Wang,Hsing-Lin Chair Prof.

 HSING-LIN WANG joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology as a Chair Professor in 2016. He received PhD degree in Organic Chemistry from University of South Florida in 1992. He studied in Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania(June 1,1993 - Oct. 16,1995) and Chemical Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory(Oct. 1995-Apr. 1998) for postdoctoral research. He joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as a technical Staff Member in the Chemical Science and Technology Division in 1998, and became Scientist (Project leader) in 1999. He was awarded Senior scientist (Project leader) in 2004. Research fields including, organic functional materials, organic/inorganic composites (solar cells, energy storage and conversion), organic biological materials (biological compatibility, sensor) and the preparation and research of Nano-composite Materials(Catalysis and Sensing)

Professional Experience

          Southern University of Science and Technology,

          Department of Materials Science and Engineering

          Professor, September, 2016 – present

          Senior Scientist (Team leader) : 2012-2016

          Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Senior scientist (Project leader): Sep. 2004-2012

Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Scientist (Project leader): Sep. 1999-2004

Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Technical Staff Member: Apr. 1998-August 1999

Chemical Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Fellow: Oct. 1995-Apr. 1998

Chemical Science and Technology Division Los Alamos National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Fellow: June 1,1993 - Oct. 16,1995

Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

Under Professor Alan G. MacDiarmid (Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, 2000)

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry 1987-1992 University of South Florida

Honor and Award

          1998 Los Alamos Achievement Award

          2000 NASA Cross Enterprise Technology Development Program Award

          2001 R&D 100 awards (Team leader)

2001 Los Alamos Achievement Award

2002 Who’s Who International Edition

2003 Employment Recognition Award, Sandia National Laboratory

2006 Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Washington

2010 Top 10 Science and Technology Developments, Los Alamos National Laboratory, year 2010.

2012 Los Alamos National Lab. Top five R&D 100 awards

2013Los Alamos Distinguished Performance Award (small team, team leader)

2015 Distinguished Nanoscience Research Leader Award, Publishing Division of Cognizure

2015 250th ACS National Meeting ( Boston) Keynote Speaker

2015 Subject Matter Expert for Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC)

1998-2013 Eight times recipient of outstanding innovation award at Los Alamos National Lab.

Research Interests

Research fields including, organic functional materials, organic/inorganic composites (solar cells, energy storage and conversion), organic biological materials (biological compatibility, sensor) and the preparation and research of Nano-composite Materials(Catalysis and Sensing)

Selected Publication.

1.       Wanyi Nie,* Hsinhan Tsai,* Reza Asadpour, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Amanda J. Neukirch, Gautam Gupta, Jared J. Crochet, Manish Chhowalla, Sergei Tretiak, Muhammad A. Alam, Hsing-Lin Wang, Aditya D. Mohite. “High Efficiency Solution-Processed Perovskite Solar Cells with Millimeter-Scale Grains”, Science, 347(6221), 522-525/30 January 2015

2.       Ming Zhou *Hsing-Lin Wang * and Shaojun Guo. “Towards high-efficiency nanoelectrocatalysts for oxygen reduction through engineering advanced carbon nanomaterials”, Chem. Soc. Rev., 45, 1273-1307/7 March 2016

3.       Hung-Ju Yen, Hsinhan Tsai, Ming Zhou, Edward F. Holby, Samrat Choudhury, Aiping Chen, Lyudmyla Adamska, Sergei Tretiak, Timothy Sanchez, Srinivas Iyer, Hanguang Zhang, Lingxiang Zhu, Haiqing Lin, Liming Dai, Gang Wu,* and Hsing-Lin Wang*. “Structurally Defined 3D Nanographene Assemblies via Bottom-Up Chemical Synthesis for Highly Efficient Lithium Storage”, Adv. Mater., 28(46), 10250-10256 /14 December 2016

4.       Ping Xu *, Xijiang Han *, Bin Zhang , Yunchen Du and Hsing-Lin Wang *. “Multifunctional polymer-metal nanocomposites via direct chemical reduction by conjugated polymers”, Chem.Soc.Rev., 43, 1349-1360/20 December 2013

