Hoi Ying (Phoebe) Chung

Phoebe Hoi Ying Chung
TETB, 364WS25

Academic Qualification:

  • 2015 - Present: PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering. University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • 2011-2014: B.Eng (Honours 1) Chemical Engineering. University of New South Wales, Sydney


Title: Bismuth-Based Ternary Oxide for Light Energy Conversion

Abstract: Photoelectrochemical water splitting has been considered to be one of the most promising methods, which is used to produce hydrogen H2 and oxygen O2 by reduction and oxidation process respectively from solar energy and water, where employ binary oxide such as titanium dioxide, TiO2 as a photocatalyst. However, TiO2 activates only under UV light, which will consume a large amount of energy in the water splitting process; hence the development of visible-light-active ternary metal oxides is vital for photocatalysis to overcome the binary metal oxides limitations, since it has a great potential in utilization of solar energy. This project aims to synthesize powders and thin film, investigate the optimum photoelectrochemical properties of N-typed bismuth-based ternary oxide for overall water splitting, thus to obtain the most favourable solar-to-hydrogen or oxygen conversion efficiency.

Awards and Achievements:

  • 2015 UNSW International Postgraduate Tuition Fee Scholarships


  • Dr Yun Hau Ng
  • Prof Rose Amal