Researcher

Associate Professor Da-Wei Wang

My Expertise

energy storage, energy catalysis, nanomaterials, waste transformation, advanced manufacturing in energy

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Associate Professor Da-Wei Wang is currently an ARC Future Fellow and a UNSW Scientia Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney. His research interest spreads from the fundamentals of the chemistry and interface mechanisms of two-dimensional energy materials, to the development of advanced electrochemical energy devices, including supercapacitors, rechargeable batteries, and electrolysers. As a Chief Investigator, Da-Wei has...view more

Associate Professor Da-Wei Wang is currently an ARC Future Fellow and a UNSW Scientia Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney. His research interest spreads from the fundamentals of the chemistry and interface mechanisms of two-dimensional energy materials, to the development of advanced electrochemical energy devices, including supercapacitors, rechargeable batteries, and electrolysers. As a Chief Investigator, Da-Wei has attracted numerous competitive external grants. He has contributed 2 book chapters, >100 journal publications, 8 patents and over 20 keynote/invited presentations, which received >20,000 citations with an H-index of 53 (Google Scholar). Da-Wei has won some prestigious awards including the 2020 Young Scientist Award (under 40) by the The International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation, the 2018-2019 Highly Cited Researcher Award by Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics, the Finalist of 2018 AMP Tomorrow Maker, and the 2013 Scopus Young Researcher Award in Engineering and Technology by Elsevier & Australasia Research Management Society. He was an invited guest speaker at ABC on Future Battery.


My Grants

Australian Research Council – CI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2020.7-2023.6

Disassembly automation of end-of-life electric                                                       

vehicle batteries [LP190100601]

Australian Research Council Linkage Projects – CI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2020.1-2022.12

Engineering nanoionic interfaces towards high performance                             

cathode coatings [LP190100113]

Australian Research Council Future Fellowship – Lead CI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2020.5-2024.4

Next-generation fluid-in-solid capacitor materials [FT190100058]                                

Australian Research Council Discovery Projects – Lead CI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2019.1-2021.12

Redox-sensitised dense graphene to boost compact supercapacitors           [DP190101008]
ARENA Project – co-Lead CI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2018.12-2022.1

All-Solar-driven Tandem Biomass-to-Hydrogen Technology                             

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs – subtheme-Lead CI                                                                                                                                                                                 2018.8-2021.12

ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions                                 

Australian Research Council Linkage Project – co-CI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2018.8-2021.8

Engineering defect-intensive ozonation catalysts to degrade micropollutants         
Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) – Lead CI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2017.9-2020.9

Advanced Printing Technology for New Generation Flexible Batteries                    

Australian Research Council Discovery Project – Lead CI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2016.1-2018.12

Multifunctional separators for durable multivalent energy storage                         

My Qualifications

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education                                                                                       2012

University of Queensland, Australia

Doctor of Philosophy                                                                                       2009

Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Bachelor of Engineering                                                                                       2003

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

My Awards

The International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation Young Scientist Award (under 40) (2020)

Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers Cross-Field (2018, 2019)

AMP Tomorrow Maker Finalist (2018)

Elsevier Energy Storage Materials Outstanding Reviewers Award (2017, 2018)

Elsevier & Australasia Research Management Society Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award in Engineering and Technology (2013)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The University of Queensland Foundation Research Excellence Award (2012)

Elsevier Carbon Excellence in Review Award (2012, 2015)

My Research Activities

Research Interests

Two-dimensional energy materials

Battery, supercapacitor and their integration

Electrochemical catalysis and system

Nanofluidics and applications

Battery safety

Professional Service

Associate Editor                     Frontiers in Energy Research 

Guest Editor                            ChemSusChem | ChemPlusChem | Energy Storage Materials

Editorial Board                       Energy Storage Materials, JPhys Energy, Rare Metals 

Board Member                        Australian Carbon Society

Chair/Co-Chair                       International Symposium on Capacitor Advancement (2020)

International Conference on Energy and Healthcare Materials (2020)

International Workshop on Carbon Advances and Frontier Energy (2018)

Energy Future Conferences (2018, 2020)

Inaugural UNSW Materials and Energy Workshop (2014)

Organising Committee           Energy Future Conferences (2014, 2016)

                        International Symposium on Functional Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (2017)

International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2016) 

Reviewer                                 Journals (>20): Science, Nature Energy, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Chemical Reviews, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nano Letters, Progress in Materials Science, Energy & Environmental Science, Angewadte Chemie Int Ed, Joule, etc.

Grants: Australian Research Council, US DOE, Fulbright Commission, Horizon 2020 Marie-Curie Le Studium Research Fellowships, German-Israeli Battery and Electrochemistry Research Program, United Arab Emirates University, French Frontier Research in Chemistry Foundation, and Irish Research Council (Outer International Assessment Board member)

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

PhD in Chemical Engineering with specialisation in 

Energy Storage (Battery, Supercapacitor, and other electrochemical technologies)

Energy Conversion (Water splitting, Biomass/Waste transformation and other electrocatalytic systems)

Energy Materials (Carbon, Metal compounds, Organic-inorganic hybrid, 2D/3D materials)


My Teaching

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Location

Rm352, Tyree Energy Technology Building

Contact

+61 02 9385 7355