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Wang, Chunsheng

Chunsheng Wang
1223A Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
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Ph.D., Zhejiang University, China, 1995

Research Interests 

Li-ion batteries, electric energy storage, fuel cells, electroanalytical technologies, nanostructured materials.

Current Research Projects 

Professor Wang's research interests are advanced materials for fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, and supercapacitors. He has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research has been cited more than 1850 times and has an H-index of 24.

His work on solvent-free composite PEO-ceramic fiber/mat electrolytes for lithium batteries was featured as a promising battery technology in the November 2006 edition of the NASA Tech Brief. He is collaborating with Professor James Culver at the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research and Prof. Reza Ghodssi in the ECE Department to develop a novel, three-dimensional tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) assembled electrodes for Li-ion batteries. The Virus enabled electrodes have been highlighted on the US News, the DOE website, USNBC, Discovery, and many other news outlets in the U.S. and Europe in 2011.

For more information about current research projects in novel electroanalytical techniques for phase transformation electrodes, virus-enabled anodes for lithium-ion batteries, scaffold silicon-based anodes for Li-ion batteries, high energy density Li-S, Na-S, and Li-air batteries, and the synthesis of alkaline anion exchange membranes (AAEMs) for fuel cell and metal-air battery applications, please visit Professor Wang's web site.


Professor Wang currently teaches or has taught the following courses:

  • ENCH 468K: Electrochemical Energy Engineering
  • ENCH 437: Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • ENCH 808/ENPM 808: Advanced Fuel Cells and Batteries

Professor Wang also advises the department's  undergraduate Chem-E Car team, which took first place at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) mid-Atlantic Regional Conference's Chem-E Car Competition in 2011, and second place at the regional competition in 2012.

Honors and Awards 

  • Sigma Xi (Tennessee Technological University Chapter) Research Award, 2006
  • NASA Technology Brief Patent Application and Software Release Award, 2004

Books and Chapters 

Zhang, X. C. Wang, C., & Appleby, A.J. (2004). Novel Composite Solid Polymer Electrolytes. In S. G. Pandalai (Ed.), Recent Research Developments in Solid State Ionics. (pp. 95-112). : Transworld Research Network.

A. Visintin, C. Wang, J. H. Baricuatro and M. P. Soriaga. Electrochemical Hydrogen Storage in Handbook of Sustainable Energy, W. H. Lee (Editor), Nova Science Pub Inc., May 30, 2010

J. Guo, C. Wang. Nano-oxides for fuel cell and battery applications in Functional Metal Oxide Nanostructures, to be published by Springer in 2010. Editors: Junqiao Wu (U. C. Berkeley), Weiqiang Han (Brookhaven National Lab), Ho-Cheol Kim (IBM Almaden), Anderson Janotti (UCSB), Jinbo Cao (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

Selected Publications 

K. Gerasopoulos, E. Pomerantseva, M. McCarthy, A. Brown, C. Wang, J. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Hierarchical Three-Dimensional Microbattery Electrodes Combining Bottom-Up Self-Assembly and Top-Down Micromachining," ACS Nano, in press, 2012.

X. Chen, J. Guo, K. Gerasopoulos, A. Langrocka, A. Brownd, R. Ghodssi, J. N. Culverd, C. Wang, "3D Tin anodes prepared by electrodeposition on a virus scaffold," J. Power Sources, 211 (2012) 129-132

Y. Xu, J. Guo, C. Wang, "Sponge-like porous carbon/tin composite anode materials for lithium ion batteries," J. Mater. Chem., 22(2012)9562

K. Karki, E. Epstein, J. H. Cho, Z. Jia, T. Li, S. T. Picraux, C. Wang, and J. Cumings, "Lithium-assisted electrochemical welding in silicon nanowire battery electrodes," Nano Letters, 12(2012)1392.

A. Ghosh, J. Guo, A. Brown, E. Royston, C. Wang, P. Kofinas, and J. Culver, "Virus Assembled Flexible Electrode – Electrolyte Interfaces for Enhanced Polymer Based Battery Applications", Journal of Nanomaterials, January 2012, In press.

J. Guo, Q. Liu, C. Wang and M. R. Zachariah, “Inter-dispersed amorphous MnOx-carbon nanocomposites with superior electrochemical performance as lithium storage material,” Adv. Funct. Mater., 22(2012)803.

Y. Luo, J. Guo, C. Wang, and D. Chu, "Fuel Cell Durability Enhancement by Crosslinking Alkaline Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolyte," Electrochem. Commun. 16(2012)65–68

To download these papers in PDF format, please visit Professor Wang's web site.

To view a complete list of Professor Wang's publications, citation metrics, and H-Index, please consult his entry on ResearcherID.

