Group

The Group!

2023/11

Principal Investigator

Prof. Ying Wang  
Department of Chemistry
Science Center South Block SC 359
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Email: ying.b.wang@cuhk.edu.hk
Tel: +852 39433586

Chemistry Tree        About Me

Lab Members

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

Email: qianlu@cuhk.edu.hk

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

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

Email: yixie@link.cuhk.edu.hk

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

Dr. Liangpang Xu
(co-supervised with Prof. Jimmy Yu)
Ph.D., (CUHK, 2022)
Email: liangpangxu@cuhk.edu.hk

Pang's research focuses on photocatalysis and environmental treatment. Pang also enjoys playing table tennis and hiking.

Mr. Zhanyou Xu
(Ph.D Candidate)
B. Sc. (Sun Yat-sen University, 2020)
Email: xuzhanyou@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Zhanyou's research focuses on scale-up device design for CO2RR. 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)
Email: weixingwu@link.cuhk.edu.hk

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)
Email: zhangzhongshuo@link.cuhk.edu.hk








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

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

Email: chaixinyuan@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Xinyuan's research focuses on design and optimising CO2RR reactors. 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)
Email: wanghuimm@link.cuhk.edu.hkh

Hui's research interests is thermal effect in electrolysis. Outside of work, Hui likes hanging out and watching movies.


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!

Education:
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
Teaching:
  • 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.