Faculty Directory

Wang, Chunsheng

Wang, Chunsheng

Professor
R.F. and F.R. Wright Distinguished Chair
Joint Appt., Chemistry & Biochemistry
UMD Director of Center for Research in Extreme Batteries (CREB)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
1223C Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
Website(s):

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 301Chemical 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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  • L. Wang, A. Menakath, F. Han, Y. Wang, P. Zavalij, K. Gaskell, O. Borodin, D. Luga, S. Brown, C. Wang, K. Xu, B. Eichhorn, Identifying the components of the solid–electrolyte interphase in Li-ion Batteries, Nature Chemistry, 2019, Accepted

  • C. Yang, J. Chen, X. Ji, T. P. Pollard, X. Lü, C. Sun, S. Hou, Q. Liu, C. Liu, T. Qing, Y. Wang, O. Borodin, Y. Ren, K. Xu, C. Wang, Aqueous Li-ion Battery Enabled by Halogen Conversion-Intercalation Chemistry in Graphite, Nature, 2019, 569, 245

  • F. Han, A. Westover, J. Yue, X. Fan, F. Wang, M. Chi, D. Leonard, N. Dudney, H. Wang, C. Wang, High Electronic conductivity as the origin of lithium dendrite formation within solid electrolytes, Nature Energy, 4, 187-196, 2019

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

ARL to Fund $30M in Equipment Innovations for Service Members

UMD announces with the U.S. Army Research Lab agreements in additive manufacturing and battery research.

UMD researcher receives new $1M Vehicle Technology Award

Micro-sized silicon anode expands energy capacity

2020 Dean's Doctoral Student Research Awards

The competition recognizes distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

Sulfur Provides Promising 'Next-Gen' Battery Alternative

Multi-institutional research team led by Chunsheng Wang published in PNAS.

UMD Researchers Design ‘Open’ Lithium-ion Battery

The design bolsters both battery safety and performance.

Chunsheng Wang Named 1 of 10 Li-ion Battery Researchers to Watch

Wang, known for his versatile battery research, cited by Research Interfaces.

High-performance electrolyte solves battery puzzle

UMD poses answer to making a nanostructured battery: a better electrolyte

MEI² Scientists Named Highly Cited Researchers in 2019

Hu and Wang identified by Web of Science

What’s Next for Next-Gen Batteries?

High-energy-density polymeric cathode for fast-charge sodium and multivalent batteries.

MEI² Receives Two New Innovative Vehicle Technology Awards

DOE Awards UMD/MEI$2M for Advance Battery Technology

UMD/MEI2 Energy Innovation Featured at ARPA-E 2019

ARPA-E Marks 10 Years of Technology Innovation

Reversible Chemistry Clears Path for Safer Batteries

UMD and ARL scientists create water-based battery with outstanding performance

Wachsman and Wang “Battery 500” Awards selected for Phase II

DOE greenlights 2 UMD awards in second round

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.

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

Researchers revive an old chemistry with a new electrolyte.

Sandwich Battery with ‘Melty’ Layer is Safe, Robust

UMD engineers create all-ceramic battery with long cycle life

Strength in Numbers, Especially Family Groups

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

Decade of TMV research leads to never-before-seen microsystems for energy storage, biosensors and self-sustaining systems

Long-term Ghodssi-Culver partnership has used the Tobacco mosaic virus as a biological nanoscaffold for groundbreaking devices.

ChBE PhD Candidate Wins MRS Gold Award

Fudong Han focuses his research on improving the all-solid-state-battery.

Chem-E Car Set to Compete in National Competition

The UMD team placed 5th at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition, securing their spot for Nationals in October.

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

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

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 Invention of the Year Nominees Push Boundaries in Health, Energy, and Security

Campus inventors to be honored at Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships

UMD has Largest University Showing at 2016 ARPA-E Summit

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

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

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

ChemE Jeopardy Team Wins National Competition

UMD's ChemE team topped eight competitor teams in the AIChE national Jeopardy competition.

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

UMD researchers awarded NASA funding for advanced energy storage technology

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.

You Can Help Our Chem-E Car, Testudo Mobile, Get Competition-Ready!

Launch UMD helps team raise funds for upgrades, travel to national competition.

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.

Department of Energy renews NEES EFRC for four years

The center develops highly ordered nanostructures that offer a unique way of looking at the science of energy storage.

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.

Chem-E Car Team Heads to Finals!

New vehicle debuted at regional competition.

Wang Wins 2013 Junior Faculty Research Award

Research in energy conversion and storage systems serves as model for field.

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.

Chem-E Car Team Heads to National Competition Once Again!

Team Thirsty Turtles will take "Pride of Maryland" to San Francisco in November.

New Nanocomposite Anodes Speed Battery Charging

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

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.

Karlsson Joins ChBE Faculty

Professor seeks to improve diagnosis and treatment of fungal diseases in immunocompromised patients.

Solares Wins Department of Energy's Early Career Award

Mechanical engineering professor to use atomic force microscopy to study real-time degradation of fuel cells and batteries.

"Team Thirsty Turtles" Wins Spot in National Chem-E-Car Competition

Clark School chemical and biomolecular engineering students take second in mid-Atlantic region.

ChBE Undergrads Win 5 of 29 Prestigious Industrial Internships

"Exceptional sophomores and juniors" chosen from nationwide field of applicants for $6K-$10K internships.

New Advance for Alkaline Fuel Cells

Clark School research could improve the performance and cost of low-temperature fuel cells for transportation, electronics.

Bad Virus Put to Good Use

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

Merrill Presidential Scholars Named

Three Clark School students and their college and high school mentors honored.

A Longer Life for Lithium Ion Batteries

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

Clark School Hosts PowerMEMS Community

Micro and nano-scale power generation experts tour labs, review research.

Cumings Leads EFRC Nanowire Team

Research designed to increase effectiveness of lithium ion batteries.

NSF Grant for Battery Research

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

Clark School Professors Win Nanobiotech Grants

Ghodssi, Yu lead research projects that won in state competition.

NanoCenter Improves Energy Storage Options

Maryland NanoCenter researchers create new device to store electrical energy.

Lowe Bequest Benefits ChBE Student Lab

Alumni asked to join in effort to improve student experience.

ChBE Welcomes 3 New Faculty

Klauda, Wang arrive Fall 2007; Sriram Spring 2008.