Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Fan Hongjin
Director, CN Yang Scholars Programme, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Physics & Applied Physics
Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Physics & Applied Physics
Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (Courtesy Appointment)
Director, CN Yang Scholars Programme, CN Yang Scholars Programme
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Dr. Fan is a professor at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), NTU. He received PhD from National University of Singapore in 2003, followed by postdoc at Max-Planck-Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany and University of Cambridge. He joined in NTU as faculty since 2008. Dr. Fan’s expertise and research interests are mainly two: (1) energy conversion and storage applications of nanomaterials (including water splitting and batteries), (2) optics of semiconducting low-dimensional materials. He is particularly reputed for his work in application of atomic layer deposition (ALD) in energy research. Dr. Fan has published 270 journal papers, with citations of more than 34000 and H-index of 90. He has been ranked as "Highly Cited Researcher" since 2016 (Clarivate Analytics). He is an editorial board member of more than 10 journals and currently is the Editor-in-Chief of Materials Today Energy. Dr. Fan has chaired or co-chaired international series conferences including MRS, ACS, ICMAT, and SICC.
1. Energy Materials and Physics.
- Nanomaterials for electrocatalysis
- Thin film batteries for flexible devices
- Integrated energy harvesting and storage

2. Optical Properties of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors
- Semiconducting nanowires
- 2D materials and hybrid perovskites
  • E-seminar for Interdisciplinary Teaching
  • Harvest waste heat through potassium-ion thermogalvanics
  • Magnetic-Field Assisted One-Pot Synthesis of Nickle-Based Nanowire Arrays and Membranes for High Performance Electro-Catalysts
  • Promoting Anti-Catalysis Effect to Stabilize Interface in Aqueous Batteries
  • Universal strain induced basal plane activity in 2D material electrocatalysts
Fellowships & Other Recognition
WoS "Highly Cited Researchers" since 2016