, D.; Lyu, Z.Y.; Hu, F.; Wang, J.L.; Ren, Y.J.; Guo, R.; Goki, E.; Wang, L.; Han, C.; Wang, J.L.; Chen, W.  Water-Catalyzed Oxidation of Few-Layer Black Phosphorous in Dark Environment. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 9131-9137.
  • Han, C.; Hu, Z.H.; Gromes, C. L.; Bao, Y.; Carvalho, A.; Tan, S.J.R.; Lei, B.; Xiang, D.; Wu, J.; Wang, L.; Huo, F.W.; Huang, W.; Loh, K.P.; Chen, W. Surface Functionalization of Black Phosphorus via Potassium towards High Performance Complementary Devices. Nano Lett. 2017, 17, 4122-4129.