Dr Vivian Ng started out her research career since her active involvement in undergraduate research at Imperial College (1991) and then University of Delaware as a representative of Imperial College (1992). She then worked on fabrication of nanocrystals in thin films of recrystallized amorphous silicon for her PhD at the University of Cambridge. During this period, she spent some time at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory in Japan to perform Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition of thin films.
Since joining the NUS in 1997, she has been actively involved in developing nanofabrication techniques and nanosphere lithography, as well as studying nanocrystals in oxide, thin film magnetism and tunneling devices. She has authored and co-authored more than 50 international journal and conference papers (with almost 90 citations) and has 1 submitted patent. She has been invited to contribute a book chapter on nanosphere lithography and has also given invited talks on the same work. Her biographical data is listed in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2005.
Dr Vivian Ng is 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. She has set up the Information Storage Materials Laboratory and the Nanotechnology Facility in the NUS and was the supervisor of this laboratory from 1998-2002.
Dr Vivian Ng has taught Microelectronics Materials to undergraduates and Characterization of Materials and Devices to postgraduates. She has won several teaching awards (Teaching Honors 2001/2002, Teaching Commendation (Best Tutor) 2002/2003, Teaching Commendation 2004/2005) and has also been commended for Teaching Excellence (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department 1999/2000) as well as listed as one of NUS Top 100 Excellent Teachers 2001/2002 .
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