Research

:: Major Research Interest ::

  • Heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis for clean energy (solar hydrogen, solar fuels) and environmental applications
  • Functional nanomaterials for bio, pharmaceutical and environmental applications

:: Research Grants ::

  • Principal Investigator (Sub-project) / NRF/CREATE
    Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology - IRP 3: Flame Synthesis for Fabrication of Composite Oxide Films
    Jan 2014 - Oct 2018
  • Principal Investigator (Sub-project) / NRF/CREATE
    Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy - Project II: Photoelectrochemical Cells
    Oct 2012 - 31 Dec 2017
  • Principal Investigator / NRF NEA/ETRP
    Development of Efficient Photocatalysts for Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Value-Added Products Using Solar Energy
    Mar 2011 - Aug 2014
  • Principal Investigator / NRF EWI
    Novel Silver Nanoparticle/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanohybrid Coating for Disinfection and Biofouling Control in Drinking Water Treatment
    [In collaboration with SCEE/NTU]
    Nov 2008 - Nov 2010
  • Principal Investigator / MOE AcRF Tier 2
    Improved Photocatalyst for Water Splitting under Visible Light by Controlled Nanostructure
    [In collaboration with IHPC]
    Dec 2008 - Nov 2011
  • Principal Investigator / NMRC/NIG
    Development of Inorganic/Polymer Nanohybrid Materials with High Refractive Index for Artificial Corneal Implants
    [In collaboration with SERI]
    Jun 2008 - May 2010
  • Principal Investigator / AcRF Tier 1
    Highly Oriented Layered Double Hydroxide Films with Tunable Compositions and Structures
    Mar 2008 - Feb 2011
  • Principal Investigator / A-Star PSF
    Design and Development of Active Photocatalysts for Production of Hydrogen and Oxygen by Splitting water using Solar Energy
    [In collaboration with MSE (NTU) and IHPC]
    Sep 2005 - Feb 2008
  • Principal Investigator / AcRF Tier 1
    Synthesis of Hydrotalcite-like Nanocompounds for Novel Biological Applications
    Apr 2005 - Mar 2008
  • Co-Principal Investigator / SingHealth
    Research and pre-clinical study on cornea hydrogel lens implant for the correction of refractive errors
    Aug 09 - Jul 2010

:: Current Research Group ::

  • Ms. Lee Jia Hui (CNY)
  • Ms. Wang Haojing (PhD 1st year)
  • Mr. Wu Shuyang (PhD 2nd year)
  • Mr. Yin Shengming (PhD 4th year)
  • Dr. Tu Wenguang (Research Fellow)
  • Dr. Partha Bairi (Research Fellow)
  • Dr. Sheng Yuan (Research Fellow)

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