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"

  • 102

    The Fabrication of Urchin-Like Au Nanostructures on Polyaniline Surfaces for Sensitive Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy 2017

    Siwei Li, Ping Xu, Ziqiu Ren,  Nathan H. Mack, and Hsing-Lin Wang 

    ACS Applied Materials and interfaces, 2013, 5, 49.

  • 149

    Development of Conjugated Polymers for Memory Device Applications 2017

    Development of Conjugated Polymers for Memory Device Applications

    Hung-Ju Yen 1,*, Changsheng Shan 1, Leeyih Wang 2, Ping Xu 3, Ming Zhou 4 and Hsing-Lin Wang 1,*LINK



    This review summarizes the most widely used mechanisms in memory devices based on conjugated polymers, such as charge transfer, space charge traps, and filament conduction. In addition, recent studies of conjugated polymers for memory device applications are also reviewed, discussed, and differentiated based on the mechanisms and structural design. Moreover, the electrical conditions of conjugated polymers can be further fine-tuned by careful design and synthesis based on the switching mechanisms. The review also emphasizes and demonstrates the structure-memory properties relationship of donor-acceptor conjugated polymers for advanced memory device applications.


     conjugated polymer; memory device; dynamic random access memory (DRAM); static random access memory (SRAM); write-once read-many-times (WORM); flash

  • 150

    Design and synthesis of integrally structured Ni 3 N nanosheets/carbon microfibers/Ni 3 N nanosheets for efficient full water splitting catalysis 2017


    Design and synthesis of integrally structured Ni3N nanosheets/carbon microfibers/Ni3N nanosheets for efficient full water splitting catalysis

    Tingting Liu aMian Li aChuanlai Jiao aMehboob Hassan aXiangjie Bo *aMing Zhou *a and Hsing-Lin Wang *b LINK

    Abstract: The relatively poor electrical conductivity of metal nitrides and the low density of their utilizable active sites have continually restricted their catalytic abilities for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) for highly efficient water splitting. Herein, for the first time, we report the design and synthesis of a novel three-dimensional (3D) hierarchically meso-macroporous and hollow tube-like architecture of Ni3N nanosheets/carbon microfibers/Ni3N nanosheets (Ni3N/CMFs/Ni3N) assembled by the dispersion of porous Ni3N nanosheets (NSs) over the inner and outer walls of hollow and porous CMFs. Benefitting from excellent electrical conductivity and a high density of utilizable active sites, Ni3N/CMFs/Ni3N revealed superior OER and HER catalytic activities compared with Ni3N supported by graphene (Gr), carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and macroporous carbons (MPCs), respectively. In O2-saturated 1.0 M KOH, the OER potential at 10 mA cm−2 [E10, 1.50 V vs. RHE] and the Tafel slope (41.54 mV dec−1) of Ni3N/CMFs/Ni3N were both lower than those of RuO2 [1.53 V vs. RHE and 43.45 mV dec−1, respectively]. Also, the HER E10 value of Ni3N/CMFs/Ni3N [−0.115 V (vs. RHE)] was only 40 mV larger than that of commercial Pt/C [−0.075 V (vs. RHE)] in N2-saturated 1.0 M KOH. For full water splitting, to achieve a current density of 20 mA cm−2 (E20) in O2-saturated 1.0 M KOH, the (−) Ni3N/CMFs/Ni3N‖Ni3N/CMFs/Ni3N (+) electrolysis cell required a cell voltage of only 1.652 V, which is only 19 mV larger than that of the state-of-the-art (−) Pt‖RuO2 (+) benchmark (1.633 V). In addition, due to the remarkable structural and chemical stabilities of Ni3N/CMFs/Ni3N, especially the unique protection of ∼2 to 3 layers of graphite carbon shells (GCSs) on the Ni3N nanoparticles (NPs) in Ni3N/CMFs/Ni3N, the Ni3N/CMFs/Ni3N-based water electrolysis cell also displayed excellent stability. The novel conceptual double surface catalysis model of Ni3N/CMFs/Ni3N, which was assembled by the dispersion of porous Ni3N nanosheets (NSs) over the inner and outer walls of hollow and porous CMFs, is an exciting new direction for the rational design and fabrication of porous nanomaterials for electrochemical energy and sensing applications.


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



Visit students



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.

本科生     研究方向: 导电聚苯胺纤维的制备与表征

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)