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Visiting Professor


Hu Dan

Designation: Visiting Professor (Beijing Technology and Business University)

Research Title: Development of novel membrane materials for water treatment

Research Duration: 11/2023 to 11/2024

I’m currently working as a visiting scholar under Prof Edison Ang’s Nanotech research group. I’m from Beijing Technology and Business University. I received my PhD degree from the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. My research interests are coalescence separation of oil/water emulsions (including emulsions in petroleum, brewing, food, pharmacy industries, etc.); and membrane separation (including membrane surface modification and preparation of novel nanofiltration membrane materials).

Graduate Students


Wangqin Fu, Frank
(Group Leader)

Designation: PhD student (NIE/NTU); Co-supervisor: Prof Lee Pooi See

Research Title: Development of novel materials for Zn-ion batteries

Research Duration: 08/2022 to 08/2026

I have obtained my master’s degree in Advanced Materials Science (Energy Storage) at University College London (UCL), UK. Currently, I am a PhD student under Professor Edison Ang’s group. My research focus is on novel materials for zinc-ion batteries since I am really interested in energy storage. Some of my hobbies lie in jogging, playing online games, and travelling.


Marliyana Binte Aizudin
(Assistant Group Leader)

Designation: PhD student (NIE/NTU); Co-supervisor: Prof Hu Xiao
Research Title: Sustainable Development of Useful Materials from Wastes for Energy Storage and Water Purification.
Research Duration: 01/2023 to 01/2027
I’m currently working as a research assistant under Prof Edison Ang’s Nanotech research group. My research interest combines chemistry, nanotechnology and material sciences to address the global water energy nexus. I received my Masters of Science (Life Sciences) and Bachelor of Science from NSSE, NIE and CBC,NTU respectively. Prior to this, I was working as an analytical chemist in an accredited commercial laboratory (ALS Global) as well as in the wastewater treatment industry (NSL Oilchem).


Yinghong Xu

Designation: Visiting PhD Student (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics); Domestic supervisor: Prof Xiaogang Zhang
Research Title: Development of Novel Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Application
Research Duration: 12/2023 to 12/2024
I have obtained my master’s degree in chemical engineering at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China. Currently, I am a PhD student at NUAA, supervised by Prof. Xiaogang Zhang. I will do doctoral research as visiting Ph.D student in Dr. Edison Ang’s group for one-year. My research focus is on the energy storage and conversion of rechargeable batteries for high value-added utilization of low-grade heat. I am interested in investigating the relationship between nanostructures and energy conversion.


Xiaocui Lai

Designation: Visiting PhD Student (Nanchang University); Domestic supervisor: Prof Weihua Lai
Research Title: Development of New High-Efficiency Photothermal Conversion Materials and Their Applications in Biosensors
Research Duration: 12/2023 to 12/2024
I am a doctoral student from Nanchang University in China. My research interest is the development of new biosensors and food safety. My personal interests include badminton, food, and reading mystery novels.


Sudha Murali Krishna

Designation: PhD Student (NIE/NTU); Co-supervisor: Prof Srinivasan Madhavi
Research Title: Development of Novel Materials for Metal Sulfur Batteries
Research Duration: 01/2022 to 01/2026
I have completed my master's in Nanotechnology from the Vellore Institute of Technology, India. After obtaining my Master's degree I joined International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials, India where I worked on the commercialization of silica aerogel for the thermal resistive material. Then I moved base to the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay where I was involved in the development of cathode material for the Mg-S battery. Currently, I am doing my doctoral research in Dr. Ang’s Lab on metal-sulfur batteries. My hobbies include reading (mythology), travelling and collecting coins.


Kefan Shi

Designation: Visiting MSc Student (Zhejiang University of Technology); Domestic supervisor: Prof Meilan Pan
Research Title: A Study on the Photothermal Evaporation Effect of Carbonized Bamboo
Research Duration: 12/2023 to 3/2024
I am a Masters student from Zhejiang University of Technology in China. I will do my research as a visiting MSc student in Dr. Edison Ang’s group for 3 months. My research focus is on the Photothermal evaporation of biochar materials.I am very interested in the photothermal mechanism of large-volume biochar materials.

Undergraduate Students


Ngoh Yin Xi

Designation: URECA Student (MSE/NTU)
Research Title: Development of Filtration Membrane from Upcycling of Waste for Water Purifier.
Research Duration: 09/2023 – 07/2024
I am a second-year Material Science and Engineering student who is fascinated about sustainability and the idea of a closed-loop economy. I believe that sustainability is key to reducing the progression of climate change and reducing its numerous consequences for the future. My personal interests include reading books and playing video or tabletop games in my spare time.


Research Fellow


Dr. Nur Hashimah Alias

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow (NIE/NTU)
Research Title: Development of Membranes for Water Disinfection
Research Duration: 09/2022 to 08/2023
Nur Hashimah Alias graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical-Gas) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2007. She received the Young Lecturer Scheme from Universiti Teknologi MARA to pursue a Master of Engineering (Gas) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2011. Currently, she is a senior lecturer at the Department of Oil and Gas Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. In January 2020, she received her Doctor of Philosophy (Gas Engineering) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. During her PhD study, she was awarded a Graduate Fellowship from the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, with a full scholarship for a one-year research attachment in 2017. She is a Chartered Engineer from Engineering Council UK and an associate member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Her current research focuses on developing functional nanomaterials for photocatalysis, electrospun nanofibers and fabrication of polymeric, ceramic and composite-based membranes for wastewater treatment and gas separation.

Undergraduate Students

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Ng Yun Xin Angel

Designation: FYP Student (CCEB/NTU)
Research Title: Using Plastic Waste to Make Rechargeable Batteries
Research Duration: 01/2023 to 06/2023
I am a 4th year student studying chemistry biological chemistry in SPMS, my research interest lies in analytical chemistry work and researching ways to improve the environment. I am also interested in finding ways to improve my productivity and be more efficient. However, I do take breaks by watching TikTok and YouTube videos.


