News


  • Welcome Dr. Hong Zhang to the Nijhuis group as a research fellow!
    Dec, 2017
  • Congrats Du Wei!! For successfully defending your thesis!
    Nov, 2017
  • Congrats Hongting!! For winning the ACS Nano Poster Prize worth S$200 at the "Electronic Structure and Processes at Molecular-Based Interfaces" (ESPMI 9) conference.
    Nov, 2017
  • Welcome Clément to the Nijhuis group :)
    Oct, 2017
  • Our work on on-chip direct electronic-plasmonic transducers was highlighted on Department of Chemistry website
    Oct, 2017
  • Congrats Du Wei! Your paper "Highly efficient on-chip direct electronic–plasmonic transducers" made it to Nature Photonics and was highlighted as a cover!
    Oct, 2017
  • This fall, we welcome Ziyu, Yuan, Yu Wei, Yulong and Fangwei to join our group as PhD students. Also joining us is Esther as an FYP student.
    Aug, 2017
  • Way to go, Xiaoping!! She won this year's Best Graduate Researcher Award, Department of Chemistry, NUS
    Aug, 2017
  • Our superdiode work was highlighted on main FOS website
    Jul, 2017
  • Congratulations Xiaoping and Max! Your paper "Molecular diodes with rectification ratios exceeding 105 driven by electrostatic interactions" made it to Nature Nanotechnology
    Jul, 2017
  • Congratulations Song Peng on successfully defending your thesis!
    Dec, 2016
  • Congratulations Chris for winning the Department Outstanding Chemist Award!
    Sep, 2016
  • Our work was highlighted in the FoS newsletter
    Aug, 2016
  • Congratulations Chris and Shu Fen! Your paper "Multi-step nucleation of nanocrystals in aqueous solution" just got accepted by Nature Chemistry
    Aug, 2016
  • Shu Fen won the SNIC Gold Medal for the most outstanding thesis for AY 2015/16. Congratulations!!
    Jul, 2016
  • Chris won the University YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2016 Let the congratulations pour in!
    Apr, 2016
  • Congratulations Yuan! Your paper "Chemical Control over the Energy Level Alignment in a Two-Terminal Junction" just got accepted by Nature Communications
    Apr, 2016
  • Hearty Congratulations on getting tenure, Chris!
    Apr, 2016
  • Congratulations Gan Lu on passing your defense!
    Apr, 2016
  • Congratulations Lejia! Your paper "Electrostatic Control over Temperature-Dependent Tunneling across a Single Molecule Junction" just got accepted by Nature Communications
    Mar, 2016
  • Congratulations Senthil! Your work made it to a cover for Advanced Materials Vol. 28 • No. 9 • March 2 • 2016 edition!
    Mar, 2016
  • Congrats Dr. Li Yuan and Dr. Tan Shu Fen on completing your thesis defense!
    Feb, 2016
  • Congratulations Song Peng! Your work made it to a beautiful cover for Advanced Materials Vol. 28 • No. 4 • January 27 • 2016 edition!!
    Jan, 2016
  • Congratulations Yuan Li! For getting a Post-doc position in the Whitesides Research Group, Harvard University
    Jan, 2016
  • The paper "On-chip Molecular Electronic Plasmon Sources Based on Self-Assembled Monolayer Tunnel Junctions" just got accepted by Nature Photonics.
    Jan, 2016
  • Congratulations Lejia! Your paper "Electrostatic Control over Temperature-Dependent Tunneling across a Single Molecule Junction" just got accepted by Nature Communications.
    Mar, 2016
  • Congratulations Senthil! Your work made it to a cover for Advanced Materials Vol. 28 • No. 9 • March 2 • 2016 edition!
    Mar, 2016
  • Congrats Dr. Li Yuan and Dr. Tan Shu Fen on completing your thesis defence!
    Feb, 2016
  • Congratulations Song Peng! Your work made it to a beautiful cover for Advanced Materials Vol. 28 • No. 4 • January 27 • 2016 edition!
    Jan, 2016
  • Congratulations Yuan Li! For getting a Post-doc position in the Whitesides Research Group, Harvard University
    Jan, 2016
  • The paper "Molecular Electronic Plasmon Sources" just got accepted by Nature Photonics.
    Jan, 2016
  • Congrats Shu Fen! Won the Best poster award at ICMAT 2015 (Resonant Dielectric, Semiconductor and Metallic Nanostructures)
    Aug, 2015
  • Congratulations on graduating Dr. Nisachol Nerngchamnong, proud of you!
    Jul, 2015
  • Nis completed her Thesis defence! Way to go!
    Apr, 2015
  • Congratulations to our boss! He won the Young Scientist Award 2014 from the Faculty of Science.
    Nov, 2014
  • Congratulations to Calvin for winning a best poster prize at IMRE Scientific Research Forum 2014.
    Oct, 2014
  • The paper "Electronically Transparent Graphene Barriers against Unwanted Doping of Silicon" just accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
    Oct, 2014
  • The paper "Giant Enhancement in Vertical Conductivity of Stacked CVD Graphene sheets by Self-assembled Molecular Layers" just accepted by Nature Communications.
    Oct, 2014
  • The paper "The Supramolecular Structure of Self-Assembled Monolayers of Ferrocenyl Terminated n-Alkanethiolates on Gold Surfaces" just accepted by Langmuir.
    Oct, 2014

Welcome



Our group is located at the Department of Chemistry and at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) and Graphene Research Centre at the National University of Singapore. Assoc. Prof. Nijhuis is also a member of NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS). We are interested in nano-scale electronic devices. We exploit non-conventional fabrication techniques to produce structures with unique properties to advance fundamental understanding and to improve the performance of devices. Our research mainly focuses on studies of the mechanisms of charge transport at the nano-scale which are important to understand for applications ranging from energy storage, green energy, to device miniaturization. We are mainly investigating charge transport at the molecular scale and use self-assembled monolayers layers of molecules of exactly one molecule thick that form spontaneously on gold and silver surfaces for instance sandwiched between two metal electrodes as model systems. Other research topics involve the manipulation of light at the nanoscale in the form of plasmons, and the use of graphene to enhance the performance of existing devices (see our research page for more details).