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Prof. Ying Wang
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Dr. Qinglan Zhao
Ph. D in Chemical Engineering
University of Queensland (2019)

About me: Qinglan Zhao received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Queensland in 2019. Her previous research focused on fundamental study and materials design for organic batteries. She joined the Wang group in Sep 2019 as a postdoctoral research associate with research interests in ORR and CO2RR.

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

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Mr. Liangpang Xu (Co-Supervised)
M.Sc. Peking University (2019)

About me: I got my bachelor’s degree in Geochemistry and master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, and I am now focusing on photochemistry.

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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
2014                      D.Phil.                            Oxford University
                                                                      Supervisor: Prof. Richard G. Compton
2011                      M.Sc.                             University of Warwick
2010                      B.Eng.                            Wuhan Institute of Technology
About me: After my undergraduate studies in China, I left for England to start my journey as a researcher.  I obtained my D.Phil degree in Physical Chemistry/Electrochemistry at Oxford University with Prof. Richard Compton. My Ph. D research focused at the kinetic studies of electron transfer process. This was the time I developed my deep interest for electrochemistry. I then worked at the Nanyang Technological University with Prof. Zhichuan Xu for the design of materials for electrocatalysis. During which, I realized the importance of electrode kinetics and  decided to return to my roots in electrochemistry to start my postdoc research in solar fuels with Prof. Thomas J. Meyer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During my stay in UNC, I had a wide exposure in both molecular catalysts and heterogeneous catalysts for (photo)electrocatalysis of CO2. It was also the time I got to be attracted by the theory of Proton Coupled Electron Transfer Process (PCET) 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 Sargent at University of Toronto. It was this experience showing me how we can transfer technologies from the lab to the real world application. Outside the lab, one of my  dreams is to complete a full marathon although it is not thermodynamically and kinetically favourable to me. If you don't find me in the lab, most likely, I am climbing the hills at CUHK, overcoming the uphill process from the MTR station to the lab!