Principal Investigator

Dr. Koh Yee Kan (Contact Website Curriculum Vitae)

Dr. Koh received a B.Eng. (1st class honors) and a M.Eng. both in Mechanical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia. In 2004, he enrolled in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and obtained a M.S. in Physics in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2010 from the university. Dr. Koh’s expertise is in heat transport in nanostructures and across interfaces, with emphasis on applications in thermoelectric energy conversion. He is an expert in time-domain thermoreflectance, a pump-probe technique to measure the thermal properties of nanostructures using an ultrafast Ti:sapphire laser. He has received numerous awards, including the highly competitive Ross Martin award (2010), the Racheff-Intel award (2009) and the prestigious Fulbright fellowship (2004).


Li Hongkun

2020-now, National University of Singapore, post-doc, working on nanoscale heat transfer in Li-ion batteries.

2016- 2020, National University of Singapore, PhD student, working on measurement of anisotropic thermal conductivity.

2013-2016, Zhejiang University, Master’s Degree, Thermal Power Engineering.

2009-2013, Southeast University, Bachelor’s degree, Thermal Energy and Power Engineering.

Husam Walwil

2017- now, National University of Singapore, working on nanoscale heat transfer in Li ion batteries.

2011-2013, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, MSc. in Mechanical Engineering-ThermoFluid Program.

2006-2011, Birzeit University, Palestine, BEng. in Mechanical Engineering.


Zheng Weidong

2017-now, National University of Singapore, PhD Student, working on understanding heat across interfaces of 2D materials.

2016-2017, Datang Central-China Electric Power Test Research Institute, worked on thermal power electric generation.

2013-2016, Southeast University, Master’s Degree, Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics.

2009-2013, Southeast University, Bachelor’s Degree, Thermal Energy and Power Engineering.

Thio Si Kuan

2018- now, National University of Singapore, PhD student, working on micro/optofluidic systems and interfacial phenomena for bio/energy applications.

2016- 2018, National University of Singapore, Master’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering (Energy and Bio Thermal Systems).

2012- 2016, National University of Singapore, Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering (Energy and Sustainability).


Huang Xi

2014-now, National University of Singapore, M.Eng. student

2010-2014, University of Science Malaysia, Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering.



Sun Bo: PhD student, 2012-2016. Now Assistant Professor at Tsinghua-Berkeley-Shenzhen Institute.

Jiang Puqing: PhD student, 2012-2016. Now Postdoc with Prof. Ronggui Yang.

Huang Bin: PhD student, 2012-2016. Now at KLA Tencor.

Jaslyn Tan: M.Eng. student.

Wang Rui: Post-doctoral researcher, 2011-2012. Now at Applied Materials.