Clean Fuel Production
2D heterostructured nanomaterials catalysis
Waste Energy Conversion
Harvesting piezoelectricity for H2 production and pollutant degradation
Environmental Clean-up
Highly absorbent foam for pollutant uptake and degradation
Sustainable Water Production
Photothermal water distillation/desalination and catalysis
Autonomous Healthcare Device
Autonomous healthcare fiber generator and sensor

Research Interest


Research Grants

Principal Investigator:

  1. Functional nanomaterials for nano/biotechnology applications (MOE)
  2. Development of hybrid inorganic nanorod/nanocrystal–polymer materials for solar cell applications (MOE)
  3. Nano and energy research (Applied Materials)
  4. Development of room temperature operated flexible plastic sensor for imminent hydrogen powered economy (MOE)
  5. Water splitting hydrogen production based on surface engineered nanocatalyst and hybrid electrolysis-photocatalysis process (MOE)
  6. Development of nanostructured photocatalyst and fundamentals of photolysis-electrolysis (MOE)
  7. Nanopores membrane; integrated catalytic disinfectant and sensory for air/water (POC, NRF)
  8. Hybrid aerogel for multifunctional photocatalytic degradation-H2 production; cogeneration of clean water and energy (PSF, A*star)
  9. Development of sulphide aerogel for photocatalytic degradation and H2 production (MOE, Tier 2)
  10. Nanocomposite for solar hydrogen generation and storage media (MOE)
  11. Functionalized aerogel for treatment of indoor moisture and air contaminants (NRF)
  12. Catalytic and pyroelectric nanocomposite for energy and environmental sustainability (NRF)
  13. Photothermo-electrocatalysis of carbon-inorganic nanocomposite for H2/O2 production (MOE, Tier 2)
  14. Broadband plasmonic photothermic vaporization-purification for solar water (MOE, Tier 2)
  15. Engineering surface atomic structure of 2D dichalcogenides for electrocatalysis (MOE)


Co-Principal Investigator:

  1. A hybrid composite desiccant/nano-woven membrane air dehumidifier for warm and humid climates (SMART)
  2. Energy efficient hydrogen production via a hybrid photocatalysis/electrolysis prototype (POC, NRF)
  3. A novel desiccant/nano-woven membrane air dehumidification to enhance building energy efficiency (MND, A*Star)
  4. Self-powered body sensor network for disease management and prevention-oriented healthcare (CRP, NRF)
  5. Light controllable molecular systems: Fundamental studies towards light driven molecular devices (MOE)