Huanting Wang


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1997 …2024

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Personal profile


Prof Huanting Wang is an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering,  the Director of the ARC Research Hub for Energy-efficient Separation (2022-) and Vice-President (Research), Monash Suzhou.

Originally qualified in material science and engineering at the East China University of Science and Technology and the University of Science and Technology of China, he worked as a process engineer at Hefei Glass General Factory for 3 years, and then 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, RACI R.K. Murphy Medal in 2019,  the Membrane Society of Australasia Tony Fane Award in 2020 and an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship. 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. Prof Wang was a Board Member of the Membrane Society of Australasia and a Council Member (treasurer) of the Aseanian Membrane Society, and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry,  The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He was the Associate Dean (International) of Faculty of Engineering (2010-2011, and 2014-2020),  the Associate Dean (International) of Faculty of Informational Technology (2014-2015), Deputy Head of Department of Chemical Engineering (2012-2014), and Founding Director of the Monash Centre for Membrane Innovation (2018-2022). He served as Asia Editor of Journal of Experimental Nanoscience in 2014-2019, and is currently an Associate Editor of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research and an Executive Editor-in-chief of Advanced Membranes. Prof Wang’s research focuses on nanomaterials and composite membranes for gas separation, water desalination and purification, chiral separation, ion transport and separation and electrochemical energy applications. He has co-authored over 420 papers (Highly cited researcher) and had 11 patents licensed to six companies in Australia, the US and China, including two Monash University spin-outs.

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


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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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