Heng joined IfM in October 2021 as a PhD candidate in the group of Professor Michael De Volder. Prior to this, Heng has completed his BA and MEng in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge during which he was awarded the Winifred Georgina Holgate Pollard Memorial Prize for his academic performance. Heng is currently a Benefactors’ Scholar at St John’s College, and a recipient of the Honorary Trinity-Henry Barlow award. Outside of academia, Heng is a keen photographer, designer and the founder of Hercules Product Design.
Heng’s research focuses on the development of scalable processes to fabricate better and cheaper Li-ion batteries, in particular, electrode structuring using Large Area Roll-to-Roll Coating. In addition, he works on a side project on electrochemical device characterisation with dilatometry technique, starting from building the instruments from scratch.
- Energy Storage and Sustainability
- Roll-to-roll Processing and Fabrication
- Advanced Electrode-Structuring
- Material Self-Organisation