Dr Cui Ying   Toe
Lecturer

Dr Cui Ying Toe

Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering

Research and Teaching Experience

2022-present: Lecturer (School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW)

2019-2021: Guest Lecturer (School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW)

2018-2021: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Particles and Catalysis Research Group, UNSW

2015-2018: Tutor and Assessor (School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW)

2017: Visiting Researcher, Institute of Solar Fuel, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), Germany

 

Education

2014-2018: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Particles and Catalysis Research Group, UNSW

2010-2014: Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, University Sains Malaysia (USM)

Phone
+61-2-93854340
Location
Room 302, Lvl 3, Tyree Energy Technologies Building
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Toe CY; Lamers M; Dittrich T; Tahini HA; Smith SC; Scott J; Amal R; Van De Krol R; Abdi FF; Ng YH, 2022, 'Facet-dependent carrier dynamics of cuprous oxide regulating the photocatalytic hydrogen generation', Materials Advances, vol. 3, pp. 2200 - 2212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1ma00934f
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ma Z; Tsounis C; Toe CY; Kumar PV; Subhash B; Xi S; Yang HY; Zhou S; Lin Z; Wu K-H; Wong RJ; Thomsen L; Bedford NM; Lu X; Ng YH; Han Z; Amal R, 2022, 'Reconstructing Cu Nanoparticle Supported on Vertical Graphene Surfaces via Electrochemical Treatment to Tune the Selectivity of CO2 Reduction toward Valuable Products', ACS Catalysis, pp. 4792 - 4805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.1c05431
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lu X; Chen W; Yao Y; Wen X; Hart JN; Tsounis C; Ying Toe C; Scott J; Ng YH, 2021, 'Photogenerated charge dynamics of CdS nanorods with spatially distributed MoS2 for photocatalytic hydrogen generation', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 420, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.127709
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhou S; Sun K; Huang J; Lu X; Xie B; Zhang D; Hart JN; Toe CY; Hao X; Amal R, 2021, 'Accelerating Electron-Transfer and Tuning Product Selectivity Through Surficial Vacancy Engineering on CZTS/CdS for Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction', Small, vol. 17, pp. e2100496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.202100496
    Journal articles | 2021
    Toe CY; Tsounis C; Zhang J; Masood H; Gunawan D; Scott J; Amal R, 2021, 'Advancing photoreforming of organics: Highlights on photocatalyst and system designs for selective oxidation reactions', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 14, pp. 1140 - 1175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ee03116j
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tran-Phu T; Fusco Z; Di Bernardo I; Lipton-Duffin J; Toe CY; Daiyan R; Gengenbach T; Lin CH; Bo R; Nguyen HT; Barca GMJ; Wu T; Chen H; Amal R; Tricoli A, 2021, 'Understanding the Role of Vanadium Vacancies in BiVO4for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 33, pp. 3553 - 3565, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04866
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chung HY; Toe CY; Chen W; Wen X; Wong RJ; Amal R; Abdi FF; Ng YH, 2021, 'Manipulating the Fate of Charge Carriers with Tungsten Concentration: Enhancing Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation of Bi2WO6', Small, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.202102023
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zheng Z; Zhang K; Toe CY; Amal R; Zhang X; McCarthy DT; Deletic A, 2021, 'Stormwater herbicides removal with a solar-driven advanced oxidation process: A feasibility investigation', Water Research, vol. 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116783
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chung HY; Toe CY; Chen W; Wen X; Wong RJ; Amal R; Abdi FF; Ng YH, 2021, 'Manipulating the Fate of Charge Carriers with Tungsten Concentration: Enhancing Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation of Bi 2 WO 6 (Small 35/2021)', Small, vol. 17, pp. 2170183 - 2170183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.202170183
    Journal articles | 2021
    Toe CY; Zhou S; Gunawan M; Lu X; Ng YH; Amal R, 2021, 'Recent advances and the design criteria of metal sulfide photocathodes and photoanodes for photoelectrocatalysis', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 9, pp. 20277 - 20319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1ta05407d
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gunawan D; Toe CY; Kumar P; Scott J; Amal R, 2021, 'Synergistic Cyanamide Functionalization and Charge-Induced Activation of Nickel/Carbon Nitride for Enhanced Selective Photoreforming of Ethanol', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 13, pp. 49916 - 49926, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c14195
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lu X; Toe CY; Ji F; Chen W; Wen X; Wong RJ; Seidel J; Scott J; Hart JN; Ng YH, 2020, 'Light-Induced Formation of MoO xS y Clusters on CdS Nanorods as Cocatalyst for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 12, pp. 8324 - 8332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b21810
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tsounis C; Wang Y; Arandiyan H; Wong RJ; Toe CY; Amal R; Scott J, 2020, 'Tuning the Selectivity of LaNiO3 Perovskites for CO2 hydrogenation through potassium substitution', Catalysts, vol. 10, pp. 409 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/catal10040409
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gao W; Liang S; Wang R; Jiang Q; Zhang Y; Zheng Q; Xie B; Toe CY; Zhu X; Wang J; Huang L; Gao Y; Wang Z; Jo C; Wang Q; Wang L; Liu Y; Louis B; Scott J; Roger AC; Amal R; He H; Park SE, 2020, 'Industrial carbon dioxide capture and utilization: State of the art and future challenges', Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 49, pp. 8584 - 8686, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0cs00025f
