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Dr. AN Tao

Scientist I


Structural Materials (STR) Department


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

Research Details

  • Lithium ion batteries
  • Solid oxide fuel cells
  • Metal-air rechargeable batteries
  • Growth of single crystals via floating-zone method
  • Materials characterisation with XRD, SEM, TEM, etc
  • Development of Saline Al-air Batteries
  • Impact of Cryogenic Treatment on Aerospace Repairs
  • 06 Jan 2014 - To-date: Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)
  • Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2014
  • M. Sc. (Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano- Systems), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2008
  • M. Eng. (Materials Science and Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2008
  • B. Eng. (Materials Engineering with a Minor in Business), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2007
  • A*STAR Graduate Scholarship, 2009
  • Singapore-MIT Alliance Graduate Fellowship, 2007

  • T. An, X. Ge, N. N. Tham, A. Sumboja, Z. Liu and Y. Zong, "Facile One-Pot Synthesis of CoFe Alloy Nanoparticles Decorated N-Doped Carbon for High-Performance Rechargeable Zinc–Air Battery Stacks", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2018), 6 (6), pp. 7743-7751.

  • A. Sumboja, T. An, H. Y. Goh, M. Lübke, D. P. Howard, Y. Xu, A. D. Handoko, Y. Zong and Z. Liu, "One-Step Facile Synthesis of Cobalt Phosphides for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Catalysts in Acidic and Alkaline Medium", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2018), 10 (18), pp. 15673-15680.

  • Y. Qian, T. An, K. E. Birgersson, Z. Liu and D. Zhao, "Web-Like Interconnected Carbon Networks from NaCl-Assisted Pyrolysis of ZIF-8 for Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction Catalysis", Small (2018), 14 (16), pp. 1704169.

  • A. Sumboja, M. Lübke, Y. Wang, T. An, Y. Zong and Z. Liu, "All-Solid-State, Foldable, and Rechargeable Zn-Air Batteries Based on Manganese Oxide Grown on Graphene-Coated Carbon Cloth Air Cathode, Advanced Energy Materials (2017), 7 (20), pp. 1700927.

  • B. Li, J. Chai, X. Ge, T. An, P.-C. Lim, Z. Liu and Y. Zong, "Sheet-on-Sheet Hierarchical Nanostructured C@MnO2 for Zn-Air and Zn-MnO2 Batteries", ChemNanoMat (2017), 3 (6), pp. 401-405.

