Professor Hng is 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 Hall Fellow, 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 from 2014. 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.
- Composite Nanocrystals for Enhanced Thermoelectric Energy Conversion
- Development of a semi-conductor bridge
- Modelling of Localised Heat Initiation in Energetic Material
- 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
- Shufen Fan, Junnan Zhao, Jun Guo, Qingyu Yan, Jan Ma, Huey Hoon Hng. (2010). p-type Bi0.4Sb1.6Te3 Nanocomposites with Enhanced Figure of Merit. Applied Physics Letters, 96, 182104.
- J. Chen, T. Sun, D. Sim, H. Peng, H. Wang, S. Fan, H. H. Hng, J. Ma, F. Y. C. Boey, S. Li, M. K. Samani, G. C. K. Chen, X. Chen, T. Wu and Q. Yan. (2010). Sb2Te3 nanoparticles with enhanced seebeck coefficient and low thermal conductivity. Chemistry of Materials, 22, 3086–3092.
- J. L. Cheng, H. H. Hng, H. Y. Ng, P. C. Soon and Y. W. Lee. (2010). Synthesis and characterization of self-assembled nanoenergetic Al-Fe2O3 thermite system. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 71, 90-94.
- W. Zhou, J. Zhu, D. Li, H.H. Hng, F. Y. C. Boey, J. Ma, H. Zhang, Q. Yan. (2009). Binary-Phased Nanoparticles for Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties. Advanced Materials, 21(31), 3196-3200.
- Jixin Zhu, Ting Sun, Huey Hoon Hng, Jan Ma, Freddy Yin Chiang Boey, Xiong wen Lou, Hua Zhang, Can Xue, Chen, Hongyu, Qingyu Yan. (2009). Fabrication of Core/Shell Structure of M@C (M=Se, Au, Ag2Se) and Transformation to Yolk/Shell Structure by Electron Beam Irradiation or Vacuum Annealing. Chemistry of Materials, 28(16), 3828.