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Donghai Wang

Associate Professor

Department(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

134 Mrl Building

dwang@psu.edu

814-863-1287

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Design & synthesis of nanostructured inorganic materials, high surface-area nanoporous materials, carbon nanostructures, nanocomposites. Processing/structure/properties/performance relationships in energy conversion & storage for batteries and fuel cells.

 
 

 

Education

  • BE, Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1997
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2000
  • Ph D, Chemical Engineering, Tulane University, 2016

Publications

Book, Chapter

  • Hiesang Sohn**, Mikhail L. Gordin* and Donghai Wang, 2014, Hierarchical porous carbon nanocomposite for electrochemical energy storage
  • Kake Zhu, Donghai Wang and Jun Liu, 2009, Self-assembled materials for catalysis
  • Donghai Wang, Maria P. Gil, Guang Lu and Yunfeng Lu, 2005, Nanostructured systems from low-dimensional building blocks, pp. 57-93
  • Byron F McCaughey, Eric J. Hampsey, Donghai Wang and Yunfeng Lu, 2004, Self-assembled organic/inorganic nanocomposites, pp. 529

Conference Proceeding

  • Shuru Chen*, Ran Yi*, Terrence Xu*, Mikhail Gordin*, Giles Howlett* and Donghai Wang, 2012, "Improved cycling capacity of silicon-carbon nanocomposite anode forlithium-ion batteries", 244
  • Dongping Lv**, Tianren Xu*, Partha Saha, Moni Datta, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Ayyakkannu Manivannan, Prashant Kumta and Donghai Wang, 2012, "Study of current collectors for Mg batteries in Mg(AlCl2EtAu)(2)/THFelectrolyte", 244
  • Donghai Wang, Terrence Xu*, Jiangxuan Song** and Mikhail Gordin*, 2012, "Nanostructured carbon materials for use in Li-S batteries", 244
  • Li-Qiong Wang, Donghai Wang, Jun Liu and Gregory Exarhos, 2012, "Probing porosity and pore interconnectivity in self-assembledTiO2-graphene hybrid nanostructures using hyperpolarized Xe-129 NMR", 244
  • Donghai Wang, Shuru Chen*, Zhiping Song*, Terrence Xu*, Jiangxuan Song** and Mikhail Gordin*, 2012, "Multifunctional nanocomposites for energy storage applications", 244
  • Partha Saha, Moni Datta, Dongping Lv**, Giles Howlett *, Donghai Wang, Ayyakkannu Manivannan and Prashant Kumta, 2012, "Magnesium battery concept for stationary power and smart electrical grid", 221st ECS Meeting Proceeding
  • Zhiping Song*, Terrence Xu*, Mikhail L. Gordin* and Donghai Wang, 2012, "Graphene-based nanocomposites for energy storage applications", 243
  • Donghai Wang, 2010, "Self-assembled nanostructured materials for energy storage", 240
  • Donghai Wang, JB He, BF McCaughy, JE Hampsey, XL Ji, YB Jiang, HF Xu, WLL Zhou, JK Tang, R Schmehl, CJ O’Connor, CJ Brinker and YF Lu, 2003, "Templating synthesis of hierarchical nanowire and nanomesh thin films", 225, (2), pp. U136
  • JE Hampsey, CL De Castro, BF McCaughey, Donghai Wang, BS Mitchell and YF Lu, 2003, "Micron to sub-micron sized highly ordered mesoporous silica particlesprepared using a high energy ball milling process", 775, pp. 83-88
  • Donghai Wang, DT Johnson, BF McCaughey, JE Hampsey, JB He and YF Lu, 2003, "Palladium nanowire thin films via template growth", 775, pp. 101-106
  • B McCaughey, C Costello, JE Hampsey, Donghai Wang, CJ Lie and YF Lu, 2003, "Novel conjugated polymer/silica nanocomposites with tunablemesostructure synthesized by a robust Pd catalyst", 775, pp. 199-204

