Chair Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Hsing-Lin Wang earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Chung Hsing University in 1984 and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the South Florida University in 1992. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania with Prof. Alan G. MacDiarmid from 1993 to 1995 followed with another postdoctoral researcher job in Los Alamos National Laboratory between 1995 and 1998. After that he became a scientist in Los Alamos National Laboratory and was promoted to senior scientist in the year of 2008. In 2016, he joined the Department of Material Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology .

Personal Profile

Professor Hsing-lin Wang worked at the University of Pennsylvania with Prof. Alan G. MacDiarmid, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry. He has studied organic chemistry and polymer chemistry for more than 20 years. He once served as the program host of Los Alamos National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of energy and the team leader of "conductive polymer application and research", now he is a chair professor in the department of materials science and engineering of South University of science and technology, director of the academic committee of Guangdong key solid state battery laboratory and director of Shenzhen material gene large device preparation platform . In 2018, it won the title of national leading talents, 2017, Guangdong Province, and 2016, Shenzhen peacock plan A. Research fields include organic functional materials, organic / inorganic composite materials (solar cells, energy storage and conversion), organic biomaterials (biocompatibility, sensors), and nano composite materials (catalysis, sensors). In recent years, Professor Hsing-lin Wang has focused on the construction of hybrid perovskite solar cells, the synthesis of fullerene derivatives and conjugated polymers and their application in solar energy conversion, the design of nano materials and catalysts for energy storage and converters, the development of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy based on conjugated polymers, conjugated oligomers and polymerization for light-emitting diodes Synthesis of PPV and CNTs for chemical and biological sensors, design and preparation of high-performance fibers, high-throughput preparation of material genes, etc.

Professor Hsing-lin Wang's work has been published in more than 190 international authoritative academic journals, including Science, Nat. Nanotechnol., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Soc. Rev., Adv. Mater., Phy. Rev. Lett, Adv. Func. Mater., Nanoenergy, Chem. Sci., Chem. Mater., etc., with more than 11700 citations and 51 h-index. The article has been selected as the cover by Chem Soc. Rev., Adv. Func. Mater., Chem. Comm., J. Mater. Chem. and other journals for many times. The relevant achievements have been reported and highlighted by the media for many times.


Work Experience and Education Background


Materials Science and Engineering, SUSTech

Chair Professor


Los Alamos National Laboratory, Department of Energy

Team Leader


Los Alamos National Laboratory, Department of Energy



Los Alamos National Laboratory, Department of Energy



University of Pennsylvania



Organic Chemistry, University of South Florida



Chemistry, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan


Research Projects

1.Pearl River Leading Talent Project


Development and Application of New Generation Perovskite Photovoltaic and Lithium Ion Batteries



  In research  


2.Shenzhen Basic Research Fund 


Study on Millimeter Sized Large Grain Perovskite Photovoltaic Cells




In research



3.The National Key Research and Development Program of China(National Key Projects)


High Throughput Material Preparation Technology Platform




In research


Project Leader

4.Research and Development Plan in Key Areas of Guangdong Province ("Key Special Project of Material Genetic Engineering")


High Throughput Experimental Platform for Biomedical and Polymer Materials




In research




Honors and Awards:

In 2018, it won the title of national leading talent;
In 2017, it won the title of Pearl River leader in Guangdong Province;
In 2016, Shenzhen peacock plan a;
In 2015, it was selected into the expert base of the center for homeland defense and security information analysis of the U.S. Department of defense;
In 2015, nano science award of Publishing Department of cognizure;
In 2012, the R & D 100 award was shortlisted (final five);
In 2011, the US Department of energy Los Alamos National Laboratory outstanding performance award;
In 2011, the mentor achievement award of Los Alamos National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of energy;
In 2003, the Sandia National Laboratory achievement award of the U.S. Department of energy;
In 2001, the Department of energy Los Alamos National Laboratory bioscience staff Achievement Award;
In 2001, he won the R & D 100 award as a team leader;
In 2000, NASA's cross enterprise technology development program award.


