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Dr. Kai Wang | Catalysis | Best Researcher Award

Research Fellow, The University of Queensland, Australia

Kai Wang, a passionate researcher specializing in mechanochemistry, piezocatalysis, and plastic recycling, currently serves as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia. His academic journey spans prestigious institutions in China and Australia, marked by numerous accolades for his innovative contributions to materials science and engineering.

Education ๐Ÿ“š

Kai Wang pursued his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Curtin University, Australia, from 2018 to 2022, supported by the CIPRS and Research Stipend Scholarship. Prior to this, he completed his postgraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at East China University of Science and Technology and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Process Equipment and Controlling Engineering from China University of Petroleum.

Experience ๐Ÿงช

Since 2023, Kai has been investigating piezoelectric catalysis for plastic recycling/upcycling as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the supervision of Prof. Lianzhou Wang. His PhD research focused on piezoelectric perovskite oxides for piezo-electrocatalytic hydrogen peroxide generation under the guidance of Prof. Shaomin Liu, earning him the Chancellor Commendation for outstanding thesis in 2022.

Research Interests ๐Ÿ”ฌ

Kai Wang’s research interests revolve around mechanochemistry, piezocatalysis, and sustainable materials. His work explores the applications of piezoelectric materials in catalytic processes for environmental remediation and energy conversion.

Awards ๐Ÿ†

Kai Wang has garnered numerous awards, including the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, Chancellor Commendation Award for Excellence in PhD Thesis, and Curtin International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. His outstanding academic achievements were recognized with the First-prize Academic Scholarship and the title of Outstanding Graduate in Shandong Province.

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Publications Top Notes ๐Ÿ“–

[1] Wang, K., et al., The mechanism of piezocatalysis: Energy band theory or screening charge effect? Angewandte Chemie 2022.

[2] Wang, K., et al., Ternary BaCaZrTi perovskite oxide piezocatalysts dancing for efficient hydrogen peroxide generation. Nano Energy 2022.

[3] Wang, K., et al., Perovskite oxide catalysts for advanced oxidation reactions. Advanced Functional Materials 2021.

[4] Wang, K., et al., Unveiling the determining factors of perovskite oxides in catalytic peroxymonosulfate activation for wastewater remediation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2023.

[5] Zhang L., Wang, K.*, et al., Self-assembled LaFeO3-ฮด/ZnFe2O4/La2O3 ultracompact hybrids with enhanced piezo-phototronic effect for oxygen activation at ambient conditions. Advanced Functional Materials 2022.


Kai Wang | Catalysis | Best Researcher Award

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