Related News 

Advance could yield safer, longer-range electric car batteries
Chemical engineers pack more energy in same space for reliable battery. July 16, 2018

UMD engineers, colleagues work to triple the energy storage of lithium-ion batteries
Researchers have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries. June 18, 2018

ChBE PhD Candidate Fudong Han Wins 2018 Dean's Doctoral Research Award
Han took third place in the annual Clark School competition. May 9, 2018

A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery
Researchers revive an old chemistry with a new electrolyte. April 16, 2018

Chungsheng Wang Receives UMD's 17th ARPA-E Award
Grant will fund research of carbon-neutral fuel with high energy density. April 9, 2018

Hybrid Electrolyte Bridges Gap Between Aqueous and Non-aqueous Battery Technology
Study conducted by University of Maryland Prof Chunsheng Wang and U.S. Army Research Lab Scientist Kang Xu's research groups, published in Joule.  March 12, 2018

Sandwich Battery with ‘Melty’ Layer is Safe, Robust
UMD engineers create all-ceramic battery with long cycle life February 27, 2018

Strength in Numbers, Especially Family Groups
UMD ChBE researchers develop a cluster of azo materials for use in alkali-ion batteries. February 13, 2018

UMD ChBE Researchers Continue Search for Li-Battery Stabilization
Corresponding research paper published in CHEM magazine.  January 31, 2018

Organic Processes Inspire Technological Innovation
ChBE researchers develop self-healing battery chemistry. December 15, 2017

UMD Researchers Develop Stable, Robust Li-ion Battery Chemistry
New battery created by Chunsheng Wang's group offers safety, durability and flexibility.  October 16, 2017

UMD Researchers Offer Solution to Volatile Battery Chemistry in Electronics
4.0V Water-Based Li-ion Batteries Achieved by ChBE Professor Chunsheng Wang's Research Group September 7, 2017

UMD ECS Student Chapter receives national award
A record of excellence August 30, 2017

Energy Department Announces $19.4 Million Investment in Advanced Vehicle Technologies
Drs. Wachsman, Hu and Wang receive awards. July 12, 2017

ChBE Reasearchers Offer New Salt-Water-Based Battery Chemistry
Chunsheng Wang and team offer highest energy density ever achieved in an aqueous battery. June 30, 2017

ChBE PhD Candidate Wins MRS Gold Award
Fudong Han focuses his research on improving the all-solid-state-battery. May 1, 2017

Chem-E Car Set to Compete in National Competition
The UMD team placed 5th at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition, securing their spot for Nationals in October. April 10, 2017

Cheaper, Faster and Longer Lasting: What Magnesium Iodine Chemistry Can Offer
Chunsheng Wang's research group is developing a rechargeable magnesium/iodine battery for daily consumer use. February 1, 2017

Ye Tao Wins Best Student Presentation Award for Fall CEEE Consortium Meeting
His paper, Electrochemical Compression, won amoungst strong competition. September 28, 2016

UMD Leads Development of Safer Water-in-Salt Electrolyte Lithium Battery
University of Maryland and US Army Research Lab researchers are spearheading a collaboration to develop a safer and less-costly lithium battery. August 9, 2016

UMD Ph.D candidates win awards for next generation batteries and electrochemical compressor
Research on advanced batteries and a next generation electrochemical compressor recently garnered a set of awards for three University of Maryland graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. August 9, 2016

UMD has Largest University Showing at 2016 ARPA-E Summit
UMD researchers showcase transformative energy research at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit March 4, 2016

UMD & Army Researchers Discover Salty Solution to Better, Safer Batteries
Greatest potential uses seen in safety-critical, automotive and grid-storage applications November 19, 2015

ChemE Jeopardy Team Wins National Competition
UMD's ChemE team topped eight competitor teams in the AIChE national Jeopardy competition. November 17, 2015

University of Maryland Researchers Accept NASA Mission: Build a Better Battery for Space Exploration
UMD researchers awarded NASA funding for advanced energy storage technology August 18, 2015

High Energy at Extreme Battery Center’s First Meeting
New research center expands scope and draws regional experts. June 1, 2015

For Batteries, One Material Does It All
Revolutionary material could create safer, simpler and more efficient all-in-one batteries April 29, 2015

2014-2015 ChBE Undergraduate Awards
Exceptional students recognized at annual ceremony. April 20, 2015

UMD Partners with Army to Launch Extreme Battery Research Center
New center cofounded by ChBE professor Chunsheng Wang. March 12, 2015

UMERC Researchers Came Out in Force at the ARPA-E Summit
UMERC Faculty promoted their transformative energy research last week at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 16, 2015

You Can Help Our Chem-E Car, Testudo Mobile, Get Competition-Ready!
Launch UMD helps team raise funds for upgrades, travel to national competition. September 23, 2014

