Professor WANG, Ying(王莹教授)

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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
Early Career Editorial Board, Chinese Chemical Letters


Honours and Awards


2022 MIT Technology Reviews Innovators 35 Under 35 Asia Pacific
2022 China’s Excellent Young Scientist (Hong Kong and Macau)


Research Grants


1. National Natural Science Foundation of China:基於高效電催化二氧化碳還原體系的研究
2. Research Grants Council General Research Fund: Small Molecule as Efficient Catalyst for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Hydrocarbons
3. Research Grants Council Early Career Scheme: Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Ethanol Under Acidic Conditions
4. CUHK Academic Equipment Grant: High Performance Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry
5. 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