Professor Ying WANG(王瑩教授)

Assistant Professorppl---wy

location Room G82 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 in Renewable Energy
2. Fundamental Electrochemistry


Honours and Awards

2014 Write-up Grant, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University
2012 “Best Talk” at the “Great Western Chemist Conference”, Royal Society of Chemistry
2007-2009 “Academic Achievement Scholarship”, Wuhan Institute of Technology
2009 “3rd Prize in 9th WIT Extracurricular Academic And Scientific Competition for Undergraduates”, Wuhan Institute of Technology
2009 “WIT President Funding for Undergraduates in Science and Technology Projects”, Wuhan Institute of Technology
2007-2009 “Leadership Awards”, Wuhan Institute of Technology


Representative Publications

1. Y. Wang and T. J. Meyer, A Route to Renewable Energy Triggered by the Haber-Bosch Process, Chem, 2019, 5, 494
2. D. Wang, Y. Wang, M. V Sheridan, T. J Meyer, A Donor-Chromophore-Catalyst Assembly for Solar CO2 Reduction, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4436
3. Y. Wang, S. Gonell, Y. Liu, D. Wang, A. J. M. Miller and T. J. Meyer, Simultaneous Electrosynthesis of Syngas and an Aldehyde from CO2 and Alcohol by Molecular Electrocatalysis,
ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2019, 2, 97 (Work Highlighted at the News Letters in Energy Frontier Research Centres by Department of Energy, US)
4. Y. Wang, D. Wang, C. J. Dares, S. L. Marquard, M. V Sheridan, T. J. Meyer; Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Acetate in Mixtures of Ultra-small, (Cu)n,(Ag)m Bimetallic Nanoparticles, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. , 2018, 115, 278
5. M. V. Sheridan*, Y. Wang, D. Wang, Ludovic Troian-Gautier, Christopher J. Dares, Benjamin D. Sherman, and Thomas J. Meyer; Light-driven Water Splitting Mediated by Photogenerated Bromine, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed., 2018, 57, 1
6. Y. Wang, S. L. Marquard, D. Wang, C. J. Dares, T. J. Meyer; Single Site, Heterogeneous Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 in Water as the Solvent, ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2, 1395
7. Y. Wang, Y. Sun, H. Liao, S. Sun, S. Li, J. W. Ager III, Z. J. Xu; Activation Effect of Electrochemical Cycling on Gold Nanoparticles towards the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Sulfuric Acid; Electrochim. Acta, 2016, 209, 440
8. Y. Wang, E. Laborda, K. Tschulik, C. Damm, A. Molina and R. G. Compton; Strong negative nanocatalysis: oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution at very small (2 nm) gold nanoparticles; Nanoscale; 2014, 6,11024
9. Y. Wang, E. Laborda, B. J. Plowman, K. Tschulik, K. R. Ward, R. G. Palgrave, C. Damm and R. G. Compton; The strong catalytic effect of Pb(II) on the oxygen reduction reaction on 5 nm gold nanoparticles; PCCP; 2014, 16, 3200
10. Y. Wang, K. R. Ward, E. Laborda, C. Salter, A. Crossley, R. M. J. Jacobs, R. G. Compton; “Searching for authentic nano-electrocatalytic effects: A joint experimental and computational approach. The electrooxidation of nitrite and of L-ascorbate on gold nanoparticle-modified glassy carbon electrodes”; Small; 2013, 9,478
11. Y. Wang, E. Laborda, K. R. Ward, K. Tschulik, R. G. Compton; “A kinetic study of oxygen reduction reaction and characterization on electrodeposited gold nanoparticles of diameter between 17 nm and 40 nm in 0.5 M sulfuric acid; Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 9699
12. Y. Wang, E. Laborda, A. Crossley, R. G. Compton; Surface oxidation of gold nanoparticles supported on a glassy carbon electrode in sulphuric acid medium: contrasts with the behaviour of ‘macro’ gold; PCCP; 2013, 15, 3133
13. Y. Wang, E. Laborda, C. Salter, A. Crossley, R. G. Compton; “Facile in situ characterization of gold nanoparticles on electrode surfaces by electrochemical techniques: average size, number density and morphology determination”; Anal.; 2012, 137, 4693
14. Y. Wang, E. Laborda, R. G. Compton; Electrochemical oxidation of nitrite:Kinetic, mechanistic and analytical study by square wave voltammetry, Journal of Electroanal. Chem.; 2012, 670, 56 Book Chaper
15. Y. Wang, Z. Xu, “Electrochemistry of Gold Nanoparticles: Electro-Oxidation, Electro-Synthesis and Electrochemical Applications”, New Developments in Gold Nanomaterials Research, Nova Science Pub Inc, 2016