Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Hng Huey Hoon

Director, Emerging nanoscience Research Institute
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Associate Chair (Faculty), School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Director, Energetics Research Institute, Energetics Research Institute (EnRI)

Prof Hng Huey Hoon

Prof Hng is currently in the School of Materials Science & Engineering since 1999. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Materials Science from National University of Singapore, and Ph.D. degree from University of Cambridge. Her research interests include thermoelectric and energetic materials. She has done significant research work her research areas and published over 30 top quality international conference and journal papers. She has been invited as a referee and reviewer for a number of premier conferences and journals, including Materials Research Bulletin and Journal of Applied Physics.
Research Interests
Prof Hng's main research interest is in the understanding of processing-microstructure-property relationships of nanomaterials. The research covers a wide range of experimental analytical techniques such as electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. Such techniques enable the characterization of nanometre scale phases and provide an in-depth understanding of the materials' properties. Her current research works focus on the synthesis of inorganic materials using various processing techniques. The materials of interest are thermoelectric and energetic materials including metal alloys, intermetallics and functional ceramics.
Current Projects
  • Composite nanocrystals for enhanced thermoelectric energy conversion
  • Constitutive Modelling and Experimental Studies of Constrained Sintering for SOFC
  • Core Team in EnRI
  • Ella (TDP)
  • Engineering Hetero-nanojunctions for Energy Conversion
  • Glenlivet
  • High Performance Skutterudites - Type Thermoelectric Materials
  • High density reactive structural materials
  • Integration of Thermoelectric Modules into Ship-Board Equipments to improve the Fuel Efficiency and Reduce CO2 Emission
  • Modelling of localised heat initiation in energetic materials
  • Nano-Enhanced Thermoelectric Materials
  • Nanoenergetics
  • Patterned Thermoelectric Nanostructures
  • Preparation of n- and p-type Bi2Te3-based materials with enhanced thermoelectric performance by melt-spinning and spark plasma sintering
  • Project Tilvius
  • Provision of services to manage the build-up of Energetics Research Capabilities in the Energetics Research Institute at NTU
  • R&D Capability Build-up In Advanced Energetic Materials,Miniaturised Technologies And Advanced Techniques
  • Sephiroth
  • Studies on Crystallization of Selected Energetic Material
  • Sustainable high-performance porous nanostructured thermoelectric materials
  • Thermoelectric Project
  • Waste Energy Harvesting for Sustainable Earth
Selected Publications
  • Shufen Fan, Junnan Zhao, Jun Guo, Qingyu Yan, Jan Ma, Huey Hoon Hng. (2010). p-type Bi0.4Sb1.6Te3 Nanocomposites with Enhanced Figure of Merit. Applied Physics Letters, 96, 182104.
  • J. Chen, T. Sun, D. Sim, H. Peng, H. Wang, S. Fan, H. H. Hng, J. Ma, F. Y. C. Boey, S. Li, M. K. Samani, G. C. K. Chen, X. Chen, T. Wu and Q. Yan. (2010). Sb2Te3 nanoparticles with enhanced seebeck coefficient and low thermal conductivity. Chemistry of Materials, 22, 3086–3092.
  • J. L. Cheng, H. H. Hng, H. Y. Ng, P. C. Soon and Y. W. Lee. (2010). Synthesis and characterization of self-assembled nanoenergetic Al-Fe2O3 thermite system. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 71, 90-94.
  • W. Zhou, J. Zhu, D. Li, H.H. Hng, F. Y. C. Boey, J. Ma, H. Zhang, Q. Yan. (2009). Binary-Phased Nanoparticles for Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties. Advanced Materials, 21(31), 3196-3200.
  • Jixin Zhu, Ting Sun, Huey Hoon Hng, Jan Ma, Freddy Yin Chiang Boey, Xiong wen Lou, Hua Zhang, Can Xue, Chen, Hongyu, Qingyu Yan. (2009). Fabrication of Core/Shell Structure of M@C (M=Se, Au, Ag2Se) and Transformation to Yolk/Shell Structure by Electron Beam Irradiation or Vacuum Annealing. Chemistry of Materials, 28(16), 3828.

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