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I am interested in the optimization of chemical processes through reaction engineering, in particular the synthesis and application of solid materials for catalytic production of chemicals, conversion of waste materials and energy storage.
My current research projects are related to Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) of graphene from pyrolyzed gases from waste, catalytic thermal cracking of algae to biofuels, and synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs).
I graduated with a first class degree in Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Industrial Chemistry at University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia. After that I pursued my PhD in the field of applied chemistry at National University of Singapore (NUS). My PhD study involved the synthesis and optimization of the catalysts for preparation of optically pure chiral building blocks. Before joining UNNC, I have taken a post-doctoral research fellow position in Centre of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (COK, KULeuven, Belgium) in order to widen my knowledge in the field of applied chemistry. In this post-doctoral project, I was working with my promoter and collaborators in valorization of ionic liquids for industrial application.
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LiAlO2-Modified Li Negative Electrode with Li10GeP2S12 Electrolytes for Stable All-Solid-State Lithium BatteriesChang, X., Weng, W., Li, M., Wu, M., Chen, G., Fow, K. L. & Yao, X., 3 May 2023, In: ACS applied materials & interfaces. 15, 17, p. 21179-21186 8 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Synergistic engineering of heteronuclear Ni-Ag dual-atom catalysts for high-efficiency CO2 electroreduction with nearly 100% CO selectivityGuo, Z., Zhu, H., Yang, G., Wu, A., Chen, Q., Yan, Z., Loon Fow, K., Do, H., Hirst, J. D., Wu, T. & Xu, M., 15 Nov 2023, In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 476, 146556.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Gavin Lai, N. Y., Wei, S., Halim, D., Fow, K. L., Kang, H. S. & Yu, L. J., 2021, TALE 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 248-254 7 p. (TALE 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education, Proceedings).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-review
Photophysical and electrochemical properties of [Re(CO)3Cl(NN)] (NN = dppp3, dppp2, dppp2Br) complexes functionalised with pendant pyridyl ligandsSummers, P. A., Adams, B. S., Ibrahim, N., Reynolds, K. E. A., Fow, K. L., Davies, E. S., Towrie, M. & George, M. W., Jan 2019, In: Vibrational Spectroscopy. 100, p. 86-92 7 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review
Yap, M. H., Fow, K. L. & Chen, G., Jul 2017, In: Green Energy and Environment. 2, 3, p. 218-245 28 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access294 Citations (Scopus)