Su Pei-Chen

SU, Pei-Chen
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 5586
Email: peichensu@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-10
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering (minor Electrical Engineering), Stanford University 2009
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2005
  • MS, Materials Science & Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2003
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2001

Dr. Su’s research interests are in applying microsystem technologies, nanoscale thin film materials engineering, and nano-patterning technologies at the interface of energy conversion devices, specifically fuel cells. She pioneered in development of high power density nano thin film oxide fuel cells at low operating temperature and keeps leading cell performance in the literature. Her research interests include low temperature solid oxide fuel cells, micro/nano fabrication, nanoionics, and thin film energy materials.

Her research group focuses on developing new electrode and electrolyte materials and nano-engineering of cell components via thin film deposition technologies, design and fabrication of scalable micro-SOFCs, and study of reaction kinetics between cathode and nano thin film electrolyte interface, all together with an ultimate goal of commercializing a practical device for SOFCs below 500°C.

She has expanded her research interest on polymer additive manufacturing, specifically fast curing of nanofiller resin for stereolithography (SLA), 4D printing of smart shape memory polymers and it’s applications.

  • Interest:
    Low temperature solid oxide fuel cells (LT-SOFCs), MEMS silicon micro-SOFCs, Thin film nanoionics, Atomic layer deposition and 4D printing.
  • Projects:
    Understanding the charge transportation across the Ag-Ceria core-shell boundary in oxygen reduction reactions
    Develop a novel silver-oxide composite nanoparticle catalyst with superior thermal stability for solid oxide fuel cells.
    [Fuel Cell Lab, Materials]
    Study of Effect of Nanofillers on Curing Behaviors of Stereolithography Photopolymers
    An industrial collaboration to identify the fast curing effect induced from nanofiller additives.
    [Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, Manufacturing]
    Silicon Nano Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (Si-nSOFCs) – Toward Scalability by Low-cost Semiconductor Processes (SMART Innovation Grant)
    Develop prototype of lightweight, compact, and long lasting fuel cell for military and portable applications.
    [Fuel Cell Lab, Thermo-Fluid & Energy/Manufacturing]
    Oxygen Ionic Transport and Interfacial Processes in Nanoscale Ceramic Membranes (MOE)
    Understanding the ionic transportation pathway within and outside of grain boundaries in a nanoscale thin film membrane with fine grains.
    [Fuel Cell Lab, Materials]
    Ultrafast Automotive Trim Prototyping Tool
    Develop photopolymer resin for automotive prototyping stereolithography apparatus (SLA), collaboration with industry.
    [NAMIC, Manufacturing]

Research Staff and Students under supervision

Research Staff
Name Title Email
Ng Chee Seng Research Fellow ngcs@ntu.edu.sg
Kodigi Neeraja Research Associate nkodigi@ntu.edu.sg

PhD Students
Name Project
Tie Jiao Thin Film semiconducting fuel cells
Won Wan Shik Smart Urban Air Quality Diagnosis and Visualization via Fine Dust Sensors and Big Data Analysis
Kittiwat Kamlungsua Development of Air Electrode Materials for Proton-Conducting Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells

Selected Publications
  • Kang-Yu Liu, Jong Dae Baek, Chee Seng Ng, and Pei-Chen Su*, “Improving thermal stability of nanoporous platinum cathode at platinum/yttria-stabilized zirconia interface by oxygen plasma treatment” Journal of Power Sources 396, 73-79, 2018
  • Tsung-Han Lee, Liangdong Fan, Chen-Chiang Yu, Florencia Edith Wiria, Pei-Chen Su, “A high-performance SDC-infiltrated nanoporous silver cathode with superior thermal stability for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6 (17), 7357-7363, 2018
  • Liangdong Fan, Bin Zhu, Pei-Chen Su, and Chuanxin He, “Nanomaterials and technologies for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells: Recent advances, challenges and opportunities”, Nano Energy, 148, March 2018   DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.12.044
  • Mridula Biswas, Hanlin Xie, Jong Dae Baek, and Pei-Chen Su*, “Gas-tight Yttria-doped Barium Zirconate Thin Film Electrolyte via Chemical Solution Deposition Technique”, Journal of European Ceramic Society, 37, 8 (2017) 2997-3001 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2017.02.059
  • Chen-Chiang Yu, Jong Dae Baek, Chun-Hao Su, Liangdong Fan, Jun Wei, Ying-Chih Liao, and Pei-Chen Su*, “Inkjet-printed Porous Silver Thin Film as a Cathode for Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell", ACS Applied Materials and Interface, 8 (16), 10343-10349, 2016 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b01943
  • Jong Dae Baek, Chen-Chiang Yu, and Pei-Chen Su*, “A Silicon-Based Nanothin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Array with Edge Reinforced Support for Enhanced Thermal Mechanical Stability”, Nano Letters, 16 (4), 2413-2417, 2016 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b05221
  • Liangdong Fan and Pei-Chen Su*, “Layer-Structured LiNi0.8Co0.2O2: A New Triple (H+/O2-/e-) Conducting Cathode for Low Temperature Proton Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, Journal of Power Sources, 306, 369-377, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.12.015
  • Jong Dae Baek, Yongjin Yoon, Wonyoung Lee, and Pei-Chen Su*, “Circular Membrane for Nano Thin Film Micro Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Enhanced Mechanical Stability”, Energy & Environmental Science, 8, 3374-3380, 2015 DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02328A
  • Kang-Yu Liu, Liangdong Fan, Chen-Chiang Yu, and Pei-Chen Su*, “Thermal Stability and Performance Enhancement of Nano-porous Platinum Cathode in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by Nanoscale ZrO2 Capping”, Electrochemistry Communication, 56, 65-69, 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2015.04.008

  • Non-destructive testing
  • Fundamental Engineering Materials
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Fuel Cell Science and Technology