10 Representative Papers:


  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.
  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.
  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.
  4. 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. Changsheng Shan, Hung-JuYen, KaifengWu, QiangluLin, MingZhou, XiaofengGuo, DiWu, HanguangZhang, GangWu, Hsing-LinWang. “Functionalized fullerenes for highly efficient lithium ion storage: Structure-property-performance correlation with energy implications”, Nano Energy, 40(2017) 327-335.
  6. Gang Wu, Ana Santandreu, William Kellogg, Shiva Gupta, Ogechi Ogoke, Hanguang Zhang, Hsing-Lin Wang, and Liming Dai. “Carbon nanocomposite catalysts for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions: From nitrogen doping to transition-metal addition”, Nanoenergy2016, 29: 83-110.
  7. Wanyi Nie, Gautam Gupta, Brian K. Crone, Feilong Liu, Darryl L. Smith, P. Paul Ruden, Chengyu Kuo, Hsinhan Tsai, Hsing Lin Wang, Sergei Tretiak and Aditya D. Mohite. “Interface Design Principles for High Efficiency Organic Semiconductor Devices”, Advance Science20152(6).
  8. 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.
  9. Peng Miao, Jing-Kai Qin, Yunfeng Shen, Huimin Su, Junfeng Dai, Bo Song, Yunchen Du, Mengtao Sun, Wei Zhang, Hsing-Lin Wang,* Cheng-Yan Xu,* and Ping Xu*. “Unraveling the Raman Enhancement Mechanism on 1T'-Phase ReS2 Nanosheets”, Small , 2018 , 14 (14).
  10. Tingting Liu, Mian Li, Chuanlai Jiao, Mehboob Hassan , Xiangjie Bo *, Ming Zhou * and Hsing-Lin Wang *. “Design and synthesis of integrally structured Ni 3 N nanosheets/carbon microfibers/Ni 3 N nanosheets for efficient full water splitting catalysis”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 9377-9390.


Construction of mixed perovskite solar cells

Synthesis of Fullerene Derivatives and Conjugated Polymers and Their Applications in Solar Energy Conversion

Design of nanomaterials and catalysts in energy storage and conversion devices

Development of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrate materials based on conjugated polymers

Synthesis of Conjugated Oligomers and Polymers for Light Emitting Diodes

Preparation of PPV and carbon nanotubes for chemical and biosensors

High-performance fiber design and preparation, high-throughput preparation of material genes, etc.


《Organic functional materials》

《Organic biological materials》

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(1) Construction of hybrid perovskite solar cells

For the first time in the world, a perovskite solar cell (Science 20153476221) based on high purity, large area and large particle mixed halide has been constructed. The average power conversion efficiency of the solar cell is as high as 18.2%, which is the highest among the flat perovskite solar cells.

(2) Synthesis of fullerene derivatives and conjugated polymers and their application in solar energy conversion

The team has been engaged in the synthesis of fullerene derivatives for a long time. The synthesized bi-substituted fullerenes and green fullerenes have excellent electronic properties (J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 4574-4583). In addition, progress has been made in the research of honeycomb array for charge transfer generated by hybrid of conjugated polymer and fullerene (Chem. Mater., 2010, 23, 759-761; patent patent us 5981695).

(3) Design of nano materials and catalysts for energy storage and converter

A series of nano materials, such as graphene oxide, nitrogen doped graphene and metal organic framework structure, have been used to improve the catalytic performance and energy storage efficiency of lithium-oxygen batteries. The non noble metal catalysts supported by graphene and graphene oxide have excellent oxygen reduction effect and improve the battery performance; the nitrogen-containing fullerene structure prepared with metal organic framework structure as template has excellent oxygen reduction energy in lithium oxygen battery (Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, under review, adv. mater., 2014, 261378-1386; Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 7397-7402, Chem. Comm., 20 13, 49, 10838-10840, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 3291-3293)。

(4) Development of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy based on conjugated polymer

Based on the chemical reduction and surface chemical properties of conducting polymer, a method of directly constructing metal nano-materials with special morphology and structure on conducting polymer film is developed. The conducting polymer metal nano-composites obtained by this method can be used as high-efficiency surface enhanced Raman spectrum substrate materials, which are suitable for ultra-low concentration chemical and bio-molecular high sensitivity Testing. This research has published nearly 20 SCI papers in international journals such as chem. Mater., 2007, 19, 520-525; scientific reports, 2013 3, article number: 2997; chem. Comm., 2013, 49, 3389-3391 (journal cover); J. mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 2495-2501; CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 8737-8737, etc., and obtained 4 authorized patents (US patent 7786, 037, US patent 7988887, us pa Tent 8148294, US patent 8279435), and was invited to publish a review article entitled “preparation of functional nano-composites based on the chemical reduction characteristics of conductive polymers” on the Royal Chemical Society chem. SOC. Rev., 2014, 43, 1349-1360, which was highly recognized by international peers.

