Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Member of Yale faculty since 2014
Research Research in the Wang group employs chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology and surface science to tackle the challenges in electrochemical energy storage and conversion. The research activites will involve exploration of novel chemistry and materials for high-density energy storage, development of catalysis for high-rate and high-efficiency energy conversion, and investigation of fundamental structure-property correlations and chemical processes in electrochemical devices.
B.S. Peking University, 2007
Ph.D. Stanford University, 2012
Philomathia Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2012-2014
IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists, 2013
Philomathia Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
Young Investigator Award, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2012
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, Extraordinary Potential Prize, 2012
Graduate Student Award (Silver), Materials Research Society, Fall 2012
Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University, 2009
H. Wang, A. Sapi, C.M. Thompson, F. Liu, D. Zherebetskyy, J.M. Krier, L.M. Carl, X. Cai, L.W. Wang, & G.A. Somorjai. Dramatically different kinetics and mechanism at solid/liquid and solid/gas interfaces for catalytic isopropanol oxidation over size-controlled platinum nanoparticles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 10515-10520.
H. Wang & H. Dai. Strongly coupled inorganic-nano-carbon hybrid materials for energy storage. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 3088-3113.
H. Wang, Y. Liang, M. Gong, Y. Li, W. Chang, J. Mefford, J. Zhou, J. Wang, T. Regier, F. Wei, & H. Dai. An ultrafast nickel-iron battery from strongly coupled inorganic nanoparticle/nano-carbon hybrid materials. Nat. Commun. 2012, 3, 917.
Y. Liang, Y. Li, H. Wang, J. Zhou, J. Wang, T. Regier, & H. D. Co3O4 nanocrystals on graphene as a synergistic catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction. Nat. Mater. 2011, 10, 780-786.
H. Wang, Y. Yang, Y. Liang, J.T. Robinson, Y. Li, A. Jackson, Y. Cui, & H. Dai. Graphene-wrapped sulfur particles as a rechargeable lithium–sulfur battery cathode material with high capacity and cycling stability. Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 2644–2647.
H. Wang, L.F. Cui, Y. Yang, H. Sanchez Casalongue, J.T. Robinson, Y. Liang, Y. Cui, & H. Dai. Mn3O4-graphene hybrid as a high-capacity anode material for lithium ion batteries. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 13978–13980.
H. Wang, H. Sanchez Casalongue, Y. Liang, & H. Dai. Ni(OH)2 nanoplates grown on graphene as advanced electrochemical pseudocapacitor materials. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 7472–7477.