Li Hong

Li Hong
Assistant Professor
Tel: 6790 5519
Email: ehongli@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3-02b-58 
Homepage: http://ehongli.wixsite.com/ligroup
  • PhD (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Nanyang Technological University 2008
  • B. Eng. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Nanyang Technological University 2004

Dr. Li Hong (Colin) received his Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was awarded the Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) postdoctoral fellowship after graduation. In 2013, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University as a postdoc where he focused on engineering two dimensional materials for catalyzing energy conversion/storage (affiliated with Center of Sustainable Energy through Catalysis). He also worked with Samsung to develop health monitoring biosensors for wearable devices. Dr. Li Hong joined the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in June 2016 as Assistant Professor, under the Manufacturing Industrial Engineering Cluster.
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Colin_Hong_Li
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4sPoVMAAAAAJ&hl=en

  • Interest:
    Electrochemical devices, catalysts, energy conversion and storage
  • Projects:
    Development of electrochemical devices for energy conversion and storage
    The objective is to discover and optimize new catalysts, to integrate catalysts into devices, and to demonstrate prototypes of products for electrochemical hydrogen generation and carbon dioxide reduction. In this project, we focus on electrochemical reactions that are beneficial for overcoming energy and environment challenges. Specifically, we focused on hydrogen generation from water and carbon dioxide reduction to energy fuels. [electrochemical devices/catalysis]

Selected Publications
  • H. Li, M. Du, M. J. Mleczko, A. L. Koh, Y. Nishi, E. Pop, A. J. Bard, X. Zheng, "Kinetic Study of Hydrogen Evolution Reaction over Strained MoS2 with Sulphur Vacancies using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 5123 (2016).
  • H. Li, C. Tsai, A. L. Koh, L. Cai, L. Cai, A. W. Contryman, A. H. Fragapane, J. Zhao, H. S. Han, H. C. Manoharan, F. Abild-Pedersen, J. K. Nørskov, X. Zheng, "Activating the Basal Plane of MoS2 for Hydrogen Evolution via Creating and Stretching Sulphur Vacancies", Nature Materials, 15, 48 (2016).
  • H. Li, A. M. Countryman, X. Qian, S. M. Ardakani, Y. Gong, X. Wang, J. M. Weisse, C. H. Lee, J. Zhao, P. M. Ajayan, J. Li, H. C. Manoharan, X. Zheng, "Optoelectronic crystal of artificial atoms in strain-textured MoS2", Nature Communications, 6: 7381 (2015), DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8381.
  • L. Sun, J. Yang, D. Zhan, L. Liu, H. Hu, H. Li, B. K. Tay, J. L. Kuo, C. C. Huang, D. W. Hewak, P. S. Lee, Z. X. Shen, "Spin-orbit splitting in single-layer MoS2 revealed by triply resonant Raman scattering", Physical Review Letters, 111, 126801 (2013).
  • H. Li, Q. Zhang, C. Liu, S. Xu, P. Gao, “Ambipolar to unipolar conversion in graphene field-effect transistors”, ACS Nano, 5, 3198 (2011).
  • H. Li, Q. Zhang, C. C. R. Yap, B. K. Tay, H. T. E. Teo, A. Olivier, D. Baillargeat, “From bulk to monolayer MoS2: evolution of Raman scattering”, Advanced Functional Materials, 22, 1385 (2012).
  • H. Li, Q. Zhang, N. Marzari, “Unique carbon nanotube field-effect transistors with asymmetric source and drain contacts”, Nano Letters, 8, 64 (2008).