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Prof Huanting Wang is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean (International) of Faculty of Engineering at Monash University.

Professor Huanting Wang is a Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean (International) of Faculty of Engineering. Originally qualified in material science and engineering at the University of Science and Technology of China, he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology and University of California Riverside. Professor Wang was awarded an ARC QEII Fellowship in 2004 and an ARC Future Fellowship in 2010. He was a member of the ARC Future Fellowship selection advisory committee in 2011, and a member of the ARC College of Experts in 2012-2015,  and a Board Member of the Membrane Society of Australasia (2014-2017). He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a Council Member of the Aseania Membrane Society.

Research interests

Professor Wang’s research group is currently investigating:

  • Nanomaterials
    • Metal organic frameworks (MOF), Zeolites, and Nanoporous carbons
    • Nanocomposites, Nanofibers, and Nanostructured ceramics
  • Membranes and catalysts
    • Ceramic membranes, Polymer membranes, Nanoporous membranes, and Composite membranes
    • Electrode catalysts, and Nanocatalysts
  • Separation and fuel cells
  • Green chemical technology
  • Gas separation, wastewater treatment and desalination
  • Proton exchange membranes and anion exchange membranes for fuel cells
  • Nanoporous electrodes for solid oxide fuel cells and low temperature fuel cells
  • Energy-efficient separation
  • Biofuel powered fuel cells

Monash teaching commitment

  • CHE4180 – Chemical engineering project
  • CHE5883/CHE6883 – Nanostructure membranes for separation and energy production


Research area keywords

  • ceramic membrane
  • desalination
  • gas separation
  • metal organic framework
  • polymer composite membrane
  • porous material
  • separation membrane
  • fuel cell
  • water treatment

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 1997 2019

2D laminar membranes for selective water and ion transport

Kang, Y., Xia, Y., Wang, H. & Zhang, X., 19 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Functional Materials. 17 p., 1902014.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

A magnetic gated nanofluidic based on the integration of a superhydrophilic nanochannels and reconfigurable ferrofluid

Wang, D., Zheng, S., Liu, H., Tang, J., Miao, W., Wang, H., Tian, Y., Yang, H. & Jiang, L., 15 Feb 2019, In : Advanced Materials. 31, 7, 7 p., 1805953.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Bioinspired self-gating nanofluidic devices for autonomous and periodic ion transport and cargo release

Zhao, C., Lu, J., Hou, J., Li, X., Wang, J., Jiang, L., Wang, H. & Zhang, H., 8 Feb 2019, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 29, 6, 8 p., 1806416.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Construction of porous N-doped graphene layer for efficient oxygen reduction reaction

Chen, X., Liang, Y., Wan, L., Xie, Z., Easton, C. D., Bourgeois, L., Wang, Z., Bao, Q., Zhu, Y., Tao, S. & Wang, H., 2 Feb 2019, In : Chemical Engineering Science. 194, p. 36-44 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Enhancement of desalination performance of thin-film nanocomposite membrane by cellulose nanofibers

Liu, S., Low, Z-X., Hegab, H. M., Xie, Z., Ou, R., Yang, G., Simon, G. P., Zhang, X., Zhang, L. & Wang, H., 15 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 592, 7 p., 117363.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review