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Wang, Chunsheng

Wang, Chunsheng

Professor
R.F. and F.R. Wright Distinguished Chair
Joint Appt., Chemistry & Biochemistry
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
1223A Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
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EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., Zhejiang University, China, 1995

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  • Robert Franklin and Frances Riggs Wright Distinguished Chair, 2018
  • UMD’s Invention of the Year, 2015
  • Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award, 2013 
  • Sigma Xi (Tennessee Technological University Chapter) Research Award, 2006
  • NASA Technology Brief Patent Application and Software Release Award, 2004

 

 

Rechargeable batteries, Applied electrochemistry, Fuel cells, electroanalytical technologies, Nanostructured materials, Electrochemical gas separation and compression


Professor Wang's research interests are electroanalytical technologies, advanced materials for rechargeable batteries, fuel cells and supercapacitors. He has published over 220 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Science, Nature Energy, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Chemistry, and Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials. His research has been cited more than 13000 times and has an H-index of 63 (ISI. 11/20/2018).
 
In collaboration with ARL scientist, he achieved the scientific breakthrough in electrolyte materials with the invention of water-in-salt electrolytes for Li-ion batteries (Science 2015) and Zn-air batteries (Nature Materials, 2018), which opened an entirely new area of high voltage aqueous electrochemistry and batteries that never existed before, and has inspired many researchers to follow. As a follow-up of this ground-breaking technology, he is currently collaborating with Scientists in Safe, a world-leading Li-ion battery manufacturer, to demonstrate a 500 Wh aqueous battery pack for electric vehicle application. He also developed a fluorinated electrolyte to form LiF-rich solid-electrolyte-interphase (SEI) on anode and Cathode-electrolyte-interphase (CEI) on the high-voltage cathode to stabilize electrodes (Nature Nanotechnology, 2018). This new design philosophy of SEI sets the foundation for new battery chemistries for years to come.
 

For more information about current research projects, please visit Professor Wang's web site.

Professor Wang currently teaches or has taught the following courses:

 

  • CHBE 301; Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

  • ENCH 473: Electrochemical Energy Engineering
  • ENCH 437: Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • ENCH 808/ENPM 808/ENCH648k: Advanced Fuel Cells and Batteries

Professor Wang also advises the department's  undergraduate Chem-E Car team, which took first place at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) mid-Atlantic Regional Conference's Chem-E Car Competition in 2011, and second place at the regional competition in 2012.

Selected Publications

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  1. L. Suo, O. Borodin, T. Gao, M. Olguin, J. Ho, X. Fan, C. Luo, C. Wang, K. Xu. Water-in-Salt Electrolyte Enables High Voltage Aqueous Li-ion Chemistries. Science, 2015, 350, 938. Perspective from Prof. Bruce Dunn.
  2. F. Wang, O. Borodin, T. Gao, X. Fan, W. Sun, F. Han, A. Faraone, J. Dura, K. Xu and C. Wang, Highly Reversible Zinc-Metal Anode for Aqueous Batteries, Nature Materials, 2018, 17, 543-549.
  3. X. Fan, L. Chen,† O. Borodin, X. Ji, J. Chen, S. Hou, T. Deng, J. Zheng, C. Yang, S. Liou, K. Amine, K. Xu, C. Wang, Non-flammable Electrolyte Enables Li-Metal Batteries with Aggressive Cathode Chemistries, Nature Nanotechnology, 2018, 13, 715-722.
  4. X. Fan, E. Hu, X. Ji, Y. Zhu, F. Han, S. Hwang, J. Liu, S. Bak, Z. Ma, T. Gao, S.-C. Liou, J. Bai, X.-Q. Yang, Y. Mo, K. Xu, D. Su, C Wang, High Energy-Density and Reversibility of Iron Fluoride Cathode Enabled Via an Intercalation-Extrusion Reaction, Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 2324

To download these papers in PDF format, please visit Professor Wang's web site.

To view a complete list of Professor Wang's publications, citation metrics, and H-Index, please consult his entry on ResearcherID.

Clark School Faculty Members Named Highly Cited Researchers

Hu, Wang demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

Advance could yield safer, longer-range electric car batteries

Chemical engineers pack more energy in same space for reliable battery.

UMD engineers, colleagues work to triple the energy storage of lithium-ion batteries

Researchers have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries.

ChBE PhD Candidate Fudong Han Wins 2018 Dean's Doctoral Research Award

Han took third place in the annual Clark School competition.

A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery

Researchers revive an old chemistry with a new electrolyte.

Chungsheng Wang Receives UMD's 17th ARPA-E Award

Grant will fund research of carbon-neutral fuel with high energy density.

Hybrid Electrolyte Bridges Gap Between Aqueous and Non-aqueous Battery Technology

Study conducted by University of Maryland Prof Chunsheng Wang and U.S. Army Research Lab Scientist Kang Xu's research groups, published in Joule. 

Strength in Numbers, Especially Family Groups

UMD ChBE researchers develop a cluster of azo materials for use in alkali-ion batteries.

UMD ChBE Researchers Continue Search for Li-Battery Stabilization

Corresponding research paper published in CHEM magazine. 

