Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Lee Hiang Kwee
Nanyang Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
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Hiang Kwee Lee received his Bachelor degree (1st Class Honors) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry from Nanyang Technological University (2013), Singapore, and was awarded the Shell Eastern Petroleum Gold Medal for his academic achievement. In the same year, he took up A*STAR Graduate Scholarship for his Ph.D. studies in nanomaterial chemistry at Nanyang Technological University, under the supervision of Prof. Xing Yi Ling (NTU) and Dr. In Yee Phang (A*STAR). In Jan 2018, he received his Ph.D. degree and was awarded the Dr and Mrs Alex Tan Pang Kee Gold Medal for being the most outstanding Ph.D. student in CBC, NTU. He was also the recipient of NTU College of Science International Postdoctoral Scholarship (2018), a MOE-AU scholarship under the Singapore Teaching and Academic Research Talent scheme (START). He is now a research fellow in CBC, and will be embarking on his postdoctoral training with Prof. Yi Cui in Stanford University (2018-2020).
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering
Metal-organic framework
Surface engineering
Particle-assembled soft interfaces
Energy harvesting and storage
Multifunctional hybrid materials
Material chemistry
Gas-to-fuel conversion
  • Chaotropic / Kosmotropic Nanocatalysts: Boosting Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Electrosyntheses via the Dynamic Manipulation of Catalyst-Solvent-Reactant Interactions
  • Designing organic-inorganic interfacial nanoenvironments for tandem nanocatalysis in emerging environmental applications
  • Multi-Functional Three-Phase Plasmonic Nanoarchitectures for Efficient Photosynthesis of Green Ammonia Fuel from Ambient Air
  • Three-phase plasmonic catalysis for solar-powered transformations of air into commodity chemicals at ideal ambient conditions
Courses Taught
CM4061 - Materials Chemistry