Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Ling Bing KONG obtained his PhD, MSc and BSc degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University, The University of Science and Technology of China, and Anhui Educational Institute, P. R. China, in 1997, 1992 and 1989, respectively. He joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore, in Jan. 1998, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Two years late, he moved to the School of Materials Science and Engineering, NTU, as a Research Fellow, working for another two years. Then, he joined the Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore (TL@NUS), in Apr. 2002 as a Research Scientist initially and a Senior Research Scientist later. In Feb. 2012, he returned to NTU, as an Associate Professor. His research interests include processing and characterization of functional ceramics, electromagnetic composite materials and functional nanomaterials. He has published 190 journal papers, with an ISI total citation number of >3000 and an H-index of 30, 2 books, 8 book chapters, and >60 conference presentations/abstracts.
Advanced Ceramics. Transparent ceramics for armors and IR windows/dome. Nanosized ceramics for armors. Ceramic armor system design, fabrications and high velocity impact dynamic responses, simulation and modeling. Manipulation of phase formation, anisotropic grain growth and densification of mullite ceramics for structural, environment and energy applications. Nanoceramics from polymer precursors.
Functional Ceramics. Low loss ferrite ceramics for microwave devices. Magneto-dielectric materials based on ferrite ceramics with matching permeability and permittivity, together with loss magnetic and dielectric loss, for antenna miniaturization. Lead-free ferroelectrics, piezoelectric ceramics, thin and thick films.
Advanced Nanomaterials. Low cost large scale synthesis of nanosized oxides. Nanohybrids of oxides with nanocarbons (carbon nanotubes or CNTs, graphene and graphene oxides, etc) and metal nanoparticles for energy conversion and storage. New strategies to develop low-dimension nanomaterials for functional applications.
Nanocomposites. Polymer composites with nano-sized inclusions/fillers for functional applications. Nanocarbon (nanotubes or CNT, graphene/graphene oxide)-polymer nanocomposites with advanced microwave attenuation and shielding performances or conductive properties for energy related applications. Composite materials for microwave attenuation applications. Nanocomposites for energy applications.