Dr Wei Wang
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Wei Wang

2014 - 2019, Doctor of Engineering, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, The City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Hong Kong

2013 - 2019, PhD in Safety Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, The University of Science & Technology of China (USTC), China


Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr Wang is currently a Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Dr Wang obtained his PhD from the University of Science and Technology of China and the City University of Hong Kong under the guidance of Prof. Yuan Hu and Prof. Kim Meow Liew in 2019. In the same year, he joined Prof Guan Heng Yeoh’s group, the ARC Training Centre for Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies at UNSW as a research associate to continue the research on Fire Safety materials. As a young researcher, his achievements focused on fire-safe bio-coatings and flame-retardant polymer composites have already attracted wide attention. According to Google Scholar (as of Dec 2021), he has an h-Index as high as 26 with over 1700 citations. In the above fields, Dr Wang has already published 2 patents and > 50 top-class peer-reviewed papers such as Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Chemical Engineering Journal, ACS Applied Materials Interface, Composites Part B, Composites Part A, Composites Science and Technology, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Journal of Power Source, ACS Applied Energy Materials, etc. Besides, Dr Wang has extensive editorship and reviewing experiences. He is currently serving as topic editor (Natural Polymers for Fire Safety) of Molecules (IF:4.411), member of the American Chemical Society, guest editor of the American Journal of Nano Research and Applications, editorial board member of the American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology, and reviewer for high impact journals, such as Chemical Engineering Journal, Carbohydrate Polymers, Progress in Organic Coatings, Energy & Fuels, Polymers, Journal of Composites Science, Materials & Design, Molecules, etc.

Ainsworth Building(J17) Level 5, Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Yuan Y; Liang C; Yuen ACY; Xu L; Yu B; Cao C; Wang W, 2022, 'Design of Hierarchically Tailored Hybrids Based on Nickle Nanocrystal-Decorated Manganese Dioxides for Enhanced Fire Safety of Epoxy Resin.', Int J Mol Sci, vol. 23, pp. 13711 - 13711, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms232213711
    Journal articles | 2019
    Liu L; Wang W; Shi Y; Fu L; Xu L; Yu B, 2019, 'Electrostatic-interaction-driven assembly of binary hybrids towards fire-safe epoxy resin nanocomposites', Polymers, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym11020229
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang W; Zhang G; Lu J, 2019, 'Hierarchy Visualization for Group Recommender Systems', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN CYBERNETICS-SYSTEMS, vol. 49, pp. 1152 - 1163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSMC.2017.2699690
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wang W; Zhang G; Lu J, 2016, 'Member contribution-based group recommender system', DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, vol. 87, pp. 80 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2016.05.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lu J; Wu D; Mao M; Wang W; Zhang G, 2015, 'Recommender system application developments: A survey', DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, vol. 74, pp. 12 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2015.03.008
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pan H; Wang W; Pan Y; Song L; Hu Y; Liew KM, 2015, 'Formation of layer-by-layer assembled titanate nanotubes filled coating on flexible polyurethane foam with improved flame retardant and smoke suppression properties', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 7, pp. 101 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am507045g
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pan H; Wang W; Pan Y; Song L; Hu Y; Liew KM, 2015, 'Formation of self-extinguishing flame retardant biobased coating on cotton fabrics via Layer-by-Layer assembly of chitin derivatives', Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 115, pp. 516 - 524, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.08.084
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Zhang Y; Wang W; Xuan J; Lu J; Zhang G; Lin H, 2018, 'Map-based medical practice behavior analysis: Methodology and a case study on Australia's medical practices', in Liu J; Lu J; Xu Y; Martinez L; Kerre EE (eds.), DATA SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING FOR SENSING DECISION SUPPORT, WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD, IRELAND, Belfast, pp. 1323 - 1330, presented at 13th International Conference on Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science (FLINS), IRELAND, Belfast, 21 August 2018 - 24 August 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000468160600165&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Wang W; Lu J; Zhang G, 2013, 'A New Similarity Measure-Based Collaborative Filtering Approach for Recommender Systems', in Wen Z; Li T (ed.), FOUNDATIONS OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS (ISKE 2013), SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, PEOPLES R CHINA, Shenzhen, pp. 443 - 452, presented at 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE), PEOPLES R CHINA, Shenzhen, 20 November 2013 - 23 November 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54924-3_42
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Wang W; Zhang G; Lu J, 2013, 'Collaborative Filtering with Entropy-Driven User Similarity in Recommender Systems', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, WILEY, PEOPLES R CHINA, Shenzhen, pp. 854 - 870, presented at 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE), PEOPLES R CHINA, Shenzhen, 20 November 2013 - 23 November 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/int.21735

2019, Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Nomination Award of USTC, USTC

2017, the Pollyanna Chu Excellent Doctoral Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2016, the China National Scholarship for Doctoral Student, Ministry of Education

2016, the First-Class Academic Scholarship, USTC

2016, Peter Ho Conference Scholarship, CityU

Dr Wang’s research focuses on the following four areas:

1) Antistatic, flame-retardant and eco-friendly biomass coatings; 2) Bioinspired assembly: to design and fabricate hierarchical structures and interfacing materials inspired by nature for advanced performance; 3) Safety of lithium batteries: to develop advanced separators and electrolytes for safe lithium batteries and to evaluate the fire risk of commercial batteries; 4) Nanocomposites: to prepare high-performance polymer/nanofillers composites, membranes and fibres (including bio-based natural materials) with advanced functions.

- Phosphorus based flame retardants;
- Organic synthesis of biomass-based fire-resistant coatings;
- Electrical conductive polymers and inorganics;
- Fabricate ceramic materials to construct layer-by-layer flame retardancy coatings and composites to obtain safe, eco-friendly and recycle foams, membranes, and composites;
- Synthesis of Phosphorus contained green and durable flame retardants for application of
fire-resistance out wall building materials;
- Research on antistatic and flame retardancy coatings and application on polymer foams, membranes, and aerogels;
- Employ flame retardant materials to obtain advanced batteries with high safety and performance;
- Fabricate carbon-based inorganic materials as nanofillers to enhance mechanical performance and flame retardancy;
- Employ natural polymers such as alginate, chitosan, cellulose, chitin and phytic acid to prepare advanced layer-by-layer coatings for improving flame retardancy and anti-static performance of polyolefin foams;
- In-situ polymerization of conductive polymers and one-/two- dimensional inorganic materials including polyaniline, carbon nanotube, graphene, MXene, etc., to fabricate advanced flame retardancy, conductive and eco-friendly coatings and further application in polymer foams and composites, building materials, manufacturing materials and electronics;
- Use UV-vis technology to thesis high transparency and flame retardancy coatings for polymer foams with various application scenarios;