5.       Li, Qing, Xu Ping, Gao Wei, Ma Shuguo, Zhang Guoqi, Cao Ruiguo, Cho Jaephil, Wang Hsing-Lin, Wu Gang. “Graphene/Graphene Tube Nanocomposites Templated from Cage-Containing Metal-Organic Framework for Oxygen Reduction in Li-O2 Batteries”, Adv. Mater., 26(9), 1378-1386/5 March 2014

6.       Pradeep Cheruku, Jen-Huang Huang, Hung-Ju Yen, Rashi S. Iyer, Kirk D. Rector, Jennifer S. Martinezc and Hsing-Lin Wang*. “Tyrosine-derived stimuli responsive, fluorescent amino acids”, Chem. Sci., 6, 1150/29 October 2014

7.       Y. Park, A. Zhugayevych, O. Postupna, S.-W. Kyu, Y.-S. Park, B. Park, J. Martinez, J. Park, S. Treriak, H.-L. Wang*. “A New pH Sensitive Fluorescent and White Emission Material through Controlled Intermolecular Charge Transfer”, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 789-797/ 10 September 2014

8.       Hsinhan TsaiWanyi NiePradeep CherukuNathan H. MackPing XuGautam GuptaAditya D. Mohite*, and Hsing-Lin Wang*. “Optimizing composition and morphology for large-grain perovskite solar cells via chemical control”,Chem. Mater., 27 (16), 5570–5576/29 July 2015

9.       Gang Wu, Ana Santandreu, William Kellogg, Shiva Gupta, Ogechi Ogoke, Hanguang Zhang, Hsing-Lin Wang, Liming Dai. “Carbon nanocomposite catalysts for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions: From nitrogen doping to transition-metal addition” Nano Energy, 29, 83-110 /19 December 2015

10.   Hung-Ju Yen, Po-Wei Liang, Chu-Chen Chueh, Zhibin Yang, Alex K. Y. Jen, and Hsing-Lin Wang. “Large Grained Perovskite Solar Cells Derived from Single-Crystal Perovskite Powders with Enhanced Ambient Stability”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces , 8, 14513-14520 /25 May 2016

11.   Zhongwei Liu, Hsing-Lin Wang,* and Mircea Cotlet*, “Energy Transfer from a Cationic Conjugated Polyelectrolyte to a DNA Photonic Wire: Toward Label-Free, Sequence-Specific DNA Sensing”, Chem. Mater., 26, 2900-2906/ 6 April 2014

12.   Y.-S. Park, Y. Ghosh, Y. Chen, A. Piryatinski, P. Xu, N. H. Mack, H.-L. Wang, V. I. Klimov, J. A. Hollingsworth, H. Htoon*. “Super-Poissonian Statistics of Photon Emission from Single CdSe-CdS Core-Shell Nanocrystals Coupled to Metal Nanostructures”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2013, 110, 117401/ 11 March 2013

13.   Jin JooJeffrey M. PietrygaJohn A. McGuireSea-Ho JeonDarrick J. WilliamsHsing-Lin Wang and Victor I. Klimov*. “A Reductive Pathway in the Synthesis of PbSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots”,J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131 (30), 10620–1062 /1 July 2009

14.   H. Tsai, Z. Xu, R.Pai, L. Wang, A.Dattelbaum, A.Shreve, H.-L. Wang,* M. Cotlet*. “Structural Dynamics and Charge Transfer via Complexation with Fullerene in Large Area Conjugated Polymer Honeycomb Thin Films”, Chem. Mater., 2011, 23, 759-761 / 1 November 2010

15.   Yuan Gao, Chien-An Chen, Han-Mou Gau, James A. Bailey, Elshan Akhadov, Darrick Williams, and Hsing-Lin Wang*, “Facile Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Conducting Polymer-Supported Pd Nanoparticles”, Chem. Mater., 20, 2839–2844 /4 January 2008

16.   Satishkumar B. C, Leif O. Brown, Y. Gao, H.-L. Wang, S. K. Doorn*. “Reversible fluorescence Quenching in Carbon Nanotubes: Specific Interactions and Biomolecular Sensing”, Nat. Nanotechnol., 2007, 2, 560-564    / 2 September 2007

17.   Hsing-Lin Wang,* Wenguang Li, Q. X. Jia, and Elshan Akhadov. “Tailoring Conducting Polymer Chemistry for the Chemical Deposition of Metal Particles and Clusters”, Chem. Mater., 19, 520-525/1 January 2007

