Donghai Wang

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Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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Research interests include design and synthesis of nanostructured functional materials and clean energy technologies including Li batteries and solar cells. Studies the properties of a variety of nanostructured materials such as nanocrystalline and/or nanoporous inorganic materials, carbon nanostructures, hybrid nanostructures and nanocomposites with the aim to use the knowledge of nanostructured materials to improve device performances in energy conversion and storage and in bio/environmental technology.

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Recent Publications

Confining Sulfur in Porous Carbon by Vapor Deposition to Achieve High-Performance Cathode for All-Solid-State Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Alzahrani, A. S., Otaki, M., Wang, D., Gao, Y., Arthur, T. S., Liu, S. & Wang, D., Feb 12 2021, In: ACS Energy Letters. 6, 2, p. 413-418 6 p.

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Artificial dual solid-electrolyte interfaces based on in situ organothiol transformation in lithium sulfur battery

Guo, W., Zhang, W., Si, Y., Wang, D., Fu, Y. & Manthiram, A., Dec 2021, In: Nature communications. 12, 1, 3031.

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Organosulfide-Based Deep Eutectic Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries

Song, J., Si, Y., Guo, W., Wang, D. & Fu, Y., Apr 26 2021, In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 60, 18, p. 9881-9885 5 p.

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Online state estimation for a physics-based Lithium-Sulfur battery model

Xu, C., Cleary, T., Wang, D., Li, G., Rahn, C., Wang, D., Rajamani, R. & Fathy, H. K., Mar 31 2021, In: Journal of Power Sources. 489, 229495.

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A robust solid electrolyte interphase layer coated on polyethylene separator surface induced by Ge interlayer for stable Li-metal batteries

Yue, C., Sun, S., Jang, M., Park, E., Son, B., Son, H., Liu, Z., Wang, D., Paik, U. & Song, T., Feb 20 2021, In: Electrochimica Acta. 370, 137703.

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Low-temperature and high-rate-charging lithium metal batteries enabled by an electrochemically active monolayer-regulated interface

Gao, Y., Rojas, T., Wang, K., Liu, S., Wang, D., Chen, T., Wang, H., Ngo, A. T. & Wang, D., Jul 1 2020, In: Nature Energy. 5, 7, p. 534-542 9 p.

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Stable metal anodes enabled by a labile organic molecule bonded to a reduced graphene oxide aerogel

Gao, Y., Wang, D., Shin, Y. K., Yan, Z., Han, Z., Wang, K., Hossain, M. J., Shen, S., AlZahrani, A., van Duin, A. C. T., Mallouk, T. E. & Wang, D., Dec 1 2020, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 48, p. 30135-30141 7 p.

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A new approach to both high safety and high performance of lithium-ion batteries

Ge, S., Leng, Y., Liu, T., Longchamps, R. S., Yang, X. G., Gao, Y., Wang, D., Wang, D. & Wang, C. Y., 2020, In: Science Advances. 6, 9, eaay7633.

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Hidden Subsurface Reconstruction and Its Atomic Origins in Layered Oxide Cathodes

Li, L., Self, E. C., Darbar, D., Zou, L., Bhattacharya, I., Wang, D., Nanda, J. & Wang, C., Apr 8 2020, In: Nano letters. 20, 4, p. 2756-2762 7 p.

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Multifunctional Li(Ni0.5Co0.2Mn0.3) O2-Si batteries with self-actuation and self-sensing

Ma, J., Gonzalez, C., Huang, Q., Farese, J., Rahn, C., Frecker, M. & Wang, D., Apr 1 2020, In: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 31, 6, p. 860-868 9 p.

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