Dr Sin-Yuen Chang

Postdoctoral research associate at Diamond Light Source
Visiting fellow at The University of Leeds

Email:
sin-yuen.chang@diamond.ac.uk

Address:
Sin-Yuen Chang
Diamond Light Source
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Didcot OX11 0DE
United Kingdom
T: +44(0)123 577 8667

Web Pages

Personal Home Page
http://www.diamond.ac.uk/Industry/Meet-the-Team/Sin-Yuen-Chang.html
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sin-yuen-chang/57/44a/672
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sin_Yuen_Chang

Education

  • 2016-current PDRA, Industrial Liaison Office, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, UK
  • 2012-2016 PhD student, President’s Scholar, The University of Manchester, UK
  • 2012 MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK

Scholarships, Awards

  • 2013 First Year Poster Prize in SCEAS Postgraduate Conference, The University of Manchester, UK
  • 2012 Robert Clews Presidential Scholarship for a PhD in Chemical Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK
  • 2012 Finalist, SET Award for Europe, Chemical Engineering
  • 2009, 2010, 2012 Chemical Engineering Course Prize, The University of Manchester, UK
  • 2010 Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) Prize, The University of Manchester, UK
  • 2008 Frank Morton Award for International Excellence
  • 2008 Shell Overseas Scholarship for an MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK

Research Interests 

  • Wastewater treatment using Fenton-like reactions
  • Hard X-ray: XANES and EXAFS analysis
  • Soft and tender X-ray spectroscopies including NEXAFS and XPS for fundamental research with industrial applications
    • Nucleation and crystallisation
    • Solution phase structures of organic compounds using NEXAFS
  • Sample environment development (liquid cell)

Publications

[12] The Significance of Bromide in the Brust-Schiffrin Synthesis of Thiol Protected Gold Nanoparticles
S. G. Booth, A. Uehara, S-Y. Chang, C. La Fontaine, T. Fujii, Y. Okamoto, T. Imai, S. L. M. Schroeder & R. A. W. Dryfe
Chemical Science (2017) accepted.
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC03266H

[11] The Organic and the Third Phase in the System HNO3/TBP/n-dodecane: No Reverse Micelles[11] The Significance of Bromide in the Brust-Schiffrin Synthesis of Thiol Protected Gold Nanoparticles
P. Ivanov, J. Mu, L. Leay, S.-Y. Chang, C. A. Sharrad, A. J. Masters & S. L. M. Schroeder
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange 35 (2017) 251-265.
DOI: 10.1080/07366299.2017.1336048

[10] In situ XAFS Study of Palladium Electrodeposition at the Liquid/Liquid Interface
S G Booth, S-Y Chang, A Uehara, C La Fontaine, G Cibin, S L M Schroeder, R A W Dryfe
Electrochimica Acta 235 (2017) 251-261
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2017.03.059

[9] Redox and Ligand Exchange during the Reaction of Tetrachloroaurate with Hexacyanoferrate(II) at a Liquid-Liquid Interface: Voltammetry and X-ray Absorption Fine-Structure Studies
A. Uehara, S.-Y. Chang, S. G. Booth, S. L. M. Schroeder, J. F. W. Mosselmans & R. A. W. Dryfe
Electrochimica Acta 190 (2016) 997-1006.
DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.12.108

[8] Automated analysis of XANES: A feasibility study of Au reference compounds
S-Y Chang,  L B Molleta, S G Booth, A Uehara, J F W Mosselmans, K Ignatyev,R A W Dryfe, S L M Schroeder
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
(2016) 712 012070

[7] Energy Dispersive-EXAFS for Studying Pd Nucleation at a Liquid-Liquid Interface
S-Y Chang,  S G Booth,  A Uehara,  J F W  Mosselmans, G Cibin, V-T Pham, L Nataf, R A W Dryfe, S L M Schroeder
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
(2016) 712 012058

[6] Redox and Ligand Exchange during the Reaction of Tetrachloroaurate with Hexacyanoferrate(II) at a Liquid-Liquid Interface: Voltammetry and X-ray Absorption Fine-Structure Studies
A. Uehara, S.-Y. Chang, S. G. Booth, S. L. M. Schroeder, J. F. W. Mosselmans, R. A. W. Dryfe
Electrochimica Acta 190 (2016) 996-1006
DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2015.12.108

[5] Detection and Characterisation of Sub-Critical Nuclei during Reactive Pd Metal Nucleation by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
S.-Y. Chang, Y. Gründer, S. G. Booth, L. B. Molleta, A. Uehara, J. F. W. Mosselmans, G. Cibin, V.-T. Pham, L. Nataf, R. A. W. Dryfe, S. L. M. Schroeder
CrystEngComm, 18 (2016) 674-682
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01883H 
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Diamond Industry News

[4] Electrochemical Insight into the Brust-Schiffrin Synthesis of Au Nanoparticles
A. Uehara, S. G. Booth, S.-Y. Chang, S. L. M. Schroeder, T. Imai, T. Hashimoto, J. F. W. Mosselmans & R. A. W. Dryfe
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (2015) 15135–15144
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b07825

[3] Fenton-Like Oxidation of 4−Chlorophenol: Homogeneous or Heterogeneous?
Chung-Chi Kuan, Sin-Yuen Chang, Sven L. M. Schroeder
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54 (2015) 8122–8129
DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b02378

[2] Gold Deposition at a Free-Standing Liquid/Liquid Interface, Evidence for the Formation of Au(I) by Microfocus X-ray Spectroscopy (μXRF and μXAFS) and Cyclic Voltammetry
S. G. Booth, A. Uehara, S.-Y. Chang, J. F. W. Mosselmans, S. L. M. Schroeder, R. A. W. Dryfe
Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119 (2015) 16785–16792
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b05127

[1] Structure and Bonding in Au(I) Chloride Species: A Critical Examination of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) Data
S.-Y. Chang, A. Uehara, S. G. Booth, K. Ignatyev, J. F. W. Mosselmans, R. A. W. Dryfe, S. L. M. Schroeder
RSC Advances 5 (2015) 6912-6918
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13087A

 

Some of my work

[1] Why Au L3 XANES White Line Intensities Can Be a Poor Predictor of Oxidation State
[2] Evidence for Strongly Bound Solvent Molecules: XANES and EXAFS of Aqueous Au(III) Cyanide
[3] Structure and Bonding in Au(I) Chloride Species: A Critical Examination of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) Data
[4] Fenton-Like Systems for Tertiary Wastewater Treatment: Homogenous or Heterogeneous?

[5] Pd Nanoparticle and Cluster Formation at a Liquid/Liquid Interface