International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network



Name Professor Dr John Wang
Designation Professor
Qualification Ph.D., University of Leeds, 1998.B.Eng., NWILI, 1982.
Organization National University of Singapore
Email msewangj@nus.edu.sg
Tel No. (+65) 6516-1268
Fax No. (+65) 6776-3604
URL http://www.mse.nus.edu.sg/staff/wangj.html
UTAR Contact Person Dr Liang Meng Suan, liangms@utar.edu.my


Employment
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor, National University of Singapore, 1994 - present.
Teaching & Administration
  • Has supervised 30 postgraduate students to successful PhD awards and has managed more than 10 postdoctoral research assistants.
Teaching Interests
  • Ceramics Materials.
  • Functional Materials
  • Nanostructured Materials
Research Interests
  • Novel Semiconductors and Nanostructures
  • Functional Materials and Electroceramic Materials
  • Nanohybrid and Mesoporous Materials
  • Ferroelectric, Piezoelectric and Semiconductor Thin Films
Administration
  • Deputy Head of Department, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, NUS, 2004 - present.
  • Member, Department Evaluation Committee, NUS, 2004 - present.
  • Chairman, Search Committee, Department of Materials Science / Engineering, NUS, 2003 - present.
  • Sub-Dean / Assistant Dean, Faculty of Science, NUS, 2000-2002.
  • FOS Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee, NUS, 2003-2005.
  • FOE, FPTC Committee, 2009 - present
Awards & Honurs
  • FIM
Publications & Presentations
  • He has published more than 240 international refereed journal papers, 150 international conference papers,
  • Granted six (6) patents
  • Supervised more than 15 postdoctoral and research fellows and 40 postgraduate students


Funded Research Projects
  • He has secured a total of ~$8 millions research grants as the principal investigator.

Quarterly Activites
April - June 2018
  • On-going research on co-generation of synthetizer for dye-sensitized solar cell.
January - March 2018
  • Publication of research Paper: Effect of gold nanoparticles on the performances of TiO2 dye-sensitised solar cell in Ceramic international 44 (2018) 5926�5931
October - December 2017
  • A journal paper was accepted for publication in Ceramics International (Impact factor = 2.986) in January 2018 issue. Title of paper is "Effect of Gold Nanoparticles on the Performances of TiO2 Dye-sensitised Solar Cell"
July - September 2017
  • A jourmal paper will be submitted before November.
April - June 2017
  • Experimental works on the Dye-sensitized solar cell is on-going.
January - March 2017
  • Experimental works on the Dye-sensitized solar cell is on-going. Obtained some preliminary result.
October - December 2016
  • Experimental works on the Dye-sensitized solar cell is on-going. Analysis on TEM results is under investigation.
July - September 2016
  • Experimental works on the Dye-sensitized solar cell is on-going. Samples are send to Universiti Malaya for analysis.
April - June 2016
  • Experimental works on the Dye-sensitized solar cell is on-going. SEM is not working properly. IV-tester is out of order. Currently has to go to Universiti Malaya to do some work.
January - March 2016
  • Experimental works on the Dye-sensitized solar cell is on-going.
October - December 2015
  • Experimental works on the Dye-sensitized solar cell is on-going. Another possible publication is in the pipeline.
July - September 2015
  • Experimental works on SEM is going on to verify results on the sizes of gold nanoparticles and nanorods.
April - June 2015
  • Research work on the effects of gold nano-particles in dye-sensitized solar cell is on going.
January - March 2015
  • One research paper was presented in Suzhou, China. Title of the paper: Studies on the effects of crystallite sizes and scattering layers on the conversion efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cell.
October - December 2014
  • The work is on-going with sample testing.
July - September 2014
  • The work is on-going with sample testing.
April - June 2014
  • No activity
January - March 2014
  • We are working with the research team at NUS on the preparation of titanium-oxide-gold composite layer on the solar cell.
October - December 2013
  • We are working closely with the research team at ICP side to co-publish journal on the gold shell.
July - September 2013
  • Conducting dicussion with the ICP on the plasmonic effect of gold particles on TiO2 solar cells.
April - June 2013
  • Conducting dicussion over emails on the synthesis of TiO2 and ZnO2 powder.
January - March 2013
  • Conducting dicussion over emails with researcher in NUS on the design of a hydrothermal autoclave for the synthesis of oxide powder. (Have tentatively fix physical meeting with the ICP to visit UTAR in the month of June.)
October - December 2012
  • In preparation for second joint paper with NUS on plasmonic solar cell.
July - September 2012
  • Jointly published an international journal paper with NUS. Journal is Ceramics International which is Thomson-ISI indexed. The paper is currently in press. More research work is currently underway to include gold as plasmonic precursor and there are contacts with Li Hui (NUS) to solve some problems encountered. (Journal title is Synthesis and characterisation of thin-filmTiO2 dye-sensitised solar cell and currently in press (refer to the attached journal paper).)
April - June 2012
  • 2 samples were sent out to Ms Li Hui, NUS for analysis with Incident Photon Conversion Efficiency measurement.Invitation to invite Prof Wang to visit UTAR is in progress. He has yet to come back with a specific date.
January - March 2012
  • Have discussion with Ms Chin Sheue Pin on her Master thesis project and FYP students Ms Fung Yoke Khey and Ms Wong Pui Wah on their projects on dye-sensitized solar cell (21 July 2011).
October - December 2011
  • No activity
July - September 2011
  • Have discussion with Ms Chin Sheue Pin on her Master thesis project and FYP students Ms Fung Yoke Khey and Ms Wong Pui Wah on their projects on dye-sensitized solar cell (21 July 2011).
April - June 2011
  • FYP students visited lab in NUS in carrying out tests on solar cell.
January - March 2011
  • No activity
October - December 2010
  • FYP students visited lab in NUS in carrying out tests on solar cell on 19-Nov 2010 at Dept of Materials Sc and Eng, NUS. The students are able to confirmed their results and have in-depth discussion with the NUS team headed by Professor John Wang.
July - September 2010
  • Visit to Laboratories at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore for research collaboration work in dye-sensitized solar cell (8-9/11/10)
  • Talk to students titled: Multifunctional Nanocapsules for Controlled
April - June 2010
  • Collaboration with UTAR on solar cell research project, 30 July 2010, 10:00am - 11:00am, FES.
    • Participant: Dr. Liang Meng Suan, Dr. Khaw Chwin Chieh
    • Outcome: Discussion on research strategy, possible sharing of facilities in NUS and co-supervision of postgraduate students.
  • Talk to students titled: Multifunctional Nanocapsules for Controlled Drug Delivery, 30 July 2010, 12:00noon - 1:00pm, DK2A, FES.
    • Participant: Students from ME and MM