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Present Members

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Thomas Tan Caiwei

thomas.tan[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: 2D materials, Perovskites/ MoS2

Thomas Tan graduated from NTU with a doctoral degree in Applied Physics and his interest lies in programming and simulations. His current research interest is metamaterial plasmon coupling and high Q devices.

Dr. Manoj Gupta

manoj.gupta[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Active and tunable toroidal metasurfaces, Terahertz spectroscopy, Sensing

Manoj has earned his Ph.D degree in Applied physics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2019. He completed his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. He has working experience in oil sector, as well as in education sector.

Dr. Tan Yi Ji

yiji.tan[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Artificial Intelligence, Topological Photonics, Spatiotemporal Wave Shaping

Yi Ji graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a PhD in Applied Physics in 2023. His current research interest is directed towards unravelling new physics in topological photonics, as well as the inverse design of photonic topological insulators.

Dr. Wang Wenhao

wenhao.wang@ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Terahertz Spectroscopy, Terahertz Photonics

Wenhao obtained his Ph.D degree in Physics from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2022. His current research interest is using photonic topological insulator for terahertz wireless communication, and bound states in the continuum.

Dr. Baolong Zhang

baolong.zhang[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Generation of strong terahertz pulses based on lithium niobate crystals and their interaction with matter.

Baolong obtained his Ph.D. degree in the field of Optical Physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2022. His main research direction was the generation of strong terahertz pulses through the interaction between intense femtosecond laser and lithium niobate crystals, and the nonlinear interaction between intense terahertz pulse with condense matter.

Dr. Jonghyeon Kim

jonghyeon.kim[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Terahertz Spectroscopy, 2D magnets.

Jonghyeon earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Physics from Yonsei University, South Korea, in 2020. His current research interest is the development of terahertz emitters using 2D magnets.

Dr. Shen Zhonglei

zhonglei.shen[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Topological Photonics, Terahertz Communication and Sensing.

Zhonglei obtained his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Eigineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China in 2023. His current research interest involves topological photonics-based terahertz communication and sensing devices.

Ph.D. Students

Bodhan Chakraborty

bodhan001[at]e.ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Terahertz Photonics and Electronics, Topological Photonics

Bodhan has obtained his M. Tech in Electronics and Electrical Engineering with a specialization in RF and Photonics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Applied Physics at NTU, where he is investigating the on-chip integration of topological photonic crystals and hybrid electronics-photonics for terahertz applications.

Ho Xin Jie Kenneth

S230184[at]e.ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Topological Photonics, Computational Physics

Kenneth graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a second major in Mathematical Sciences. He is currently a PhD student in NTU working on topological photonic insulators.

Sambhu Jana

SAMBHU001[at]e.ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: THz Spintronics and Nanophotonics

Sambhu has received his Bachelor's (Hons) and Master's (Hons) degrees in Physics from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Physics at NTU, Singapore. He is currently focusing on THz spintronic devices and exploring various novel applications of PCMs.

Pang Teng Chen Ietro

Tengchen001[at]e.ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Terahertz Superconductor Photonics, THz Single Photon Detector

Pang Teng Chen Ietro obtained his Bachelor(Hons) in Physics from Nanyang Technological University. He is currently a PhD candidate at NTU, and is working on Terahertz Superconductor Photonics and THz Single Photon Detector

Chen Kaiji

Kaiji001[at]e.ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Topological and quantum materials for photonics

Kaiji has received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Tianjin University in China and is currently pursuing PhD degree in NTU. He is now exploiting and introducing new quantum materials into photonics crystal platform.

Ridong Jia

ridong001[at]e.ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Topological Photonics, Terahertz Communication

Ridong has received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Tianjin University in China and is currently pursuing PhD degree in NTU. He is now investigating the chip-based light coupling, sensing, and communication based on terahertz topological photonics.

