Researcher Portfolio

Huang Hui (Dr)
Scientist III
Surface Technology

Dr Huang Hui is a Scientist in the Functional Coating Team, Surface Technology Group at SIMTech in Singapore. He has over 19 years of R&D experience in materials, coatings and devices with particular emphasis on the applications in printed electronics, energy efficient, energy conversion and storage, environmental safety and decontamination. Prior to joining SIMTech in March 2012, Dr Huang was a Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. He has published over 110 journal and conference publications including Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, Nanoscale with over 1200 citations. He has published four book chapters and filed 4 patents. His H-index is 19.



Research Interest:

    • Transparent conductive film (silver nanowires, conductive ink formulation and Roll-to-roll coating)

    • Printed flexible devices (e.g. printed lighting, printed sensors)

    • Functional coatings (e.g. Energy-efficient IR shielding coating for buildings, antimicrobial, photocatalytic, easyclean, antistastic coatings);

    • Energy conversion and storage (e.g. thin film soar cell, supercapacitors and batteries.)

    • Nanomaterials, nanostructures and nanodevices;

    • Chemcial sensors for energy and environmental security, indoor air pollutant detection and quality control.

BioNotes:2004: PhD, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China


  1. L. B. Kong, F. Boey, P. S. Lee, Y.Z. Huang, S. Li, W.X. Que, L. Liu, H. Huang, and T.S. Zhang, “Graphene and Graphene Oxide”,  CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, in press.

  2. L. B. Kong, H. Huang, Thin Film Gas Sensors Based on Nanocarbon Materials”, in book “Nanoscale Sensors” (ISBN 978-3-319-02771-5), Editor: Prof. Zhiming Wang, Springer 2013, Chapter 7, 35 pages.

  3. H. Huang, Yi-Chau Lee, Gong Hua, and Ooi-Kiang Tan, one review chapter titled “Growth and Applications of Nanorod Arrays” in book “Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (15 volumes, 12,000 pages), Chapter 194, P1-38, Editor: Dr. H.S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers, June 2010, ISBN: 1-58883-159-0.

  4. H. Huang, Yi-Chau Lee and Ooi-Kiang Tan, one review chapter titled “Low-dimensional Nanostructured Materials for Chemical Sensing Applications” in book “Handbook of Nanoceramics and Their Based Nanodevices” (5 volumes, 3500 pages), Chapter 48, P1-44, Editor: Prof. T.Y. Tseng and Dr. H.S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers, January 2009, ISBN: 1-58883-114-0.


  1. C.R. Zhu, Y.F. Sun, D.L. Chao, X.H. Wang, P.H. Yang, X. Zhang, H. Huang, H. Zhang, H.J. Fan, A 2.0 V capacitive device derived from shape-preserved metal nitride nanorods, Nano Energy, 2016, 26, 1-6. (IF= 10.325)

  2. Q. Zhao, Y. L. Wu, H. Huang, Y.C. Liu, Ambient-curable Superhydrophobic Fabric Coating Prepared by Water-based Nonfluorinated Formulation, Materials & Design, 92, 2016, 541–545. (IF= 3.821)

  3. Feng Pan, Qizhao Huang, Hui Huang, Qing Wang, High Energy Density Redox Flow Lithium Battery with Unprecedented Voltage Efficiency, Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28 (7): 2052–2057 (IF= 8.354)

  4. Farhan Nur Kholid, H. Huang, Yongqi Zhang, Hongjin Fan, Multiple Electrical Breakdown And Electrical Annealing Using High Current Near Breakdown Of Silver Nanowire Network, Nanotechnology, 2016, 27(2): 025703. (IF= 3.501)

  5. H. Huang, Minghong Ng, Yongling Wu, Lingbing Kong, Solvothermal synthesis of Sb:SnO2 nanoparticles and IR shielding coating for smart window, Materials & Design, 2015, 88: 384–389. (IF= 3.821)

  6. Changrong Zhu, Peihua Yang, Dongliang Chao, Xingli Wang,Xiao Zhang, Shi Chen, Beng KangTay, H. Huang, Hua Zhang, Wenjie Mai, Hong Jin Fan, All Metal Nitrides Solid-State Asymmetric Supercapacitors, Advanced Materials, 2015, 27 (31): 4566–4571 (IF= 15.409).

