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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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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. Z., Jul 2017, In: Green Energy and Environment. 2, 3, p. 218-245 28 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access218 Citations (Scopus)
Catalytically active gauze-supported skeletal nickel prepared from Ni-Zn alloys electrodeposited from an acetamide-dimethyl sulfone eutectic mixtureFow, K. L., Ganapathi, M., Stassen, I., Binnemans, K., Fransaer, J. & De Vos, D. E., 15 May 2015, In: Catalysis Today. 246, p. 191-197 7 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
Fow, K. L., Ganapathi, M., Stassen, I., Fransaer, J., Binnemans, K. & De Vos, D. E., 27 Aug 2013, In: Chemical Communications. 49, 76, p. 8498-8500 3 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review10 Citations (Scopus)