I obtained my PhD in Materials Science and Engineering working with professor Yi Cui at Stanford University (January 2019). My PhD research, supported by Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF), was at the interface of electrochemistry, nanomaterials and materials characterization techniques, in particular, the materials design and fundamental understandings of next-generation battery chemistries and electrocatalysis.
I am currently doing my postdoc with professor T. Alan Hatton in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a postdoc, I hope to utilize my electrochemistry and materials science training to broadly explore issues facing water-energy-environment nexus. Particularly, I am interested in carbon capture based on electrochemical processes.
Education & Training
Materials Science & Engineering, Ph.D.
Sep 2014 - Jan 2019
Nanyang Technological University
Materials Science & Engineering, B.Eng.
First class honours, 2014
University of Illinois Urban-Champaign
Exchange student, 2012
MIT ChemE Postdoc Grant-Writing Contest Winner 2019
ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award 2019
MRS Graduate Student Award, Gold 2018 Fall
Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University 2017-2019
O. Cutler Shepard Award, Stanford University 2017 Awarded to graduating M.S. student in Materials Science and Engineering with the highest GPA.
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad 2017
Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, Nanyang Technological University 2014
Presented to graduates who emerged top in their respective programs.
CN Yang Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University 2010-2014
Selected out of 5000 science and engineering freshmen. The scholarship is named after Nobel laureate Chen-Ning Yang and aimed to nurture students with passion for science through interdisciplinary curriculum and research opportunities.
PRC Undergraduate Scholarship, Singapore Ministry of Education 2009-2014
Selected as one of the 200 students from top high schools in China to carry out undergraduate study in Singapore with tuition waiver and living subsidy.