Ph.D., Zhejiang University, China, 1995
Li-ion batteries, electric energy storage, fuel cells, electroanalytical technologies, nanostructured materials.
Current Research Projects
Professor Wang's research interests are advanced materials for fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, and supercapacitors. He has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research has been cited more than 1850 times and has an H-index of 24.
His work on solvent-free composite PEO-ceramic fiber/mat electrolytes for lithium batteries was featured as a promising battery technology in the November 2006 edition of the NASA Tech Brief. He is collaborating with Professor James Culver at the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research and Prof. Reza Ghodssi in the ECE Department to develop a novel, three-dimensional tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) assembled electrodes for Li-ion batteries. The Virus enabled electrodes have been highlighted on the US News, the DOE website, USNBC, Discovery, and many other news outlets in the U.S. and Europe in 2011.
For more information about current research projects in novel electroanalytical techniques for phase transformation electrodes, virus-enabled anodes for lithium-ion batteries, scaffold silicon-based anodes for Li-ion batteries, high energy density Li-S, Na-S, and Li-air batteries, and the synthesis of alkaline anion exchange membranes (AAEMs) for fuel cell and metal-air battery applications, please visit Professor Wang's web site.
Professor Wang currently teaches or has taught the following courses:
- ENCH 468K: Electrochemical Energy Engineering
- ENCH 437: Chemical Engineering Laboratory
- ENCH 808/ENPM 808: Advanced Fuel Cells and Batteries
Professor Wang also advises the department's undergraduate Chem-E Car team, which took first place at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) mid-Atlantic Regional Conference's Chem-E Car Competition in 2011, and second place at the regional competition in 2012.
Honors and Awards
- Sigma Xi (Tennessee Technological University Chapter) Research Award, 2006
- NASA Technology Brief Patent Application and Software Release Award, 2004
Books and Chapters
Zhang, X. C. Wang, C., & Appleby, A.J. (2004). Novel Composite Solid Polymer Electrolytes. In S. G. Pandalai (Ed.), Recent Research Developments in Solid State Ionics. (pp. 95-112). : Transworld Research Network.
A. Visintin, C. Wang, J. H. Baricuatro and M. P. Soriaga. Electrochemical Hydrogen Storage in Handbook of Sustainable Energy, W. H. Lee (Editor), Nova Science Pub Inc., May 30, 2010
J. Guo, C. Wang. Nano-oxides for fuel cell and battery applications in Functional Metal Oxide Nanostructures, to be published by Springer in 2010. Editors: Junqiao Wu (U. C. Berkeley), Weiqiang Han (Brookhaven National Lab), Ho-Cheol Kim (IBM Almaden), Anderson Janotti (UCSB), Jinbo Cao (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
K. Gerasopoulos, E. Pomerantseva, M. McCarthy, A. Brown, C. Wang, J. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Hierarchical Three-Dimensional Microbattery Electrodes Combining Bottom-Up Self-Assembly and Top-Down Micromachining," ACS Nano, in press, 2012.
X. Chen, J. Guo, K. Gerasopoulos, A. Langrocka, A. Brownd, R. Ghodssi, J. N. Culverd, C. Wang, "3D Tin anodes prepared by electrodeposition on a virus scaffold," J. Power Sources, 211 (2012) 129-132
Y. Xu, J. Guo, C. Wang, "Sponge-like porous carbon/tin composite anode materials for lithium ion batteries," J. Mater. Chem., 22(2012)9562
K. Karki, E. Epstein, J. H. Cho, Z. Jia, T. Li, S. T. Picraux, C. Wang, and J. Cumings, "Lithium-assisted electrochemical welding in silicon nanowire battery electrodes," Nano Letters, 12(2012)1392.
A. Ghosh, J. Guo, A. Brown, E. Royston, C. Wang, P. Kofinas, and J. Culver, "Virus Assembled Flexible Electrode – Electrolyte Interfaces for Enhanced Polymer Based Battery Applications", Journal of Nanomaterials, January 2012, In press.
J. Guo, Q. Liu, C. Wang and M. R. Zachariah, “Inter-dispersed amorphous MnOx-carbon nanocomposites with superior electrochemical performance as lithium storage material,” Adv. Funct. Mater., 22(2012)803.
Y. Luo, J. Guo, C. Wang, and D. Chu, "Fuel Cell Durability Enhancement by Crosslinking Alkaline Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolyte," Electrochem. Commun. 16(2012)65–68
To download these papers in PDF format, please visit Professor Wang's web site.
To view a complete list of Professor Wang's publications, citation metrics, and H-Index, please consult his entry on ResearcherID.