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Meng Ding

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Dr. Meng Ding is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, PRC. She received her B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) with full scholarships provided by Singapore Ministry of Education. After her Ph.D., she joined National University of Singapore to continue her research on 2D materials assembly for energy storage devices and electrochemical water desalination applications. She received SNIC Prof. Lee Soo Ying Young Chemist Silver Award in 2021 and Gusu Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leading Talents (姑苏领军人才) Programme in 2023.

Dr. Ding focuses on the intersections of nanomaterials assembly, water desalination, and smart soft machines. She seeks to design functional materials and reveal the underlying nanomaterials self-assembly mechanisms. The insights gained from the materials design can be utilized for sustainable water desalination and smart soft machines.

Research interests

Assembly of 2D Materials Composites

Novel Electrode Materials for Capacitive Deionization

Metal-Organic Frameworks and Composites

Functional Nanomaterials Synthesis for Energy Storage Devices


Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Xian Jiao-Tong Liverpool University (XJTLU), 2022−present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS). 2019−2021


CHE103 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry

CHE204 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

CHE307 Chemical Database Skills

Awards and honours

Early-Career Researcher Award, XJTLU School of Science, 2024

SNIC-Prof. Lee Soo Ying Young Chemist Silver Awards, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, 2021

Singapore University of Technology and Design Ph.D. Fellowship (full scholarship for Ph.D. programme), 2015−2019

Best Poster Award, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT), 2019

Best Student Poster, Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), 2018

GLC-SM2 PRC Student Scholarship by Singapore Ministry of Education (full scholarship for undergraduate study), 2012−2015

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), 2015−2019

B.E., Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), 2012−2015

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  • Staff


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