Journal Article

  • Duihai Tang**, Qingquan Huang*, Ran Yi*, Fang Dai**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Shi Hu**, Shuru Chen*, Zhaoxin Yu*, Hiesang Sohn**, Jiangxuan Song and Donghai Wang, 2016, "Room-temperature synthesis of mesoporous Sn/SnO2 composite as anode for sodium-ion batteries", European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, (13-14, SI), pp. 1950-1954
  • Guo Ai, Zhihui Wang, Hui Zhao, Wenfeng Mao, Yanbao Fu, Ran Yi*, Yue Gao*, Vincent Battaglia, Donghai Wang, Sergey Lopatin and Gao Liu, 2016, "Scalable process for application of stabilized lithium metal powder in Li-ion batteries", Journal of Power Sources, 309, pp. 33-41
  • Duihai Tang**, Shi Hu**, Fang Dai**, Ran Yi*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Shuru Chen*, Jiangxuan Song** and Donghai Wang, 2016, "Self-templated synthesis of mesoporous carbon from carbon tetrachloride precursor for supercapacitor electrodes", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, (11), pp. 6779-6783
  • Shuru Chen*, Fang Dai**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Zhaoxin Yu*, Yue Gao*, Jiangxuan Song** and Donghai Wang, 2016, "Functional organosulfide electrolyte promotes an alternate reaction pathway to achieve high performance in lithium-sulfur batteries", Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 55, (13), pp. 4231-4235
  • Jiangxuan Song**, Zhaoxin Yu*, Mikhail L. Gordin* and Donghai Wang, 2016, "Advanced sulfur cathode enabled by highly crumpled nitrogen-doped graphene sheets for high-energy-density lithium-sulfur batteries", Nano Letters, 16, (2), pp. 864-870
  • Gen Chen, Shengping Wang, Ran Yi*, Longfei Tan, Hongbo Li, Meng Zhou, Litao Yan, Yingbing Jiang, Shuai Tan, Donghai Wang, Shuguang Deng, Xianwei Meng and Hongmei Luo, 2016, "Facile synthesis of hierarchical MoS2-carbon microspheres as a robust anode for lithium ion batteries", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4, (24), pp. 9653-9660
  • Jang Wook Choi, Donghai Wang and Dunwei Wang, 2016, "Nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage", ChemNanoMat, 2, (7), pp. 560–561
  • Hiesang Sohn**, Dong Hyeon Kim, Ran Yi*, Duihai Tang**, Sang-Eui Lee, Yoon Seok Jung and Donghai Wang, 2016, "Semimicro-size agglomerate structured silicon-carbon composite as an anode material for high performance lithium-ion batteries", Journal of Power Sources, 334, pp. 128–136
  • Ran Yi*, Mikhail L. Gordin* and Donghai Wang, 2016, "Integrating Si nanoscale building blocks into micro-sized materials toenable practical applications in lithium-ion batteries", Nanoscale, 8, (4), pp. 1834-1848
  • Hiesang Sohn**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Michael Regula*, Dong Hyeon Kim, Yoon Seok Jung, Jiangxuan Song** and Donghai Wang, 2016, "Porous spherical polyacrylonitrile-carbon nanocomposite with high loading of sulfur for lithium-sulfur batteries", Journal of Power Sources, 302, pp. 70-78
  • Hai Zhong*, Yanbo Yang, Fei Ding, Donghai Wang, Yunhong Zhou and Hui Zhan, 2015, "A Si-MnOOH composite with superior lithium storage properties", Chemical Communications, 51, (28), pp. 6164-6167
  • Nasim Azimi, Zheng Xue, Nancy Dietz Rago, Christos Takoudis, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Jiangxuan Song**, Donghai Wang and Zhengcheng Zhang, 2015, "Fluorinated electrolytes for Li-S battery: Suppressing the self-discharge with an electrolyte containing fluoroether solvent", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 162, (1), pp. A64-A68
  • Jiangxuan Song**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Terrence Xu*, Shuru Chen*, Zhaoxin Yu*, Hiesang Sohn**, Jun Lu, Yang Ren, Yuhua Duan and Donghai Wang, 2015, "Strong lithium polysulfide chemisorption on electroactive sites of nitrogen-doped carbon composites for high-performance lithium-sulfur battery cathodes", Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 54, (14), pp. 4325-4329
  • Zhaoxin Yu*, Shun-Li Shang, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Adnan Mousharraf*, Zi-Kui Liu and Donghai Wang, 2015, "Ti-substituted Li [Li 0.26 Mn 0.6- x Ti x Ni 0.07 Co 0.07] O 2 layered cathode material with improved structural stability and suppressed voltage fading", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3, (33), pp. 17376-17384
  • Nasim Azimi, Zheng Xue, Ira Bloom, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Donghai Wang, Tad Daniel, Christos Takoudis and Zhengcheng Zhang, 2015, "Understanding the effect of a fluorinated ether on the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, (17), pp. 9169-9177
  • Zhiping Song**, Yumin Qian, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Duihai Tang**, Terrence Xu*, Minoru Otani, Hui Zhan, Haoshen Zhou and Donghai Wang, 2015, "Polyanthraquinone as a reliable organic electrode for stable and fast lithium storage", Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, (47), pp. 13947–13951
