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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



  • 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 2000 2018

Advances in reforming and partial oxidation of hydrocarbons for hydrogen production and fuel cell applications

Sengodan, S., Lan, R., Humphreys, J., Du, D., Xu, W., Wang, H. & Tao, S., 1 Feb 2018, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 82, 1, p. 761-780 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Fouling and cleaning of polymer-entwined graphene oxide nanocomposite membrane for forward osmosis process

Kim, S., Ou, R., Hu, Y., Zhang, H., Simon, G. P., Hou, H. & Wang, H., 19 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Separation Science and Technology. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Study of cobalt molybdenum oxide supported on mesoporous silica for liquid phase cyclohexane oxidation

Unnarkat, A. P., Sridhar, T., Wang, H., Mahajani, S. M. & Suresh, A. K., 15 Jul 2018, In : Catalysis Today. 310, p. 116-129 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ab initio simulations to understand the leaf shape crystal morphology of ZIF-L with two-dimensional layered network

Motevalli, B., Taherifar, N., Wang, H. & Liu, J. Z., 2 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 121, 4, p. 2221-2227 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A general route to the synthesis of layer-by-layer structured metal organic framework/graphene oxide hybrid films for high-performance supercapacitor electrodes

Yu, D., Ge, L., Wei, X., Wu, B., Ran, J., Wang, H. & Xu, T., 2017, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 5, 32, p. 16865-16872 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review