UMERC's Advanced Energy Storage Technology Selected by NASA
Energy storage research at UMERC has been selected by NASA to potentially power future space missions. August 8, 2014

Department of Energy renews NEES EFRC for four years
The center develops highly ordered nanostructures that offer a unique way of looking at the science of energy storage. June 20, 2014

Wells Fellowships Support New Battery and Catalyst Technologies
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate students receive inaugural awards. June 11, 2014

Room To Move: Spacing Graphite Layers Makes a Better Battery Anode
New process designed to make Na-ion batteries an effective alternative to Li-ion. June 4, 2014

Chem-E Car Team Heads to Finals!
New vehicle debuted at regional competition. April 9, 2014

C. Wang Enters R&D Partnership with Huizhou Eve Energy
Professor will develop battery components for China’s top manufacturer. December 16, 2013

Wang Wins 2013 Junior Faculty Research Award
Research in energy conversion and storage systems serves as model for field. September 5, 2013

UMD Researchers Awarded Two ARPA-E Grants for Electric Vehicle Energy Storage Systems
Eric Wachsman and Chunsheng Wang receive funding to create innovative batteries for electric vehicle energy storage systems. August 23, 2013

Chem-E Car Team Heads to National Competition Once Again!
Team Thirsty Turtles will take "Pride of Maryland" to San Francisco in November. April 10, 2013

New Nanocomposite Anodes Speed Battery Charging
Recent results from Wang, Zachariah featured in Nano Letters, C&EN. January 10, 2013

Chem-E Car at AIChE
Fierce, close competition sees team in 11th place despite being close to the line; team scores 2nd in poster competition. November 6, 2012

All-In-One: $300K for Development of Interface-Free Battery
National Science Foundation supports C. Wang's efforts to create a single material for anode, electrolyte, and cathode. September 5, 2012

Karlsson Joins ChBE Faculty
Professor seeks to improve diagnosis and treatment of fungal diseases in immunocompromised patients. August 27, 2012

Chunsheng Wang Promoted
Faculty member becomes Associate Professor, receives tenure, effective July 1. May 30, 2012

ChBE Graduate Research Awards Announced
Winners will represent department in college-level competition. April 27, 2012

"Team Thirsty Turtles" Wins Spot in National Chem-E-Car Competition
Clark School chemical and biomolecular engineering students take second in mid-Atlantic region. April 17, 2012

ChBE Undergrads Win 5 of 29 Prestigious Industrial Internships
"Exceptional sophomores and juniors" chosen from nationwide field of applicants for $6K-$10K internships. April 10, 2012

Tuned Synthesis of Novel Polymer Gives Alkaline Fuel Cells New Potential
Work by grad student Yanting Luo, colleagues featured on cover of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. January 18, 2012

Chem-E Car Sponsor Hosts Team Visit
W.R. Grace Foundation invites Team Thirsty Turtles to Columbia campus. September 14, 2011

Team Thirsty Turtles Wins Chem-E Car Regional Championship
Group will compete in AIChE national competition this fall. May 9, 2011

Conway, Ehrman, Guo and Wachsman Present at Sustainability Workshop
Presentations covered solar and fuel cell solutions, advanced batteries. April 25, 2011

2010-2011 ChBE Undergraduate Awards
Exceptional students recognized by the Department, Clark School, and professional societies. April 19, 2011

Bad Virus Put to Good Use: Breakthrough Batteries
Virally structured nano-electrodes boost energy capacity tenfold. December 6, 2010

ChBE Senior Named Merrill Presidential Scholar
YiAn Sun receives university honor. November 16, 2010

A Longer Life for Lithium Ion Batteries
Wang, Guo create longer-lasting electrode using 3D polymer structure, silicon nanoparticles. September 20, 2010

New Battery Research Highlighted by Discovery News, Nanowerk
Viruses used as structural template for lithium ion battery components. September 7, 2010

Unit Ops Lab Featured on Capital Campaign Site
The Campaign Brief profiles recent upgrades. September 29, 2009

C. Wang Wins NSF Grant for Battery Research
Award will fund development of electroanalytical techniques to make electric cars feasible. July 10, 2009

C. Wang Part of Winning Nanobiotech Grant Team
State of Maryland funds innovative fuel cell research. June 18, 2009

Lowe Bequest Funds Lab Innovations
Alumni encouraged to contribute to new endowed fund. January 28, 2009

Wang Hosts Army Research Office Workshop
Two-day event focused on portable power supplies for soldiers. March 14, 2008

ChBE Welcomes 3 New Faculty
Klauda, Wang arrive Fall 2007; Sriram Spring 2008. August 28, 2007