  7. Changrong Zhu, Dongliang Chao, Jing Sun, Ignacio Mínguez Bacho, Zhanxi Fan, Chin Fan Ng, Xinhui Xia, H. Huang, Hua Zhang, Ze Xiang Shen, Guqiao Ding, and Hong Jin Fan, Enhanced Lithium Storage Performance of CuO Nanowires by Coating of Graphene Quantum Dots, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2015, 2(2): 1400499 (1-6).

  8. Feng Pan, Jing Yang, Qizhao Huang, Xingzhu Wang, H. Huang, Qing Wang, Redox Targeting of Anatase TiO2 for Redox Flow Lithium-Ion Batteries, Advanced Energy Materials, 2014, 4(15): 111-117 (Back cover)(IF= 14.38).

  9. Wing Chung Liu, Yeru Liu, James Robert Jennings, H. Huang, Qing Wang, Low-cost and flexible poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) based counter electrodes for efficient energy conversion in dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2: 10938-10944. (IF= 7.443)

  10. H. Huang, Lei Pan, Chiew Keat Lim, Hua Gong, Jun Guo, Man Siu Tse, Ooi Kiang Tan, Hydrothermal Growth of TiO2 Nanorod Arrays and In Situ Conversion to Nanotube Arrays for Highly Efficient Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells, Small, 2013, 9(18): 3153-3160. (IF=7.823)

  11. Chee Lap Chow, H. Huang, Wan Chia Ang, Hai Liu, Yizhong Huang, Man Siu Tse, Ooi Kiang Tan, Effect of annealing temperature on the crystallization and oxygen sensing property of strontium titanate ferrite sol–gel thin films, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2013, 187: 20–26. (IF= 3.898)

  12. Lei Pan, Hui Huang,* Chiew Keat Lim, Qing Yao Hong, Man Siu Tse and Ooi Kiang Tan, TiO2 rutile–anatase core–shell nanorod and nanotube arrays for photocatalytic applications, RSC Advance, 2013,3: 3566-3571. (IF=2.562)

  13. Xiaofeng Chen, Qiong Luo, Mandi Han, Ooi Kiang Tan, Man Siu Tse, Hui Huang, Mechanochemical synthesis of nanostructured Sr(Ti1–xFex)O3–δ solid-solution powders and their surface photovoltage responses, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2012, 189: 80–84. (IF=2.158)

  14. M. Ghaffari, H. Huang, P.Y. Tan, O.K. Tan, Synthesis and visible light photocatalytic properties of SrTi(1−x)FexO(3−δ) powder for indoor decontamination, Powder Technology, 2012, 225: 221–226. (IF=2.08)

  15. M. Ghaffari, T. Liu, H. Huang, O.K. Tan, M. Shannon, Investigation of local structure effect and X-ray absorption characteristics (EXAFS) of Fe (Ti) K-edge on photocatalyst properties of SrTi(1−x)FexO(3−δ), Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2012, 136(2–3): 347–357 (IF=2.234)

  16. M. Ghaffari,  H. Huang,  O. K. Tan and M. Shannon, Band gap measurement of SrFeO3−δ by ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy and photovoltage methodCrystEngComm, 2012,14: 7487-7492 (IF=3.842).

  17. Lim Chiew Keat, Huang Hui, Chow Chee Lap, Tan Pei Yun, Chen Xiaofeng, Tse Man Siu, Tan Ooi Kiang, Enhanced Charge Transport Properties of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using TiNxOy Nanostructure Composite Photoanode, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2012, 116 (37): 16659-19664. (IF=3.333).

