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Education background

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS in Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS with Honors in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Current affiliated institutions

  • Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Research Interest and Capabilities

  • Physics-based modeling of electrochemical systems e.g. batteries
  • Machine learning and deep learning
  • Integration of data-driven machine learning approaches with physics-based models


  • Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering) National University of Singapore (2010-2014)
  • M.E. (Materials Science and Engineering) University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (2007-2010)
  • B.E. (Electronic Science and Technology) University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (2003-2007)

Current affiliated institute

  • Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) of A*STAR

Research Interest and Capabilities

  • Lithium-ion batteries
    • Design and fabrication of cylindrical i-ion batteries
    • Design and fabrication of pouch cell Li metal batteries
  • Material evaluation and cell testing
    • Solid-state Li batteries
    • Synthesis of solid-state electrolytes
  • Design and fabrication of solid-state Li-S coin cell and pouch cell
    • Material evaluation and cell testing Battery management system
    • Battery evaluation
    • Battery monitoring and control


  • M.Sc (Physics), M.Phil. (Physics), Ph.D. (Physics)
  • Associate Professor, NUS, Singapore, since July 2014
  • Assistant Professor, NUS, Singapore, Jan. 2007 – June 2014.
  • Guest Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany, 2001-2006

Research Interest and Capabilities

  • Developing ultra-safe battery materials and technologies
  • High power Li-ion batteries
  • High energy Na-ion batteries
  • Quantification of heat generation (reversible/irreversible) in commercial type cells
  • Quantification of various components contributing to internal resistance of the cells
  • Quantitative analysis of impedance data using Distributed Relaxation Time (DRT) method
  • Addressing interface properties of materials for facile ionic and electronic conduction

Educational Background

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute (2017)
  • PhD Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University (2015)
  • BS Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University (2010)

Affiliated Institutions

  • Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR
  • Nanyang Technological University

Research Interest and Capabilities

  • Research capabilities (e.g. Li-ion batteries)
    • Lithium-ion batteries
    • Sodium-ion batteries
    • Magnesium-ion batteries
    • Battery management systems
    • Artificial intelligence in batteries


  • PhD in Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore

Research Interest and Capabilities

  • High energy density and low-cost redox flow battery system
  • Green technology for spent lithium-ion battery materials recycling
  • Water electrolysis system for H2 production