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Reader in Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering, University of East Anglia

Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK


Administrative duties:

  • Safety Committee (Chair, Health and Safety Officer, 2019-20)
  • PGT Engineering Admissions Director (2019-20)
  • School Placements Director (2019-20)
  • Promotions Committee (2019-20)
  • ENG Research Seminar Organizer (2018-20)
  • ENG Research Lead/Coordinator/Director (2018-)
  • ENG Staff Student Liaison Committee (Chair, Student Partnership Officer, 2017-19)
  • Safety Committee (2018-19)
  • IMechE Coordinator (2017-18)


Room: Science 2.34A [UEA map (click); building no. 5, Level 2, Grid Ref. J22]

Tel: 01603 59 2582 (international: +44 1603 59 2582)

UK Mobile: 07979 721 772 (international: +44 7979 721 772)

Mobile (Hong Kong): 6200-8472

WhatsApp: (+852) 6200-8472

Email: k.hui@uea.ac.uk



Google scholar; ResearchGate


Bifunctional Catalysts for Rechargeable Metal-Air Batteries and Fuel Cells, Frontiers in Materials - section Energy Materials; Abstract (06 July 2021); Manuscript (03 November 2021)

I am happy to be your mentor and nominate you for the following applications.

-the Degree of PhD by Publication 

-UEA PhD -Novel zinc-air battery by additive manufacturing (HUIO_U21SCIO) /FindAPhD/UEA-link

-Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship 2021


Outline applications (cover sheet, CV + 2 page outline) before 18 November 2020.

-UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships at UEA

This prestigious fellowship scheme provides long-term and flexible support over 4 to 7 years, with the prospect of an open-ended academic position at the end of the fellowship. Further details can be found at the UKRI Future Leaders Scheme website.

How to apply

To be considered please send a two page CV and a maximum of two side A4 outline (minimum font size 11) briefly explaining what your fellowship would entail and how it would fit within the Faculty of Science at UEA, see Faculty of Science.

Your application should be sent by 16:00 on 05 November 2020 to sci.adsupport@uea.ac.uk

Further information

Expressions of interest, to be co-written by the University and the nominee, must be submitted to UKRI by 10 December 2020 and the full proposals are due on 19 January 2021 for this first round. 


Editorial activities

Research facilities

Norwich Research Park is a partnership between the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, four independent research institutes namely the John Innes CentreQuadram Institute and the Earlham Institute (all strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)) and The Sainsbury Laboratory linked to the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. The BBSRC and the John Innes Foundation are also partners.

Potential research areas

Metal-air battery, Al-ion battery, graphene synthesis, air treatment (VOCs, NOx), desalination, heat and mass transport in electrodes, battery thermal management, density functional theory (DFT) calculations, etc

Openings: Please send email to me (k.hui@uea.a.uk) for discussion.

  1. Visiting researcher: £ 1,000 per month as support (depends on qualification)

  2. We welcome applications from candidates eligible for PhD studentships funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). CSC will cover University tuition fees, a grant for living costs and one return flight from China to the UK. Please note that candidates will not only have to submit an application to UEA but also apply directly for funding to the CSC by their required deadline. Apply to UEA by January 24th 2020 and mention their intention to apply for a CSC PhD Scholarship.

  3. Self-funded PhD (3 years) from China, South Korea, Japan, Pakistan, India, Turkey, and others. Tuition fee: £  per year (international)

  4. UK/EU PhD (3 years)

  5. CSC funded 0.5-2 year visiting Master/PhD student (no English level requirement, supporting T5 UK VISA)

  6. Local government funded (china) 0.5-2 year visiting scholars (no English level requirement, supporting T5 UK VISA)

  7. In supporting items 4. or 5., visitors can apply for Vice-Chancellor’s Global Challenges Research Fellowships (2 rounds with the following application deadlines in 2019: 14th June, 19th December). Successful Fellows will receive the following financial support: A stipend of £2,000 per month (is subject to tax and National Insurance deductions), Travel costs (including visa fees) of up to £2,000, Research, support and training costs of up to £5,000. Please contact k.hui@uea.ac.uk and complete the application documents before the deadlines.

  8. Newton Advanced Fellowships, closes at 3pm on Tuesday 12 November 2019. 

  9. Newton International Fellowships 2020 

  10. Part-time PhD for existing researchers with publications

  11. UEA PhDs and Research Programmes

For PhD only: Overall IELTS score: 6.5 (At least 6.0 in each component); valid for 2 years. Please visit the English Language Equivalencies page for more details. 


  1. Newton Fund PhD Call - Philippines. The call for the Newton Agham PhD Scholarship programme is open until 13 September 2019. The aim of the Newton PhD Programme is to facilitate the capacity building of individuals, and the building of sustainable, long-lasting links between the UK and the Philippines.