Research Centres

Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies


The Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT) is a world-leading research centre engaged in developing the next generation of optical and photonic technologies. Founded in 2012 by a research grant from the Ministry of Education (MOE Tier 3 Academic Research Fund), it hosts a suite of state-of-the-art laboratories for photonics research. The equipment hosted at CDPT include  a near-field microscope, FIB/SEM, time-resolved cathodoluminescence microscope, FTIR microscope, microwave anechoic chamber and near-field microscope, and more. The research staff at CDPT consists of over a dozen faculty members, 15+ postdocs, and 15+ graduate students.

In 2017, CDPT received a second MOE Tier 3 grant (the first research centre in Singapore to accomplish this feat), funding research into emerging areas of photonics research such as quantum photonics and topological photonics.

CDPT is a participating centre in The Photonics Institute, a network of photonics research centres at NTU.

Centre for High Resolution Instruments for Science


The Centre for High Resolution Instruments for Science (CHRIS) is one of the world's best noise-free laboratories, dedicated to materials and condensed-matter research. The facility is mechanically and acoustically isolated, using a superposition of isolation stages mounted on the underlying "Jurong formation" bedrock. CHRIS hosts a complete system for growth, imaging, manipulation and analysis of novel materials, all within a single ultra-high vacuum space. This allows for extremely high-precision studies of the spin, charge and orbital degrees of freedom in materials, with the aim of engineering specific functionalities for science and technology.

Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Research Centre

The Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Research Centre (DSAIR) is a new multi-disciplinary research centre that aims to be a world leader in data science and artificial intelligence research. SPMS is one of the schools taking part in this centre. For more information, please visit the DSAIR website.