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Dr. HUANG Xiaohu

Scientist II


Structural Materials (STR) Department


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

Research Details

Functional coatings on glass for automobile and building industries: Materials R&D and Process Development

Ceramic coatings on light metals

Polishing of 3D-printed metals

Oxides for novel applications

Nanoscale materials growth, characterizations, physical properties, manipulation, and applications

Indium-free transparent conducting oxide for transparent electrodes used in solar cells, LEDs, and touch screen.

Ceramic coatings on Al alloys, Mg alloys, Ti alloys, Inconel for wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant applications.

Surface polishing of 3D-printed Al alloys, Mg alloys, Ti alloys, and Inconel for aerospace and precision engineering.

2014-2015   A*STAR-MND Green Building Project: Smart Multifunctional Coatings for Fenestrations to Reduce Thermal Load of Buildings

2015-2017   DSO project: Fabrication of Large Size Transparent Conductive Oxide Films

2017-2018   DSO project: Transparent Conductive Oxide Film Scale-up

2017-2019   AP project: Development of a Healing, Joining Technique for SiC, SiN Ceramic Composite Material

2018-2020   AP project: Galvanic Isolation of Aluminum and CFRP Interfaces

04/18 - To-date: Research Scientist II, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore

11/14 – 03/18: Research Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
07/13 - 10/14: Senior Research Fellow, SPMS & MSE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
11/09 - 06/13: Research Fellow, ECE, National University of Singapore, Singapore
09/08 - 11/09: Research Fellow, SPMS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Ph. D. (Condensed Matter Physics), Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (2003-2008)
B. Sc. (Physics), Inner Mongolia Normal University, China (1999-2003)

2012 Ignition Grant, SMART Innovation Centre, Singapore
2007 1st Rank Award, National Doctoral Forum of China (Materials Science and Engineering), China
2003 Excellent Graduate Award, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China 

2016-2018: Programme Committee, 9th and 10th International Workshop on Zinc Oxide and Related Materials

2013-2014: Lead Guest Editor: Special issue on Nanomaterials for Energy-Efficient Applications,  Journal of Nanomaterials

2009-current: Peer Reviewer: NPG, ACS, RSC, AIP, Elsevier

2009-current: Member: RSC, MRS-Singapore

  • 1. X. H. Huang*, L. Zhang, S. J. Wang*, D. Z. Chi, S. J. Chua*, “Solution-Grown ZnO Films towards Transparent and Smart Dual-Color Light-Emitting Diode”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 15482 (2016).

  • 2. X. H. Huang*, R. Chen, C. Zhang, J. Chai, S. J. Wang*, D. Z. Chi, S. J. Chua*, “Ultrafast and Robust UV Luminescence from Cu-doped ZnO Nanowires Mediated by Plasmonic Hot Electrons”, Adv. Opt. Mater. 4, 960 (2016).

  • 3. X. H. Huang*, G. Z. Xing, Y. F. Li, E. Nannen, "Nanomaterials for Energy-Efficient Applications", J. Nanomater. Article ID 524095 (2015) (editorial).

  • 4. X. H. Huang*, G. H. Li*, L. B Kong, Y. Z. Huang, T. Wu*, “Anisotropic Surface Strain in Single Crystalline Cobalt Nanowires and its Impact on the Diameter-Dependent Young’s Modulus”, Nanoscale 5, 11643 (2013).

  • 5. X. H. Huang*, C. Zhang, C. B. Tay, T. Venkatesan, S. J. Chua*, “Green Luminescence from Cu-doped ZnO Nanorods: Role of Zn Vacancies and Negative Thermal Quenching”,Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 111106 (2013).

  • 6. X. H. Huang*, Z. Y. Zhan, K. P. Pramoda, C. Zhang, L. X. Zheng, S. J. Chua*, “Correlating the Enhancement of UV Luminescence of ZnO Nanorods with Hydrogen Doping”, CrystEngComm 14, 5163 (2012).