18.   Wenguang Li and Hsing-Lin Wang *. “Oligomer-Assisted Synthesis of Chiral Polyaniline Nanofibers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 126, 2278-2279 /6 February 2004

19.   Li Wenguang, Wang Hsing-Lin. “Electrochemical Synthesis of Optically Active Polyaniline Films”, Adv. Funct. Mater., 15(11), 1793-1798/27 October 2005

20.   J. Gao, D.-G. Liu, J.-M. Sansiñena, and H.-L. Wang. “Synthesis and Characterization of Electrochromic Polyamides with Well Defined Molecular Structures and Redox Properties”, Adv. Funct. Mater., 14(6), 537-543/17 June 2004

21.   J.-M. Sansiñena, J. Ga, H.-L. Wang.High Performance, Monolithic Polyaniline Electrochemical Actuators”, Adv. Funct. Mater., 13(9), 703-709/1 September 2003

22.   Junbo Gao, Jose-Marıa Sansinena, and Hsing-Lin Wang*. “Tunable polyaniline chemical actuators”, Chem. Mater., 15, 2411-2418 /2 April 2003

23.   P. Chiarelli, M.Johal, J. Casson, J. Roberts, J. Robinson, H.-L. Wang*. “Controlled Fabrication of Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Thin Film Using Spin-Assembly”, Adv. Mater., 2001, 12, 1167-1171/ 1 October 2004

24.   H.-L. Wang,* J. Gao, J.-M. Sansiñena, P. McCarthy. “Fabrication and Characterization of Polyaniline Monolithic Actuators Based on a Novel Configuration:  Integrally Skinned Asymmetric Membrane”, Chem. Mater., 2002, 14, 2546-2552/ 25 May 2002

25.   L. Chen, D.W. McBranch, H.-L. Wang, R. Helgeson, F. Wudl, D.G. Whitten*. “Highly-Sensitive Biological and Chemical Sensors Based on Reversible Fluorescence Quenching in A Conjugated Polymer”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 1999, 96, 12287-12292/ 26 October 1999

Graduate course "Bio and organic materials"

  • 100

    Individual Core-Shell Nanocrystal Quantum Dots via Plasmonic Coupling 2013

    Young-Shin Park, Yongfen Chen, Yagnaseni Ghosh, Andrei Piryatinski, Ping Xu, Nathan H. Mack, Hsing-Lin Wang, Victor I. Klimov, Jennifer. A. Hollingsworth and Han Htoon

    Physical Review Letter, 2013, 110, 117401. 

  • 101

    Conjugated Polymer Mediated Synthesis of Nanoparticle Clusters and Core/Shell Nanoparticles 2013

    Ping Xu,  Kuan Chang, Young Il Park,  Bin Zhang,  Leilei Kang, Yunchen Du,  Rashi S. Iyer, and Hsing-Lin Wang

    Polymer, 2013, 54, 485.

  • 103

    Tailored Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of Conjugated Systems through Aggregates and Dipole-Dipole Interactions 2013

    Wang, Hsing-Lin; Park, Young Il; Kuo, Cheng-Yu; Tretiak, Sergei; Martinez, Jennifer; Zhugayevych, Andriy; Postupna, Olena

    ACS applied Materials and Interfaces. 2013, 5, 4685.

  • 104

    Facile Synthesis and Structure-Dependent Electrocatalytic Properties of Cu2O Nanocrystals for Oxygen Reduction 2013

    Ping Xu, Qing Li, Shijian Zheng, Gang Wu, Jian Wang, Hsing-Lin Wang

    J. Phys. Chem.C. 2013, 117, 13872.

  • 105

    Stimuli Responsive Poly-N-isopropylacrylamide- polyphenylene vinylene Oligomer Conjugate 2013

    Younf Il Park, Bingqi Zhang, Surya Mallapragada, Jennifer Martinez, Young wook Park, Hsing-Lin Wang

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 117, 7757.

  • 106

    Lipid Membrane Domains for the Selective Adsorption and Surface Patterning of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes 2013

    Darryl Y. Sasaki, Nicole Zawada, Sean Gilmore, Prihatha Narasimmaraj, Mari

    Angelica A. Sanchez, Jeanne C. Stachowiak, Carl C. Hayden, Hsing-Lin Wang, Atul

    N. Parikh, Andrew P. Shreve, and Jennifer S. Martinez

    Langmuir 2013, 29, 5214.

