Fellow, IoM3, UK, 2003

Ph.D. (Ceramics), University of Leeds, UK, 1987

Room: EA-03-09
Tel: ++(65) 6516-3325
Fax:++(65) 6776-3604


Group website: The Wang John Group


Research Interests

Professor Wang’s research focuses on new functional ceramics, electroceramic and composite materials that are inevitably required for the next generation of energy generation and storage, electronics and healthcare. His research group has been working on novel fabrication techniques for these materials and understanding of the correlations between their structural parameters, at various length scales ranging from molecular, nanometer to micrometer ranges, and their functional properties.

More recently, Professor Wang’s research is concentrating on carbon-based materials, nanohybrids and mesoporous materials for energy generation, energy storage and biomedical applications. He and his research group have successfully developed several types of new nanohybrids and mesoporous materials for applications in energy generation storage and drug delivery.


Selected Publications:

  1. Cao Guan, Afriyanti Sumboja, Haijun Wu, Weina Ren, Ximeng Liu, Hong Zhang, Zhaolin Liu, Chuanwei Cheng, Stephen J. Pennycook, and John Wang, Hollow Co3O4 Nanosphere Embedded in Carbon Arrays for Stable and Flexible Solid-State Zinc–Air Batteries, Advanced Materials, 29 (2017) 1704117.
  2. Yating Hu, Y. Zhang, Y. Cai and John Wang, "Controllable structure transitions of Mn3O4 nanomaterials and their effects on electrochemical properties", Nanoscale Horizons, 2 (2017) 326-332.
  3. Ximeng Liu, Cao Guan, Yating Hu, Lei Zhang, A. M. Elshahawy, and John Wang, 2D Metal–Organic Frameworks Derived Nanocarbon Arrays for Substrate Enhancement in Flexible Supercapacitors, Small (2017) 1702641.
  4. Xin Li, Cao Guan, Yating Hu and John Wang, Nanoflakes of Ni-Co LDH and Bi2O3 Assembled in 3D Carbon Fiber Network for High-Performance Aqueous Rechargeable Ni/Bi Battery. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2017) 26008 - 26015.
  5. Cao Guan, Liu X, Ren W, Li X, Cheng C, Wang J. Rational Design of Metal-Organic Framework Derived Hollow NiCo2O4 Arrays for Flexible Supercapacitor and Electrocatalysis. Advanced Energy Materials, 7 (2017) 1602391.
  6. A.M. Elshahawy, Cao Guan, X. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Hu, H. Wu, S.J. Pennycook, J. Wang, Sulfur-doped cobalt phosphide nanotube arrays for highly stable hybrid supercapacitor. Nano Energy 39 (2017) 162 - 171.
  7. Qingqing Ke, Cao Guan, X. Zhang, M. Zheng, Y.W. Zhang, Y. Cai, H. Zhang and John Wang, Surface-Charge-Mediated Formation of H-TiO2@Ni(OH)2 Heterostructures for High-Performance Supercapacitors. Advanced Materials, (2016) doi:10.1002/adma.201604164.
  8. Cao Guan, Wei Zhao, Yating Hu, Qingqing Ke, Xin Li, Hua Zhang, John Wang, High Performance Flexible Solid-State Ni/Fe Battery Consisting of Metal Oxides Coated Carbon Cloth/Carbon Nanofiber Electrodes, Advanced Energy Materials, 6 (2016) 1601034.
  9. Zhen Fan, J Deng, J Wang, Z Liu, P Yang, J Xiao, X Yan, Z Dong, J Wang, J Chen, Ferroelectricity emerging in strained (111)-textured ZrO2 thin films. Applied Physics Letters, 108 (2016) 012906.
  10. Yating Hu, Cao Guan and John Wang, Hybrid Fe2O3 nano-cluster/rGO Paper as an Effective Negative Electrode for Flexible Supercapacitors, Chemistry of Materials, 28 (2016) 7296 - 7303.