Professor Da-Wei Wang

Professor Da-Wei Wang

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
School of Chemical Engineering

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.

+61 02 9385 7355
221, Hilmer Building
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Jiang L; Pan J; Li Q; Chen H; Zhou S; Yu Z; Jiang S; Yin H; Guan J; Taylor RA; Fisher R; Leslie G; Scott J; Zhao H; Wang D-W, 2022, 'A holistic green system coupling hydrogen production with wastewater valorisation', ECOMAT,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Li M-X; Wang C; Li Y-J; Wang D-W; Zha M; Gao Y; Wang H-Y, 2022, 'Tailoring the microstructure and enhancing the corrosion resistance of extruded dilute Mg-0.6Al-0.5Mn-0.25Ca alloy by adding trace Ce', Corrosion Science, vol. 207, pp. 110605 - 110605,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lin F; Lv F; Zhang Q; Luo H; Wang K; Zhou J; Zhang W; Zhang W; Wang D; Gu L; Guo S, 2022, 'Local Coordination Regulation through Tuning Atomic-Scale Cavities of Pd Metallene toward Efficient Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysis', Advanced Materials, vol. 34,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Pan S; Han J; Wang Y; Li Z; Chen F; Guo Y; Han Z; Xiao K; Yu Z; Yu M; Wu S; Wang DW; Yang QH, 2022, 'Integrating SEI into Layered Conductive Polymer Coatings for Ultrastable Silicon Anodes', Advanced Materials, vol. 34, pp. e2203617,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Deng C; Wu KH; Lu X; Cheong S; Tilley RD; Chiang CL; Lin YC; Lin YG; Yan W; Scott J; Amal R; Wang DW, 2021, 'Ligand-Promoted Cooperative Electrochemical Oxidation of Bio-Alcohol on Distorted Cobalt Hydroxides for Bio-Hydrogen Extraction', ChemSusChem, vol. 14, pp. 2612 - 2620,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cui Y; Tan X; Xiao K; Zhao S; Bedford NM; Liu Y; Wang Z; Wu KH; Pan J; Saputera WH; Cheong S; Tilley RD; Smith SC; Yun J; Dai L; Amal R; Wang DW, 2020, 'Tungsten Oxide/Carbide Surface Heterojunction Catalyst with High Hydrogen Evolution Activity', ACS Energy Letters, vol. 5, pp. 3560 - 3568,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Jiang Y; Hall C; Burr PA; Song N; Lau D; Yuwono J; Wang DW; Ouyang Z; Lennon A, 2020, 'Fabrication strategies for high-rate TiO2 nanotube anodes for Li ion energy storage', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 463,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sun J; Deng C; Bi Y; Wu KH; Zhu S; Xie Z; Li C; Amal R; Luo J; Liu T; Wang DW, 2020, 'In Situ Sulfurized Carbon-Confined Cobalt for Long-Life Mg/S Batteries', ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 3, pp. 2516 - 2525,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhuang Y; Zou Z; Lu B; Li Y; Wang D; Avdeev M; Shi S, 2020, 'Understanding the Li diffusion mechanism and positive effect of current collector volume expansion in anode free batteries', Chinese Physics B, vol. 29, pp. 068202 - 068202,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cui Y; Xiao K; Bedford NM; Lu X; Yun J; Amal R; Wang DW, 2019, 'Refilling Nitrogen to Oxygen Vacancies in Ultrafine Tungsten Oxide Clusters for Superior Lithium Storage', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 9,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Deng C; Wu KH; Scott J; Zhu S; Amal R; Wang DW, 2019, 'Ternary MnO/CoMn alloy@N-doped graphitic composites derived from a bi-metallic pigment as bi-functional electrocatalysts', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 7, pp. 20649 - 20657,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Deng C; Wu KH; Scott J; Zhu S; Zheng X; Amal R; Wang DW, 2019, 'Spherical Murray-Type Assembly of Co-N-C Nanoparticles as a High-Performance Trifunctional Electrocatalyst', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, pp. 9925 - 9933,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lu X; Tan X; Zhang Q; Daiyan R; Pan J; Chen R; Tahini HA; Wang DW; Smith SC; Amal R, 2019, 'Versatile electrocatalytic processes realized by Ni, Co and Fe alloyed core coordinated carbon shells', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 7, pp. 12154 - 12165,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sun J; Lin Y; Sun Z; Zhu S; Amal R; Li F; Wang DW, 2019, 'Highly cross-linked carbon sponge enables room-temperature long-life semi-liquid Na/polysulfide battery', Materials Today Energy, vol. 14,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tian Y; Wu KH; Cao L; Saputera WH; Amal R; Wang DW, 2019, 'Unlocking high-potential non-persistent radical chemistry for semi-aqueous redox batteries', Chemical Communications, vol. 55, pp. 2154 - 2157,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wu KH; Huang X; Tahini H; Kappen P; Huang R; Tan X; Jang LY; Ding Y; Smith SC; Qi W; Gentle IR; Su DS; Amal