  18. Hui Huang*, Chiew Keat Lim, Man Siu Tse, Jun Guo, Ooi Kiang Tan, SnO2 nanorod arrays: low temperature growth, surface modification and field emission properties, Nanoscale 2012(4): 1491-1496 (Front cover image, IF=6.23).

  19. Irannejad, K. Janghorban, O. K. Tan, H. Huang, C. K. Lim, P. Y. Tan, X. Fang, C. S. Chua, M. M. Shahjamali and M. Ghaffari, Effect of the TiO2 shell thickness on the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with ZnO-TiO2 core-shell nanorod electrode, Electrochimica Acta, 58(2011): 19-24 (IF = 3.642)

  20. Hui Huang, Hua Gong, Cheelap Chow,  Jun Guo, Tim White,  Mansiu Tse,  Ooikiang Tan, Low Temperature Growth of SnO2 Nanorod Arrays and Tunable n-p-n Sensing Response of ZnO/SnO2 Heterojunction for Exclusive Hydrogen Sensor, Advanced Functional Materials, 21(2011)14: 2680 (IF = 10.439).

  21. H. Gong, J. Zhang, D.Y. Tang, G.Q. Xie, H. Huang, J. Ma, Fabrication and laser performance of highly transparent Nd:YAG ceramics from well-dispersed Nd:Y2O3 nanopowders by freeze-drying, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2011,13(9): 3853-3860 (IF = 3.253).

  22. Forleo, L. Francioso, S. Capone, F. Casino, P. Siciliano, O.K. Tan, H. Huang, Fabrication at wafer level of miniaturized gas sensors based on SnO2 nanorods deposited by PECVD and gas sensing characteristics, Sensors and Actuators B, 2011, 154: 183-187 (IF = 3.122).

  23. Hui Huang, C. Y. Ong, J. Guo, T. White, M. S. Tse and O. K. Tan, Pt surface modification of SnO2 nanorod arrays for CO and H2 sensors, Nanoscale, 2010, 2: 1203-1207. (IF=6.23)

  24. L. Yang, H. H. Hng, D. Li, Q. Y. Yan, J. Ma, T. J. Zhu, X. B. Zhao, and H. Huang, Thermoelectric properties of p-type CoSb3 nanocomposites with dispersed CoSb3 nanoparticles, Journal of Applied Physics 2009, 106, 013705. (IF = 2.201)

  25. Forleo, L. Francioso, S. Capone, F. Casino, P. Siciliano, O.K. Tan, H. Huang, Wafer-Level Fabrication and Gas Sensing Properties of miniaturized gas sensors based on Inductively Coupled Plasma Deposited Tin Oxide Nanorods, Procedia Chemistry 1 (2009) 196–199.

  26. Hui Huang, Y. C. Lee, O. K. Tan,  W. Zhou, N. Peng, Q. Zhang, High sensitivity SnO2 single-nanorod sensors for the detection of H2 gas at low temperature, Nanotechnology, 2009, 20: 115501. (IF = 3.446)

  27. Hui Huang, Y.C. Lee, C.L. Chow, O.K. Tan, M.S. Tse, J. Guo, T. White, Plasma Treatment of SnO2 Nanocolumn Arrays deposited by liquid injection plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition for gas sensors, Sensors and Actuators B, 2009, 138: 201–206. (IF = 3.122)

  28. H. Gong, D.Y. Tang, H. Huang, and J. Ma, Agglomeration control of Nd:YAG nanoparticles via freeze drying for transparent Nd:YAG ceramics. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2009, 92(4): 812-817. (IF = 2.101)

  29. H. Huang, Hua Gong, Dingyuan Tang, O. K. Tan, Synthesis and characterization of yttrium aluminum garnet by high-energy ball milling, Optical Materials 2009, 31: 716-719. (IF = 1.714)

