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
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.
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)