R; Wang DW, 2019, 'Oxygen Electrocatalysis at Mn III -O x -C Hybrid Heterojunction: An Electronic Synergy or Cooperative Catalysis?', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, pp. 706 - 713,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhao S; Wang DW; Amal R; Dai L, 2019, 'Carbon-Based Metal-Free Catalysts for Key Reactions Involved in Energy Conversion and Storage', Advanced Materials, vol. 31,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhu X; Tan X; Wu KH; Chiang CL; Lin YC; Lin YG; Wang DW; Smith S; Lu X; Amal R, 2019, 'N,P co-coordinated Fe species embedded in carbon hollow spheres for oxygen electrocatalysis', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 7, pp. 14732 - 14742,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chua S; Fang R; Sun Z; Wu M; Gu Z; Wang Y; Hart JN; Sharma N; Li F; Wang DW, 2018, 'Hybrid Solid Polymer Electrolytes with Two-Dimensional Inorganic Nanofillers', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 24, pp. 18180 - 18203,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Deng C; Wu KH; Scott J; Zhu S; Amal R; Wang DW, 2018, 'Core/Shell NiFe Nanoalloy with a Discrete N-doped Graphitic Carbon Cover for Enhanced Water Oxidation', ChemElectroChem, vol. 5, pp. 732 - 736,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Fang R; Zhao S; Sun Z; Wang DW; Amal R; Wang S; Cheng HM; Li F, 2018, 'Polysulfide immobilization and conversion on a conductive polar MoC@MoOx material for lithium-sulfur batteries', Energy Storage Materials, vol. 10, pp. 56 - 61,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Jiang Y; Fletcher J; Burr P; Hall C; Zheng B; Wang DW; Ouyang Z; Lennon A, 2018, 'Suitability of representative electrochemical energy storage technologies for ramp-rate control of photovoltaic power', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 384, pp. 396 - 407,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Jiang Y; Hall C; Song N; Lau D; Burr PA; Patterson R; Wang DW; Ouyang Z; Lennon A, 2018, 'Evidence for Fast Lithium-Ion Diffusion and Charge-Transfer Reactions in Amorphous TiO x Nanotubes: Insights for High-Rate Electrochemical Energy Storage', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 10, pp. 42513 - 42523,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lin Y; Boyer C; Zhu S; Wang DW, 2018, 'Nanosized-Zinc-Mediated Self-Gelation of Graphene Oxide under Ambient Conditions', ChemPlusChem, vol. 83, pp. 947 - 955,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sun J; Liang J; Liu J; Shi W; Sharma N; Lv W; Lv R; Yang QH; Amal R; Wang DW, 2018, 'Towards a reliable Li-metal-free LiNO3-free Li-ion polysulphide full cell: Via parallel interface engineering', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 11, pp. 2509 - 2520,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sun J; Zeng Q; Lv R; Lv W; Yang QH; Amal R; Wang DW, 2018, 'A Li-ion sulfur full cell with ambient resistant Al-Li alloy anode', Energy Storage Materials, vol. 15, pp. 209 - 217,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wan T; Qu B; Du H; Lin X; Lin Q; Wang D; Cazorla C; Li S; Liu S; Chu D, 2018, 'Digital to analog resistive switching transition induced by graphene buffer layer in strontium titanate based devices', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 512, pp. 767 - 774,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Xiao K; Jiang D; Amal R; Wang DW, 2018, 'A 2D Conductive Organic–Inorganic Hybrid with Extraordinary Volumetric Capacitance at Minimal Swelling', Advanced Materials, vol. 30,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Xiao K; Pan J; Liang K; Su H; Jiang D; Amal R; Wang DW, 2018, 'Layered conductive polymer-inorganic anion network for high-performance ultra-loading capacitive electrodes', Energy Storage Materials, vol. 14, pp. 90 - 99,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lou SN; Sharma N; Goonetilleke D; Saputera WH; Leoni TM; Brockbank P; Lim S; Wang DW; Scott J; Amal R; Ng YH, 2017, 'An Operando Mechanistic Evaluation of a Solar-Rechargeable Sodium-Ion Intercalation Battery', Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 7,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lu X; Tan X; Wang DW; Ng YH; Tahini HA; Tan H; Yan W; Smith SC; Amal R, 2017, 'Nitrogen Doped Carbon Nanosheets Coupled Nickel–Carbon Pyramid Arrays Toward Efficient Evolution of Hydrogen', Advanced Sustainable Systems, vol. 1,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Saputera WH; Scott J; Tahini H; Low GKC; Tan X; Smith S; Wang DW; Amal R, 2017, 'Light, Catalyst, Activation: Boosting Catalytic Oxygen Activation Using a Light Pretreatment Approach', ACS Catalysis, vol. 7, pp. 3644 - 3653,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zheng Z; Xie W; Li M; Ng YH; Wang DW; Dai Y; Huang