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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Yu (Will) Wang

Yu Wang

Assistant Research Professor


Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, Washington State University, 2015

Research Interests

  • Fundamental and application studies of functional polymeric nanocomposites
  • Polymeric energy materials: gum-like electrolyte, electrode matrix, binders, advanced solid ion-conductors
  • Bio-based or bio-inspired polymeric nanocomposites
  • Structural control in energy storage devices: eg. Sulfur cathode, Lithium metal and Silicon anode
  • Materials processing and nanofabrication

Selected Publications

  • X Fu, Y Jewel, Y Wang*, J Liu*, WH Zhong*, Decoupled Ion Transport in a Protein-Based Solid Ion Conductor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2016, 7, 4304. (Spotlighted by JPC Letters)
  • H Souzandeh, KS Johnson, Y Wang*, K Bhamidipaty, WH Zhong*, Soy-Protein-Based Nanofabrics for Highly Efficient and Multifunctional Air Filtration, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 20023.
  • H Souzandeh, Y Wang*, K Bhamidipatya, WH Zhong*, “Green” Nano-Filters: Fine Nanofibers of Natural Protein for High Efficiency Filtration of Particulate Pollutants and Toxic Gases, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 105948.
  • X. Wang, X. Fu, Y. Wang*, W. Zhong*, A Protein-Reinforced Adhesive Composite Electrolyte. Polymer, 2016, 106, 43.
  • Y Wang*, A Gozen, L Chen and WH Zhong*, Gum-Like Nanocomposites as Conformable, Conductive and Adhesive Electrode Matrix for Energy Storage Devices, Advanced Energy Materials, 2016, In press.
  • Y Wang* and WH Zhong*, Nanomaterials and Nanostructures for Regulating Ions and Electron Transport in Advanced Energy Storage Devices, Invited Book Chapter, 2016, In press.
  • Y. Wang*, L. Chen, L. Scudiero, W. H. Zhong*, The beauty of frost: nano-sulfur assembly via low pressure vapour deposition. Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 15967.
  • Y. Wang, W.-H. Zhong, T. Schiff, A. Eyler, B. Li, A Particle-Controlled, High-Performance, Gum-Like Electrolyte for Safe and Flexible Energy Storage Devices.