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Professor Loh Kian Ping Gave Invited Academic Presentation at the School of Materials Science and Engineering

Author:   Date: Jan 17, 2024  Times:

On October 27th, Researcher Zhao Xiaoxu from the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Peking University, extended an invitation to Professor Loh Kian Ping, a distinguished member of the Asian Academy of Materials Science, affiliated with both The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Professor Loh graciously accepted the invitation and visited MSE to engage in an enlightening exchange of ideas. During the visit, Professor Loh delivered a captivating academic presentation entitled “Topological Phase of Weyl Semimetal and Topological Insulators” in Room 137 of the Integrated Science Research Center.

Professor Loh Kian Ping, serving as the foreign director of the SZU-NUS Collaborative Innovation Centre for Optoelectronic Science and Technology, has spearheaded major research endeavors, including projects (such as CPF and NRF) supported by the Singapore National Research Fund. As a prolific scholar, he has published more than 40 articles as a corresponding author in prestigious journals such asNature,Science, and their affiliated journals. Additionally, he has published over 400 papers in renowned journals like JACS and Advanced Materials, accumulating more than 70, 000 citations. Recognized as a highly cited scholar in materials, physics, and chemistry, Professor Loh has received numerous accolades, including the Outstanding Researcher Award from the National University of Singapore and the Nanotechnology Award from the American Chemical Society. In 2014, he received Singapore’s highest scientific honor, the President’s Science Award. He has also served as the Deputy Editor of Chemistry of Materialsby the American Chemical Society and the Deputy Editor in Chief of 2D Materials by the British Physical Society.

Loh Kian Ping is delivering his presentation.

In his presentation, Loh Kian Ping introduced the topological electronic structure characteristics and unique electronic properties of topological insulators and Weyl semimetals. Topological insulators possess specific properties in their interior, while their surface exhibits extraordinary electronic states that significantly influence electronic conduction and material properties. Weyl semimetals feature Weyl fermions near the Fermi level of their electronic band structure, serving as tangible manifestations of topological properties and playing a pivotal role in electron transport and optical properties. In various application fields, such as electronics, optoelectronics, quantum computing, and topological quantum physics, topological insulators and Weyl semimetals hold vast potential. Due to their distinctive electronic properties, these materials offer avenues for the advancement of novel electronic devices and materials, fueling extensive research interest in academia. Professor Loh Kian Ping's presentation endeavors to delve into the topological characteristics of these two materials and investigate their potential applications in materials science and electronics. It emphasizes the pivotal role and transformative value of topological materials in condensed matter physics and materials science.

The faculty and students are listening to Professor Loh Kian Ping’s presentation.

After the presentation, Professor Loh Kian Ping engaged in a discussion with faculty members and students, addressing queries and exchanging insights. The session culminated with a group photo, serving as a cherished memento of the insightful exchange.

The Group Photo