Dr. Kyaw received both B.Eng. degree and PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2007 and 2012, respectively.
He began his post-doctoral fellow career at the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Prof Alan Heeger at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) under A*STAR International Fellowship Program. While working at UCSB, he also joined Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Germany as a visiting scientist in 2013. He returned to Singapore in 2014 and worked as a Scientist at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering of A*STAR until 2017. Then, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology as an Associate Professor in August 2017.
He has published 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Energy and Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Nano Letters and ACS Nano, four book chapters and applied13 patents. He has citation of > 5500 and H-index of 33.
Awards and Honors
SUSTech Distinguished Young Scholar, 2017
Green Talents 2012, awarded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
A*STAR International Fellowship
PhD prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research
Organic/molecular materials and devices for energy harvesting, display and artificial skin
Flexible/stretchable devices for wearable electronics
Material processing for highly ordered conjugated polymers
Perovskite crystal growth for optoelectronic devices
Research Grants and Projects
PI, “A new generation of cold chain box for medical treatment combined with thermoelectric and phase change technology”, Industrial project with Chunjun (Shenzhen) Pte Ltd, 540k RMB
PI, "Novel Interfacial Layers and Tailoring their Energy-level for Efficient and Long-term Stable Perovskite Solar Cell", Guangdong NSFC, 100k RMB
PI, "Phase change materials and system development contract based on medical GSP standard", Chunjun new materials (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd, 100k RMB
PI, “Novel QuasiTwo-dimensional Perovskite Materials for High Efficiency and Stable Solar Cells”, High-level University Fund, 1 million RMB
PI, "Transparent Conductive Polymer Films for ITO-free Optoelectronic Devices", Shenzhen Basic Research Project, 0.5 million RMB
PI, Shenzhen Science, Technology and Innovation Commission, Start-up Research Grant, "Charge transport in highly ordered conjugated polymers", 5 million RMB
PI, SUSTech Start-up Matching Fund, 1 million RMB
PI, National Thousand Talents Program Start-up Research Grant, 2 million RMB
Co-PI, Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Council Peacock Team Project, "X-LED advanced lighting and display technology research and development", 40 million RMB