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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

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

4 Citations (Scopus)

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

7 Citations (Scopus)

2D nanosheets and their composite membranes for water, gas, and ion separation

Kim, S., Wang, H. & Lee, Y. M., 27 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

3 Citations (Scopus)

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.

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