Institute of High Performance Computing


People: Vibrant & Dynamic Culture



Material Science & Engineering (MSE)

Dr. Nathaniel NG Kuang Chern

Dr. Nathaniel NG Kuang Chern

Research Interests:

  • Phase Field Models for Microstructural Evolution (Time-Dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation)
  • Experimental Studies in Ferroelectric Perovskites & Polymers
  • Micromagnetics Simulation (Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation)


  • Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 2008
  • B.Eng. (Honours), Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2000

Published Journals/ Articles:


    • S. Sriram, M. Bhaskaran, R. Ahluwalia, T. G. Nguyen, N. Ng, D. J. Srolovitz, K. Kalantar-zadeh, A. Mitchel, "Surface Morphology-Induced Localized Electric Field and Piezoresponse Enhancement in Nanostructured Thin Films", ACS Nano, 5(2) 5(2), 1067-1072, (2011).
    • N. Ng, R. Ahluwalia, H. B. Su, F. Boey. "Lateral size and thickness dependence in ferroelectric nanostructures formed by localized domain switching", Acta Materialia, 57: p. 2047-2054, 21 Feb 2009.
    • Ahluwalia, Rajeev, Nathaniel Ng, and David J. Srolovitz. “Surface morphology effects on polarization switching in nanoscale ferroelectrics.” Nanotechnology 20 (44), 445709, (2009).
    • Su, Liap Tat, Alfred I. Y Tok, Yang Zhao, Nathaniel Ng, and Freddy Y. C Boey. “Synthesis and Electron-Phonon Interactions of Ce3+-Doped YAG Nanoparticles.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113(15), 5974-5979, (2009).
    • Ye, Jun, Yang Zhao, Nathaniel Ng, and Jianshu Cao. “Width of Phonon Sidebands in the Brownian Oscillator Model.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113(17), 5897-5904, (2009).
    • Su, L. T., A. I. Y. Tok, Y. Zhao, N. Ng, F. Y. C. Boey, J. L. Woodhead, and C. J. Summers. “Electron−Phonon Interactions in Ce3+-Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Nanophosphors.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 112(35), 10830-10832, (2008).
    • C. A. Nguyen, P. S. Lee, N. Ng, H. Su, S. G. Mhaisalkar, J. Ma, F. Boey. Anomalous polarization switching in organic ferroelectric field effect transistors, Applied Physics Letters, 91, 042909, (27 Jul 2007).
    • N. Ng, J. Ma, F. Boey. Polymer Piezoelectric Tubular Transducers, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 10(2), P5-P7, (2007).
    • N. Ng, T. Li, J. Ma, F. Boey. Behavior of piezoelectric ultrasonic tubular transducers in relation to tube geometry, Journal of Electroceramics, 16, 307-311, (14 Dec 2006).

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