The Group!

2024/06 - 21st ICCDU in Dalian

Principal Investigator

Prof. Ying Wang  
Department of Chemistry
Science Center South Block SC 359
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 39433586

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Lab Members

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


Qian now focuses on oxygen evolution reaction.Outside of work, Qian enjoys eating delicious food.

Dr. Yi Xie
Ph.D. (CUHK, 2023)


Yi's research interests focus on BPM CO2RR electrolyzer. Outside of work, Yi enjoys making herself stronger.

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

Zhanyou's research focuses on pratical CO2 conversion. In his spare time, Zhanyou enjoys listening to music and watching movies.

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

Weixing's research focuses on experiment and modeling of electrode process. He is interested in anything new or delicious.

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

Zhongshuo's research focuses on electrochemical synthesis. Outside of work, Zhongshuo enjoys Pop and Hip-hop music.

Mr. Xinyuan Chai
(Ph.D/M.Phil Student)
B. Sc. (Nankai University, 2023)


Xinyuan's research focuses on electrochemical reactors design. Outside of work, Xinyuan likes playing video games.

Ms. Hui Wang
(Ph.D/M.Phil Student)
B. Eng. (Dalian University of Technology, 2020)
M. Eng. (Tianjin University, 2023)

Hui is interested in heat transfer, at the interface and device level, in electrolysis. Outside of work, Hui likes hanging out and watching movies.

Mr. Kachung Tang
B. Sc. (CUHK, 2026 expected)


Kachung is interested in research of better electrochemical reactor with longer life-span. Outside of work, Kachung likes writing novels.

Mr. Lok Leung
B. Sc. (CUHK, 2026 expected)


Lok is fascinated by the application of electrochemistry in our daily life. In his free-time, he enjoys working out and watching anime.

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

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Double Zheng

Interests: Hiking and Food!

2015                            D.Phil.                                  Oxford University
2011                            M.Sc.                                   University of Warwick
2010                           B.Eng.                                  Wuhan Institute of Technology
Professional Appointments:
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
  • Committee Member of Women Chemists, Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)
  • Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Electrochemistry
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Chemical Physics
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Energy & Fuels
  • Member of the Early Career Editorial Board for Chinese Chemical Letters
  • Member of the Early Career Editorial Board for Material Reports: Energy
  • Member of the Early Career Editorial Board for Transactions of Tianjin University
  • CHEM 1070 (General Chemistry), CHEM 2400 (Analytical Chemistry) and CHEM 5785 (Electrochemistry)
Selective Awards:
  • Young Researcher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cheung Research Excellence Award, United College, CUHK
  • Rising Star, Energy & Fuels, ACS
  • Excellent Young Scientists (Hong Kong and Macao), NSFC
  • “Innovators under 35” Asia Pacific, MIT Technology Reviews
About me: Grew up in Hunan province in China, I was attracted to renewable energy ever since I was a kid. After completing my undergraduate studies, I embarked on a research journey in England. This led me to pursue a D.Phil degree under the guidance of Prof. Richard G. Compton at Oxford University, where I focused on electrode kinetics and deepened my interest in electrochemistry. My research path then led me to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I had the chance to work shoulder-to-shoulder with Prof. Thomas J. Meyer on CO2 conversion. It was a thrilling time as I immersed myself in the world of molecular and heterogeneous catalysts for CO2 (photo)electrocatalysis. It was also during this period that I stumbled upon the intriguing world of Proton Coupled Electron Transfer (PCET) and started unravelling the complexities of the electrode-solution interface at a molecular level. Before I became part of the CUHK family, I had the honour of being a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Toronto, under the guidance of Prof. Edward H. Sargent. This stint gave me a peek into how laboratory technologies can be applied in the real world. Outside lab, I dream of completing a full marathon. Right now, that dream is still in the “research proposal (not submitted)” stage. When I need a break from it all, you’ll find me hiking with my dogs during the weekends, which always helps to recharge my batteries.