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lu X; Hart JN; Yao Y; Toe CY; Scott J; Ng YH, 2020, 'Cu2O photocatalyst: Activity enhancement driven by concave surface', Materials Today Energy, vol. 16, pp. 100422 - 100422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtener.2020.100422
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ma Z; Tsounis C; Kumar PV; Han Z; Wong RJ; Toe CY; Zhou S; Bedford NM; Thomsen L; Ng YH; Amal R, 2020, 'Enhanced Electrochemical CO2 Reduction of Cu@CuxO Nanoparticles Decorated on 3D Vertical Graphene with Intrinsic sp3-type Defect', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201910118
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wu H; Tan HL; Toe CY; Scott J; Wang L; Amal R; Ng YH, 2020, 'Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Systems: Similarities and Differences', Advanced Materials, vol. 32, pp. e1904717, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201904717
    Journal articles | 2020
    Liu Y; Yang J; Liu Y; Zheng J; Lee W; Shi J; Horlyck J; Xie J; Tay YY; Tan TT; Yu D; Mole R; McIntyre G; Zhang C; Toe CY; Waite TD; Scott J; Wang Y; Wu T; Han S; Li S, 2020, 'Manipulation of planar oxygen defect arrangements in multifunctional magnèli titanium oxide hybrid systems: From energy conversion to water treatment', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 13, pp. 5080 - 5096, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ee02550j
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wu X; Toe CY; Su C; Ng YH; Amal R; Scott J, 2020, 'Preparation of Bi-based photocatalysts in the form of powdered particles and thin films: A review', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 8, pp. 15302 - 15318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ta01180k
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wu H; Zheng Z; Toe CY; Wen X; Hart JN; Amal R; Ng YH, 2020, 'A pulse electrodeposited amorphous tunnel layer stabilises Cu2O for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting under visible-light irradiation', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 8, pp. 5638 - 5646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ta00629g
    Journal articles | 2019
    Masood H; Toe CY; Teoh WY; Sethu V; Amal R, 2019, 'Machine Learning for Accelerated Discovery of Solar Photocatalysts', ACS Catalysis, vol. 9, pp. 11774 - 11787, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.9b02531
    Journal articles | 2019
    Park CK; Gharavi PSM; Kurnia F; Zhang Q; Toe CY; Al-Farsi M; Allan NL; Yao Y; Xie L; He J; Ng YH; Valanoor N; Hart JN, 2019, 'GaP-ZnS Multilayer Films: Visible-Light Photoelectrodes by Interface Engineering', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123, pp. 3336 - 3342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b10797
    Journal articles | 2019
    Toe CY; Scott J; Amal R; Ng YH, 2019, 'Recent advances in suppressing the photocorrosion of cuprous oxide for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion', Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews, vol. 40, pp. 191 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochemrev.2018.10.001
    Journal articles | 2018
    Toe CY; Zheng Z; Wu H; Scott J; Amal R; Ng YH, 2018, 'Photocorrosion of Cuprous Oxide in Hydrogen Production: Rationalising Self-Oxidation or Self-Reduction', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 57, pp. 13613 - 13617, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201807647
    Journal articles | 2018
    Toe CY; Zheng Z; Wu H; Scott J; Amal R; Ng YH, 2018, 'Transformation of Cuprous Oxide into Hollow Copper Sulfide Cubes for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, pp. 14072 - 14081, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01169
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wu H; Li S; Lu X; Toe CY; Chung HY; Tang Y; Lu X; Amal R; Li L; Ng YH, 2018, 'Pulsed Electrodeposition of Co3O4 Nanocrystals on One-Dimensional ZnO Scaffolds for Enhanced Electrochemical Water Oxidation', ChemPlusChem, vol. 83, pp. 934 - 940, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201800218
    Journal articles | 2018
    Toe CY; Zheng Z; Wu H; Scott J; Amal R; Ng YH, 2018, 'Photocorrosion of Cuprous Oxide in Hydrogen Production: Rationalising Self-Oxidation or Self-Reduction', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 130, pp. 13801 - 13805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201807647
    Journal articles | 2018
    Li S; Li L; Tang Y; Toe CY; Wu H; Chung HY; Amal R; Liu X; Lu X; Ng YH, 2018, 'Pulsed Electrodeposition of Co3O4 Nanocrystals on One-Dimensional ZnO Scaffolds for Enhanced Electrochemical Water Oxidation', CHEMPLUSCHEM, vol. 83, pp. 889 - 889, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201800477
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wu H; Li S; Lu X; Toe CY; Chung HY; Tang Y; Lu X; Amal R; Li L; Ng YH, 2018, 'Front Cover: Pulsed Electrodeposition of Co3 O4 Nanocrystals on One-Dimensional ZnO Scaffolds for Enhanced Electrochemical Water Oxidation (ChemPlusChem 10/2018)', ChemPlusChem, vol. 83, pp. 886 - 886, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201800452
    Journal articles | 2017
    Toe CY; Tan HL; Boyer C; Rawal A; Thickett SC; Scott J; Amal R; Ng YH, 2017, 'Photo-driven synthesis of polymer-coated platinized ZnO nanoparticles with enhanced photoelectrochemical charge transportation', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 5, pp. 4568 - 4575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ta10665j
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jing L; Shim K; Toe CY; Fang T; Zhao C; Amal R; Sun KN; Kim JH; Ng YH, 2016, 'Electrospun Polyacrylonitrile-Ionic Liquid Nanofibers for Superior PM2.5 Capture Capacity', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 8, pp. 7030 - 7036, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.5b12313

