Chao Wang is an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and the director of the Nano Energy Laboratory. He is also the director of the department’s master’s admissions. His research interests are primarily in carbon dioxide capture and conversion, electrochemical energy conversion and storage, and heterogeneous catalysis for green chemical engineering.
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 synthesis, characterization, and functionalization of new nanomaterials with finely tailored atomic structures for catalytic activity, selectivity and stability improvements, and design and engineer electro- and thermo-chemical processes and systems at high energy efficiencies and reduced carbon footprints.
He received his bachelor’s from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2004 and doctorate from Brown University in 2009. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Argonne National Laboratory before joining Johns Hopkins in 2012 as an assistant professor.