Oscar K.S. Hui
University of East Anglia
Oscar K.S. Hui received his PhD degree in mechanical engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2008. He was a lecturer in department of systems engineering and engineering management of City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong from Aug 2008 - Feb 2013. In Mar 2013, he was an Assistant/Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hanyang University, South Korea. In Sep 2016, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, School of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of East Anglia, UK. As PI, he has demonstrated an excellent independent-funding track record during my appointments (2008-2017), and have been awarded a total funding of GBP 1.1 million (GBP 1.59 million as both PI and Co-I). He has completed supervision of 8 post-doctoral/visiting scholars and 13 research assistants. 3 PhD and 18 master research students successfully graduated under my supervision. Currently, He has been supervising 10 PhD and 8 master research students with my collaborators working in University of Macau, Hanyang University, Pusan National University and Yonsei University. He has been working in a big team with collaborators in USA, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, China, and Hong Kong to secure research funding. Thus far, his research has led to 1 US patent, 9 Korea application patents, 4 pending Korea application patents, >136 journal paper publications (source: Scopus: h-index: 31), 30 invited lectures, and >60 international conference presentations.
Our research is in the interdisciplinary field of heterogeneous catalysis, nanoscience and nanotechnology, materials chemistry and science, transport phenomena, and process modeling and optimization. We focus on preparation of functional nanomaterials for efficient energy harvest/storage/conversion and environmental remediation. Our on-going activities includes 1.Fundamental understanding of catalytic ozonation process over functional nanomaterials for developing advanced air/water pollution control technology/system 2.Development of a multiscale theoretical model to study the coupled mass transfer and reaction kinetics in catalytic ozonation process for reactor-design and operating-condition optimization 3.Development of multi-microchannel microreactors with multi-scale microstructures for enhanced chemical reactions such as hydrogen production by ethanol steam reforming, catalytic combustion of methane, catalytic ozonation of organic compounds 4.Development and reliability study of high-brightness LEDs 5.Synthesis/Development of graphene-based functional materials for applications in Li-ion battery, fuel-cell, solar cell, and LEDs