Teaching Staff
ONG, Beng - Chair Professor in Materials Science

Educational Background
  • B.Sc., Nanyang University, Singapore
  • Ph.D., McGill University, Canada
  • Postdoctoral: Harvard University, USA

Professional Appointments
  • Deputy Director, Institute of Creativity

Current Research Interests
  • Advanced functional materials; organic electronics and printed electronics including organic photovoltaic and organic thin-film transistors and processes; nanostructured materials


Selected Publications
  1. Y. Lei, P. Deng, M. Lin, X. Zheng, F. Zhu, B. S. Ong, “Enhancing Crystalline Structural Orders of Polymer Semiconductors for Efficient Charge Transport via Polymer Matrix-Mediated Molecular Self-Assembly”, Adv. Mater., DOI: 10.1002/adma.20160058 (2016).
  2. Y. Lei, P. Deng, J. Li, M. Lin, F. Zhu, T. W. Ng, C. S. Lee, B. S. Ong, “Solution-processed Donor-acceptor Polymer Nanowire Network Semiconductors for High-Performance Field-Effect Transistors”, Sci. Rep., 6, 24476 (2016).
  3. P. Deng, B. Wu, Y. Lei, H. Cao, B. S. Ong, “Regioregular and Random Difluorobenzothiadiazole Electron Donor-acceptor Polymer Semiconductors for Thin-film Transistors and Polymer Solar Cells”, Macromolecules, 49, 2541-2548 (2016).
  4. Y. Lei, B. Wu, W. K. E. Chan, F. Zhu, B. S. Ong,Engineering Gate Dielectric Surface Properties for Enhanced Polymer Field-effect Transistor Performance”, J. Mater. Chem. C, 3, 12267-12272 (2015).
  5. S. Liu, P. You, J. Li, J. Li, C. Lee, B.S. Ong, C. Surya, Y. Feng, “Enhanced Efficiency in Polymer Solar Cells by Adding a High-Mobility Conjugated Polymer”, Energy Environ. Sci., 8, 1463-1470 (2015).
  6. W. Yan, X. Xin, L. Yong, T. Xiao, X. Xiaofeng, N. Zhao, H. Xiao, B. S. Ong, S. C. Ng, “Substituent Effects on Physical and Photovoltaic Properties of 5,6-Difluorobenzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole-Based D-A Polymers - Towards A Donor Design for High Performance Polymer Solar Cells”, Macromolecules, 46, 9587-9592 (2013).
  7. J. Li, Y. Zhao, H. S. Tan, Y. Guo, C. A. Di, G. Yu, Y. Liu, M. Lin, S. H. Lim, Y. Zhou, H. Su, B S. Ong, “A Stable, Solution-processed Polymer Semiconductor with Record High-mobility for Printed transistors”, Sci. Rep., 2, 754 (2012).
  8. J. Li, H. S. Tan, Z. K. Chen, W. P. Goh, H. K. Wong, K. H. Ong, W. Liu, C. M. Li, B. S. Ong, “Dialkyl-substituted Dithienothiophene Copolymers as Polymer Semiconductors for Thin-film Transistors and Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells”, Macromolecules, 44, 690 (2011).
  9. F. M. Li, A. Nathan, Y. Wu, B. S. Ong, “Organic Thin-film Transistor Integration”, Wiley-VCH (2011).
  10. H. Pan, P. Liu, Y. Li, Y. Wu, B. S. Ong, S. Zhu, G. Xu, “Unique Polymorphism of Oligothiophenes”, Adv. Mater., 19, 3240-3243 (2007).
  11. B. S. Ong, C. Li, Y. Li, Y. Wu, R. O. Loutfy, “Stable, Solution-processed, High-mobility ZnO Thin-film Transistors”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 2750-2751 (2007).
  12. H. Pan, Y. Li, Y. Wu, P. Liu, B. S. Ong, S. Zhu, G. Xu, “Low-temperature, Solution-processed, High-mobility Polymer Semiconductors for Thin-film Transistors”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 4112-4113 (2007).