Prof. Patrick SIT (薛海量)

Ph.D in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34426709

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Dr. Patrick Sit is an assistant professor in the School of Energy and Environment at the City University of Hong Kong. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and Ph.D in Physics from MIT. Prior to joining CityU, he was an associate research scholar in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University and a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Solar cell systems
  • hydrogen-producing catalysts
  • water splitting catalysts
  • electron transfer
  • proton transfer
  • density functional theory
  • first-principles (ab initio) molecular dynamics


Dr. Patrick Sit is interested in applying state-of-the-art first-principles (ab initio) simulation methods and developing novel computational methodologies to study fundamental reaction processes in energy-related systems. Current projects include study and design of

  • Photovoltaic (solar cell) systems
  • Hydrogen-producing catalysts for fuel cell applications
  • Water-splitting catalysis at the semiconductor-water interface


Selected Awards and Honours

  • The Croucher Foundation Scholarship
  • Presidential Fellowship, MIT
  • Collington Prize, Oxford
  • Lee Shau Kee Scholarship


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