(5) Synthesis of conjugated oligomers and polymers for LED

It has also made outstanding achievements in the synthesis and application of conjugated systems for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and has published several pioneering articles together with Professor Alan g. MacDiarmid, mentor and Nobel Prize winner in chemistry. Relevant achievements were published in international famous journals: Synt. Met., 1996, 78, 33-37, cited 170 times; Appl. Phys. Lett., 1996, 68, 894-896, cited 146 times; J. Appl. Phys., 1995, 78, 4264-4266, cited 143 times; Phys. Rev., 1996, B54, 9180, cited 168 times). In addition, the team designed and synthesized a conjugated system for illumination, which was used to prepare a white light emitter based on a single molecule. The molecule used has two structures, each of which can emit one color of light, blue light and orange light, balancing the proportion of blue light and orange light, and then generating white light (chem. SCI., 2015, 6, 789-797). This work was introduced by chemistryview under the title of “white light from a single dye”.

(6) Preparation of PPV and carbon nanotubes for chemical and biological sensors

Development of novel biosensors based on water-soluble conjugated polymers, carbon nano-materials and carbon nanotubes. PPV synthesis of water-soluble conjugated systems and their application in chemical and biosensors. Through π – π interaction, the team synthesized a series of conjugated naphthalene compounds on the surface of carbon nanotubes. The charge transfer from carbon nanotubes or conjugated polymers resulted in fluorescence quenching (patent of the United States, patent of patent us 6589731). After interaction with protein or enzyme, fluorescence recovered. This fluorescence detection scheme significantly improves the detection sensitivity, which is used in the development of biological devices by QTL bio-systems.

(7) High throughput preparation platform for thin films, fibers and porous materials

Integrate the film deposition technology of four kinds of composite materials chip, such as IBD, MSD, MBE and PE-CVD, and the pulse laser micro zone heat treatment technology, further develop the vacuum transfer system of target and sample, build a portable small sample transfer cavity suitable for high-throughput film deposition equipment, expand the research object to air sensitive materials, and build a two-dimensional universal Material preparation platform: Based on liquid-phase preschool body spray technology, further develop multi-channel fiber precursor parallel synthesis reaction control technology, realize precise control of fiber precursor composition and tissue structure, develop high-throughput composite material fiber preparation technology and device, realize high-throughput preparation of fiber with uniform radial composition and variable axial composition, and build universal One dimensional material preparation platform.

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  • Professor Li Mingde from Shantou University was invited to the Department of Materials to give an academic report.

  • Held the start-up meeting of the Guangdong Provincial Key Area Research Project


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The research group is now looking for postdoctoral and research assistant positions. The specific requirements are as follows:

I. major:
Chemistry, physics, materials, textile and other related majors;

II. Education background:
Doctor, master

III. recruitment conditions:

Researchers with the following working experience joined the research group.
1. Research background in organic synthesis, materials and surface chemistry, conjugated polymers, self-assembly of organic molecules, solar cells, lithium ion, lithium air (oxygen) cells, non-noble metal catalysts, or surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

2. People skilled in hot spinning and wet spinning.

IV. Application materials:
1. Detailed resume, including study, work and scientific research experience, list of main scientific research achievements (such as thesis, achievement certificate or reward) and contact information;

2. Name and effective contact information of 1-2 recommender;

3. Other materials that can prove the working ability.

V. post treatment (postdoctoral):
1. The annual salary is more than 340000 yuan, including 180000 yuan / year (tax-free) supported by Shenzhen Municipal Finance with living allowance (including housing allowance, five insurances and one fund, holiday allowance, meal allowance and other welfare benefits);

2. For the work of leaving the station and staying in Shenzhen, the housing subsidy of 1.6-2 million yuan can be obtained if it meets the reserve level or peacock plan talent conditions of Shenzhen;

3. Those who have overseas study experience who leave the station to stay in Shenzhen for scientific research can apply for 3-5 million peacock plan research start-up funds. At the same time, it enjoys social security and superior welfare, provides good office conditions and school housing, and provides opportunities for exchanges and visits to world-class scientific research institutes.

VI. application process
1. The applicant shall send the detailed application materials to the email: Please indicate "name + Graduate School of doctor (Master) degree + applied position" in the email title. The application materials shall include: (1) detailed resume; (2) original representative thesis;

2. The preliminary candidates will be informed of telephone interview or video interview within one week;

3. Those who have passed the telephone interview will be invited to the field interview of the University of South Science and technology, and those who have passed the field interview will go through the post doctoral entry formalities in accordance with the relevant procedures.

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