Dr Edison Ang Huixiang

Dr. Edison H. Ang obtained his B.S degrees at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2012, and his final year project was mentored by Dr. SUBRAMANIAN Tamil Selvan at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering. He completed his PhD with Prof Alex Yan Qingyu at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2017. After he graduated, he joined Prof Hong Liang's and Prof CHUNG, Neal Tai-Shung's group at National University of Singapore as a Postdoctoral Fellow from 2016 to 2017. After that, he moved back to Nanyang Technological University and work in Prof Chew Jia Wei's group as Research Fellow from 2017 to 2019 and in the mid of 2018, he went to Prof Hinrichsen, Kai-Olaf's group as Visiting Scholar at the Technical University of Munich in Germany. Currently, he is working at the National Institute of Education/Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor. He is also the Editorial Board Member of Chemical Engineering Journal, Young Editorial Board Member of Journal of Energy Chemistry, Young Editorial Board Member for Collagen and Leather, Associate Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Electronic Materials, Associate Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Chemistry, Associate Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Environmental Chemistry​, Review Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Chemical Engineering, Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, and Peer Reviewer of high-impact journals like Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Angewandte Chemie, Small, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Chemical Engineering Journal, Applied Energy, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Materials Today Chemistry, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Applied Energy Materials, ACS Energy Letters, Chemosphere, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, The Chemical Record, ChemSusChem, Batteries & Supercaps, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, Science Bulletin, Materials Letters, Applied Surface Science Advances, Separation and Purification Reviews, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Electrochemical Science Advances and Environmental Geochemistry and Health, and a member of the The Electrochemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, and institutes of higher learning of Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, Singapore Battery Consortium and Singapore Membrane Consortium.

Personal Website: https://www.edisonangsg.com/

Edison Ang Huixiang (Chinese: 洪辉祥; pinyin: hóng huī xiáng; born 28 July 1987) is a Singaporean materials scientist, specializing in nanotechnology, and energy and water-related research. He is a faculty member of the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is an elected member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  He currently serves as the Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Energy Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Journal from Elsevier, and Collagen and Leather from Springer Nature; associate editor of Scientific Reports from Nature Portfolio and Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers in Environmental Chemistry, and Frontiers in Electronic Materials from Frontiers Media. He has published over 70 papers with an H-index of 27 (Google Scholar).

Early life and education

Ang was born in Singapore on 28 July 1987. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2013 and Ph.D. in Materials science and Engineering in 2017 from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. At NTU Singapore, he worked on engineering electrocatalyst materials for high-energy storage devices. After that, he went to work as a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore in 2016 and came back to NTU to work as a Research Fellow in 2017. At both NUS and NTU, he worked on the rational design of membranes for ultrafast nanofiltration. He was promoted to serve as an assistant professor at the department of Natural Sciences & Science Education at NIE/NTU Singapore in 2021.[1]

Research and career

In 2010, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won the Nobel Prize in Physics for “discovery of two-dimensional (2D) material graphene.” This graphene material has a wide range of applications including biological engineering, optical electronics, filtration, photovoltaic cells, and energy storage. Inspired by this, Ang decided to dedicate his Nanotech lab to work on two-dimensional materials for energy and water-related topics.[2] In 2022, his team co-invented a graphene ink that allows for the additive manufacturing of membranes for industrial wastewater treatment and the 3D printing of electrodes for rechargeable batteries. [3][4] Unfortunately, graphene derived from graphite comes from the mining of natural resources that will deplete one day. Ang and his team have worked on turning plastic wastes into valuable 2D nanomaterials, for example, graphitic carbon nanosheets for energy application,[5] as well as converting fruit waste into materials, such as MXenes for water purifier.[6][7] 

Personal life

Ang creates scientific content using YouTube (EAversity) during his free time.[8]

Awards and honours

Selected publications

Dr Edison H. Ang


Assistant Professor
Natural Sciences and Science Education