Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Lydia Helena Wong
Director, Global Alliance of Industries @ NTU (GAIN)
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Executive Director, Indonesia-NTU Singapore Institute of Research for Sustainability and Innovation (INSPIRASI)
Lydia Wong is an Associate Professor at School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Cluster Director at Energy Research Institute @NTU. She received her B.Applied Science (1st Class Honors) and PhD from NTU.

Her research interest is in the structural and chemical modification of semiconductor materials for clean energy and electronic applications. She has published more than 160 publications in international peer reviewed journals and cited more than 10,000 times. She has given invited and keynote talks at international conferences such as MRS Spring / Fall (USA), E-MRS, ECS Spring, PVSEC, etc. She has organized multiple symposia and served as advisory committee member in international renowned conferences, as well as acted as reviewers in international grant funding agencies and reputed journal publications. She is currently serving as Secretary of Materials Research Society – Singapore (MRS-S).

Prof Wong has been awarded a number of teaching awards, such as Honored Teacher of Koh Boon Hwee Award, Nanyang Education Award (School) in 2013 and 2020 as well as MSE Teacher of the Year award in 2014. In the international research community, she serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member of Solar RRL (Wiley), Nano Research Energy as well as Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor of Materials Advances and Journal of Materials Chemistry A (RSC). In 2023, she was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
• Novel materials for solar energy harvesting: molecular/structural modification for improved charge separation and transport, integration of organic/inorganic nanomaterials for improved carrier conductivity.

• Accelerated discovery of new materials by high throughput experiments and machine learning.

• Printable photovoltaic devices: Cu chalcogenide thin film solar cells, tandem cells, perovskite solar cell, semi transparent solar cells, organic/inorganic hybrid cells; novel techniques for printable photovoltaic devices.

• Solar driven fuel generation: photoelectrochemical cells, development of new absorber for photoanode/photocathodes, development of new catalyst for Oxygen and Hydrogen evolution reactions, catalyst design for CO2 reduction reactions.
  • CO2 Electrochemical Reduction (PI: Assoc. Prof. Lydia Helena Wong) (Project Partner: ITS)
  • Global Alliance for Industry @ NTU (GAIN)
  • Indonesia–NTU Singapore Institute of Research for Sustainability and Innovation (INSPIRASI)
  • INSPIRASI Research and Education Program Management-Program Management Office (NTU PI: A/P Lydia Helena Wong) (Project Partner: ITS)
  • Next-Generation Solar Energy Harvesting Technology (PI: A/P Lydia Helena Wong) (Project Partner: UI)
  • Perovskite Multi-Quantum Well Metastructures for Optoelectronics
  • Project 4 - Nanophotonic and Optical Sensors - NTU
  • Project 4 - Nanophotonic and Optical Sensors - SUTD
  • Self-Assembly and Transient Laser Heating Experiments of Ordered Mesoporous High-Entropy Metals (STEM2) as Efficient Stable Electrocatalysts
  • Theory guided Accelerated Discovery of printable P-type transparent conductors
  • Unlocking the potential of Cu chalcohalide in perovskite solar cell
Courses Taught
MS3012 - Micro and Nanoelectronics Processing