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Prof Huanting Wang is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering,  Associate Dean (International) of Faculty of Engineering and Director of the Monash Centre for Membrane Innovation at Monash University.

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, an ARC Future Fellowship in 2010 and a RACI R.K. Murphy Medal in 2019. He was a member of the ARC Future Fellowship selection advisory committee in 2011, and and a member of the ARC College of Experts in 2012-2015. Prof Wang was a Board Member of the Membrane Society of Australasia, and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry,  The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and a Council Member of the Aseanian Membrane Society. He served as Asia Editor of Journal of Experimental Nanoscience in 2014-2019, and is currently an Associate Editor of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

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 2020

2 Citations (Scopus)

Boosting oxygen evolution reaction by creating both metal ion and lattice-oxygen active sites in a complex oxide

Zhu, Y., Tahini, H. A., Hu, Z., Chen, Z-G., Zhou, W., Komarek, A. C., Lin, Q., Lin, H-J., Chen, C-T., Zhong, Y., Fernández-Díaz, M. T., Smith, S. C., Wang, H., Liu, M. & Shao, Z., 9 Jan 2020, In : Advanced Materials. 32, 1, 8 p., 1905025.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dimethoxymethane production via catalytic hydrogenation of carbon monoxide in methanol media

Ahmad, W., Chan, F. L., Chaffee, A., Wang, H., Hoadley, A. & Tanksale, A., 3 Feb 2020, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 8, 4, p. 2081-2092 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Integration of plasmonic effect into MIL-125-NH2: an ultra-efficient photocatalyst for simultaneous removal of ternary system pollutants

Qiu, J., Li, M., Wang, H. & Yao, J., Mar 2020, In : Chemosphere. 242, 9 p., 125197.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and MOF-derived porous carbon materials for sustainable adsorptive wastewater treatment

Abbasi, Z., Cseri, L., Zhang, X., Ladewig, B. P. & Wang, H., 2020, Sustainable Nanoscale Engineering: From Materials Design to Chemical Processing. Szekely, G. & Livingston, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Amsterdam Netherlands: Elsevier, p. 163-194 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

One-pot fabrication of CdxZn1-xS/ZnO nanohybrid using mixed sulfur sources for photocatalysis

Qiu, J., Li, M., Wan, Y., Zhang, S., Wang, H. & Yao, J., May 2020, In : Materials Research Bulletin. 125, 7 p., 110776.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review