Wang Ying
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Ying "Jane" Wang

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

PhD, University of Washington (2006)


New materials for energy and environmental cleaning • advanced battery technologies • photovoltaics • photo- and electrocatalysis • nanomaterials synthesis and characterizations • atomic layer deposition.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Ying (Jane) Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University. Before starting her career at LSU, Dr. Wang worked as a Postdoc Fellow in Materials Science at Northwestern University from 2006 to 2008.  She received her PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Washington, a MA degree in Chemistry at Harvard University, and a BS degree in Chemical Physics from University of Science and Technology of China. Dr. Wang’s research mainly focuses on new materials synthesis for energy and environmental applications such as aqueous batteries, nonmetal batteries, flexible batteries, self-charging batteries, solar cells, and water cleaning. She has published 97 journal articles that have received over 9000 citations on Google Scholar and co-authored one book on nanomaterials and nanostructures, as well as many conference proceedings and several book chapters. She has received multiple awards for her academic achievements, including a Worley Professor of Excellence Award and a LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award, etc.

Key Publications

  • A. Paudel, A. N. Crum, Y. Wang, “A Full Metal-free Flexible Battery with Biodegradable Hydrogel Electrolyte”,, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2024.
  • S. Kuchena, A. Paudel, Q. L. Wu, Y. Wang, “A Novel Aqueous Zinc-ion Battery Capable of Self-charging at Low Temperature”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 12, 2867 – 2876 (2024).
  • A. Paudel, S. Kuchena, Y. Wang, “A Full Metal-free Battery Operating Under Cold Condition Enabled by an Antisolvent”, Electrochim. Acta, 469, 143227 (2023).
  • Y. Wang, S. Kuchena, “Recent Progress in Aqueous Ammonium-Ion Batteries”, ACS Omega, 7, 33732 – 33738 (2022). (Invited Review Article).
  • W. W. Xu, Y. Wang, “Recent Progress on Zinc-Ion Rechargeable Batteries”, Nano-Micro Lett., 11:90 (2019) (Review article).
  • Z. Q. Xie, X. W. W. Xu, X. D. Cui, Y. Wang, “Recent Progresses on Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Derived Nanostructures for Energy and Environmental Applications”, (Review Article), ChemSusChem, 10, 1645-1663 (2017). (Top 20 most downloaded paper between July 2016 and December 2018.)
  • W. W. Xu, W. W. Xie, Y. Wang, “Co3O4-xCarbon@Fe2-yCoyO3 Heterostructrual Hollow Polyhedrons for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction”, ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, 9(34), 28642 – 28649 (2017).
  • Y. J. Zhang, Z. Q. Xie, Z. Q. Wang, X. H. Feng, Y. Wang, A. G. Wu, “Unveiling the Adsorption Mechanism of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 with High Removal Efficiency on Copper Ions from Aqueous Solutions”, Dalton Transactions, 45, 12653 - 12660 (2016). (Featured as the back cover)
  • Z. Q. Xie, X. D. Cui, W. W. Xu, Y. Wang, “Metal-Organic Framework Derived CoNi@CNTs Embedded Carbon Nanocages for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, Electrochim. Acta, 229, 361-370 (2017).