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Dr. ONG Kok Haw

Scientist III / Head of Laboratories


Director's Office


2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

  • Organic photovoltaic and transistor materials
  • Organic electrochromic materials
Synthesis and characterisation of organic semiconductors
  • Low band gap donor polymers for organic photovoltaic applications
  • Electrochromic polymers for smart windows
  • Dec 2010 - current Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)
  • Nov 2005 - Oct 2006 Research Officer, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)
  • PhD (Chemistry), Imperial College London, 2011
  • B.Eng (Materials Engineering) (1st class honours), Nanyang Technological University, Sinagpore, 2005
  • 2006-2010 A*Star Graduate Scholarship (Overseas), Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
  • 2002-2003 Singapore Welding Society Gold Medal, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2001 - 2005 Nanyang Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  1. Wei Teng Neo,† Kok Haw Ong,† Ting Ting Lin, Soo-Jin Chua, and Jianwei Xu*, Effects of Fluorination on the Electrochromic Performance of Benzothiadiazole-Based Donor-Acceptor Copolymers, J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, DOI:10.1039/C5TC00725A
  2. K.-H. Ong, S.-L. Lim, J. Li, H.-K. Wong, H.-S. Tan, T.-T. Lin, L.C.H. Moh, Z.-K. Chen and J.C. de Mello, Design and synthesis of benzothiadiazole–oligothiophene polymers for organic solar cell applications, Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 1863-1873
  3. J. Li, K.-H. Ong, P. Sonar, S.-L. Lim, G.-M. Ng, H.-K. Wong, H.-S. Tan and Z.-K. Chen, Design and Modification of Three Components Randomly Incorporated Copolymers for High Performance Organic Photovoltaic Application, Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 804-811
  4. K.-Y. Seah, J. Li, K.-H. Ong, H.-S. Tan, S.-L. Lim, H.-K. Wong and Z.-K. Chen, An alternating copolymer based on dithienothiophene and diketopyrrolopyrrole units for thin-film transistors and organic solar cells, Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 260-263
  5. S.-L. Lim, E.-C. Chen, C.-Y. Chen, K.-H. Ong, Z.-K. Chen and H.-F. Meng, High performance organic photovoltaic cells with blade-coated active layers, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells, 2012, 107, 292-297
  6. K.-H. Ong, S.-L. Lim, H.-S. Tan, H.-K. Wong, J. Li, Z. Ma, L.C.H. Moh, S.-H. Lim, J.C. de Mello and Z.-K. Chen, A Versatile Low Bandgap Polymer for Air-Stable, High Mobility Field-Effect Transistors and Efficient Solar Cells, Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 1409-1413
  7. J. Li, H.-S. Tan, Z.-K. Chen, W.-P. Goh, H.-K. Wong, K.-H. Ong, W.-L. Liu, C.-M. Li and B.S. Ong, Dialkyl-Substituted Dithienothiophene Copolymers as Polymer Semiconductors for Thin-Film Transistors and Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells, Macromolecules 2011, 44, 690-693
  8. J. Li, K.-H. Ong, S.-L. Lim, G.-M. Ng, H.-S. Tan and Z.-K. Chen, A random copolymer based on dithienothiophene and diketopyrrolopyrrole units for high performance organic solar cells, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 9480-9482
  9. W.-H. Tang, S.P. Singh, K.-H. Ong and Z.-K. Chen, Synthesis of thieno[3,2-b]thiophene derived conjugated oligomers for field-effect transistors applications, J. Mater. Chem. 2010, 20, 1497-1505
  1. P-Type Semiconducting Materials and Related Methods. Authors: J. Li, K.-H. Ong, Z.-K. Chen, Y. Zhao, S.-L. Lim, H.-K. Wong, L. Yang and K.Y. Seah, WO/2014/104979, filed on 27 Dec 2013
  2. P-Type Materials and Organic Electronic Devices. Authors: Z.-K. Chen, J. Li, B.S. Ong, P. Sonar, K.-H. Ong, G.-M. Ng, S.-L. Lim, S.P. Singh and Y. Li. WO/2011/025455, filed on 30 Apr 2010
  3. Polymeric Semiconductors, Electronic Devices, and Related Methods. Authors: Z.-K. Chen, J. Li, B.S. Ong, S.P. Singh, H.-K. Wong and K.-H. Ong. WO/2011/025453, filed on 30 Apr 2010
  4. N-type Materials and Organic Electronic Devices. Authors: P. Sonar, R.Y.C. Shin, Z.-K. Chen, K.-H. Ong, G.-M. Ng and A. Zen. WO/2011/049531, Filed 22 Oct 2009

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