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About Eng-Poh Ng

Research interest:
1. Synthesis and Characterization of Porous Materials
2. Heterogeneous catalysis
3. Colloidal nanocrystals
4. Surface chemistry
5. Chemistry of nanostructured materials
6. Lubricant oil
My main research of interest focuses on synthesis, design and characterization of porous solid materials (zeolites, zeotypes, ordered mesoporous and amorphous compounds). Zeolites are class of crystalline solids that have uniform pores with the size of less than 2 nm that make them useful as molecular sieves. This sieving action is appreciated in mixtures separation into their component compounds, both in industrial applications and for environmental cleanup. Some zeolites possess catalytic reactivity and are widely used to catalyze numerous chemical reactions in the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Moreover, we are interested in the synthesis of nanocrystalline zeolites (<1000 nm). These nanocrystalline materials have potential applications in environmental protection, decontamination, optical, catalysis, adsorbent and drug delivery due to their high external surface area and reduced diffusion path lengths relative to conventional micrometer-sized zeolites. The nanomaterials are prepared in different synthesis approaches, mostly by using conventional heating, microwave irradiation, ionothermal and hydrothermal methods.
Another group of materials with great applications as sorbent and catalyst is mesoporous materials. The term "mesoporous materials" refers to solids with broad or narrow distribution of pores in the range between 2 and 50 nm, which form a disordered or ordered network. Our research involves more fundamental studies into the design, synthesis and characterization of porous frameworks. Our research is multi-disciplinary in nature utilising a broad range of characterization techniques including X-ray diffraction, NMR (solution and solid state), nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherm analysis, SEM, TEM, GC, GC/MS, TG/DTA, TG/IR, IR, etc.


May 2010 Present PhD. (Mater. Chem.), MSc. (Chem.); BSc (Ind. Chem.) (1st Class Hons.), Universiti Sains Malaysia

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Zeolite Synthesis (7)