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).
Dr Edison Ang Huixiang
Personal Website: https://www.edisonangsg.com/
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.
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. 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.  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, as well as converting fruit waste into materials, such as MXenes for water purifier.
Awards and honours
- 2023 Young Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Energy Chemistry 
- 2023 Emerging Investigators of Nanoscale 
- 2022 National Institute of Education/Nanyang Technological University Excellence in Research 
- 2022 Young Chemists of Chemistry: A European Journal 
- 2022 Emerging Investigators of Journal of Materials Chemistry A 
- 2022 Singapore National Institute of Chemistry – Early Career Research Awards 
- 2022 American Institute of Chemical Engineers – Sabic Young Professional Award 
- 2022 Young Editorial Board Member of Collagen and Leather 
- 2022 Early Career Editorial Board Member of Chemical Engineering Journal 
- 2022 International Association of Advanced Materials Young Scientist Medal 
- 2021 Vebleo Fellow 
- 2021 Outstanding ASIAN Science Diplomat Award 
- Aizudin, M., Sudha, M. K., Goei, R., Lua, S. K., Pottammel, R. P., Tok, A. I. Y., & Ang, E. H. (2023). Sustainable Production of Molybdenum Carbide (MXene) from Fruit Wastes for Improved Solar Evaporation. Chemistry-A European Journal, 29(2), e202203184.
- Aizudin, M., Alias, N. H., Ng, Y. X. A., Mahmod Fadzuli, M. H., Ang, S. C., Ng, Y. X., Pottamel, R. P., Yang, F., & Ang, E. H. (2022). Membranes Prepared from Graphene-based Nanomaterials for Water Purification: A minireview. Nanoscale, 14(48), 17871-17886.
- Aizudin, M., Goei, R., Ong, A. J., Tan, Y. Z., Lua, S. K., Pottammel, R. P., Geng, H., Wu, X-L., Tok, A. I. Y., & Ang, E. H. (2022). Sustainable Development of Graphitic Carbon Nanosheets from Plastic Wastes with Efficient Photothermal Energy Conversion for Enhanced Solar Evaporation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 10 (37), 19612-19617.