Dr. Sam H. Y. Hsu obtained his PhD degree under supervision of Prof. Kirk S. SCHANZE at University of Florida with focusing on photophysical behaviors of functional metallopolymer materials for solar energy and optoelectronic applications. After that, he received the two-year postdoctoral and research associate’s appointments respectively with Prof. Allen J. BARD and Prof. Edward T. YU in Center for Electrochemistry as well as Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Texas at Austin. During the period of his postdoc and research associate, he completed many outstanding multidisciplinary projects. The area of his expertise stretches from material design to new related disciplines involving material characterization and diverse applications, such as solar fuels, organic and inorganic photovoltaic cells, wastewater treatment and food waste management.
• Energy engineering (solar fuels, photovoltaics and optoelectronic devices)
• Environmental engineering (wastewater treatment, food waste treatment)
• Material design (e.g. organometallics, alloy, bio-materials, nanomaterials, perovskites and metallopolymers)
• Photophysics, photochemistry, electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry
Dr. Sam H. Y. Hsu’s research interests involve the material design, synthesis, processing, imaging, spectroscopy and solar energy application, aiming to explore fundamental properties and interactions of organic and inorganic materials for developing efficient solar energy conversion processes. He has keen interests in photoinduced charge transfer processes, interfacial electron transfer, electrochemical hydrogen generation, and photoredox reactions for electricity generation, solar fuel production, wastewater treatment as well as food waste management. The investigations between material phenomena rely heavily on concepts of energy and environmental engineering, consisting of photophysics, electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry by utilizing scanning photoelectrochemical microscopy (SECM) imaging, ultrafast transient absorption (TA), time-resolved photoluminescence spectra (TRPL) and so forth.
For Academics and Research
2010-2014 Graduate School Fellowship Award, University of Florida
2010-2011 Outstanding Teaching, University of Florida
2009-2009 Outstanding Research Quality Award for c-Si solar cell module project, Photovoltaics Technology Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute
2008-2008 Outstanding Research Quality Award for thin film solar cell project, Photovoltaics Technology Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute
For Training and Teaching
08/2019 Outstanding Academic Performance Award (Ph.D. student, Rugeng LIU), City University of Hong Kong, 2019.
Editor or Editorial Membership
07/2018-present Honorary Editor, Open Access Journal of Environmental and Soil Sciences
07/2018-present Associate Editor, Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology Open Access
07/2018-present Associate Editor, Modern Concepts in Material Science
03/2018-present Editorial board member, Archives of Oil and Gas Research
09/2017-present Editorial board member, Advances in Industrial Biotechnology
05/2017-present Editorial board member, Journal of Atmospheric & Earth Sciences