Nikhil Navaratna

nikhil014[at]e.ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Terahertz Photonics and Electronics, Topological Photonics

Nikhil Navaratna completed his B.E (Hons) Electronics and Communication Engineering and M.Sc. (Hons) Physics from BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus. He is currently a PhD student working on developing Hybrid electronic-photonic systems for applications in 6G technology.

Sobhan Subhra Mishra

sobhansu001[at]e.ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Condensed Matter Physics, THz spectroscopy of Weyl and Dirac Semimetals

Sobhan has received an integrated BS-MS degree from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is currently a PhD student at NTU working on THz spectroscopy of Weyl and Dirac semimetals in 3D solids.

Shrinivas Jayaram

shriniva001[at]e.ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Topological Photonics, Non-hermitian systems,Terahertz Photonics

Shrinivas has obtained his M.Tech in Applied Optics Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He is currently pursuing PhD in Physics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research topic involves investigating topological Phases of light for applications in Terahertz communication.

Research Engineer

Muhammad Helmi Bin Azmi

muhdhelmi.azmi[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Terahertz Electronics

Helmi graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a B.Sc in Applied Physics in 2023. His current research is based on terahertz electronic integrated circuits for 6G wireless communication.

Former Members

Dr. Abhishek Kumar

abhishek.kumar[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: 2D materials, Perovskites/ MoS2

Abhishek's current research focuses on studying the topological phases of light particularly in the terahertz frequency and ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy. He is also involved in building the testbed terahertz wireless communication system for 6G communication using the photonic topological insulator-based terahertz transceiver. He received his doctoral degree from NTU, Singapore.

Dr. Ashish Kumar Chowdhary

ashish.chowdhary[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Hybrid electronic-photonic integrated circuits for 6G communication devices

Dr. Ashish Kumar Chowdhary graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati with an MS and PhD in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. His current research interest involves the exploration of the exciting field of hybrid electronic-photonic integrated circuits for 6G communication devices.

Dr. Patinharekandy Prabhathan

prabhathan.p[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Nano photonics, spatial light modulators, and Brain-Efficient Artificial Intelligence

Prabhathan received his Ph.D. degree in Optics and Photonics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2012. He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the same university in different departments, including the School of EEE and Rolls-Royce @NTU Corporate Lab. He also has experience in an industry job from ASM Technology, Singapore Pte Ltd.

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Srivastava

yogesh.srivastava[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Superconductors, Terahertz spectroscopy, Fano resonance, Low dimensional materials.

Dr.Yogesh Kumar Srivastava is currently a faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. He earned his Ph.D degree in Applied physics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2019. He has industrial experience as Materials Failure Analysis Specialist at Finisar Malaysia.

Piyush Agarwal

piyush003[at]e.ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Terahertz Spectroscopy

Piyush has received his integrated BS-MS degree from IISER Bhopal in India and currently pursuing Ph.D. in Physics department at NTU. His research interest involves the study of terahertz emission from novel hetrostructures.

Dr. Panahandeh Fard Majid

majid.pf[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Terahertz technology for diagnosis

Dr Majid Panahandeh Fard is a senior research fellow, obtained his PhD from the Division of Physics and Applied Physics, NTU in 2015. His focus of research is the commercialization of terahertz technology for the diagnosis industry. He is developing a breathalyzer for detecting respiratory infectious through exhaled breath.

Dr. Sreekanth K. V.

sreekanthkv[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Nanophotonics, Biosensing, Graphene, Metamaterials

Sreekanth K V is currently working as Research Scientist at Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR, Singapore. He has received his PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  He also worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Dr. Manukumara Manjappa

mmanjappa1[at]ntu.edu.sg

Research Interest: Active photonic devices, EIT, Terahertz spectroscopy

Dr. Manukumara Manjappa is currently a faculty at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2019 from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. His research interests include reconfigurable metamaterials, quantum sources, ultrastrong light-matter coupling and ultrafast spectroscopy of quantum materials.

Dr. Yang Yihao

Research Interest: Topological photonics, Metasurfaces, Invisibility cloaks

Dr. Yang is currently a faculty in College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. He received his PhD degree in Electronics Science and Technology from  Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering at Zhejiang University, China in 2017.