Organic Processes Inspire Technological Innovation

ChBE researchers develop self-healing battery chemistry.

UMD Researchers Develop Stable, Robust Li-ion Battery Chemistry

New battery created by Chunsheng Wang's group offers safety, durability and flexibility. 

UMD Researchers Offer Solution to Volatile Battery Chemistry in Electronics

4.0V Water-Based Li-ion Batteries Achieved by ChBE Professor Chunsheng Wang's Research Group

UMERC exhibits large presence at 2017 DOE ARPA-E Energy Summit

UMERC  confirms its role as a leader in energy research, development, and innovation.

Cheaper, Faster and Longer Lasting: What Magnesium Iodine Chemistry Can Offer

Chunsheng Wang's research group is developing a rechargeable magnesium/iodine battery for daily consumer use.

MSE Researchers Publish Series Study on All-Solid-State Batteries

Yifei Mo and team seek to improve all-solid-state Li-ion batteries.

UMD Leads Development of Safer Water-in-Salt Electrolyte Lithium Battery

University of Maryland and US Army Research Lab researchers are spearheading a collaboration to develop a safer and less-costly lithium battery.

UMD Ph.D candidates win awards for next generation batteries and electrochemical compressor

Research on advanced batteries and a next generation electrochemical compressor recently garnered a set of awards for three University of Maryland graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

More Salt, More Power: UMD, ARL Researchers Building Better Batteries

A team of researchers at UMD, ARL, and colleagues have developed a battery that is at once safer, cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and more powerful - by adding a pinch of salt.

UMD Inventors to Change Future of Lithium Ion Batteries

UMD Researchers' Aqueous Electrolytes Nominated for Invention of the Year

UMD has Largest University Showing at 2016 ARPA-E Summit

UMD researchers showcase transformative energy research at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

CREB Kicks Off its Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program

Collaboration between UMD, NIST, and ARL facilitated by seed grant from the Center for Research in Extreme Batteries.

UMD & Army Researchers Discover Salty Solution to Better, Safer Batteries

Greatest potential uses seen in safety-critical, automotive and grid-storage applications

University of Maryland Researchers Accept NASA Mission: Build a Better Battery for Space Exploration

UMD researchers awarded NASA funding for advanced energy storage technology

High Energy at Extreme Battery Center’s First Meeting

New research center expands scope and draws regional experts.

For Batteries, One Material Does It All

Revolutionary material could create safer, simpler and more efficient all-in-one batteries

UMD Partners with Army to Launch Extreme Battery Research Center

New center cofounded by ChBE professor Chunsheng Wang.

UMERC Researchers Came Out in Force at the ARPA-E Summit

UMERC Faculty promoted their transformative energy research last week at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

UMERC's Advanced Energy Storage Technology Selected by NASA

Energy storage research at UMERC has been selected by NASA to potentially power future space missions.

Wells Fellowships Support New Battery and Catalyst Technologies

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate students receive inaugural awards.

Room To Move: Spacing Graphite Layers Makes a Better Battery Anode

New process designed to make Na-ion batteries an effective alternative to Li-ion.

UMD Researchers Awarded Two ARPA-E Grants for Electric Vehicle Energy Storage Systems

Eric Wachsman and Chunsheng Wang receive funding to create innovative batteries for electric vehicle energy storage systems.

New Nanocomposite Anodes Speed Battery Charging

Recent results from Wang, Zachariah featured in Nano Letters, C&EN.

Karki Wins Best Poster, Best Oral Presentation Awards

Grad student awarded top honors at Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage meeting.

All-In-One: $300K for Development of Interface-Free Battery

National Science Foundation supports C. Wang's efforts to create a single material for anode, electrolyte, and cathode.

Chunsheng Wang Promoted

Faculty member becomes Associate Professor, receives tenure, effective July 1.

Tuned Synthesis of Novel Polymer Gives Alkaline Fuel Cells New Potential

Work by grad student Yanting Luo, colleagues featured on cover of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics.

Bad Virus Put to Good Use

In breakthrough batteries, virally structured nano-electrodes boost energy capacity 10-fold.

Gerasopoulos Wins Best Poster Award at Micro/Nano Alliance Symposium

Student presents work on microfabricated energy storage devices made with biological templates.

A Longer Life for Lithium Ion Batteries

Wang, Guo create longer-lasting electrode using 3D polymer structure, silicon nanoparticles.

New Battery Research Highlighted by Discovery News, Nanowerk

Viruses used as structural template for lithium ion battery components.

Clark School hosts PowerMEMS 2009 attendees for luncheon, lab tours

Six laboratories showcased in special tours.

Cumings Leads EFRC Nanowire Team

Research designed to increase effectiveness of lithium ion batteries.

C. Wang Wins NSF Grant for Battery Research

Award will fund development of electroanalytical techniques to make electric cars feasible.

Ghodssi, Wang, Culver Awarded Nanobiotechnology Grant

State of Maryland funds innovative fuel cell research.

NanoCenter Improves Energy Storage Options

Maryland NanoCenter researchers create new device to store electrical energy.