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Dr. YANG Kwang Wei, Joel
Name: Dr. YANG Kwang Wei, Joel
Designation: Scientist III
Capability Group / Department: Patterning & Fabrication
Address: 3, Research Link, Singapore 117602
Tel: (65) 83825578
Email: yangkwjimre.a-star.edu.sg
RESEARCH
Research Interests/Areas
  • Nanoplasmonics
  • Electron-beam lithography
  • Bit-patterned media
Specialised Expertise
  • sub-10-nm electron beam lithography
  • plasmonic nanostructure fabrication
  • directed self assembly
Projects
  • Electrical excitation of surface plasmons in metallic nanostructures
  • Towards 10 Tb/in^2 patterning for bit-patterned media
  • Self assembly of nanometer-sized particles
Working Experience
  • 2002
Micron Semiconductor Asia
  • 2003 - 2004
Einst Tech, Photoni Tech Research Engineer
  • 2004 - 2009
Research Assistant Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2009
Postdoctoral Associate Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2009 - Current
Research Engineer, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2009
  • SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2005
  • BEng (valedictorian) EEE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2003
Honours and Awards
2012 Young Scientist Award from the Singapore National Academy of Science 2012
   
2012 TR35@Singapore: MIT Technology Review’s List of Top Innovators 2012
   
EIPBN 2011 Micrograph Contest Grand Prize Award 2011
   
IMRE Scientific Advisory Board best poster award 2010
   
Nanyang Outstanding Alumnus Award 2010
   
MIT Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award 2010
   
2010 R&D 100 Awards
2010
   
A*STAR Young Investigatorship Award
2009
   
2009 MIT Lincoln Laboratory Best Invention Award 2009
   
Philip Yeo Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Research
2009
   
Raith Annual Micrograph Award
2009
   
MIT Research Lab of Electronics NANOlympics Contest
(Best nanostructure award)
2006
   
Best student-paper award for
S. Harrer, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, F. Ilievski, and C. A. Ross, "Pattern Generation by Using Multi-Step Room-Temperature Nanoimprint Lithography," presented at Nanotechnology, 2006. IEEE-NANO 2006.
2006
   
Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal
2003

Other Professional Appointments / Membership
Selected Publications
  •  Aeneas Wiener, Huigao Duan, Michel Bosman, Andrew P. Horsfield, John B. Pendry, Joel K. W. Yang, Stefan A. Maier, and Antonio I. Fernández-Domínguez, “Electron-Energy Loss Study of Nonlocal Effects in Connected Plasmonic Nanoprisms”, ACS Nano 2013 7 (7), 6287-6296
  • Huigao Duan, Hailong Hu, Hui Kim Hui, Zexiang Shen, Joel K W Yang, “Free-standing sub-10 nm nanostencils for the definition of gaps in plasmonic antennas”, Nanotechnology 24, 185301 (2013)
  • Michel Bosman, Enyi Ye, Shu Fen Tan, Christian A. Nijhuis, Joel K. W. Yang, Renaud Marty, Adnen Mlayah, Arnaud Arbouet, Christian Girard, Ming-Yong Han,” Surface Plasmon Damping Quantified with an Electron Nanoprobe”, Scientific Reports (2013) 3, doi:10.1038/srep01312
  • Maria Yu Lin, Moulay Rachid Elidrissi, Kheong Sann Chan, Kwaku Eason, Melissa Chua, Mohamed Asbahi, Joel K.W. Yang, Naganivetha Thiyagarajah, Vivian Ng, “Channel Characterization and Performance Evaluation of Bit-Patterned Media”, IEEE Transaction on Magnetics, Vol. 49, No. 2. (2013)
  • Lin Wu, Huigao Duan, Ping Bai, Michel Bosman, Joel K. W. Yang, and Erping Li, “Fowler–Nordheim Tunneling Induced Charge Transfer Plasmons between Nearly Touching Nanoparticles”, ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (1), pp 707–716
  • Hailong Hu, Huigao Duan, Joel K. W. Yang, and Ze Xiang Shen, “Plasmon Modulated Photoluminescence of individual Gold Nanostructures”, ACS Nano (2012) doi: 10.1021/nn303906
  • N. Thiyagarajah, H. Duan, D.L.Y Song, M. Asbahi, S.H. Leong, Siang, Joel K.W. Yang, V. Ng, “Effect of inter-bit material on the performance of directly deposited bit patterned media”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 152403 (2012)
  • Mohamed Asbahi, Kevin T. P. Lim, Fuke Wang, Huigao Duan, Naganivetha Thiyagarajah, Vivian Ng, and Joel K. W. Yang , “Directed Self-Assembly of Densely Packed Gold Nanoparticles”, Langmuir (2012) doi: 10.1021/la303287z
  • Karthik Kumar, Huigao Duan, Ravi Hegde, Samuel Koh, Jennifer Wei, Joel K.W. Yang, “Printing Color at the Optical Diffraction Limit”, Nature Nanotechnology (2012) doi:10.1038/nnano.2012.128
  • Naganivetha Thiyagarajah, Tianli Huang, Yunjie Chen, Huigao Duan, Debra L. Y. Song, Siang Huei Leong, Joel K. W. Yang, and Vivian Ng,Comparison of bit-patterned media fabricated by methods of direct deposition and ion-milling of cobalt/palladium multilayers”, Journal of Applied Physics, 111 (10), 103906 (2012)
  • Huigao Duan, Antonio I. Fernandez-Dominguez, Michel Bosman, Stefan A. Maier, Joel K.W. Yang, “Nanoplasmonics: Classical Down To The Nanometer Scale”, Nano Letters Article 12 (3), 1683-1689 (2012)
  • Joel K.W. Yang, Huigao Duan, Jaslyn B.K. Law, Bryan Cord, Hong Yee Low, “Miniaturization of Grayscale Images”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B 29(6), Nov/Dec (2011)
  • Joel K.W. Yang, Yunjie Chen, Tianli Huang, Huigao Duan, Naganivetha Thiyagarajah, Hui Kim Hui, Siang Huei Leong, Vivian Ng, “Fabrication and Characterization of Bit-Patterned Media Beyond 1.5 Tbit/in2”, Nanotechnology 22 (38) pp 5301-5306 (2011)
  • H. Duan, Joel K. W. Yang and K. K. Berggren, "Controlled Collapse of High-Aspect-Ratio Nanostructures", Small 7 (18), 2661-2668 (2011).
  • Sebastian Strobel, Katherine J. Harry, Huigao Duan, Joel K. W. Yang, Vitor R. Manfrinato and Karl K. Berggren, “Electrochemical development of hydrogen silsesquioxane by applying an electrical potential”, Nanotechnology 22(37) doi:10.1088/0957-4484/22/37/375301 (2011)
  • Huigao Duan, Hailong Hu, Karthik Kumar, Zexiang Shen, Joel K.W. Yang, “Direct and Reliable Patterning of Plasmonic Nanostructures with Sub-10-nm Gaps”, ACS Nano Article ASAP (2011)
  • Ai Leen Koh, Antonio I. Fernndez-Domnguez, David W. McComb, Stefan A. Maier, Joel K. W. Yang, “High-Resolution Mapping of Electron-Beam-Excited Plasmon Modes in Lithographically Defined Gold Nanostructures,” Nano Letters 11 (3), pp 1323–1330 (2011)
  • Cindy Y. Lau, Huigao Duan, Fuke Wang, Chao Bin He, Hong Yee Low, Joel K. W. Yang, “Enhanced Ordering in Gold Nanoparticles Self-Assembly through Excess Free Ligands,” Langmuir Article ASAP (2011)
  • Ai Leen Koh, David W. McComb, Stefan A. Maier, H. Y. Low, and Joel K. W. Yang, “Sub-10 nm patterning of gold nanostructures on silicon-nitride membranes for plasmon mapping with electron energy-loss spectroscopy,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 28, C6O45 (2010); doi:10.1116/1.3501351
  • Huigao Duan, Vitor R. Manfrinato, Joel K. W. Yang, Donald Winston, Bryan M. Cord, and Karl K. Berggren, “Metrology for electron-beam lithography and resist contrast at the sub-10nm scale,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B vol. 28, no. 6, pp. H11-H17, (2010)
