Quek Su Ying

Degree: PhD
Position: Faculty /NRF Fellow
Affiliation: NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials and Graphene Centre
Research Type: Theory
Office: S16-06-16

Research Interests:
We use first principles approaches (i.e. approaches with well-defined approximations but no adjustable parameters) to make predictions on the electronic structure and transport properties of different material systems, such as graphene, topological insulators and single-molecule junctions. The uniqueness of our approach is that we can combine many-electron theories with mean-field theories into a practical and predictive tool to predict transport properties in nanoscale systems. We also work closely with experimentalists to understand experimental observations and guide experiments. In particular, we have recently focused on research involving emerging 2D materials, such as graphene and two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides.

  • First principles calculations (mean field and many-electron perturbation theory);
  • Interface science;
  • Emerging materials;
  • Electronic energy level alignment and transport.


Dr Quek has recently been awarded a S$3m Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship Grant to lead a team in “Spin Transport across Interfaces in Emerging Materials – Towards Materials Design for Next Generation Data Storage Applications“.

Motivated students and postdocs are welcome to apply!
Please email phyqsy@nus.edu.sg for job applications.

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