A/P Vivian Ng graduated with a First Class honours in Physics from Imperial College London, after which she did a PhD in microelectronics in the University of Cambridge where she worked on Coulomb blockade devices. Upon completion of the PhD in 1997, she joined the National University of Singapore and worked on developing nanofabrication techniques and nanosphere lithography, as well as studying nanocrystals/nanomagnets in oxide, thin film magnetism and tunneling devices. She has authored and co-authored more than 80 international journal and conference papers. Her work on nanosphere lithography has led to invited talks as well as invitation for contribution to a book chapter on the topic.
A/P Ng has been the principal investigator of several grants, including a major grant of ~S$9.4M from the Agency of Science, Technology and Research and Ministry of Education, Singapore. With this grant, she led major efforts to set up the Information Storage Materials Laboratory and the Nanotechnology Facility in the NUS. This is one of the first facilities in the NUS with the capabilities of nanostructure fabrication.
A/P Ng is a Member of Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers and a reviewer for several international journals. She has also been actively involved in organization of several international conferences such as IEEE NANO and NSTI Nanotech.