  • Huigao Duan, Donald Winston, Joel K. W. Yang, Bryan M. Cord, Vitor R. Manfrinato, and Karl K. Berggren, “Sub-10-nm half-pitch electron-beam lithography by using poly(methyl methacrylate) as a negative resist,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 28, C6C58 (2010); doi:10.1116/1.3501353
  • Rafal A. Mickiewicz, Joel K. W. Yang, Adam F. Hannon, Yeon-Sik Jung, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Karl K. Berggren, Caroline A. Ross, “Enhancing the Potential of Block Copolymer Lithography with Polymer Self-Consistent Field Theory Simulations” Macromolecules, Article ASAP (2010)
  • Joel K. W. Yang, Yeon Sik Jung, Jae-Byum Chang, R. A. Mickiewicz, A. Alexander-Katz, C. A. Ross & Karl K. Berggren, "Complex self-assembled patterns using sparse commensurate templates with locally varying motifs" Nature Nanotechnology 5, 256 - 260 (2010).
  • J. K. W. Yang, A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, C. Bryan, V. Anant, R. J. Molnar, and K. B. Karl, "Suppressed Critical Current in Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors with High Fill-factors," IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 19, pp. 318-322 (2009).
  • J. K. W. Yang, B. Cord, H. G. Duan, K. K. Berggren, J. Klingfus, S.-W. Nam, K. B. Kim, and M. J. Rooks, "Understanding of Hydrogen Silsesquioxane Electron Resist for Sub-5-nm-half-pitch Lithography," Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 27, pp. 2622-2627 (2009)
  • B. Cord, J. K. W. Yang, H. G. Duan, D. C. Joy, J. Klingfus, and K. K. Berggren, “Limiting Factors in Sub-10-nm Scanning-Electron-Beam Lithography,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B 27, pp. 2616-2621 (2009).
  • A. J. Kerman, J. K. W. Yang, R. J. Molnar, E. A. Dauler, and K. K. Berggren, "Electrothermal feedback in superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors." Physical Review B, vol. 79, p. 100509, 2009.
  • S.-W. Nam, M. J. Rooks, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, H. M. Kim, M. H. Lee, K. B. Kim, J. H. Sim and D. Y. Yoon, “Contrast Enhancement Behavior of Hydrogen Silsesquioxane in a Salty Developer,” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 27, pp. 2635-2639 (2009)
  • D. Morecroft, J. K. W. Yang, S. Schuster, K. K. Berggren, Q. F. Xia, W. Wu, and R. S. Williams, "Sub-15-nm Nanoimprint Molds and Pattern Transfer," Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 27, pp. 2837-2840 (2009).
  • D. Winston, B. Cord, M. K. Mondol, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, B. Ming, A. E. Vladar, M. T. Postek, D. C. Bell, W. F. DiNatale, and L. A. Stern, "Helium-ion Lithography with Hydrogen Silsesqioxane Resist," Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 27, pp. 2702-2706 (2009)
  • P. Hashemi, M. Canonico, J.K.W. Yang, L. Gomez, K.K. Berggren, and J. L. Hoyt, “Fabrication and Characterization of Suspended Uniaxial Tensile Strained-Si Nanowires for Gate-All-Around n-MOSFETs,” ECS (Electrochemical Society) Transactions, Vol. 16, No. 10, pp. 57-68, October 2008.
  • W. Wu, W. M. Tong, J. Bartman, Y. F. Chen, R. Walmsley, Z. N. Yu, Q. F. Xia, I. Park, C. Picciotto, J. Gao, S. Y. Wang, D. Morecroft, J.K.W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, and R. S. Williams, "Sub-10 nm Nanoimprint Lithography by Wafer Bowing," Nano Letters, vol. 8, pp. 3865-3869, 2008.
  • 17. C.A. Ross, Y.S. Jung, V.P.Chuang, F. Ilievski, J.K.W. Yang, I. Bita, E.L. Thomas, H.I. Smith, K.K. Berggren, J.G.Vansco, and J.Y. Cheng, “Si-Containing Block Copolymers for Self-Assembled Nanolithography (invited),” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, vol. 26, pp.2489-2494 (2008).
  • C. A. Ross, Y. S. Jung, V. P. Chuang, J. G. Son, K. W. Gotrik, R. A. Mickiewicz, J. K. W. Yang, J. B. Chang, K. K. Berggren, J. Gwyther, and I. Manners, “Templated self-assembly of Si-containing block copolymers for nanoscale device fabrication,” Proc. SPIE 7637, 76370H (2010)
  • I. Bita, J. K. W. Yang, Y. S. Jung, C. A. Ross, E. L. Thomas, and K. K. Berggren, "Graphoepitaxy of self-assembled block copolymers on two-dimensional periodic patterned templates," Science, vol. 321, pp. 939-943, 2008. † contributed equally
  • Eric A. Dauler, Andrew J. Kerman, Bryan S. Robinson, J. K. W. Yang, Boris Voronov, Gregory Gol'tsman, Scott A. Hamilton, and Karl K. Berggren, "Photon-number-resolution with sub-30-ps timing using multi-element superconducting nanowire single photon detectors," Journal of Modern Optics, vol. 56, pp. 364-373 2008.
  • V. Anant, A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, J. K. W. Yang, K. M. Rosfjord, and K. K. Berggren, "Optical Properties of Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors," Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10750-10761 2008.
