Research Interest

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
Sensors and Actuators
Autonomous healthcare fiber generator and sensor

Research Grants

Principal Investigator:

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


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, National Research Foundation)
  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, National Research Foundation)
  5. Light controllable molecular systems: Fundamental studies towards light driven molecular devices (Ministry of Education, Tier 2)