Established in 2005, the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) is a school in the College of Science at Nanyang Technological University. It offers undergraduate BSc (Hons) programmes, as well as postgraduate PhD and MSc programmes, in three core areas:
The three divisions together have over 100 faculty members, 250 full-time research staff,
and 25 administrative staff. Over 2000 undergraduate students are
enrolled in our BSc (Hons) programmes, and 350 graduate students are
enrolled in our PhD and MSc programmes.
The SPMS Building
SPMS building, located at the tip of the South Spine of the NTU main academic complex, was opened officially by Dr Ng Eng Hen, Singapore's
Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, on 21 July 2009. It is a world-class scientific complex, designed from the ground up to provide a conducive environment for education and research.
The Chemistry section houses an array of cutting-edge chemistry equipment, including state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance instruments and mass spectrometers. Its safety features are modelled after those of the Oxford Chemistry building, which is known to be one of the most safety-conscious designs in the scientific world.
The Mathematical Sciences section is designed with well-placed interactive meeting spaces, in order to facilitate faculty-faculty, faculty-student, and student-student discussions on mathematical problems. It is also equipped with high-performance computer facilities for education and research on modern computational applications of mathematics, in areas such as bioinformatics, big data analysis, cryptography and cryptanalysis, etc.
The Physics and Applied Physics section has numerous well-equipped teaching and research laboratories. It hosts mechanical workshops, electronics workshops, and materials science facilities for physics education and research, including atomic force microscopes, a liquid helium reliquifier, circuit board fabricator, and 3D printers.
The SPMS building also hosts specialized research centres, dedicated to research into novel materials and photonic devices.