  • Jiangxuan Song**, Zhaoxin Yu*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Xiaolin Li, Huisheng Peng and Donghai Wang, 2015, "Advanced sodium ion battery anode constructed via chemical bonding between phosphorus, carbon nanotube, and cross-linked polymer binder", ACS Nano, 9, (12), pp. 11933-11941
  • Zhaoxin Yu*, Jiangxuan Song**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Ran Yi*, Duihai Tang** and Donghai Wang, 2015, "Phosphorus-graphene nanosheet hybrids as lithium-ion anode with exceptional high-temperature cycling stability", Advanced Science, 2, (1-2)
  • Jiangxuan Song**, Shuru Chen*, Mingjiong Zhou**, Terrence Xu*, Dongping Lv**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Tianjun Long*, Michael Melnyk* and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Micro-sized silicon-carbon composites composed of carbon-coated sub-10nm Si primary particles as high-performance anode materials forlithium-ion batteries", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, (5), pp. 1257-1262
  • Dongping Lv**, Duihai Tang**, Yuhua Duan, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Fang Dai**, Pengyu Zhu*, Jiangxuan Song**, Ayyakkannu Manivannan and Donghai Wang, 2014, "A study of a fluorine substituted phenyl based complex as a 3 V electrolyte for Mg batteries", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, (37), pp. 15488-15494
  • Mikhail L. Gordin**, Fang Dai**, Shuru Chen*, Terrence Xu*, Jiangxuan Song**, Duihai Tang**, Nasim Azimi, Zhengcheng Zhang and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Bis (2,2,2-trifluoroethyl) ether as an electrolyte co-solvent for mitigating self-discharge in lithium-sulfur batteries", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, (11), pp. 8006-8010
  • Fang Dai**, Jiantao Zai**, Ran Yi*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Hiesang Sohn**, Shuru Chen* and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Bottom-up synthesis of high surface area mesoporous crystalline silicon and evaluation of its hydrogen evolution performance", Nature Communications, 5, pp. 3605
  • Jiangxuan Song**, Zhaoxin Yu*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Shi Hu**, Ran Yi*, Duihai Tang**, Timothy Walter*, Michael Regula**, Daiwon Choi, Xiaolin Li, Ayyakkannu Maniyannan and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Chemically bonded phosphorus/graphene hybrid as a high performance anode for sodium-ion batteries", Nano Letters, 14, (11), pp. 6329-6335
  • Ran Yi*, Jiantao Zai**, Fang Dai**, Mikhail L. Gordin* and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Dual conductive network-enabled graphene/Si-C composite anode with high areal capacity for lithium-ion batteries", Nano Energy, 6, pp. 211-218
  • Da Chen**, Ran Yi*, Shuru Chen*, Terrence Xu*, Mikhail L. Gordin* and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Facile synthesis of graphene-silicon nanocomposites with an advanced binder for high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes", Solid State Ionics, 254, pp. 65-71
  • Jiangxuan Song**, Zhaoxin Yu*, Terrence Xu*, Shuru Chen*, Hiesang Sohn**, Michael Regula* and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Flexible freestanding sandwich-structured sulfur cathode with superior performance for lithium-sulfur batteries", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, (23), pp. 8623-8627
  • Dongping Lv**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Ran Yi*, Terrence Xu*, Jiangxuan Song**, Ying-Bing Jiang, Daiwon Choi and Donghai Wang, 2014, "GeOx/reduced graphene oxide composite as an anode for Li-ion batteries: Enhanced capacity via reversible utilization of Li2O along with improved rate performance", Advanced Functional Materials, 24, (8), pp. 1059-1066
  • Ran Yi*, Shuru Chen*, Jiangxuan Song**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Ayyakkannu Manivannan and Donghai Wang, 2014, "High-performance hybrid supercapacitor enabled by a high-rate Si-based anode", Advanced Functional Materials, 24, (47), pp. 7433-7439
  • Jiangxuan Song**, Mingjiong Zhou**, Ran Yi*, Terrence Xu*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Duihai Tang**, Zhaoxin Yu*, Michael Regula* and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Interpenetrated gel polymer binder for high-performance silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries", Advanced Functional Materials, 24, (37), pp. 5904-5910
  • Pengyu Zhu*, Jiangxuan Song**, Dongping Lv**, Donghai Wang, Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Tianpin Wu and Yongsheng Chen, 2014, "Mechanism of enhanced carbon cathode performance by nitrogen doping in lithium-sulfur battery: An X-ray absorption spectroscopic study", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, (15), pp. 7765-7771
