Haomin Song

Post-doctoral fellow

Post-doctoral fellow


Research Interests

Haomin Song obtained his PhD in the State University of New York at Buffalo. His current research focuses on the light harvesting and the energy conversion of light into electrical, thermal, chemical energies. He served as reviewers for various international journals, such as Nat. Commun., Sci. Rep., 2D Mater., J. Appl. Phys., Opt. Express, Phys. Lett. B, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells, Global Challenges, and J. Mater. Chem. A etc.

Selected Publications

A self-salt-cleaning architecture in cold vapor generation system for hypersaline brines

U. Kunjaram, H. Song,* Y. Liu, B. K. Booker, T. J. Cooke, Q. Gan

EcoMat, e12168 (2022). (* Contribute equally)


Vapor condensation with daytime radiative cooling

M. Zhou, H. Song, X. Xu, A. Shahsafi, Z. Xia, Z. Ma, M. A. Kats, J. Zhu, B. S. Ooi, Q. Gan, Z. Yu

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 118, e2019292118 (2021).


Ultra-thin dark amorphous TiO2 hollow nanotubes for full spectrum solar energy harvesting and conversion,

Y. Liu, H. Song,* Z. Bei, L. Zhou, C. Zhao, B. Ooi, Q. Gan

Nano Energy 84, 105872 (2021). (* Contribute equally)


Hybrid concentrated radiative cooling and solar heating in a single system

L. Zhou, H. Song,* N. Zhang, J. Rada, M. Singer, H. Zhang, B. Ooi, Z. Yu, Q. Gan

Cell Reports Phys. Sci. 2, 100338 (2021). (* Contribute equally)


A polydimethylsiloxane coated metal structure for all-day radiative cooling,

L. Zhou, H. Song,* J. Liang, M. Singer, M. Zhou, E. Stegenburgs, N. Zhang, C. Xu, T. Ng, Z. Yu, B. S. Ooi, Q. Gan

Nat. Sustain. 2, 718 (2019). (* Contribute equally)


Ultrathin-film titania photocatalyst on nanocavity for CO2 reduction with boosted catalytic efficiencies

H. Song, W. Wu, J. W. Liang, P. Maity, Y. Shu, N. S. Wang, O. F. Mohammed, B. S. Ooi, Q. Gan, D. Liu

Global Challenges 2, 1800032 (2018).


Nanocavity induced light concentration for energy efficient heat assisted magnetic recording media

C. Deng, H. Song,* J. Parry, Y. Liu, S. He, X. Xu, Q. Gan, H. Zeng

Nano Energy 50, 750 (2018). (* Contribute equally)


Cold vapor generation beyond the input solar energy limit

H. Song,* Y. Liu,* Z. Liu, M. H. Singer, C. Li, A. R. Cheney, D. Ji, L. Zhou, N. Zhang, X. Zeng, Z. Bei, Z. Yu, S. Jiang, Q. Gan

 Adv. Sci., 1800222 (2018). (* Contribute equally)


Single-crystalline germanium nanomembrane photodetectors on foreign nanocavities

Z. Xia,* H. Song,* M. Kim,* M. Zhou, T.-H. Chang, D. Liu, X. Yin, K. Xiong, H. Mi, X. Wang, F. Xia, Z. Yu, Z. Ma, Q. Gan

Sci. Adv. 3, e1602783 (2017).  (* Contribute equally)


Dispersion topological darkness: Topologically protected reflectionless points at multiple wavelengths and polarization states

H. Song,* N. Zhang,* J. Duan, Z. Liu, J. Gao, M. H. Singer, D. Ji, A. R. Cheney, X. Zeng, B. Chen, S. Jiang, Q. Gan

Adv. Opt. Mater. 5, 1700166 (2017). (* Contribute equally)


Extremely cost-effective and efficient solar vapor generation under non-concentrated illumination using thermally isolated black paper

Z. Liu,* H. Song,* D. Ji, C. Li, A. Cheney, Y. Liu, N. Zhang, X. Zeng, B. Chen, J. Gao, Y. Li, X. Liu, D. Aga, S. Jiang, Z. Yu, Q. Gan

Global Challenges 1, 1600003 (2017). (* Contribute equally)


MoS2 monolayers on nanocavities: enhancement in light–matter interaction

C. Janisch,* H. Song,* C. Zhou, Z. Lin, A. Elías, D. Ji, M. Terrones, Q. Gan, Z. Liu

2D Materials 3, 025017 (2016). (* Contribute equally)


Nanocavity absorption enhancement for two-dimensional material monolayer systems

H. Song, S. Jiang, D. Ji, X. Zeng, N. Zhang, K. Liu, C. Wang, Y. Xu, Q. Gan

Opt. Express 23, 7120 (2015).


Nanocavity enhancement for ultra-thin film optical absorption

H. Song, L. Guo, Z. Liu, K. Liu, X. Zeng, D. Ji, N. Zhang, S. Jiang, Q. Gan

Adv. Mater. 26, 2737 (2014).


Ph.D., Department of Electrical Engineering, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2018

Bachelor of Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 2011

Professional Profile

2019~Current:     Postdoctoral Associate, Research Assistant Professor, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

2018~Current:     Chief technology officer, Sunny Clean Water, LLC, Buffalo, NY, USA

Scientific and Professional Membership


Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

KAUST Affiliations

Physical Science and Engineering

Research Interests Keywords

Nanophotonics Biosensing