Eddie Fang Mingfu

Designation: URECA student (CCEB/NTU)
Research Title: Recycling of Food Waste for Sustainable Water Purification
Research Duration: 08/2022 to 07/2023
I’m a Year 2 student majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Having spoken to some local food producers and seeing how the food upcycling movement has gained traction over the years have made me interested in this community. I’m curious to find out how we can treat and process food waste into alternative solutions which contribute to a more secure, sustainable future for all. Some of my interests include reading travel blogs, running, side-hustling, and travelling.

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Myo Minn Thiha

Designation: URECA student (MSE/NTU)
Research Title: Rationale Design of Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Production using Water Electrolyzer
Research Duration: 08/2021 to 07/2022
I am a third year student studying Materials Engineering who is captivated by the world of nanomaterials and what they can achieve even at their sizes. My passion is definitely researching and eventually producing advanced and innovative materials to assist in creating better, greener and more sustainable ecosystems.


Huang Xue Er, Sher

Designation: URECA student (CCEB/NTU)
Research Title: Development of Carbon-based Solar Evaporator for Water Desalination
Research Duration: 08/2021 to 07/2022
I am currently a year 2 student pursuing Chemical and Biomolecular engineering. Areas of research interest include those with environmental aspects and real world applications. I hope to make an impact on the world with research.


Leung Zhi Ying

Designation: URECA Student (MSE/NTU)
Research Title: Advanced Materials for Zinc-Air Batteries
Research Duration: 08/2021 to 07/2022
I am a second-year Materials Science and Engineering student who is fascinated by the world of materials science. Through research, I wish to explore the potential of new materials to improve current technology, in hopes of seeing a better, more sustainable future. In my free time, I like to watch dramas and I always enjoy a lively conversation with my friends over a good meal.


Shawn Soo Zuo Xiang

Designation: URECA student (MSE/NTU)
Research Title: Using Plastic Waste to make Rechargeable Batteries
Research Duration: 08/2021 to 07/2022
I am a Year 2 Materials Science and Engineering Undergraduate who is driven by the idea of environmental sustainability and I am curious to find new ways to make use of recycled materials to repurpose them into cool and interesting contraptions never before done. Some of my interests include playing all sorts of sports such as floorball and football, as well as baking on the weekends or whenever I am free back home.


Ryan Loh

Designation: FYP Student (NIE/NTU)
Research Title: Development of Carbon-based Solar Evaporator for Water Desalination
Research Duration: 05/2021 to 02/2022
I am currently a fourth-year undergraduate student in NIE pursuing a Bachelor of Science (education). My teaching subjects are Chemistry and Mathematics and I will be graduating in 2022. I’m very passionate about Chemistry overall which is why I chose it as my main teaching subject, but I am particularly interested in the physical (physics) side. My personal interests include gaming, working out in the gym, and watching sci-fi movies/series.


Ng Yi Xun

Designation: Internship Student (PPHY/NTU)
Research Title: Advanced Materials for Zinc Ion and Zinc Air Batteries
Research Duration: 07/2021 to 12/2021
I am currently (as of internship) a year 4 major in Physics, due to graduate in 2022. Interest in research includes the more theoretical aspects of physics such as quantum mechanics and relativity but am very happy to dabble into experimental work too. Personally, I enjoy working out and meeting friends during my free time. I find immense fulfilment in learning new things and thereafter, working on these new things to improve myself.


Josiah Lee Rong Guang

Designation: URECA student (MAE/NTU)

Research Title: Advanced Materials for Zinc ion Batteries

Research Duration: 09/2020 to 07/2021

Josiah is currently undergoing his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at NTU and will be expected to graduate in the year 2023. Under Dr Edison H. Ang’s nanotech lab, Josiah is researching on an innovative method to fabricate novel advanced materials for aqueous ZIBs because graphene offers significant characteristics (i.e. large surface area, electrical conductivity) for energy storage.


Muhammad Haikal Bin Mahmod Fadzuli

Designation: Internship student (CCEB/NTU)
Research Title: Polymeric Membrane for Waste Water Treatment
Research Duration: 12/2020 to 06/2021
I am currently a Year 4 student pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Biological Chemistry) at NTU and will be graduating in 2021. My personal interest in Chemistry is I like doing lab work to fully understand a certain concept as compared to just studying it fully based on theory. During my free time, I like to play my ps4 console or working out to keep myself fit and healthy.


Suman Devi

Designation: Internship student (CCEB/NTU)
Research Title: Advanced Materials for Zinc-Air Batteries
Research Duration: 12/2020 to 06/2021
I am currently an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry in NTU. During my time in CBC, I have completed a concentration in Food Chemistry and discovered my interest in doing experiments in the laboratory. I am especially interested in Biochemistry as I have always had curiosity for Biology as well as for Chemistry. In my free time, I mainly spend time with my friends and family by going out and exploring Singapore. My other personal interests include reading fiction novels and binge-watching crime, or thriller shows on Netflix.

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Ang Seng Chuan

Designation: Internship student (PPHY/NTU)
Research Title: Efficient solar still for low-cost desalination
Research Duration: 01/2021 to 06/2021
Seng Chuan is a 4th Year NTU undergraduate majoring in Pure Physics with a concentration in Nanotechnology. His interest lies in the application of nanophysics and chemistry to surfaces and interfaces. Under Dr. Edison H. Ang’s nanotech lab, Seng Chuan is researching on the efficiency of solar-assisted membrane distillation to provide a more environmentally friendly method towards water sustainability.

Group meeting: Every Wednesday 4pm SGT

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