  • Jiangxuan Song**, Terrence Xu*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Pengyu Zhu*, Dongping Lv**, Ying-Bing Jiang, Yongsheng Chen, Yuhua Duan and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Nitrogen-doped mesoporous carbon promoted chemical adsorption of sulfur and fabrication of high-areal-capacity sulfur cathode with exceptional cycling stability for lithium-sulfur batteries", Advanced Functional Materials, 24, (9), pp. 1243-1250
  • Hiesang Sohn**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Terrence Xu*, Shuru Chen*, Dongping Lv**, Jiangxuan Song**, Ayyakkannu Manivannan and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Porous spherical carbon/sulfur nanocomposites by aerosol-assisted synthesis: The effect of pore structure and morphology on their electrochemical performance as lithium/sulfur battery cathodes", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, (10), pp. 7596-7606
  • Da Chen**, Ran Yi*, Shuru Chen*, Terrence Xu*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Dongping Lv** and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Solvothermal synthesis of V2O5/graphene nanocomposites for high performance lithium ion batteries", Materials Science and Engineering B-Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials, 185, pp. 7-12
  • Duihai Tang**, Ran Yi*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Michael Melnyk*, Fang Dai**, Shuru Chen*, Jiangxuan Song** and Donghai Wang, 2014, "Titanium nitride coating to enhance the performance of silicon nanoparticles as a lithium-ion battery anode", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, (27), pp. 10375-10378
  • Dongping Lv**, Terrence Xu*, Partha Saha, Moni Kanchan Datta, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Ayyakkannu Manivannan, Prashant N. Kumta and Donghai Wang, 2013, "A scientific study of current collectors for Mg batteries in Mg(AlCl2EtBu)(2)/THF electrolyte", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160, (2), pp. A351-A355
  • Ran Yi*, Jinkui Feng**, Dongping Lv**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Shuru Chen*, Daiwon Choi and Donghai Wang, 2013, "Amorphous Zn2GeO4 nanoparticles as anodes with high reversible capacity and long cycling life for Li-ion batteries", Nano Energy, 2, (4), pp. 498-504
  • Mingjiong Zhou**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Shuru Chen*, Terrence Xu*, Jiangxuan Song**, Dongping Lv** and Donghai Wang, 2013, "Enhanced performance of SiO/Fe2O3 composite as an anode for rechargeable Li-ion batteries", Electrochemistry Communications, 28, pp. 79-82
  • Shuru Chen**, Fang Dai**, Mikhail L. Gordin* and Donghai Wang, 2013, "Exceptional electrochemical performance of rechargeable Li-S batteries with a polysulfide-containing electrolyte", Rsc Advances, 3, (11), pp. 3540-3543
  • Ran Yi*, Jiantao Zai**, Fang Dai**, Mikhail L. Gordin* and Donghai Wang, 2013, "Improved rate capability of Si-C composite anodes by boron doping for lithium-ion batteries", Electrochemistry Communications, 36, pp. 29-32
  • Ran Yi*, Fang Dai**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Hiesang Sohn** and Donghai Wang, 2013, "Influence of silicon nanoscale building blocks size and carbon coating on the performance of micro-sized Si-C composite Li-Ion anodes", Advanced Energy Materials, 3, (11), pp. 1507-1515
  • Terrence Xu*, Jiangxuan Song**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Hiesang Sohn**, Zhaoxin Yu*, Shuru Chen* and Donghai Wang, 2013, "Mesoporous carbon-carbon nanotube-sulfur composite microspheres for high-areal-capacity lithium-sulfur battery cathodes", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5, (21), pp. 11355-11362
  • Ran Yi*, Fang Dai**, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Shuru Chen* and Donghai Wang, 2013, "Micro-sized Si-C composite with interconnected nanoscale building blocks as high-performance anodes for practical application in lithium-ion batteries", Advanced Energy Materials, 3, (3), pp. 295-300
  • Fang Dai**, Ran Yi*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Shuru Chen* and Donghai Wang, 2012, "Amorphous Si/SiOx/SiO2 nanocomposites via facile scalable synthesis as anode materials for Li-ion batteries with long cycling life", RSC Advances, 2, (33), pp. 12710-12713
  • Juan Li, Kake Zhu, Jianying Shang, Donghai Wang, Zimin Nie, Ruisong Guo, Chongxuan Liu, Zheming Wang, Xiaolin Li and Jun Liu, 2012, "Fluorescent functionalized mesoporous silica for radioactive material extraction", Separation Science and Technology, 47, (10), pp. 1507-1513
  • Dimitri D. Vaughn, II, Olivia D. Hentz, Shuru Chen*, Donghai Wang and Raymond Schaak, 2012, "Formation of SnS nanoflowers for lithium ion batteries", Chemical Communications, 48, (45), pp. 5608-5610
