Shaffique Adam is an assistant professor at Yale-NUS college and the department of physics at the National University of Singapore, and at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials.  He did his undergraduate studies at Stanford University (BS, 2000) and was a graduate student at Cornell University (PhD, 2006).  

After spending three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the condensed matter theory center at the University of Maryland, he later joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the National Institute of Standards and Technology as a Fellow of the National Research Council of the United States National Academy of Sciences.  He moved to Singapore in 2013.  

His current research explores the complex and surprising ways electrons behave when they are subject to the interplay of quantum mechanics, material imperfections, confined geometries and interactions with other electrons.  He is also a 2012 recipient of the Singaporean National Research Foundation Fellowship, which provides S$3 million in research funding over five years to study the effects of electron interactions in new materials like graphene and topological insulators.  Shaffique has published about 50 manuscripts in prominent journals including Nature, Nature Physics, the Proceedings  of the National Academies of Sciences and Physical Review Letters trying to understand the physical mechanisms at play in a variety of technologically important advanced materials including semiconductor quantum dots, magnetic nanoparticles, and graphene. 

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