Phone: 15807146709

Email: wangdl81125@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Electrochemistry for energy

Deli Wang is currently a professor of Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST). She received her Ph.D. from Wuhan University in 2008. She joined in Nanyang Technological University and Cornell University as a postdoctor from 2009 to 2012. She was elected as Overseas High-Level Talents Program of Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, MOE New Century Excellent Talent, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Youth Innovation Award of Hubei Province. Her research interests mainly focused on the structure design and electrochemical performance tuning of nanomaterials applied for energy conversion and storage. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in well-known academic journals, including Nat. Mater., Nat. commun., JACS, Nano Lett., ACS Nano and other internationally journals in the fields of chemistry, materials and electrochemistry. She has owned 6 Chinese invention patents, and 2 US invention patents. She is editorial board member of journals including Nano Materials Science, Energy&Fuels, J.Phys Energy, Energy Storage Science and Technology. She is also the young editorial board member of Chinese Chemical Letter.

Academic Degrees


PhD in Physical Chemistry, Wuhan University


BS in College of Chemistry & Environment Sciences, Henan Normal University

Professional Experience


Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST


Postdoctoral Associate in Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Energy Materials Center, Cornell University


Research Fellow in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Fuel Cells Strategic Research Program, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Courses Taught

1.Engineering Chemistry (for undergraduate student)

2.Comprehensive Chemical Experiment (for undergraduate student)

3.Material electrochemistry (for graduate student)

4.Electrochemical engineering of materials (for graduate student)

5.Nanomaterials and devices (for graduate student)

Awards and Honors


Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Youth Innovation Award of Hubei Province


Overseas High-Level Talents Program of Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee


MOE New Century Excellent Talent

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China (91963109)

2.National Science Foundation of China (21306060)

3.National Science Foundation of China (21573083)

4.The Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China (20130142120039)

Selected Publications

[1]M.Gong, H.L. Xin*, D.Wang*, et al., Structure evolution of PtCu nanoframes from disordered to ordered for the oxygen reduction reaction, Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 2021, 282, 119617.

[2]Y.Lu, D.Wang*, et al., Accurate Control Multiple Active Sites of Carbonaceous Anode for High Performance Sodium Storage: Insights into Capacitive Contribution Mechanism, Adv. Energy Mater., 2020, 10,  1903312.

[3]X.Liu, D.Wang*, et al., Transforming Damage into Benefit: Corrosion Engineering Enabled Electrocatalysts for Water Splitting, Adv. Funct Mater., 2020, 2009032.

[4]Y.Yang, D.Wang*, et al., Golden Palladium Zinc Ordered Intermetallics as Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts, ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 5968-5974.

[5]M.Gong, H.L. Xin*, D.Wang *, et al., One-nanometer-thick Pt3Ni Bimetallic Alloy Nanowires Advanced Oxygen Reduction Reaction: Integrating Multiple Advantages into One Catalyst, ACS Catal., 2019, 9, 4488-4494.

[6]Y.Lu, D.Wang*, et al., Hypercrosslinked Polymers Enabled Micropore-Dominant N, S Co-Doped Porous Carbon for Ultrafast Electron/Ion Transport Supercapacitors, Nano Energy, 2019, 65, 103993.

[7]G.Li, D.Wang*, Z.Chen*, et al., Stringed ‘‘tube on cube’’ nanohybrids as compact cathode matrix for high-loading and lean-electrolyte lithium–sulfur batteries, Energy Environ. Sci., 2018, 11, 2372-2381.

[8]W.Xiao, D.Wang*, et al., Atomic rearrangement from disordered to ordered Pd-Fe nanocatalysts with trace amount of Pt decoration for efficient electrocatalysis, Nano Energy, 2018, 50, 70-78.

[9]G.Li, D.Wang*, Z.Chen*, et al., 3D Porous Carbon Sheets with Multidirectional Ion Pathways for Fast and Durable Lithium–Sulfur Batteries, Adv. Energy Mater., 2018, 8, 1702381.

[10]W.Xiao, D.Wang*, et al., Recent Advances of Structurally Ordered Intermetallic Nanoparticles for Electrocatalysis, ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 3237-3256.

[11]D.Wang*, S.Liu, H.L.Xin*, and H.D.Abruña*, et al., Spontaneous incorporation of gold in palladium-based ternary nanoparticles makes durable electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction, Nat. Commun., 2016, 7, 11941.

[1]S.Liu,D.Wang*, Ultra low content of Pt on Pd–Co–Cu/C ternary nanoparticles with excellent electrocatalytic activity and durability for the oxygen reduction reaction, Nano Energy, 2016, 27, 475-481.

[2]D.Wang*, Y.Yu, H.D. Abruña*, et al., Surfactant- Free Synthesis of Hollow Structured Co3O4 Nanoparticles as High-Performance Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries, ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 1775-1781.

[3]D.Wang*, Y.Yu, H.D.Abruña*, et al., Morphology and Activity Tuning of Cu3Pt/C Ordered Intermetallic Nanoparticles by Selective Electrochemical Dealloying, Nano Lett., 2015, 15, 1343-1348.

[4]D.Wang, H.L.Xin, H.D.Abruña*, et al., Structurally Ordered Intermetallic Platinum-Cobalt Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Enhanced Activity and Stability as Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts, Nat. Mater., 2013, 12, 81-87.

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