B; Amal R, 2017, 'Platinum electrocatalysts with plasmonic nano-cores for photo-enhanced oxygen-reduction', Nano Energy, vol. 41, pp. 233 - 242,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jia X; Zhang C; Liu J; Lv W; Wang DW; Tao Y; Li Z; Zheng X; Yu JS; Yang QH, 2016, 'Evolution of the effect of sulfur confinement in graphene-based porous carbons for use in Li-S batteries', Nanoscale, vol. 8, pp. 4447 - 4451,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Liu H; Tian Y; Amal R; Wang DW, 2016, 'An integrated nanocarbon–cellulose membrane for solid-state supercapacitors', Science Bulletin, vol. 61, pp. 368 - 377,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Tian Y; Amal R; Wang DW, 2016, 'An aqueous metal-ion capacitor with oxidized carbon nanotubes and metallic zinc electrodes', Frontiers in Energy Research, vol. 4,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zheng Z; Ng YH; Wang DW; Amal R, 2016, 'Epitaxial Growth of Au–Pt–Ni Nanorods for Direct High Selectivity H2O2Production', Advanced Materials, vol. 28, pp. 9949 - 9955,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Aguey-Zinsou KF; Wang DW; Su DS, 2015, 'Materials, Chemistry, and Simulation for Future Energy Technology', ChemSusChem, vol. 8, pp. 2755 - 2756,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wu KH; Wang DW; Su DS; Gentle IR, 2015, 'A Discussion on the Activity Origin in Metal-Free Nitrogen-Doped Carbons for Oxygen Reduction Reaction and their Mechanisms', ChemSusChem, vol. 8, pp. 2772 - 2788,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wu KH; Zeng Q; Zhang B; Leng X; Su DS; Gentle IR; Wang DW, 2015, 'Structural Origin of the Activity in Mn3O4-Graphene Oxide Hybrid Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction', ChemSusChem, vol. 8, pp. 3331 - 3339,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Yang T; Zhou R; Wang DW; Jiang SP; Yamauchi Y; Qiao SZ; Monteiro MJ; Liu J, 2015, 'Hierarchical mesoporous yolk-shell structured carbonaceous nanospheres for high performance electrochemical capacitive energy storage', Chemical Communications, vol. 51, pp. 2518 - 2521,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhang C; Liu DH; Lv W; Wang DW; Wei W; Zhou GM; Wang S; Li F; Li BH; Kang F; Yang QH, 2015, 'A high-density graphene-sulfur assembly: A promising cathode for compact Li-S batteries', Nanoscale, vol. 7, pp. 5592 - 5597,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zheng X; Luo J; Lv W; Wang DW; Yang QH, 2015, 'Two-dimensional porous carbon: Synthesis and ion-transport properties', Advanced Materials, vol. 27, pp. 5388 - 5395,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhou G; Li L; Wang DW; Shan XY; Pei S; Li F; Cheng HM, 2015, 'A flexible sulfur-graphene-polypropylene separator integrated electrode for advanced Li-S batteries', Advanced Materials, vol. 27, pp. 641 - 647,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhu Y; Zhang B; Wang DW; Su DS, 2015, 'Order of Activity of Nitrogen, Iron Oxide, and FeNx Complexes towards Oxygen Reduction in Alkaline Medium', ChemSusChem, vol. 8, pp. 4016 - 4021,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Li Z; Lv W; Zhang C; Qin J; Wei W; Shao JJ; Wang DW; Li B; Kang F; Yang QH, 2014, 'Nanospace-confined formation of flattened Sn sheets in pre-seeded graphenes for lithium ion batteries', Nanoscale, vol. 6, pp. 9554 - 9558,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Wei W; Tao Y; Lv W; Su FY; Ke L; Li J; Wang DW; Li B; Kang F; Yang QH, 2014, 'Unusual high oxygen reduction performance in all-carbon electrocatalysts', Scientific Reports, vol. 4,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Zhou G; Yin LC; Wang DW; Li L; Pei S; Gentle IR; Li F; Cheng HM, 2013, 'Fibrous hybrid of graphene and sulfur nanocrystals for high-performance lithium-sulfur batteries', ACS Nano, vol. 7, pp. 5367 - 5375,
    Journal articles | 2012
    Wang DW; Zhou G; Li F; Wu KH; Lu GQ; Cheng HM; Gentle IR, 2012, 'A microporous-mesoporous carbon with graphitic structure for a high-rate stable sulfur cathode in carbonate solvent-based Li-S batteries', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 14, pp. 8703 - 8710,
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Jiang Y; Shi X; Lau D; Wang D-W; Ouyang Z; Lennon A, 2017, 'Integration of Electrochemical Capacitors on Silicon Photovoltaic Modules for Rapid-Response Power Buffering', in 44th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, IEEE, Washington, DC, pp. 3220 - 3223, presented at 44th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, Washington, DC, 25 June 2017 - 30 June 2017,

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                         

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)

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)