  • Yun Xu, Ran Yi*, Bin Yuan, Xiaofei Wu, Marco Dunwell, Qianglu Lin, Ling Fei, Shuguang Deng, Paul Andersen, Donghai Wang and Hongmei Luo, 2012, "High capacity MoO2/graphite oxide composite anode for lithium-ion batteries", Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 3, (3), pp. 309-314
  • Zhiping Song*, Terrence Xu*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Ying-Bing Jiang, In-Tae Bae, Qiangfeng Xiao, Hui Zhan, Jun Liu and Donghai Wang, 2012, "Polymer-graphene nanocomposites as ultrafast-charge and -discharge cathodes for rechargeable lithium batteries", Nano Letters, 12, (5), pp. 2205-2211
  • Li-Qiong Wang, Donghai Wang, Jun Liu and Gregory J. Exarhos, 2012, "Probing porosity and pore interconnectivity in self-assembled TiO2-graphene hybrid nanostructures using hyperpolarized Xe-129 NMR", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, (1), pp. 22-29
  • Shuru Chen*, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Ran Yi*, Giles Howlett*, Hiesang Sohn** and Donghai Wang, 2012, "Silicon core-hollow carbon shell nanocomposites with tunable buffer voids for high capacity anodes of lithium-ion batteries", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14, (37), pp. 12741-12745
  • Rong Kou, Yuyan Shao, Donghai Mei, Zimin Nie, Donghai Wang, Chongmin Wang, Vilayanur V. Viswanathan, Sehkyu Park, Ilhan A. Aksay, Yuehe Lin, Yong Wang and Jun Liu, 2011, "Stabilization of electrocatalytic metal nanoparticles at metal-metal oxide-graphene triple junction points", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133, (8), pp. 2541-2547
  • T. Xu, W. Wang, M. L. Gordin, Donghai Wang and D. W. Choi, 2010, "Li-ion batteries for stationary energy storage", 9, (24)
  • Vilayanur V. Viswanathan, Daiwon Choi, Donghai Wang, Wu Xu, Silas Towne, Ralph E. Williford, Ji-Guang Zhang, Jun Liu and Zhenguo Yang, 2010, "Effect of entropy change of lithium intercalation in cathodes and anodes on Li-ion battery thermal management", Journal of Power Sources, 195, (11), pp. 3720-3729
  • Juan Li, Jun Liu, Donghai Wang, Ruisong Guo, Xiaolin Li and Wen Qi, 2010, "Interfacially controlled synthesis of hollow mesoporous silica spheres with radially oriented pore structures", Langmuir, 26, (14), pp. 12267-12272
  • Daiwon Choi, Donghai Wang, Vish V. Viswanathan, In-Tae Bae, Wei Wang, Zimin Nie, Ji-Guang Zhang, Gordon L. Graff, Jun Liu, Zhenguo Yang and Tien Duong, 2010, "Li-ion batteries from LiFePO4 cathode and anatase/graphene composite anode for stationary energy storage", Electrochemistry Communications, 12, (3), pp. 378-381
  • Daiwon Choi, Donghai Wang, In-Tae Bae, Jie Xiao, Zimin Nie, Wei Wang, Vilayanur V. Viswanathan, Yun Jung Lee, Ji-Guang Zhang, Gordon L. Graff, Zhenguo Yang and Jun Liu, 2010, "LiMnPO4 nanoplate grown via solid-state reaction in molten hydrocarbon for Li-ion battery cathode", Nano Letters, 10, (8), pp. 2799-2805
  • Terrence Xu*, Wei Wang, Mikhail L. Gordin*, Donghai Wang and Daiwon Choi, 2010, "Lithium-ion batteries for stationary energy storage", Jom, 62, (9), pp. 24-30
  • Jie Xiao, Donghai Wang, Wu Xu, Deyu Wang, Ralph E. Williford, Jun Liu and Ji-Guang Zhang, 2010, "Optimization of air electrode for Li/air batteries", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 157, (4), pp. A487-A492
  • Donghai Wang, Rong Kou, Daiwon Choi, Zhenguo Yang, Zimin Nie, Juan Li, Laxmikant V. Saraf, Dehong Hu, Jiguang Zhang, Gordon L. Graff, Jun Liu, Michael A. Pope and Ilhan A. Aksay, 2010, "Ternary self-assembly of ordered metal oxide-graphene nanocomposites for electrochemical energy storage", ACS Nano, 4, (3), pp. 1587-1595
  • Ji-Guang Zhang, Jun Liu, Donghai Wang, Daiwon Choi, Leonard S. Fifield, Chongmin Wang, Gordon Xia, Zimin Nie, Zhenguo Yang, Larry R. Pederson and Gordon Graff, 2010, "Vapor-induced solid-liquid-solid process for silicon-based nanowire growth", Journal of Power Sources, 195, (6), pp. 1691-1697
  • C. M. Wang, Z. G. Yang, S. Thevuthasan, J. Liu, D. R. Baer, D. Choi, Donghai Wang, J. G. Zhang, L. V. Saraf and Z. M. Nie, 2009, "Crystal and electronic structure of lithiated nanosized rutile TiO2 by electron diffraction and electron energy-loss spectroscopy", Applied Physics Letters, 94, (23)
  • Rong Kou, Qingyuan Hu, Donghai Wang, Vijay T. John, Zhenzhong Yang and Yunfeng Lu, 2009, "Direct synthesis of ordered mesoporous polymer/carbon nanofilaments with controlled mesostructures", Journal of Porous Materials, 16, (3), pp. 315-319
  • Rong Kou, Yuyan Shao, Donghai Wang, Mark H. Engelhard, Ja Hun Kwak, Jun Wang, Vilayanur V. Viswanathan, Chongmin Wang, Yuehe Lin, Yong Wang, Ilhan A. Aksay and Jun Liu, 2009, "Enhanced activity and stability of Pt catalysts on functionalized graphene sheets for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction", Electrochemistry Communications, 11, (5), pp. 954-957
  • Hong Wu, Jun Wang, Xinhuang Kang, Chongmin Wang, Donghai Wang, Jun Liu, Ilhan A. Aksay and Yuehe Lin, 2009, "Glucose biosensor based on immobilization of glucose oxidase in platinum nanoparticles/graphene/chitosan nanocomposite film", Talanta, 80, (1), pp. 403-406