  • E. A. Dauler, B. S. Robinson, A. J. Kerman, J. K. W. Yang, K. M. Rosfjord, V. Anant, B. Voronov, G. Gol'tsman, and K. K. Berggren, "Multi-element superconducting nanowire single-photon detector," IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 17, pp. 279-284, 2007.
  • A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, J. K. W. Yang, K. M. Rosfjord, V. Anant, K. K. Berggren, G. N. Gol'tsman, and B. M. Voronov, "Constriction-limited detection efficiency of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 90, pp. 101110, 2007.
  • 24. J. K. W. Yang and K. K. Berggren, "Using high-contrast salty development of hydrogen silsesquioxane for sub-10-nm half-pitch lithography," Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, vol. 25, pp. 2025-2029, 2007.
  • J. K. W. Yang, A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, V. Anant, K. M. Rosfjord, and K. K. Berggren, "Modeling the Electrical and Thermal Response of Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors,", IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 17, pp. 581, 2007.
  • A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, W. E. Keicher, J. K. W. Yang, K. K. Berggren, G. Gol'tsman, and B. Voronov, "Kinetic-inductance-limited reset time of superconducting nanowire photon counters," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 88, pp. 111116, 2006.
  • K. M. Rosfjord, J. K. W. Yang, E. A. Dauler, A. J. Kerman, V. Anant, B. M. Voronov, G. N. Gol'tsman, and K. K. Berggren, "Nanowire Single-photon detector with an integrated optical cavity and anti- reflection coating," Optics Express, vol. 14, pp. 527-534, 2006.
  • Eric A. Dauler, Bryan S. Robinson, Andrew J. Kerman, Vikas Anant, Richard J. Barron, Karl K. Berggren, David O. Caplan, John J. Carney, Scott A. Hamilton, Kristine M. Rosfjord, Mark L. Stevens, Joel K. Yang, “1.25 Gbit/s photon-counting optical communications using a two-element superconducting nanowire single photon detector,” Proc. of SPIE Advanced Photon Counting Techniques, Wolfgang Becker; Ed., Vol. 6372, Oct (2006)
  • B. S. Robinson, A. J. Kerman, E. A. Dauler, R. O. Barron, D. O. Caplan, M. L. Stevens, J. J. Carney, S. A. Hamilton, J. K. W. Yang, and K. K. Berggren, "781 Mbit/s photon-counting optical communications using a superconducting nanowire detector," Optics Letters, vol. 31, pp. 444-446, 2006.
  • J. K. W. Yang, V. Anant, and K. K. Berggren, "Enhancing etch resistance of hydrogen slisesquioxane via postdevelop electron curing," Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, vol. 24, pp. 3157-3161, 2006.
  • S. Harrer, J. K. W. Yang, G. A. Salvatore, K. K. Berggren, F. Ilievski, and C. A. Ross, "Pattern Generation by Using Multistep Room-Temperature Nanoimprint Lithography," IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 6, pp. 639, 2007.
  • J. K. W. Yang, E. Dauler, A. Ferri, A. Pearlman, A. Verevkin, G. Gol’tsman, B. Voronov, R. Sobolewski, W. E. Keicher, and K. K. Berggren, "Fabrication development for nanowire GHz-counting-rate, single photon detectors," IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 15, pp. 626-630, 2005.
Patents Filed
  • Karthik Kumar, Joel K.W. Yang, Huigao Duan, “High Density Plasmonic Optical Data Storage” Singapore Patent Application No. 201207248-4 filed 9th Oct 2012
  • Joel K.W. Yang, Michel Bosman, Huigao Duan, Karthik Kumar, In Yee Phang, “A process for creating lithographically-defined plasmonic structures with enhanced Q-factors” New SG Patent Application No. 201201971-7 filed 19th March 2012
  • Huigao Duan, Karthik Kumar, Joel K.W. Yang, “A process to achieve microscopic bright-field color images using plasmonic resonances in nanostructures” Singapore Patent Application IMR/P/06746/00/SG IMRE 201112 September 12, 2011
  • Joel K.W. Yang, Jaslyn Law Bee Khuan, Low Hong Yee, “A Substrate Having an Image Thereon” Singapore Patent Application ETPL Ref: IMR/P/06133/00/SG; IMR Ref: 201009
  • Joel Yang, Karl Berggren, Yeon Sik Jung, Caroline Ross, “Guided Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Line Structures for Intergrated Circuit Interconnects” United States of America Serial No. 61/361,978, July 7, 2010.
  • Ion Bita, Edwin L. Thomas, Joel K.W. Yang, Yeon Sik Jung, Caroline A. Ross, and Karl K. Berggren, “Self-Assembly Technique Applicable to Large Areas and Nanofabrication,” United States of America Serial No. 12/239362, September 26, 2008.
  • Vikas Anant, Karl K. Berggren, Eric Dauler, Andrew James. Kerman and Joel Kwang Wei. Yang, “Multi-Element Optical Detectors With Sub-Wavelength Gaps,” United States of America Serial No. 60/916914, May 9, 2007.
  • Karl K. Berggren, Stefan Harrer, Giovanni Salvatore, Joel Yang “Nanotemplate Aribrary Imprint Lithography,” United States of America Serial No. 11/542474, October 3, 2006.
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