  • 107

    Self-supported Pt nanoclusters via galvanic replacement from Cu2O nanocubes as efficient electrocatalysts 2013

    Ping Xu,  Bin Zhang,  Gang Wu,  Engang Fu,  Xijiang Han,  Qing Li, Hsing-Lin Wang

    Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 7397.

  • 108

    Single-Nanocrystal Photoluminescence Spectroscopy Studies of Plasmon-Multiexciton Interactions at Low Temperature 2013

    Young-Shin Park, Yagnaseni Ghosh, Ping Xu,  Nathan H. Mack, Hsing-Lin Wang,  Jennifer. A. Hollingsworth2 and Han Htoon 

    JPC Lett.  2013, 4, 1465.

  • 109

    Carbon Nanotube-Graphene-Based Fe-N-C composite Catalyst with Enhanced Performance Durability for Oxygen-Reduction in Acid 2013

    Gang Wu, Karren L. More, Ping Xu, Hsing-Lin Wang, Magali Ferrandon, Arthur J. Kropf, Deborah Myers, Shuoguo Ma, Christina M. Johnston and Piotr Zelenay

    Chem. Comm. 2013, 49, 3291-3293

  • 110

    Laser Wavelength- and Power-Dependent Plasmon-Driven Chemical Reactions by Single Particle Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy 2013

    Leilei Kang, Ping Xu, Bin Zhang, Hsinhan Tsai, Xijiang Han,  and Hsing-Lin Wang

     Chem. Comm. 2013, 49, 3389. (featured cover article)

  • 111

    Amino Acid-Assisted Synthesis of Hierarchical Silver Microspheres for Single Particle Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy 2013

    Leilei KangPing XuDengtai ChenBin Zhang , Yunchen Du , Xijiang HanQing Li , and Hsing-Lin Wang 

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 117, 10007.

  • 112

    Effect of chain architecture of side group on the optical and crystalline properties of two-dimensional polythiophenes 2013

    Cheng-Yu Kuo, Syang-Peng Rwei, Hsing-Lin Wang and Leeyih Wang

    Macromolecules 2013, 46, 5985.

  • 113

    Mechanistic understanding of surface plasmon assisted catalysis: cyclic redox of 4-aminothiophenol 2013

    Ping Xu, Leilei Kang, Nathan H. Mack, Kirk S. Schanze, Xijiang Han, Hsing-Lin Wang

    Scientific Report 2013, 3, 2997

  • 114

    One-step synthesis of Mn3O4/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites for oxygen reduction in nonaqueous Li-O2 battery 2013

    Qing Li, Ping Xu, Gang Wu, Hsing-Lin Wang

    Chem Comm, 2013, 49, 10838.

  • 115

    Carbon-Nanotubes/Graphene Nanocomposite Templated from Cage-Containing Metal-Organic Framework for Oxygen Reduction in Nonaqueous Li-O2 Battery Cathodes 2013

    By Qing Li, Ping Xu, Ruiguo Cao, Hsing-Lin Wang, Shuguo Ma, Guoqi Zhang, Jaephil

    Cho, Gang Wu

    Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 1378–1386.

  • 118

    Multifunctional polymer–metal nanocomposites via direct chemical reduction by conjugated polymers 2013

    P Xu, X Han, B Zhang, Y Du, HL Wang

    Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 1349-1360


研究助理教授     研究方向:有机高分子合成




2008.09-2012.06  郑州大学   材料科学与工程学院(工学学士)

2012.09-2017.06  中科院福建物质结构研究所      材料物理与化学(工学博士)





Research Assistant

Tingting, Li

科研助理       研究方向: 表面增强拉曼光谱

Research AssistantResearch interests : SERS

科研教学助理   研究方向:有机分子自组装



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Guoxin Yin

本科生   研究方向:有机分子自组装及其荧光特性的研究 

本科生    研究方向:电催化

 Undergraduate    Currently focusing on electrocatalysis field, especially Fe-N-C catalysts.

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Research fields including, organic functional materials, organic/inorganic composites (solar cells, energy storage and conversion), organic biological materials (biological compatibility, sensor) and the preparation and research of Nano-composite Materials(Catalysis and Sensing)