Biography of Professor Hui-Ying Yang
Prof. Yang Hui Ying received her B.S. degree from Nankai University, China, in 2002. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2007. After her graduate study, she has been appointed as Singapore Millennium Fellow and Lee Kuan Yew Fellow in 2006 and 2008, respectively. She worked as research scholar in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA in 2011. Currently, Dr. Yang is an associate professor at the Pillar of Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore.
Dr. Yang studies low dimensional nanomaterials for electrochemical energy storage and water treatment devices, which are centered on exploring the influence of function engineering and chemical doping on the materials synthesis and device performance. She is leading a research team to apply fundamental knowledge and new manufacturing methods in developing exceptional nanoscale materials and structures for efficient lithium storage and scalable water purification. She is a Fellow of Royal Chemistry Society (RCS). Dr. Yang has received a number of prestigious awards including the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, IUMRS Young Researcher Award, IPS Nanotechnology Medal IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards, Tan Kah Kee Young Inventor Award, L’Oreal Singapore for Women in Science National Fellowship and so on. She has published more than 240 manuscripts in top international journals with more than 8800 citations and a H-index at 52.