Institute of High Performance Computing


People: Vibrant & Dynamic Culture



Engineering Mechanics (EM)

Dr. ONG Zhun Yong

Dr. ONG Zhun Yong

Research Interests:

  • High and low-field electron transport in low-dimensional semiconductor heterostructures
  • Semiconductor-insulator interfacial thermal transport
  • Stochastic processes and simulation methods


  • MSc and PhD in physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)
  • BSc. (Hon.) in physics and computational science, National University of Singapore (2004)

Published Journals/ Articles:



    • M.V. Fischetti, J. Kim, S. Narayanan, Z.Y. Ong, D.K. Ferry and S.J. Ferry, "Pseudopotential-based studies of electron transport in graphene and graphenen nanoribbons," J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 25, 473202 (2013). [Link]
    • Z.Y. Ong and M.V. Fischetti, "Mobility enhancement and temperature dependence in top-gated single-layer MoS2," Phys. Rev. B 88, 165316 (2013). [Link]
    • Z.Y. Ong and M.V. Fischetti, "Theory of remote phonon scattering in top-gated single-layer graphene," Phys. Rev. B 88, 045405 (2013). [Link]
    • Z.Y. Ong and M.V. Fischetti, "Top oxide thickness dependence of remote phonon and charged impurity scattering in top-gated graphene," Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 183506 (2013). [Link]
    • Z.Y. Ong, M.V. Fischetti, A.Y. Serov, and E. Pop, "Signatures of dynamic screening in interfacial thermal transport," Phys. Rev. B 87, 195404 (2013). [Link]
    • M.H. Bae, Z. Li, Z. Aksamija, P.N. Martin, F. Xiong, Z.Y. Ong, I. Knezevic, and E. Pop, "Ballistic to diffusive crossover of heat flow in graphene ribbons," Nature Communications 4, 1734 (2013). [Link]
    • A.Y. Serov, Z.Y. Ong, and E. Pop, "Effect of grain boundaries on thermal transport in graphene," Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 033104 (2013). [Link]
    • J.C. Koepke, J.D. Wood, D. Estrada, Z.Y. Ong, K.T. He, E. Pop, and J.W. Lyding, "Atomic-scale evidence for potential barriers and strong carrier scattering at graphene grain boundaries: a scanning tunneling microscopy study," ACS Nano 7, 75 (2013). [Link]
    • Z.Y. Ong and M.V. Fischetti, "Theory of interfacial plasmon-phonon scattering in supported graphene," Phys. Rev. B 86, 165422 (2012). [Link]
    • Z.Y. Ong and M.V. Fischetti, "Charged impurity scattering in top-gated graphene nanostructures," Phys. Rev. B 86, 121409 (2012). [Link]
    • Z.Y. Ong, E. Pop, and J. Shiomi, "Reduction of phonon lifetimes and thermal conductivity of a carbon nanotube on amorphous silica," Phys. Rev. B 84, 165418 (2011). [Link]
    • Z.Y. Ong and E. Pop, "Effect of substrate modes on thermal transport in supported graphene," Phys. Rev. B 84, 075471 (2011). [Link]
    • M.H. Bae, Z.Y. Ong, D. Estrada, and E. Pop, "Imaging, simulation, and electrostatic control of power dissipation in graphene devices," Nano Lett. 10, 4787, (2010). [Link]
    • Z.Y. Ong and E. Pop, "Frequency and polarization dependence of thermal coupling between carbon nanotubes and SiO2," J. Appl. Phys. 108, 103502 (2010). [Link]
    • A. Liao, R. Alizadegan, Z.Y. Ong, S. Dutta, F. Xiong, K.J. Hsia, and E. Pop, "Thermal dissipation and variability in electrical breakdown of carbon nanotube devices," Phys. Rev. B 82, 205406 (2010). [Link]
    • Z.Y. Ong and E. Pop, "Molecular dynamics simulation of thermal boundary conductance between carbon nanotubes and SiO2," Phys. Rev. B 81, 155408 (2010). [Link]
    • Z. Wang, I.S. Chun, X. Li, Z.Y. Ong, E. Pop, L. Millet, M. Gillete, G. Popescu, "Topography and refractometry of nanostructures using spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM)," Optics Letters 35, 208 (2010). [Link]

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