With a strong interest in material science, the Soo group has been focusing on the fundamental aspects of nanomaterials and their applications.

We employ the X-ray absorption spectroscopy in using state-of-the-art synchrotron X-ray facility that can revealed the local geometric and electronic structure of materials. With the time resolution of quick scanning EXAFS technique and the unique combination of element sensitivity and high penetration depth of hard X-rays, critical information of chemical reactions and short-lived intermediates can be provided through in situ and in operando measurements. We also use the ab initio density functional theory calculations for crystal-structure determination, electronic-structure prediction and X-ray spectral simulation.

In collaboration with world-leading facilities and universities…