  • C. M. Wang, W. Xu, Z. M. Nie, D. Choi, Donghai Wang, Z. G. Yang, J. G. Zhang, S. Thevuthasan, J. Liu and D. R. Baer, 2009, "In-situ and ex-situ TEM imaging and spectroscopy study of Li-ion battery", Microscopy and Microanalysis, 15, pp. 726-727
  • Zhenguo Yang, Daiwon Choi, Sebastien Kerisit, Kevin M. Rosso, Donghai Wang, Jason Zhang, Gordon Graff and Jun Liu, 2009, "Nanostructures and lithium electrochemical reactivity of lithium titanites and titanium oxides: A review", Journal of Power Sources, 192, (2), pp. 588-598
  • Li-Qiong Wang, Donghai Wang, Jun Liu, Gregory J. Exarhos, Shane Pawsey and Igor Moudrakovski, 2009, "Probing porosity and pore interconnectivity in crystalline mesoporous TiO2 using hyperpolarized Xe-129 NMR", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113, (16), pp. 6577-6583
  • Donghai Wang, Daiwon Choi, Juan Li, Zhenguo Yang, Zimin Nie, Rong Kou, Dehong Hu, Chongmin Wang, Laxmikant V. Saraf, Jiguang Zhang, Ilhan A. Aksay and Jun Liu, 2009, "Self-assembled TiO2-graphene hybrid nanostructures for enhanced Li-ion insertion", ACS Nano, 3, (4), pp. 907-914
  • Donghai Wang, Zhen Ma, Sheng Dai, Jun Liu, Zimin Nie, Mark H. Engelhard, Qisheng Huo, Chongmin Wang and Rong Kou, 2008, "Low-temperature synthesis of tunable mesoporous crystalline transition metal oxides and applications as Au catalyst supports", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112, (35), pp. 13499-13509
  • Jun Liu, Guozhong Cao, Zhenguo Yang, Donghai Wang, Dan Dubois, Xiaodong Zhou, Gordon L. Graff, Larry R. Pederson and Ji-Guang Zhang, 2008, "Oriented nanostructures for energy conversion and storage", ChemSusChem, 1, (8-9), pp. 676-697
  • Donghai Wang, Daiwon Choi, Zhenguo Yang, Vilayanur V. Viswanathan, Zimin Nie, Chongmin Wang, Yujiang Song, Ji-Guang Zhang and Jun Liu, 2008, "Synthesis and Li-ion insertion properties of highly crystalline mesoporous rutile TiO2", Chemistry of Materials, 20, (10), pp. 3435-3442
  • Donghai Wang, Hans Peter Jakobson, Rong Kou, Jing Tang, Robert Z. Fineman, Donghong Yu and Yunfeng Lu, 2006, "Metal and semiconductor nanowire network thin films with hierarchical pore structures", Chemistry of Materials, 18, (18), pp. 4231-4237
  • Donghai Wang, Jun Liu, Qisheng Huo, Zimin Nie, Weigang Lu, Rick E. Williford and Ying-Bing Jiang, 2006, "Surface-mediated growth of transparent, oriented, and well-defined nanocrystalline anatase titania films", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128, (42), pp. 13670-13671
  • Donghai Wang, R Kou, Z. L Yang, J. B. He, Z. Z. Yang and Y. F. Lu, 2005, "Hierachical mesoporous silica wires by confined assembly", Chemical Communications, (2), pp. 166-167
  • H. M. Luo, Donghai Wang, J. B. He and Y. F. Lu, 2005, "Magnetic cobalt nanowire thin films", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109, (5), pp. 1919-1922
  • Donghai Wang, R Kou, MP Gil, HP Jakobson, J Tang, DH Yu and YF Lu, 2005, "Templated synthesis, characterization, and sensing application of macroscopic platinum nanowire network electrodes", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 5, (11), pp. 1904-1909
  • Donghai Wang, HM Luo, R Kou, MP Gil, SG Xiao, VO Golub, ZZ Yang, CJ Brinker and YF Lu, 2004, "A general route to macroscopic hierarchical 3D nanowire networks", Angewandte Chemie, 43, (45), pp. 6169-6173
  • JE Hampsey, CL De Castro, B McCaughey, Donghai Wang, BS Mitchell and YF Lu, 2004, "Preparation of micrometer- to sub-micrometer-sized nanostructured silica particles using high-energy ball milling", Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 87, (7), pp. 1280-1286
  • JB Pang, X Li, Donghai Wang, ZW Wu, VT John, ZZ Yang and YF Lu, 2004, "Silica-templated continuous mesoporous carbon films by a spin-coating technique", Advanced Materials, 16, (11), pp. 884-886
  • YF Lu, BF McCaughey, Donghai Wang, JE Hampsey, N Doke, ZZ Yang and CJ Brinker, 2003, "Aerosol-assisted formation of mesostructured thin films", Advanced Materials, 15, (20), pp. 1733-1736
  • Donghai Wang, XL Ji, JB Pang, QY Hu, HF Xu and YF Lu, 2003, "Electric field-induced mesostructure transformation of self-assembled silica/copolymer nanocomposite thin films", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 5, (19), pp. 4070-4072
  • Donghai Wang, WL Zhou, BF McCaughy, JE Hampsey, XL Ji, YB Jiang, HF Xu, JK Tang, RH Schmehl, C O’Connor, CJ Brinker and YF Lu, 2003, "Electrodeposition of metallic nanowire thin films using mesoporous silica templates", Advanced Materials, 15, (2), pp. 130-133
  • B McCaughey, C Costello, Donghai Wang, JE Hampsey, ZZ Yang, CJ Li, CJ Brinker and YF Lu, 2003, "Self-assembly of mesostructured conjugated poly(2,5-thienylene ethynylene)/silica nanocomposites", Advanced Materials, 15, (15), pp. 1266-1269