  30. H. Gong, D.Y. Tang, H. Huang and J. Ma, Fabrication of yttrium aluminum garnet transparent ceramics from yttria nanopowders synthesized by carbonate precipitation. Journal of Electroceramics, 2009, 23(1): 89-93. (IF = 0.99)

  31. Hua Gong, Ding-Yuan Tang, Hui Huang, T.S. Zhang and J. Ma, Effect of grain size on the sinterability of yttria nanopowders synthesized by carbonate-precipitation process, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2008, 112, 423-426. (IF = 1.799)

  32. Y. C. Lee, H. Huang, O. K. Tan, C. Y. Ong, M. S. Tse, Semiconductor gas sensor based on Pd-doped SnO2 nanorod thin films, Sensors & Actuators B, 2008, 132: 239-242. (IF = 3.122)

  33. Hua Gong, Zhong-Hai Lin, Guang-Mei Zhai, Kai-Ping Liu, Zhi-Guang Wang, Xiao Huo, Jian-Ping Li, Hui Huang, Min-Qiang Wang, Preparation of mercaptoacetic acid capped ZnSe core-shell nanocrystals by hydrothermal method, Ceramics International, 2008, 34 (4): 1085-1087. (IF = 1.369)

  34. Ning Peng, Qing Zhang, Yi Chau Lee, Hui Huang, O.K. Tan, Jingze Tian, Lap Chan, Humidity and Temperature Effects on Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistor-Based Gas Sensors, Sensor Letters, 2008, 6(6): 796-799. (IF = 1.16)

  35. Hua Gong, Hui Huang, Minqiang Wang, Kaiping Liu, Characterization and growth mechanism of ZnSe microspheres prepared by hydrothermal synthesis, Ceramics International, 2007, 33 (7): 1381-1384. (IF = 1.369)

  36. Y. C. Lee, O. K. Tan, H. Huang, M. S. Tse, H. W. Lau, SnO2 nanorods prepared by inductively coupled plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 2007, 6: 465-468. (IF = 2.154)

  37. J. X. Wang, X. W. Sun, H. Huang, Y. C. Lee, O. K. Tan, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, D. L. Kwong, A two-step hydrothermally grown ZnO microtube array for CO gas sensing, Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 2007, 88(4): 611-615. (IF = 1.884)

  38. Y.C. Lee, O.K. Tan, H. Huang, M.S. Tse, Deposition and gas sensing properties of tin oxide thin films by inductively coupled plasma-chemical vapor deposition, Journal of Electroceramics, 2006, 16: 507-509. (IF = 1.157)

  39. J.X. Wang, X.W. Sun, Y. Yang, H. Huang, Y.C. Lee, O.K. Tan, L. Vayssieres, Hydrothermally grown oriented ZnO nanorod arrays for gas sensing applications, Nanotechnology, 2006, 17: 4995-4998. (IF = 3.446)

  40. Hui Huang, O.K. Tan, Y.C. Lee, M.S. Tse, J. Guo, T. White, In situ growth of SnO2 nanorods by plasma treatment of SnO2 thin films, Nanotechnology, 2006, 17: 3668-3672. (IF = 3.446)

  41. H. Huang, P. Shi, M.Q. Wang, X. Yao, O. K. Tan, Dielectric properties of Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 thin films deposited by mist plasma evaporation using aqueous solution precursor, Journal of Applied Physics, 2006, 99: 114105. (IF = 2.201)

  42. Hui Huang, O.K. Tan, Y.C. Lee, M.S. Tse, J. Guo, T. White, Effects of plasma treatment on the growth of SnO2 nanorods from SnO2 thin films, Nanotechnology, 2006, 17: 743-746. (IF = 3.446)

  43. H. Huang, Y.C. Lee, O.K. Tan, M.S. Tse, Preparation and characterization of nanocrystalline SnO2 thin films by PECVD. Journal of Crystal Growth, 2006, 288(1): 70-74. (IF = 1.809)

