Academic Profile : Faculty

ashhhng.jpg picture
Prof Hng Huey Hoon
Director, Emerging nanoscience Research Institute
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Associate Chair (Faculty), School of Materials Science & Engineering
External Links
Professor Hng is with the School of Materials Science and Engineering since 1999. She received her Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Science degrees from National University of Singapore, and PhD degree from University of Cambridge, UK. Her research expertise lies in thermoelectric materials and devices, materials for energy storage and energetic materials, with a focus on employing process-microstructure-property relationships for design of materials for enhanced performance. She has published over 200 journal papers in top tier journals. She has also secured several external grants totalling more than $30 million, supported by Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and A*STAR. Professor Hng has served in key appointments, such as Sub-Dean (Undergraduates), Assistant Chair (Undergraduates), Head of Division and Associate Chair (Academic), Director of FACTS, Senior Faculty-in-Residence, and recently, the Director of EnRI in NTU and Associate Chair (Faculty). She has served as the co-Chairperson for the A*STAR, SERC Technical Review Panel (TRP), Chemicals, Materials and Energy Cluster. She also serves as grant reviewer for both local and foreign funding agencies such as the USA National Science Foundation.
Prof Hng's main research interest is in the understanding of processing-microstructure-property relationships of nanomaterials. The research covers a wide range of experimental analytical techniques such as electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. Such techniques enable the characterization of nanometre scale phases and provide an in-depth understanding of the materials' properties. Her current research works focus on the synthesis of materials using various processing techniques. The materials of interest are thermoelectric and energetic materials including polymers, metal alloys, intermetallics and functional ceramics.
  • Development of a semi-conductor bridge
  • Glenlivet
  • Provision Of Services To Manage The Build-Up Of Energetics Research Capabilities In The Energetics Research Institute At NTU
  • R&D Capability Build-up In Advanced Energetic Materials,Miniaturised Technologies And Advanced Techniques
2008 - Nanyang Teaching Excellence Award
2018 - Highly Cited Researchers (Clarivate Analytics)
Courses Taught
MS1018 Properties of Materials
MS1015 Materials Science
MS1013 Materials Chemistry I
Supervision of PhD Students
Pu Liyun (2019) - Improving the strength and microstructure of reactive magnesia based concrete blocks
Arjun Bhattarai (2018) - Study of multi-parameters for the improvement of a 1 kW vanadium redox flow battery stack
Liu Weiling (2017) - Metal sulfides and their lithium storage properties
Fan Shufen (2015) - Nanostructured Tin-based Compounds as High Power Density Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries
Sim Da Hao (2015) - Growth of vanadium oxides nanostructures by chemical vapour deposition
Wu Haobin (2015) - Nanostructured Titanium Dioxide-based Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries
Ang Wei An (2015) - Synthesis and characterization of new class of metal oxalates as anodes for Lithium-ion
Shubha Nageswaran (2015) - Investigation of ion transport and electrochemical performance of fluorinated and lithiated gel polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries
Tan Li Ping (2014) - Multiphase thermoelectrics – effect of second phase in ex-situ Cu7Te4-Bi0.4Sb1.6Te3 and in-situ SnTe-SnSe nanocomposites
Cheng Jialiang (2011) - Reaction kinetics study of aluminium-iron oxide nanoenergetics
Yang Lan (2012) - Study of nano-inclusions on the thermoelectric properties of cobalt triantimonide-based nanocomposites
Lu Jie (2007) - Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Constrained Sintering for Fabrication of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Shen Yanping (2006) - Processing-properties relationship of nanostructured Ni-Fe-Mo magnetic materials