Institute of High Performance Computing


People: Vibrant & Dynamic Culture



Material Science & Engineering (MSE)

Dr. Amy K. H. KHOO

Dr. Amy K. H. KHOO

Research Interests:

  • Electron transport across nanostructures
  • Magnetic materials and Spintronics


  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics from National University of Singapore
  • M.Sc. in Physics from National University of Singapore
  • Ph.D. in Physics from University of California at Berkeley

Published Journals/ Articles:


    Selected Publications

    • K. H. Khoo, G. Wu, M. H. Jhon, M. Tran, F. Ernult, K. Eason, H. J. Choi, and C. K. Gan, "First-principles study of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in CoFe/MgO and CoFe/Mg3B2O6 interfaces", Phys. Rev. B 87, 174403 (2013).
    • K. H. Khoo, A. T. Zayak, H. Kwak, and J. R. Chelikowsky, “First-principles study of confinement effects on the Raman spectra of Si nanocrystals”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 115504 (2010).
    • K. H. Khoo and J. R. Chelikowsky, “Electron transport across carbon nanotube junctions decorated with Au nanoparticles: Density functional calculations”, Phys. Rev. B 79, 205422 (2009).
    • K. H. Khoo, J. B. Neaton, Y. W. Son, M. L. Cohen, and S. G. Louie, “Negative differential resistance in carbon atomic wire-carbon nanotube junctions”, Nano Lett. 8, 2900 (2008).
    • K. H. Khoo, M. S. C. Mazzoni, S. G. Louie, “Tuning the electronic properties of boron nitride nanotubes with transverse electric fields: A giant dc Stark effect”, Phys. Rev. B 69, 201401(R) (2004).
    • X. H. Lu, M. Grobis, K. H. Khoo, S. G. Louie, and M. F. Crommie, “Spatially mapping the spectral density of a single C60 molecule”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 096802 (2003).

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