  • T. An, T. Baikie, A. Orera, R.O. Piltz, M. Meven, P.R. Slater, J. Wei, M.L. Sanjuán, and T.J. White, "Interstitial Oxide Ion Distribution and Transport Mechanism in Aluminum-Doped Neodymium Silicate Apatite Electrolytes", Journal of the American Chemical Society (2016), 138 (13), pp. 4468-4483.
  • S.S. Pramana, T. Baikie, T. An, M.G. Tucker, J. Wu, M.K. Schreyer, F. Wei, R.D. Bayliss, C.L. Kloc, T.J. White, A.P. Horsfield, and S.J. Skinner, "Correlation of Local Structure and Diffusion Pathways in the Modulated Anisotropic Oxide Ion Conductor CeNbO4.25", Journal of the American Chemical Society (2016), 138 (4), pp. 1273-1279.
  • T. An, T. Baikie, M. Weyland, J. F. Shin, P. R. Slater, J. Wei, and T. J. White, "Crystal Chemical Analysis of Nd9.33Si6O26 and Nd8Sr2Si6O26 Apatite Electrolytes Using Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy and Impedance Spectroscopy", Chemistry of Materials (2015), 27 (4), pp. 1217-1222.
  • T. An, X. Ge, T. S. A. Hor, F. W. T. Goh, D. Geng, G. Du, Y. Zhan, Z. Liu, and Y. Zong, "Co3O4 nanoparticles grown on N-doped Vulcan carbon as a scalable bifunctional electrocatalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries", RSC Advances (2015), 5 (92), pp. 75773-75780.
  • T. An, A. Orera, T. Baikie, J. S. Herrin, R. O. Piltz, P. R. Slater, T. J. White, and M. L. Sanjuán, "Structural Study of the Apatite Nd8Sr2Si6O26 by Laue Neutron Diffraction and Single-Crystal Raman Spectroscopy", Inorganic Chemistry (2014), 53, pp. 9416-9423.
  • H. Li, T. Baikie, S. S. Pramana, J. F. Shin, P. J. Keenan, P. R. Slater, F. Brink, J. Hester, T. An, and T. J. White, "Hydrothermal Synthesis, Structure Investigation, and Oxide Ion Conductivity of Mixed Si/Ge-Based Apatite-Type Phases", Inorganic Chemistry (2014), 53 (10), pp. 4803–4812.
  • R.D. Bayliss, S.S. Pramana, T. An, F. Wei, C. Kloc, A.J.P. White, S.J. Skinner, T.J. White, and T. Baikie, “Fergusonite-Type CeNbO4+δ: Single Crystal Growth, Symmetry Revision and Conductivity”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2013), 204, pp. 291-297.
  • F. Wei, T. Williams, T. An, T. Baikie, C. Kloc, J. Wei, and T.J. White, “Observation of atomic scale compositional and displacive modulations in incommensurate melilite electrolytes”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2013), 203, pp. 291-296.
  • T. An, T. Baikie, J.F. Shin, P.R. Slater, S. Li, and T.J. White, “Oxygen Migration in Dense Spark Plasma Sintered Aluminum-doped Neodymium Silicate Apatite Electrolytes”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2013), 96 (11), pp. 3457–3462.
  • T. An, T. Baikie, F. Wei, S.S. Pramana, M.K. Schreyer, R.O. Piltz, J.F. Shin, J. Wei, P.R. Slater, and T.J. White, “Crystallographic correlations with anisotropic oxide ion conduction in aluminum-doped neodymium silicate apatite electrolytes”, Chemistry of Materials (2013), 25 (7), pp. 1109-1120.
  • F. Wei, T. Baikie, T. An, C. Kloc, J. Wei, and T.J. White, “Crystal Chemistry of Melilite [CaLa]2[Ga]2[Ga2O7]2: a Five Dimensional Solid Electrolyte”, Inorganic Chemistry (2012), 51 (10), pp. 5941–5949.
  • F. Wei, T. Baikie, T. An, M. Schreyer, C. Kloc, T.J. White, “The Five-Dimensional Incommensurate Structure of the Melilite Electrolyte [CaNd]2[Ga]2[Ga2O7]2”, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2011), 133 (38), pp. 15200–15211.
  • T. An, T. Baikie, F. Wei, H. Li, F. Brink, J. Wei, S.L. Ngoh, T.J. White, C. Kloc, “Single crystal growth of apatite-type Al-doped neodymium silicates by the floating zone method”, Journal of Crystal Growth (2011), 333 (1), pp. 70-73.
  • T. An, T. Baikie, H. Li, C.L. Wong, S.S. Pramana, J. Wei, T.J. White, and C. Kloc, “Single Crystal Growth of Rare Earth Silicates with Apatite Structure for Enhanced Ion Conductivity”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 12-18 November 2010, Vancouver.
  • Y. H. Cheng, T. An, and Z. Chen, “Optical Studies of N-doped Titanium Dioxide Thin Films For Near Visible Light Photo-catalytic Applications”, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, 1-6 July 2007, Singapore.

AN Tao, GE Xiaoming,  LIU Zhao Lin, ZONG Yun, “An Electrically Rechargeable Metal-Air Battery Stack", filed on 16 September 2016, SG Patent Application No. 10201607775P

Last updated on : 02 Jan 2019 03:42 PM