Chao Wang is an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and the director of the Nano Energy Laboratory. His research interests are primarily in photochemical solar cells, green engineering, and high-performance catalysts.
Wang believes the foreground of sustainability should be built on efficient and environment-friendly schemes of energy conversion and storage as well as chemical transformations. His group targets such schemes by design, synthesis, and functionalization of new materials with nanoscale architectures, finely tailored to achieve optimal performance for various applications. Specific topics of interest include electrochemical/photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction and rechargeable lithium batteries.
He received his BS in 2004 from the University of Science and Technology of China, and his MS in 2005 and his Ph.D. from Brown University in 2009 before joining the Argonne National Laboratory in 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow.