Heng joined IfM in October 2021 as a PhD candidate in the group of Professor Michael De Volder. Prior to this, Heng has completed his BA and MEng in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge. Heng is currently a Benefactors’ Scholar at St John’s College, and a recipient of the Honorary Trinity-Henry Barlow award. Heng’s research focuses on the development of scalable processes to fabricate better and cheaper Li-ion batteries, in particular, electrode structuring using techniques compatible with large area roll-to-roll coating. In addition, he also works on a side project on electrochemical characterisation and degradation studies with in-situ dilatometry technique, starting from building the instruments from scratch.
Research topic: Advanced Thick electrode structuring using large areal R2R coating technique