The Group!

Principal Investigator

Prof. Ying Wang

Science Center South Block 359
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tel    : (852)3943 3586

Chemistry Tree        About Me              

Current Group Members

Dr. Liangpang Xu
(Co-Supervised with Prof. Jimmy Yu)
Ph.D. CUHK (2022)

Research Interests: Photocatalysis

Dr. Qian Lu
(Postdoctoral Fellow)
Ph.D. Nanjing Tech University (2021)

Research Interests: Acidic Water Electrolysis

Dr. Guangchao Li
(Postdoctoral Fellow)
Ph.D. Central South University (2020)

Research Interests: Catalysts Structure Design

Ms. Yi Xie
(Ph.D Candidate)
B. Eng. Sun Yat-sen University (2019)

Research Interests: Electrolyzer Design

Mr. Zhanyou Xu
(Ph.D Candidate)
B. Sc. Sun Yat-sen University (2020)

Research Interests: Scale-up of CO2RR

Mr. Weixing Wu
(Ph.D Candidate)
B. Sc. Sun Yat-sen University (2021)

Research Interests: Electrode Kinetics

Mr. Zhongshuo ZHANG
(Ph.D Candidate)
B. Sc. Soochow University (2021)

Research Interests: Electrode Process

Mr. Wangzu Li
(M.Phil Student)
B. Sc. Lanzhou University (2021)

Research Interests: OER and ORR

Ms. Jiping Sun
(Visiting Student)
B. Eng. Central South University(2021)

Research Interests: Gas Diffusional Electrode

About you: Love Science and Technology!

Previous experience in electrochemistry is preferred.

Associate Members

Gin Tay

Interests: Hiking (any outdoor activities)

Tonic Wang

Interests: All the snacks


Mr. Xu Zheng ( Junior Research Assistant, 2020-2021 )

Mr. Wenbo Sui ( M.Phil, 2020-2022, Current Position:  Marie Skłodowska-Curie Ph.D. in DTU)

Dr. Luo Yu (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022, Current Position: Professor at China University of Geosciences, Wuhan)

2019 – Present          Assistant Professor         Chinese University of Hong Kong
2018 – 2019               Postdoc                              University of Toronto
2015 – 2018               Postdoc                              University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2014 – 2015               Research Assistant          Nanyang Technological University

2015                            D.Phil.                                  Oxford University
2011                            M.Sc.                                   University of Warwick
2010                            B.Eng.                                  Wuhan Institute of Technology

Professional Appointments:
  • Committee Member of Women Chemists, Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board for Journal of Chemical Physics
  • Member of Early Career Editorial Board for Chinese Chemical Letters
  • Member of Early Career Editorial Board for Transactions of Tianjin University
About me: Grew up in Hunan province in China, I was attracted to renewable energy ever since I was a kid. After undergraduate studies, I left for England to start my journey as a researcher.  I obtained D.Phil degree with Prof. Richard G. Compton at Oxford University. My research focused on electrode kinetics. This was the time I developed my deep interest in electrochemistry. My research in CO2 conversion started with Prof. Thomas J. Meyer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During my stay at UNC, I had wide exposure to both molecular catalysts and heterogeneous catalysts for (photo)electrocatalysis of CO2. It was also when I learned the Proton Coupled Electron Transfer  (PCET) theory and started to explore the mystery of electrode interface at a molecular level. Before joining CUHK, I was a postdoc research fellow with Prof. Edward H. Sargent at the University of Toronto. It was this experience that showed me how we could transfer technologies from the lab to the real world. Outside the lab, one of my dreams is to complete a full marathon, although it is thermodynamically and kinetically challenging.