Academic Profile

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 more than 240 journal papers, with citations of more than 26000 and H-index of 83. 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 Associate Editor of Materials Today Energy. Dr. Fan has chaired or co-chaired international series conferences including MRS, ACS, ICMAT, and SICC.
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Prof Fan Hongjin
Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Physics & Applied Physics
Director, CN Yang Scholars Programme, CN Yang Scholars Programme

1. Energy Materials and Physics.
- Nanomaterials for solar water splitting via photoelectrochemical cells
- Electrochemical energy storage (Li-ion and Na-ion batteries)
- Atomic layer deposition in energy applications

2. Optical Properties of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors
- Semiconducting nanowires
- 2D semiconductors especially their heterostructures, and nanostructured hybrid perovskites
  • A Strategy For The Popularization Of Si And C Based Nanochemistry

  • Air-Stable Perovskite Quantum Dots: New Synthesis and Wavelength-Tuneable Lasing

  • Designing and Fabricating Next-Generation Multicolour Perovskite-Embedded Microcavity Lasers

  • Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Durability of Metal-CO2 Battery with MOF-Derived Materials

  • Harvest waste heat through potassium-ion thermogalvanics

  • Implantable Wireless Bioelectronic Sensors Powered by Rechargeable Microbatteries

  • Magnetic-Field Assisted One-Pot Synthesis of Nickle-Based Nanowire Arrays and Membranes for High Performance Electro-Catalysts

  • Novel Plasma Synthesis And Surface Nanoengineering Of Ternary Electrocatalysts
  • Peihua Yang, Chunzao Feng, Yipu Liu, Ting Cheng, Xuelong Yang, Huidong Liu, Kang Liu,* and Hong Jin Fan*, (2020) Thermal Self-Protection of Zinc-Ion Batteries Enabled by Smart Hygroscopic Hydrogel Electrolytes, Adv. Energy Mater. 10, 2002898. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202002898

  • Zhe Wang, Haiyong He, Sheng Liu, Hong Wang, Qingsheng Zeng, Zheng Liu, Qihua Xiong, and Hong Jin Fan*, (2020) Air Stable Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Nanocrystals@Polymer Nanofibers and Waveguide Lasing, Small, 16,2004409. DOI: 10.1002/smll.202004409

  • Tong Xue and Hong Jin Fan*, (2021). From aqueous Zn-ion battery to Zn-MnO2 flow battery: A brief story, J. Energy Chem. 54, 194-201 DOI: 10.1016/j.jechem.2020.05.056

  • Yiqiang Sun, Kun Xu, Zengxi Wei, Huilin Li, Tao Zhang, Xinyang Li, Weiping Cai, Jianmin Ma, Hong Jin Fan*, and Yue Li*. (2018). Strong Electronic Interaction in Dual-cation Incorporated NiSe2 Nanosheets with Lattice Distortion for Highly Efficient Overall Water Splitting,. Advanced Materials, 30, 1802121, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201802121.

  • Ming Song, Hua Tan, Dongliang Chao*, and Hong Jin Fan*. (2018). Recent advances in Zn-ion batteries. Advanced Functional Materials, , DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201802564.

  • Dongliang Chao, Changrong Zhu, Ming Song, Pei Liang*, Xiao Zhang, Nguyen Huy Tiep, Haofei Zhao, John Wang, Rongming Wang, Hua Zhang and Hong Jin Fan*. (2018). High-Rate and Stable Quasi-Solid-State Zinc-Ion Battery with Novel 2D Layered Zinc Orthovanadate Array. Advanced Materials, 30, 1803181. DOI:10.1002/adma.201803181.