Dr. HSU Sam H Y (徐先億)

Ph.D. in Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Physical Chemistry, University of Florida, United States

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34425412

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


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 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 the Center for Electrochemistry and Department of Electrical/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 multistep synthesis of organic-inorganic semiconductors to new related disciplines involving diverse areas of applications and material characterization, including solar fuels, organic and inorganic photovoltaic cells, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, and scanning photoelectrochemical microscopy imaging.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Design organic/inorganic semiconductor materials (e.g. perovskites and metallopolymers) and biomaterials;

  • Study photophysics, photochemistry, electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry;

  • Investigate exciton transfer, charge transport and photoredox activity;

  • Solar fuels, photovoltaics, photocatalysis, bio-photoelectrochemical system, waste treatment and optoelectronic devices.


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 the applications of solar fuels, photovoltaics, photocatalysis, bio-photoelectrochemical system, waste treatment and optoelectronic devices. The investigations between material phenomena rely heavily on concepts and techniques of material and physical engineering, consisting of photophysics, electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, scanning photoelectrochemical microscopy imaging, ultrafast transient absorption and time-resolved photoluminescence spectra.


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

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