  44. Hua Gong, Hui Huang, Liang Ding, Kaiping Liu, Minqiang Wang, Characterization and optical properties of ZnSe prepared by hydrothermal method. Journal of Crystal Growth, 2006, 288(1): 96-99. (IF = 1.809)

  45. Hui Huang, O.K. Tan, Y.C. Lee, T.D. Tran, M.S. Tse, X. Yao, Semiconductor gas sensor based on tin oxide nanorods prepared by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition with postplasma treatment, Applied Physics Letters, 2005, 87: 163123. (IF = 3.977)

  46. Y. Hu, O.K. Tan, J.S. Pan, H. Huang, W.Q. Cao, The effects of annealing temperature on the sensing properties of low temperature nano-sized SrTiO3 oxygen gas sensor, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2005 108 (1-2): 244-249. (IF = 3.122)

  47. O.K. Tan, H. Huang, Y.C. Lee, M.S. Tse, J. Guo, T. White, Plasma surface modification and gas sensing properties of SnO2 thin films prepared by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, 2005: 1181-1183.

  48. Hui Huang, Xi Yao, Ooi Kiang Tan, Preparation and properties of SrTiO3 thin films by mist plasma evaporation using metal nitrate aqueous precursor, Chemical Vapor Deposition, 2005, 11(3): 142-146. (IF = 2.367)

  49. Hui Huang, Xi Yao, Preparation and electrical properties of BaTiO3 thin films by mist plasma evaporation. Materials Research Innovations, 2005, 9(1): 179-190. (IF = 0.853)

  50. Hui Huang, Xi Yao, Minqiang Wang, Xiaoqing Wu. BaTiO3 on LaNiO3 and Si thin films prepared by mist plasma evaporation, Journal of Crystal Growth, 2004, 263(1-4): 406-411. (IF = 1.809)

  51. Hui Huang, Xi Yao, Preparation of BaTiO3 thin films by mist plasma evaporation on MgO buffer layer. Ceramics International, 2004, 30(7) 1535-1538. (IF = 1.369)

  52. Hui Huang, Xi Yao, Preparation of rutile TiO2 thin films by mist plasma evaporation. Journal of Crystal Growth, 2004, 268(3-4): 564-567. (IF = 1.809)

  53. Hui Huang, Xi Yao, Preparation of LaNiO3 thin films by mist plasma evaporation. Thin Solid Films, 2004, 462-463C: 125-128. (IF = 1.647)

  54. Hui Huang, Xi Yao, Preparation of LaNiO3 thin films by mist plasma evaporation from the aqueous precursor. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2004, 87(1): 134-137. (IF = 1.799)

  55. Hui Huang, Xi Yao, Preparation and characterization of rutile TiO2 thin films by mist plasma evaporation. Surface and Coatings Technology, 2004, 191(1): 54-58. (IF = 1.86)

  56. Hui Huang, Xi Yao, Xiaoqing Wu, Minqiang Wang, Liangying Zhang, Morphology control of ferroelectric lead titanate thin films prepared by electrostatic spray deposition, Thin Solid Films, 2004, 458 (1-2): 71-76. (IF = 1.647)

  57. Hui Huang, Xi Yao, Xiaoqing Wu, Minqiang Wang, Liangying Zhang, Ferroelectric PbTiO3 thin films prepared by electrostatic spray deposition (ESD). Microelectronic Engineering, 2003, 66: 688-694. (IF = 1.583)

  58. Hui Huang, Hongjie Luo, Xi Yao, A study on TiO2 thin films deposited by hydrothermal technique. Acta Physica Sinica, 2002, 51(8): 1881-1886. (IF = 1.165)

  59. Hui Huang, Xiaoqing Wu, Liangying Zhang, Xi Yao, Titanium dioxide thin films prepared by MOCVD. Journal of Functional Materials, 2001, 32: 631-634. (IF = 0.394)