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Baile Zhang

Electrical engineer

Fellows Class:
Baile Zhang

Professional Role

Current Titles:

Assistant Professor

Current Organizations:

Nanyang Technological University


Dr. Baile Zhang is Assistant Professor of Physics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in 2009 from MIT, following his B.S. degree in 2003 and M. S. degree in 2006 from Tsinghua University in Beijing, all majored in Electrical Engineering. Between 2009 to 2011 he was a Post-doctoral Associate with the BioSyM Research Group at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre in Singapore. His recent invention of a macroscopic invisibility cloak using simple methods was voted as the 4th place of “Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2010” by Physics World, and as the 57th place of "Top 100 Stories of 2011" by Discover Magazine. He is a recipient of MIT Technology Review TR35 Global Young Innovators Award in 2012.

Fun facts

Favorite meal:
Chinse food!

A funny story about me:
My name, in Spanish, means 'dance,' and my parents apparently didn't know this.

Vital Stats

Fellows Class
Chinese (Simplified)
Living in
Singapore, Singapore
Working in
Singapore, Singapore
Born in
Hangzhou, China



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