Dr. Govind Dayal

Research Interest: Plasmonics, Metamaterials, Infrared spectroscopy

Govind is currently a faculty in Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, India. He aims to explore ultrafast control of plasmon-molecular interaction in both linear and nonlinear regimes to develop and advance infrared spectroscopy techniques.

Dr. WenXiang Lim

Research Interest: Resonant Metamaterials

WenXiang received his doctoral degree in Applied Physics from Nanyang Technological University in 2018. His research interests involved integrating metamaterial system with novel material platforms as active medium to realize dynamic control of resonances and developing high-Q Fano resonance in metamaterial system from optical to microwave regime

Dr. Cong Longqing

Research Interest: Active photonic metadevices, ultrafast terahertz optics, metamaterials

Longqing obtained his PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2017. He is currently a faculty in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).

Dr. Song Han

Research Interest: Dielectric photonics, dielectric laser/THz accelerator, and bound states in the continuum.

Song Han received his doctoral degree in Applied Physics from Nanyang Technological University in 2020. He is currently working as a research fellow in the School of Electronic Engineering, NTU, Singapore. His current research involves dielectric photonics, dielectric laser/THz accelerator, and bound states in the continuum.

Dr. Prakash Pitchappa

Research Interest: Superconducting and MEMS-based metamaterial devices

Prakash received M.Sc and Ph.D degrees from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore. He is currently working as Research Scientist at Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR, Singapore.

Visiting scholars and students

Asst. Prof.Su Xiaoqiang

Research Interest: Spoof SPPs,THz Photonic Topological Insulators

Home institution: Shanxi datong University

Term: 2022 to present

Shen Zhonglei

Research Interest: Topological photonics, THz metasurfaces

Home institution: Xi'an Jiaotong University

Term: 2022 to present

Wang Kemeng

Research Interest: Active THz metasurface, Fano resonance, Graphene THz modulator

Home institution: Tianjin University of China

Term: 2022 to present

Zhao Xin

Research Interest: Topological Photonics, THz Communication

Home institution: Xidian University

Term: 2022 to present

Final year project students

Pang Teng Chen ietro

Research Interest: Superconductor Terahertz

Term: 2021 to 2022

Goh Jun Sheng Gordon

Research Interest: Nanophotonics

Term: 2020 to 2021

Ang Jin Jun, Ray

Research Interest: Intense terahertz radiation

Term: 2019 to 2020

Chen Lily

Research Interest: Intense terahertz radiation

Term: 2019 to 2020

Liang Cassey Crystania

Research Interest: Photonic crystals

Term: 2019 to 2020

Wong Yun Ming

Research Interest: Topological Photonics

Term: 2019 to 2020

Ureca students

Keynesh Dongol

Research Interest: Terahertz Spintronics

Term: 2020 to present

Y. Karthikeswaran

Research Interest: Reconfigurable metasurfaces

Term: 2020 to present

Wee Ze Yu

Research Interest: Terahertz sensing and spectroscopy

Term: 2021 to present

Mikhail Maneck Shah

Research Interest: 6G wireless communication

Term: 2020 to present

Siti Nurkhadijah Binte Johari

Research Interest: Reconfigurable metasurfaces

Term: 2020 to present

Srivastav Kanishk

Research Interest: Artificially Intelligent metasurfaces

Term: 2020 to present

Aggarwal Saumay

Research Interest: Terahertz High Q metamaterials

Term: 2020 to 2021

Undergraduate/graduate students

Lim Wei Jie Jovan

Research Interest: Terahertz wireless communications

Term: 2019 to 2020

CN Yang Scholar

Sagayaraj Illangkathir

Research Interest: Dielectric Integrated Antenna

Term: 2020

Undergraduate student

Rajat Pushkarna

Research Interest: 6G wireless communications

Term: 2019 to 2020

External master student

Rao Anirudha Raghothama

Research Interest: Nanophotonics

Term: 2020

Master student