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Surface & interface studies of oxides for electronic, energy and environmental applications Seminar

8 December 2015
Building 27, Room 2001, Chemistry University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Event details

Dr Chiam Sing Yang, Adjunct Assistant Professor from Nanyang Technical University, Singapore presents a seminar as part of the Electrochemistry section's seminar series.

In this talk, I will introduce briefly the Surface & Interface Labs in the Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE). I will talk about our capabilities, with a focus on the photoemission group. I will highlight the characterization centric work done by my group, showing how we try to advance the analysis or measurement technique. Subsequently, I will talk about characterization and study of mainly metal oxides/hydroxides for a variety of applications. I will spend some time to talk about the photoemission measurements of energy alignment at oxide heterojunctions. I will also highlight the understanding in the growth of low dimension and nanostructured materials. The materials studies in this talk are for applications in the areas of electronic, energy and environmental, such as photovoltaic, supercapacitors, electrochromic and water treatment etc.

Speaker information

Dr Chiam Sing Yang, Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Chiam Sing Yang is a research scientist at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NTU. He received his B. Eng in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NUS in 2004 and obtained his Ph. D in Physics from Imperial College London in 2008 under the A*Star Graduate Scholarship. He spent a further year as a research associate in Imperial before he joined IMRE as a research engineer. He is currently the co-manager for the Surface & Interface Labs where he leads the photoemission group. His research area revolves around surface & interface studies of metal oxides/hydroxides thin films and nanostructures, for applications ranging from electronics to energy and environment. He holds 3 patents, and has authored/co-authored 60 journal articles, including top journals such as Advanced Functional Materials, Energy and Environmental Science and Nano letters. Some of his works in understanding material interfaces have received attention for highlights in media such as Asia materials (Nature Publication Group), Science Daily, Solar Power, Renewable Global Innovation. He has also won the AVS Dorothy M. Award in 2007, FOE Innovation award in 2010 and the best technical presentation award in ISRF 2014. He is an active reviewer for many top international journals, where he recently received an outstanding reviewer award from Elsevier.

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