Categories of Grants

Competitive Grants for Basic/Fundamental Research:

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC); Australian Research Council (ARC); Shenzhen Science, Technology and Innovation – Basic Research General Program.

Governmental Grants for Applied Research:

Hong Kong Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD); Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC); Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC); HKSAR Green Tech Fund (GTF); Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA); Australian Defense Science Institute (DSI)

Private Sector Grants/Projects are not listed

List of Grants

2022 - 2024      Hong Kong Green Tech Fund (GTF)

Project: Turning Water into the Source of Solar Hydrogen via Photocatalyst Panel                          

Role: Principal Investigator

2022 - 2024      Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC) - General Research Fund (GRF)

Project: Understanding the Improved Photocharge Transportation in Bismuth-based Photocatalysts via Defect and Structural Engineering                          

Role: Principal Investigator

2021 - 2023      Hong Kong CityU Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant (SIRG)

Project: Development of Bismuth-based Photocatalyst Panel for Hydrogen Production from Water Splitting driven by Sunlight                                                   

Role: Principal Investigator

    2021              Hong Kong Government - Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD)

Project: Feasibility Study on Generating Green Hydrogen in Hong Kong           

Role: Principal Investigator

2021 - 2023      Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC) - General Research Fund (GRF)                 

Project: Development of Nanostructured Photoelectrodes for Solar Water Splitting via Advanced Electrochemical-based Synthesis Techniques

Role: Principal Investigator

2020 - 2023      Hong Kong Research Grant Council – PDFS Scheme                                                     

Project: Photoreforming of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Hydrogen via Single Atom Catalysts (Ref: 9061005)

Role: Principal Investigator (to cover the staffing and overseas travel cost of Dr. Season Si Chen - HK postdoctoral fellow over 3 years)

2020 - 2021      Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) – PSTS-COVID-19 Public Sector Trial Scheme                                                                                     

Project: A Fast-track Vented Enclosure for COVID-19 Patients in Hospital (SST/148/20GP)

Role: Co-Principal Investigator, responsible for room-light photoactivated anti-bacterial coating.

                           

2020 - 2022      Shenzhen Basic Research Grant                                                        

Project: Addressing Stability Issues of Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Generation

Role: Principal Investigator

2020 - 2022      Hong Kong CityU Applied Research Grant (ARG)                                                     

Project: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Conversion into Liquid Hydrocarbon Products

Role: Co-Investigator – responsible for CO2 conversion through (photo)electrocatalysis

                           

2020 - 2022      Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC) - General Research Fund (GRF)                 

Project: Development of High-Efficiency Non-TiO2 Photocatalysts by Understanding the Underlying Photocorrosion Phenomena

Role: Principal Investigator

2019 - 2020      Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC)             

Project: Study of Energy Harvesting from H2O using Nano-porous Materials

Role: Principal Investigator

 

2019 - 2020      Contract Research: EPRO Advance Technology Pty Ltd                   

Project: Silicon-based Fine Powder for Hydrogen Generation

Role: Principal Investigator

2019 - 2021      Hong Kong CityU Applied Research Grant (ARG)                                                    

Project: Spontaneous Hydrogen Production from Wastewater using Elemental Powder Catalysts

Role: Principal Investigator

 

2019                  Australian Research Council (ARC) LIEF Project                            

Project: Multi-Angle in-operando Mapping of Nanoscale Electro/Photo-redox Reactions

Role: Chief Investigator

 

2018 – 2020      Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) – Renewable Hydrogen for Export Project 

Project: Highly Efficient and Low Cost Photovoltaic Electrolysis (PVE) System to Generate Hydrogen by Harvesting the Full Spectrum of Sunlight                                  

Role: Chief Investigator

   

2018                   UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS)                                

Project: A Plasma System to design Nanostructured Thin Films for Energy Conversion and Storage

Led by Yun Hau Ng. In collaboration with Sch. Chemistry, Sc. Mater. Sci. Eng, Sch. PV

Role: Lead Chief Investigator

 

2018 – 2020      Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project                     

Project: Overcoming the Inherent Instability of Photocatalyst to Produce Solar Fuels (DP180102540)

Yun Hau Ng, Cyrille Boyer and Fatwa Abdi (PI)

Role: Lead Chief Investigator

 

2017 –  2019     Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project                   

Project: Anodisation Methods and Materials for Solar Water Splitting (DP170102895)

Yun Hau Ng, Judith Hart, Jason Scott and Akihide Iwase (PI)

Role: Lead Chief Investigator

    

    2017              Defence Science Institute–Maritime Future Technology Watch Program

Project: Advanced Energy Materials for Maritime Future Technology (RG171387)

Role: Chief Investigator 

 

    2017              Australian Research Council (ARC) LIEF Project                            

Project: Integrated thin film facility for catalysis and energy materials research (LE170100137) 

Role: Chief Investigator

          

    2017              UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS)                               

Project: Dual chamber evaporator for commercial Si wafer solar cells and emerging earth-abundant thin film solar cells

Role: Chief Investigator              

                                   

    2016              SilverStar Research Award, UNSW                                                   

Project: Versatile anodization strategies for water splitting photoelectrodes             

Yun Hau Ng, Jason Scott and Judy Hart

Role: Lead Chief Investigator

 

    2016              Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, UNSW        

Facility: A high resolution Raman microspectrometer for materials characterization and imaging

Role: Chief Investigator

    2016              Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, UNSW        

Facility: An X-ray diffractometer with a position sensitive detector for dynamic structural analysis

Role: Chief Investigator

 

    2014              Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, UNSW        

Facilities: Complex fluid microscale flow and surface study facility

Role: Chief Investigator

 

    2014              Goldstar Research Award, UNSW                                                      

Project: Nanostructured Thin Film for Solar Hydrogen and Solar Battery             

Yun Hau Ng and Jason Scott

Role: Lead Chief Investigator

 

2013 –  2015     Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project                      

Project: Non-precious fuel cell cathode catalysts from carbon-based nanohybrids: a computational to experimental quest (DP130102420)

Aijun Du and Yun Hau Ng

Role: Chief Investigator

 

    2013              Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, UNSW        

Project: Solar energy conversion (solar cells, water splitting, photocatalysis) facilities 

Yun Hau Ng, Rose Amal, Jason Scott 

Role: Lead Chief Investigator

 

 2012 - 2013      Faculty International Travel Grant, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW,                

2013 Conference: 245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

2012 Conference: International Symposium on Photocatalysis, Kyoto, Japan.

 

 2012 - 2016     Research Equipment Grant, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW,            

2012 Project: Potentiostat and Xe lamp for photoelectrochemical workstation

2013 Project: Programmable Quartz Tube Furnace for high performance photoelectrode

2014 Project: Mass flow controller and multichannel battery testing system

2015 Project: Film conductivity probe with portable electrochemical workstation ($13,895)

2015 Project: Portable spectroelectrochemical bipotentiostat-galvanostat system for photoelectrochemical sensors ($33,780)

2016 Project: Portable potentiostat for in-situ liquid junction XRD measurement ($12,000)

                          

2011 – 2013      Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project                  

Project: Engineering nanostructured graphene-based semiconductor photocatalysis (DP110101638)

Yun Hau Ng, Rose Amal, Jason Scott, Prashant Kamat (PI) and Akihiko Kudo (PI)

Role: Chief Investigator       

   

    2010              Centre for Energy Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA) Project       

Project: Nanostructured solid state solar cells based on TiO2 nanotube arrays (PS20424)

Yun Hau Ng, Changhui Ye, Rose Amal           

 

    2009               Grant-in-aid for Young Researcher of Environmental & Energy Laboratory

                            

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