Best Poster Award for Fundamental Research and Development for Energy Storage and Conversion during 4th Energy Future Conference in October 2021

Seed Funding for Early Career Academics as Primary Investigator by Division of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Early Career Academic Network, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW.

Small Seeding Grant Scheme as Co-Investigator by Early Career Academic Network, Faculty of Science, UNSW.

Australia Synchrotron Access Program (2020) as Chief Investigator to study the dynamic evolution of copper species during electrochemical CO2 reduction using synchrotron powder diffraction spectroscopy,
by Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO)  

Future Women Leaders Conference Award (2019) by Monash University

Small Equipment Grant of $19,500 (2019) by School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW

ANSTO Powder Diffraction Data Analysis Workshop (funding recipient) by ANSTO

Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) Scheme (2017) by UNSW

Higher Degree Research Tuition Fee Scholarship (2014) by UNSW

Dr. Toe is currently working as a research associate/lecturer working on heterogeneous photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis. Her doctoral research is the studies of copper-based photocatalysts with well-defined morphologies for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical applications, while her current research interests are as below:

  1. Simultaneous production of hydrogen and value-added organic from photocatalytic reforming of organic waste.
  2. Photoelectrochemical selective reforming and CO2 reduction reactions.
  3. Machine learning for photocatalyst discovery