Current position: Associate Professor at Hunan University, China
Research focus: Design of low dimensional materials and devices for energy harvesting
In 2013 Huihui was awarded a Green Talent. This recognition of his work gave him the confidence to continue his research on new energy materials and devices. After the award, he began working as a post-doctoral research fellow at Wake Forest University, USA, and led a team focused on fabricating high performance flexible thermoelectric batteries with wide application prospects in wearable electronic technology. He also received multiple professional awards.
2014 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation granted by Hubei province of China
2011 Excellent Doctoral Student granted by the Ministry of Education of China
CV as submitted for the Green Talents award (2013):
Shenzhen University, China
Research focus: Solid state lighting, optical confinement solar energy collectors, 2D materials synthesis and related applications
Huihui Huang is determined to create ways for opto-electronic devices to save energy and generate green energy.
Huihui Huang’s studies focus on ways in which solid state lighting techniques can be used to save energy, as well as how solar cells can generate green energy. This endeavour has inspired numerous studies, including the fabrication of several multifunctional light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and the invention of photovoltaic–thermal hybrid solar energy collectors.
While touching on a variety of topics, all of these projects are centred on maximising efficiency and reducing costs.
“Energy problems play a decisive role in sustainable development,” says Huang. “I believe a reasonable exploitation and utilisation of new energy – including the development of green energy like solar cells and energy-saving devices such as solid state lighting – is of great significance to the sustainable development of the human environment.”
This philosophy has guided Huang’s studies and shaped his professional ambition – namely, finding and using new, green materials and techniques that are low-cost.