  • 7. X. H. Huang*, C. B. Tay, Z. Y. Zhan, C. Zhang, L. X. Zheng, T. Venkatesan, S. J. Chua*, “Universal Photoluminescence Evolution of Solution-Grown ZnO Nanorods with Annealing: Important Role of Hydrogen Donor”, CrystEngComm 13, 7032 (2011).

  • 8. X. H. Huang, P. A. Quinto-Su, R. Gonzalez, T. Wu*, C. D. Ohl*, “Controlled Manipulation and In-situ Mechanical Measurement of Single Co Nanowire with Laser-induced Cavitation Bubble”, Nano Lett. 10, 3846 (2010).

  • 9. X. H. Huang*, Z. Y. Zhan, X. Wang, Z. Zhang, G. Z. Xing, D. L. Guo, D. P. Leusink, L. X. Zheng, T. Wu*, “Rayleigh-Instability-Driven Simultaneous Morphological and Compositional Transformation from Co Nanowires to CoO Octahedra”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 203112 (2010).

  • 10. X. H. Huang*, G. H. Li*, G. Z. Sun, X. C. Dou, L. Li, L. X. Zheng, ”Initial Growth of Single Crystalline Nanowires: From 3D nucleation to 2D Growth”, Nano Res. Lett. 5, 1057 (2010).

  • 11. X. H. Huang, G. H. Li*, X.C. Dou, L. Li, “Magnetic Properties of Single Crystalline Co Nanowire Arrays with Different Diameters and Orientations”, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 084306 (2009).

  • 12. X. H. Huang, G. H. Li*, B. Q. Cao, M. Wang, C. Y. Hao, “Morphology Evolution and CL Property of Ni-Doped Zinc Oxide Nanostructures with Room-Temperature Ferromagnetism”, J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 4381 (2009).

  • 13. X. H. Huang, G. H. Li*, L. Duan, L. Li, L. D. Zhang, “Formation of ZnO nanosheets with Room-temperature Ferromagnetism by Mn and Ni co-doping”, Scripta Materialia 60, 984 (2009).

  • 14. X. H. Huang, L. Li, X. Luo, X. G. Zhu, G. H. Li*, “Orientation-Controlled Synthesis and Ferromagnetism of Single Crystalline Co Nanowire Arrays”, J. Phys. Chem. C 112, 1468 (2008).

  • 15. X. H. Huang, Y. G. Zhu, X. C. Dou, G. H. Li*, “Tuning peculiar antimony micro and nano morphology via a novel electrodeposition approach”, Mater. Lett. 62, 249 (2008).

  • 16. X. H. Huang, Y. W. Yang, X. C. Dou, Y. G. Zhu, G. H. Li*, “In situ synthesis of Bi/Bi2S3 heteronanowires with nonlinear electrical transport”, J. Alloys Compd. 461, 427 (2008).

  • 17. P. A. Quinto-Su, X. H. Huang, R. Gonzalez, T. Wu, C. D. Ohl*, “Manipulation and Microrheology of Carbon Nanotubes with Laser-induced Bubbles” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 014501 (2010).

  • 18. R. Gonzalez, X. H. Huang, P. A. Quinto-Su, T. Wu, C. D. Ohl*, “Motion of Micrometer Sized Spherical Particles Exposed to a Transient Radial Flow: Attraction, Repulsion, and Rotation”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 074503 (2011).

  • 19. C. Zhang, X. H. Huang, H. F. Liu, S. J. Chua*, C. A. Ross*, “Large-Area Zinc Oxide Nanorod Arrays Templated by Nanoimprint Lithography: Control of Morphologies and Optical Properties”, Nanotechnology 27, 485604 (2016).

X. H. Huang, L. M. Wong, S. J. Wang: XXX films and fabricating method thereof (ETPL-IMRE2017042)

X. H. Huang, L. M. Wong, S. J. Wang: Fabrication of well-controlled XXX over large area (ETPL-IMRE2017041)

X. H. Huang, L. M. Wong, S. J. Wang: Broadband transparent and thermally stable XXX coating and fabricating method thereof (ETPL-IMRE2018079)

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