Ying "Jane" Wang

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

3290G Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

ywang@lsu.edu

225-578-8577

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 2006
  • M.A., Chemistry, Harvard University, 1999
  • B.S., Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 1997

Research Goal

To understand the synthesis of novel materials at nano- and subnanometer-scale for applications as electrodes in high-performance lithium-ion batteries and solar cells, as well as high-efficiency photocatalysts for applications in environmental cleaning.

Research Overview

Synthesis of novel materials at nano- and subnanometer-scale for applications as electrodes in high-performance lithium-ion batteries and solar cells, as well as high-efficiency photocatalysts used in environmental cleaning. The work also includes fundamental studies of electrochemical, optoelectronic, mechanical, electrical, and interfacial behaviors of nanomaterials in energy conversion/storage devices. A variety of synthesis methods (atomic layer deposition, solution chemistry, sol-gel processing, and electrochemical approaches) are employed to obtain nanomaterials with well-defined structure at the molecular level, which serve as a perfect model system for fundamental understanding and optimal energy device design.

Projects

  • Nanomaterials for energy applications
  • Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries
  • Solar cells
  • Superhydrophobic coatings
  • Photocatalytic materials
  • Atomic layer deposition (ALD)
  • Sol-gel processing
  • Electrochemical synthesis

Selected Publications

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