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Dr. GOH Kia Liang Gregory (Adjunct @ NTU, MSE)

Deputy Executive Director/Principal Scientist II


Director's Office, IMRE staff with Adjunct Appointment in University/Industry


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

Research Details

  • Glazings and thermchromic materials for Green buildings
  • Oxide films and nanostructures for superhydrophilicity, superhydrophobicity, solar control, photovoltaics, anti-bacterial, photo- and photoelectrochemical activity (e.g. TiO2, ZnO, SiO2, VO2, Cu2O, perovskites etc….)
  • Electrification of transportation – battery modelling and power electronics in EVs, aircrafts and marine vessels

  • Hydrothermal synthesis, chemical bath deposition, liquid phase deposition
  • Film growth, epitaxy
  • Functional inorganic coatings (self cleaning, electrochromic, anti-fogging etc)
    • Co-I, ‘Chemical Routes to Electrochromic Glass’, A*STAR-MND Green Building TSRP, 2013-2016
    • PI, ‘Smart Multifunctional Coatings for Fenestrations to Reduce Thermal Load of Buildings’, A*STAR-MND Green Building TSRP, 2012 to 2015
    • Co-PI, ‘Advanced functional materials of A-site substituted complex perovskite compounds’ A*STAR Public Sector Funding grant, 2006 to 2009


2017 – present   Director, Strategic Research Office, IMRE, A*STAR

2017 – present   Director (Special Projects), SERC, A*STAR

2001 – present    Principal Scientist II, IMRE, A*STAR

2005 – present    Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, NTU

2016 – 2017        Head, Ceramic Materials Department, IMRE, A*STAR

2010                    Visiting Scientist, Materials department and International Center for Materials Research

                            UC Santa Barbara, USA

2007 – 2009        Head, Design & Growth Group, IMRE, A*STAR

2006 – 2010        Technical Advisor, Advanced Materials Technology, Pte Ltd

2003 – 2007        Deputy Cluster Manager, Materials Science and Characterisation, IMRE, A*STAR

Cert., Project Leadership, Management and Communications, ESI International, 2011

Cert., Management of Industrial R&D, National University of Singapore, 2005

Cert., Essential Managerial Skills, Singapore Instutitue of Management, 2003

Ph.D in Materials Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 2001 (Advisor: Prof. Fred F. Lange)

M.Eng, National University of Singapore, 1995 (Advisor: Prof. L. C. Lim)

B.Eng (1st Class Hons), National University of Singapore, 1993


2017 – Present    Technical Secretary, Thin Films Society

20152017         Vice President, Thin Films Society

2013 – 2016         Programme Manager, 2nd A*STAR-MND Green Building Joint Programme

2012 - 2014         Joint Secretary, Materials Research Society, Singapore

2010 – Present    Editorial Board, Journal of Crystallization Physics and Chemistry, Serials Publications

2009 - 2015         Founding member, Executive Committee, Thin Films Society

2008 - Present     Associate Editor, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, ASP (USA)

2008  – 2010       Joint Treasurer, Materials Research Society, Singapore

2007 – 2008        Honorary Auditor, Materials Research Society, Singapore

2003 – Present    Member, Materials Research Society, Singapore

85.          Roozbeh S. Moakhar, Mahsa Jalali, Ajay Kushwaha, Gregory K. L. Goh; Nastaran Riahi-Noori, Abolghasem Dolati, Mohammad Ghorbani, ‘AuPd bimetallic nanoparticle decorated TiO2 rutile nanorod arrays for enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting’, J. Appl. Electrochemistry, 48[9] (2018) 995-1007.

84.          Yun Huang, Albertus Denny Handoko, Gregory Goh Kia Liang, Yilin Deng, Boon Siang Yeo, ‘Rational Design of Sulfur-Doped Copper Catalysts for the Selective Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formate’, ChemSusChem 11[1] (2018) 320-326.

83.          Albertus D. Handoko, Laura-Lynn Liew, Ming Lin, Gopinathan Sankar, Yonghua Du, Haibin Su, Zhili Dong, Gregory K. L. Goh, ‘Elucidation of thermally induced internal porosity in zinc oxide nanorods’, Nano Res. 11[5] (2018) 2412-2423.

82.          Diana Teixeira, Raul Quesada-Cabrera, Michael J. Powell, G. K. L Goh, G. Sankar, I. P. Parkin, R. G. Palgrave, ‘Particle size, morphology and phase transitions in hydrothermally produced VO2(D)’, New J. Chem., 41[17] (2017) 9216.

81.          Andrew C. Breeson, Gopinathan Sankar, Gregory K.L. Goh, Robert G. Palgrave, ‘Phase quantification by X-ray photoemission valence band analysis applied to mixed phase TiO2 powders’, Appl. Surf. Sci., 423 (2017) 205–209.

80.          Ajay Kushwaha, Roozbeh S. Moakhar, Gregory K.L. Goh, Goutam K. Dalapati,  Morphologically tailored CuO photocathode using aqueous solution technique for enhanced visible light driven water splitting’, J. Photochem. Photobio. A- Chem., 337 (2017) 54-61.

79.          Roozbeh Siavash Moakhar, Gregory Kia Liang Goh, Abolghasem Dolati, Mohammad Ghorbani, ‘Sunlight-Driven Photoelectrochemical Sensor for Direct Determination of Hexavalent Chromium Based on Au decorated Rutile TiO2 Nanorods’, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 201 (2017) 411.


27. ‘Durable, water-loving ceramic coating combats condensation, cleans up glass’, ACerS Ceramic Tech Today, 11 July 2014.

26.  ‘Absorbing Water For Clearer View’, Asian Scientist, 19 June 2014.

25.   The Chemical Daily, 19 June 2014 (in Japanese).

24.   Permanent surface coating prevents fogging’, Plastics Today (USA), 19 June 2014.

23.   ‘Clear view for drivers with S'pore invention’, The Straits Times, 13 June 2014.

22.   ‘New technology stops plastic, glass surfaces from fogging up’, Business Times, 13 June 2014.

21.   ‘Scientists create clearer glass with permanent, superhydrophilic ceramic coating’, Phys.Org, 12 June 2014

20.    Featured Research: ‘Creating a water layer for a clearer view’, Science Daily (USA), 12 June 2014.

SG, Japan and US patents filed and granted on low emissivity ZnO films and transparent superhydrophilic oxide films

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