This research group intends to direct all its resources to focus on two related areas. First, the group is striving to gain in-depth knowledge and to venture into new areas in science and technology through the applications of scientific computing and simulation. This can be seen as an effort to compliment the advancement achieved by other research groups through experimental works. Second, the group is also persuing on the design and development of novel and innovative scientific instrumentation.
a) Scientific Computating & Simulation
- Condensed matter physics using ab-initio (density functional theory (DFT)-based) methods, molecular dynamics (ab initio and classical) and Monte Carlo method (quantum and classical). This includes the studies on the structural, electronic, optical , magnetic, transport and thermoelectric properties of crystalline and amorphous materials.
- Nano device simulations. This includes the studies on the performance of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs), photodetectors, organic light emitting diode (OLED), single electron transistor (SET) and quantum dots (QDs).
- Electromagnetic simulation using finite-difference time domain (FDTD) method. This includes studies on ground penetrating radar (GPR), waveguides/transmission lines, gradient coils dielectric properties of mixtures,
b) Scientific Instrumentation
- PECVD reactor instrumentation, Micro-electrode fabrication, Brain signal recording and
processing, Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)