Other

  • Mikhail L. Gordin, Zhongxue Chen, Terrence Xu and Donghai Wang, 2011, "Synthesis and characterization of ordered mesoporous metal oxide-carbon nanocomposites and their applications in supercapacitors"
  • Terrence Xu, Mikhail L. Gordin and Donghai Wang, 2011, "Syntheses and characterization of graphene-metal oxide nanocomposites for energy storage applications"

Research Projects

  • July 2016 - June 2019, "Understanding the Degradation Mechanisms in Phosphorous-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Anodes for Sodium-Ion Batteries," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • October 2016 - September 2019, "Electrochemically Responsive Self-Forming Hybrid Li-ion Conductors for High-Performance Li Metal Anodes," (Sponsor: Department of Energy).
  • September 2016 - September 2017, "Development of High Capacity Anode for Room-Temperature Sodium Ion Batteries," (Sponsor: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).
  • February 2015 - February 2016, "Development of High Energy Lithium Alloy-Sulfur Batteries," (Sponsor: The Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering).
  • September 2016 - November 2016, "Development of Novel Polymer Binder for Si-based Anodes," (Sponsor: Ashland).
  • September 2015 - September 2016, "Development of High Capacity Anode for Room-Temperature Sodium Ion Batteries," (Sponsor: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).
  • June 2015 - March 2016, "SBIR: Development of Long Cycle Life Li-ion Hybrid Batteries with High Energy and Power Densities for Micro-hybrid Vehicles," (Sponsor: Department of Energy).
  • September 2013 - August 2016, "CDMR: Design and processing of high-energy-density cathodes for Li-ion batteries," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • October 2013 - September 2016, "High Energy, Long Cycle Life Lithium-ion Batteries for PHEV Applications," (Sponsor: Department of Energy).
  • July 2014 - June 2016, "Development of Novel Polymer Binder for Si-based Anodes," (Sponsor: Ashland).
  • April 2014 - September 2015, "Development of New Components (Membrane and Electrode) for Large-Scale Energy Storage Devices," (Sponsor: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).
  • September 2011 - September 2015, "Development of High-Energy-Density Lithium-Sulfur Cells," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy).
  • February 2015 - June 2015, "Fabrication and Evaluation of Porous Si-C Electrodes," (Sponsor: HICO Tech, LLC).

