Xiaolei Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
Email
xiaolei.wang@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7164
Address
12-241 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Advanced Materials Clean Energy Technologies Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis Nanotechnology Batteries and Supercapacitors


About

Dr. Xiaolei Wang is a tenure-track assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Alberta, and runs his Nano For Advanced Clean Energy (NanoFACE) laboratory in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering focusing on the rational design, development and application of novel nanostructured materials for energy-related technologies including lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, metal-air batteries, supercapacitors, and electrocatalytic systems. Before joining UofA, he worked as tenure-track assistant professor at Concordia University from 2017 to 2019, and postdoctoral fellow researcher at the University of Waterloo from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, 2013), M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at Tianjin University (TJU, 2007), and B.Sc. in Polymer Chemical Engineering at Dalian University of Technology (DUT, 2004). Dr. Wang was awarded the Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS, 2018) with his first NSERC Discovery Grant (DG) application as an early career researcher (ECR). He is the recipient of Petro-Canada Young Investigator Award (2018) and Concordia University Research Chair-Young Scholar (2019). He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: Sustainable Chemistry and Current Trends in Chemical Engineering and Processing Technology, and committee members/organizers/session chairs of many international/national conferences. 


Research

Dr. Xiaolei Wang's NanoFACE research laboratory is interested in nanotechnology and clean energy technologies. The research themes centre upon the design, development and application of novel nanostructured materials for energy-related technologies including lithium-ion batteries, sodium (and other alkaline)-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, aqueous batteries, and electrocatalytic system such as metal-air batteries, water electrolyzer, and systems for electrochemical CO2 reduction. We build upon our knowledge from the fundamental studies and understanding of mechanisms by correlating the electrochemical performance of clean energy technologies with materials' morphologies and microstructures, aiming to develop next-generation high-performance clean energy technologies for practical applications.


Rational Design and Development of Nanoarchitectured Materials

  • Nanostructured Metal, Transition Metal Oxides/Sulfides/Nitrides/phosphides, Composite Materials
  • Porous Materials, Self-Assembly
  • Nanostructured Semiconductors, Quantum Dots/Wires
  • Polymers and Polymer Composites; Carbon Materials

Clean Energy Technologies

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Systems: Lithium-ion Batteries, Supercapacitors, Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Sodium-ion Batteries, Multivalent Ion Batteries, Aqueous Battery Systems
  • Electrocatalysis: Metal-Air Batteries, Water Splitting, Fuel Cells
  • Photovoltaics/Photocatalysis/Electrochromics: Solar Cells, N2 and CO2 Reduction and Conversion

Fabrication of Devices

  • Wearable Devices
  • All-Solid-State Devices
  • Smart Composites/Devices

Announcements

Dr. Xiaolei Wang is currently looking to accept graduate students in his lab group. Click here and learn how to apply for our programs today!

Courses

CH E 243 - Engineering Thermodynamics

An introduction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 101.

Fall Term 2020

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