Ph.D and M.Eng Thesis

(Updated April 2017)


Graduated Ph.D and M.Eng. students and their thesis:

 Ms. Lu Wanheng (January 2013 Jauaryn 2017), B.Eng and M.Eng, University of Science and Technology Beijing
Ph.D: Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore, 
Ph.D Oral Examination: April 2017

Thesis Title: CHARACTERIZING RESISTIVE SWITCHING PHENOMENA OF BINARY TRANSITION METAL OXIDES BY SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY TECHNIQUES

Abstract
 Ms. YANG Shan, (August 2012 to August 2016), B.Eng., Wuhan University of Technology, China
Ph.D: Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore 
Ph.D Oral Examination: Nov 2016

Thesis: Nanoscale Characterization of Thin Film Li1.2Mn0.54Ni0.13Co0.13O2 Cathode in Lithium Ion Batteries by using Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques.

 Ms. XIAO Juanxiu (August 2011 to August 2015), B.Eng.: Sichuan University, China.
Ph.D: Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore 

Ph.D Oral Examination: Dec 2015

Thesis: Characterization of the Multifunctional Properties of Zinc Oxide based Materials by Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques. 


 Ms. LI Tao (August 2009 to August 2013), B.Eng. (Hons), Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore 
Ph.D: 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore 
Ph.D Oral Examination: Dec.2013

Thesis: Nanostructure, Biopiezoelectric and Bioferroelectric Behaviors of Mollusk Shells Studied by Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques. 


 Mr. Siva Suri Chandra Rao Bhesetti (August 2007 to August 2012), B.Tech.: National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India.
M.Eng.: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Ph.D: 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore  
Ph.D Oral Examination: March 2013
                                        

Thesis: Micromechanical Behavior of Lead-free Solder Joints Developed for 3D-IC Packaging Applications. 
                                       
 



 
Ms. Zhu Jing, (August 2008 to August 2012), B.Eng. & M.Eng.: Sichuan University, China 
Ph.D: Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore 
Ph.D Oral Examination: Jan. 2013.
                                              

Thesis: Reliability and Aging Mechanisms of All-Solid-State Thin Film Lithium Ion Microbatteries. 
                                              


 
Mr. Amit Kumar, (August 2007 to August 2011), B.Tech. & M.Eng.: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India.
Ph.D: Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore
Ph.D Oral Examination: April 2012.
                                       
Thesis: Application of Biased Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques for Multifunctional Characterization of BiFeO3 and ZnO Thin Films. 
                                       



 
Mr. Chen Lei, (August 2007 to August 2011), B.Eng. and M.Eng.: HuaZhong University of Science & Technology 
Ph.D: Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore.
Ph.D Oral Examination: Jan. 2012.
                                          

Thesis: Development of Smoothed Numerical Methods for Fracture Analysis and Interfacial Toughness Characterization in Thin Film Systems
                                         


 
Mr. Wong Meng Fei, (Jan 2007 to Dec. 2010), B.Eng.(Hons), University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia. 
Ph.D: Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore.
Ph.D Oral Examination: July 2011.
                                         

Thesis: Micromechanical Properties and Domain Structures of PZN-PT Piezoelectric Single Crystals. 
                                         


 Ms. Lim Sheau Hooi, (Jan 2006 to Dec. 2010), B. Sci. (Hons), University of Malaya, Malaysia
Ph.D: 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore.
Ph.D Oral Examination: April 2011

                                               
Thesis: Micro-mechanical and characterization of epoxy-alumina composites
                                              




 Mr. Yeap Kong Boon, (Jan 2006 to Dec 2009), B.Eng. (Hons), University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia 
Ph.D: 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS, Singapore
Ph.D Oral Examination: May 2010

                                              
Thesis: Characterization of Interfacial Mechanical Properties using Wedge Indentation Method. 
                                              
 Mr. Yin Yousheng, (August 2005 to August 2007), B.Eng.: Fudan University, China. 
M.Eng: Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS., Singapore
M.Eng. Examination: March 2008


Thesis: A simulation by using cohesive zome model for indnetation test in thin-film/substrate systems.




Earlier Graduate Students before Dr.Zeng joint NUS


Ms. Wang Xiaoyan, Ph.D Oral Examination: Feb. 2007
Department of Restorative Dentistry, NUS and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE).
Thesis: Interaction of environmental calcium/phosphate and pH with glass ionomer restoratives.

 
Mr. Li Jinghui, M.Sc (Research) thesis examination: Dec. 2005
Department of Materials Science, NUS and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE).
Thesis: Imprvement of mechanical properties of mesoporous ultra low-k films after NH3 plasma treatment.

 
Ms. Zheng Wei Wei, M.Sc (Research) thesis examination: April. 2005.
Department of Materials Science, NUS and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, (IMRE).
Thesis: Studies of indium tin oxide thin films for novel organic light-emitting devices.

 
Ms. Jiang Haiyan, M.Sc (Research) thesis examination: Aug. 2005.
Department of Materials Science, NUS and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE).
Thesis: Theoretical and experimental analysis of interface delamnination in thin film/substrate systems.

 
Ms. Wu Xiaowa, M.Sc (Research) thesis examination: Oct. 2005
Department of Restorative Dentistry, NUS and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE).
Thesis: Chemo-mechanical degradation of resin-based hybrid restoratives.

 
Mr. Yang Shuang, M.Sc (Research) thesis examination: July 2004
Department of Materials Science, NUS and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE).
Thesis: Nanoindentation on polymer materials.

 
Mr. Tang Chunguang, M.Sc (Research) thesis examination: Dec. 2004
Department of Materials Science, NUS and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, (IMRE).
Thesis: Indentation studies on A Zr-based bulk metallic glass.
 


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