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Research Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Association, 2013 - 2013
  • DTRA Young Investigator Grant Award, DTRA, 2010 - 2010
  • First Place Presenter Award, Eastern Regional Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Symposium, 2005 - 2005
  • Student Award, the American Institute of Chemist, 2003 - 2004
  • MRS Graduate Student Gold Award, Materials Research Society, 2004 - 2004
  • Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship, Tulane University, 2003 - 2004
  • Graduate Student Achievement Award, Tulane University, School of Engineering, 2004 - 2004

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Promotion and Tenure Committee, August 2016 - May 2018
  • Committee Member, the College of Engineering Nominating Committee, January 2017 - May 2018
  • Committee Member, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Seminar Series Committee, 2012 - 2014
  • Committee Member, Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute (E3I) Steering Committee, 2013 - 2013
  • Committee Member, Teaching Workload Policy Committee, 2013 - 2013
  • Committee Member, Graduate Student Recruiting Committee, 2012 - 2013
  • Committee Member, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Seminar Series Committee, 2009 - 2011
  • Committee Member, Graduate Student Recruiting Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Evaluator, Faculty session chair, 8th College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS 2011), 2011 - 2011
  • Committee Member, Internal Committee for Graduate Program External Review, 2010 - 2010

Service to External Organizations:

  • Co-Organizer, Materials Research Society Spring 2016, Electrode Materials and Electrolytes for Lithium and Sodium Ion Batteries, November 2015 - April 2016
  • Moderator, 228th ECS National Meeting, Joint General Session: Batteries and Energy Storage -and- Fuel Cells, Electrolytes, and Energy Conversion, October 2015 - October 2015
  • Moderator, 228th ECS National Meeting, Joint General Session: Batteries and Energy Storage -and- Fuel Cells, Electrolytes, and Energy Conversion, October 2015 - October 2015
  • Moderator, 228th ECS National Meeting, High-Energy Li-Ion Intercalation Materials, October 2015 - October 2015
  • Co-Organizer, 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Materials and interfaces in lithium battery and beyond, October 2014 - April 2015
  • Co-Organizer, 228th ECS National Meeting, Intermetallic Anodes, May 2015 - October 2015
  • Moderator, 227th ECS National Meeting, Joint General Session: Batteries and Energy Storage -and- Fuel Cells, Electrolytes, and Energy Conversion, May 2015 - May 2015
  • Co-Organizer, 228th ECS National Meeting, Joint General Session: Batteries and Energy Storage -and- Fuel Cells, Electrolytes, and Energy Conversion, May 2015 - October 2015
  • Moderator, Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy, February 2014 - February 2014
  • Moderator, 226th ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting National Meeting, Batteries and Energy Technology Joint General Session, October 2014 - October 2014
  • Co-Organizer, 226th ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting National Meeting, Batteries and Energy Technology Joint General Session, June 2014 - October 2014
  • Co-Organizer, 224th ECS National Meeting, Joint Session of Battery, Fuel Cells and Energy Conversion, May 2013 - October 2013
  • Moderator, International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, Inorganic Nanomaterials and Metal-Organic Frameworks, September 2013 - September 2013
  • Co-Organizer, New Industrial Chemistry & Engineering (NIChE) Workshop, May 2013 - October 2013
  • Co-Organizer, Materials Research Society Spring 2012, Hierarchically Self-assembled Materials--From Molecule to Nano and Beyond, November 2011 - April 2012
  • Co-Organizer, 243rd ACS National Meeting, Fuels, Chemicals, Materials and Energy from Coal, Biomass, Natural Gas and other Natural Resources, September 2011 - March 2012
  • Co-Organizer, International Materials Research Congress, Bioinspired Materials/Systems, March 2011 - August 2011
  • Co-Organizer, 241st ACS National Meeting, Fuels, Chemicals, Materials and Energy from Coal, Biomass, Natural Gas and other Natural Resources, August 2010 - March 2011
  • Co-Organizer, 239th ACS National Meeting, Solar Cell and Solar Fuel, November 2009 - March 2010
  • Moderator, 240th ACS National Meeting, New Energy Technologies, August 2010 - August 2010
  • Moderator, Materials Research Society Fall 2009, Catalytic Materials for Energy, Green Processes, and Nanotechnology, November 2009 - November 2009
 


 

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

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