Professor Ying WANG(王瑩教授)

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location    Room 359 Science Centre

Phone No.    (852) 3943 3586


Research Group    Wang Research Group Website





2011-2015 D.Phil. Oxford University
2010-2011 M.Sc. University of Warwick
2006-2010 B. Eng. Wuhan Institute of Technology



Since 2019 Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2018–2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto
2016–2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2014–2015 Research Assistant, Nanyang Technological University


Research Interests

1. Electrocatalysis of CO2 conversion
2. Electrode Kinetics
3 Energy Storage

Professional Activities

Early Career Editorial Board, Transactions of Tianjin University
Member of American Chemical Society


Honours and Awards

2014 Graduate Writing-Up Awards, Oxford University
2014 Conference Grant, Oxford University
2012 Postgraduate Prize in Great Western Chemists, Royal Society of Chemistry
2009 WIT Presidential Award for Undergraduates in Science and Technology
2007-2009 Academic Achievement Scholarship, WIT
2007-2009 Leadership Award, WIT


Research Grants

1. Research Grants Council General Research Fund: Small Molecule as Efficient Catalyst for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Hydrocarbons
2. Research Grants Council Early Career Scheme: Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Ethanol Under Acidic Conditions
3. CUHK Academic Equipment Grant: High Performance Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry
4. CUHK Direct Grant: Efficient Electrochemical Synthesis of H2O2 in Neutral Conditions


Representative Publications

1. Y. Xie1, P. Ou1, X. Wang1, Z. Xu, Y. C. Li, Z. Wang, J. E. Huang, J. Wicks, C. McCallum, N. Wang, Y. Wang, T. Chen, T. B. Lo, D. Sinton, J. C. Yu, Y. Wang*, E. H. Sargent*, High Carbon Utilization in CO2 Electrolysis to Multi-Carbon Products in Acidic Media, Nat. Catal., accepted
2. Z. Zhang, Y. Xie, Y. Wang*, What Matters in the Emerging Application of CO2 Electrolysis, Curr. Opin. Electrochem., accepted.  DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2022.101012
3. Y. Chen1, W. Li1, Y. Yao, P. Gogoi, X. Deng, Y. Xie, Z. Yang, Y. Wang*, Y. C. Li*, Enabling Acidic Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Zinc Air Battery with Bipolar Membrane, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2022, 14, 12257. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c24328
4. Li, L. Xu, A. W. M. Chan, Z. Hu*, Y. Wang*, J. C. Yu*, Direct Hydrogen Peroxide Synthesis on a Sn-doped CuWO4/Sn Anode and an Air-Breathing Cathode, Chem. Mater., 2022, 34, 63. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02787
5. X. Wang1, P. Ou1, J. Wicks1, Y. Xie1, Y. Wang1, J. Li, J. Tam, D. Ren, J. Y. Howe, Z. Wang, A. Ozden, Y. Zou Finfrock, Y. Xu, A. Sedighian Rasouli, K. Bertens, A. Ip, M. Graetzel, D. Sinton, E. H. Sargent*, Gold-in-copper at low *CO coverage enables efficient electromethanation of CO2, Nat. Commun., 2021, 12, 3378.  DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23699-4