Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Hong Li
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Assistant Chair (Research), School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Deputy Co-Director, NTI-NTU Corporate Lab
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Dr. Li Hong (Colin) received his Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was awarded the Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) postdoctoral fellowship after graduation. In 2013, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University as a postdoc where he focused on electrocatalysis for green hydrogen generation (affiliated with Center of Sustainable Energy through Catalysis). He also worked with Samsung to develop health monitoring biosensors for wearable devices. Dr. Li Hong joined the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering/School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in June 2016 as a Nanyang Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenue in March 2022.
Dr. Li’s expertise is technology development for decarbonization. His current research works focus on green hydrogen generation, biomass waste-to-fuels/green chemicals, passive cooling, and nanofabrication.
  • Advancing van der Waals Heterostructures for High Frequency Tunnel Devices
  • Bioinspired Polymeric Structures for Efficient Passive Radiative Cooling (BIOCOOL)
  • Central Funding: NTI-NTU Corporate Laboratory (NTI) - Central Budget
  • In-situ electrochemical/electronic measurement for semiconductor catalysis
  • Intercalated 2D Materials for Enhanced Thermoelectric Transport
  • NTI-NTU Corporate Laboratory (IAF-ICP)
  • NTI-NTU Corporate Laboratory (NTI)
  • NTI-NTU Corporate Laboratory (NTU cash)
  • Ultrasonic Imprinting of Plasmonic Nanostructures for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Untethered Jammable Robotic Structures Driven by Electrochemical Pneumatic Batteries
Courses Taught
MA 2009/MA 5705 Introduction to Electrical Circuits & Electronic Devices / Aircraft Electrical and Electronics Circuits

MA4819 Energy Technologies for Sustainability
Supervision of PhD Students
Lee Li Quan, Tan Jun Yan, Ao Qingshuo