Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Huan Cheng Hon, Alfred

Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Prof Huan Cheng Hon, Alfred

Alfred Huan obtained his BA (Hons I) and DPhil in Physics at the University of Oxford in 1983 and 1987 respectively. Prior to NTU, he had spent 16 years at the National University of Singapore, where his last apointment was as the Deputy Head of the Dept of Physics.

He joined the Nanyang Technological University in March 2005 as Head of the Division of Physics and Applied Physics in the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences. Since 2001, he has held a joint appointment at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR where he is Principal Scientist and Programme Manager.
Research Interests
Alfred Huan's research interests lie primarily in surface science and spectroscopy. He has published over 180 papers in international refereed journals and 1 book chapter, with a current H-index of 19 and citation rate of 7.92. He has been the PI of several research grants awarded by Ministry of Education and A*STAR, with total exceeding S$4 million.

He serves on the editorial board of a new journal (Research Letters in Physics), and is a member of the Programme Committees for the ICMAT and VASSCAA conference series
Current Projects
  • Crystalline Yttrium Oxide on Silicon Surfaces - Growth Studies by Photoemission and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
  • Energy Transfer Studies of Infrared Organic Light Emitting Devices
  • Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy of Tunable Highly Spin Polarized Ferromagnetic Systems
Selected Publications
  • J.G. Tao, Pan J.S., Huan C.H.A., Zhang Z., Sun Y., Chai J.W. and Wang S.J. (2009). Development of electronic structure of Ni thin films on Cu(001) surfaces. Surface Science, 603(4), 709-715.
  • Chiam SY, Chim WK, Ren Y, Pi C, Pan JS, Huan ACH, Wang SJ, Zhang J. (2008). Effects of annealing on the valence band offsets between hafnium aluminate and silicon. Journal of Applied Physics, 104(6), 063714.
  • Tao JG, Pan JS, Huan CHA, Zhang Z, Chai JW, Wang SJ. (2008). Origin of XPS binding energy shifts in Ni clusters and atoms on rutile TiO2 surfaces. Surface Science, 602(16), 2769-2773.
  • Ahluwalia R, Sullivan MB, Srolovitz DJ, Zheng JW, Huan ACH. (2008). Multiscale kinetic model for polarization switching in ferroelectric polymer thin films. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 78(5), 054110.
  • F. X. Zang*, T. C. Sum*, A. C. H. Huan, T. L. Li, W. L. Li, Furong Zhu. (2008). Reduced Efficiency Roll-off in Phosphorescent Organic Light Emitting Diodes at Ultra-High Current Densities by Suppression of Triplet-Polaron Quenching. Applied Physics Letters, 93(2), 023309.

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