Yuhao Wang

Post-doctoral Fellow

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Email: yuhao.wang (at) connect.ust.hk

I anticipate entering the job market next year or possibly a bit later. If you are interested in my background and research interests or have any suitable academic positions to recommend, please feel free to reach out to me. Thank you very much!

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About me

Welcome to my personal webpage!

I'm now a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I investigate about system for low-carbon energy conversion and storage. More specifically, my research focuses on high temperature electrochemical cells/, including Solid Oxide Cells and Protonic Ceramic Cells.

In September 2023, I obtained my Ph.D. in Mechanical Enginnering from the HKUST under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Ciucci.
Before that, I received my MSc degree in August 2019 from CBE department at HKUST and bachelor degree in June 2017 from the China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing (CUMTB) under the supervision of Prof. Zhibin Yang and Prof. Minfang Han.
During my undergraduate period, I also visited as a guest student in Prof. Ming Chen's group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Please, visit my LinkedIn to find my previous experiences. You can also follow my recent publications in my Google Scholar.


Peer-reviewed papers († = co-first author, * = corresponding author)

Published or Accepted

  1. Y. Wang, M. Robson, A. Manzotti, F. Ciucci*. High-entropy perovskites materials for next-generation energy applications. Joule. 7(5), 848-854, (2023). (IF=39.9)

  2. Y. Wang†, J. Liu†, Y. Song, J. Yu, Y. Tian, M. Robson, J. Wang, Z. Zhang, X. Lin, G. Zhou, Z. Wang, L. Shen, H. Zhao, S. Grasso, F. Ciucci*. High-entropy perovskites for energy conversion and storage: design, synthesis, and potential applications. Small Methods. 2201138. (2023). (IF=12.4)

  3. Y. Wang, J. Liu, L. Shen, F. Ciucci*. Modeling and design of new, alternative exsolution systems. Journal of Physics: Energy. 5 031501 (2022). (IF=6.9)

  4. Y. Wang†, Y. Song†, J. Liu†, K. Yang, X. Lin, Z. Yang, F. Ciucci*. Functionalized metal-supported reversible protonic ceramic cells with exceptional performance and durability. Advanced Energy and Sustainability Research. 3(2), 2100171. (2022). (IF=5.8)

  5. Z. Wang†, Y. Wang†, J. Wang†, Y. Song†, M. Robson, A. Seong, M. Yang, Z. Zhang, A. Belotti, J. Liu, G. Kim, J. Lim, Z. Shao, F. Ciucci*. Rational design of perovskite ferrites as high-performance proton-conducting fuel cell cathodes. Nature Catalysis. 5(9), 777-787. (2022) (IF=37.8) (Research highlight by Nature Review Materials. and AAAS)

  6. J. Liu†, J. Kim†, Y. Wang†, H. Kim†, A. Belotti, B. Koo, Z. Wang, W. Jung*, F. Ciucci*. Understanding and mitigating A-site surface enrichment in Ba-containing perovskites: a combined computational and experimental study of BaFeO3. Energy & Environmental Science. 15(10), 4069-4082. (2022) (IF=32.5) (Journal cover)

  7. Y. Song†, J. Liu†, Y. Wang†, D. Guan, A. Seong, M. Liang, M. Robson, X. Xiong, Z. Zhang, G. Kim, Z. Shao*, and F. Ciucci*. Nanocomposites: a new opportunity for developing highly active and durable bifunctional air electrodes for reversible protonic ceramic cells. Advanced Energy Materials. 11(36), 21011899. (2021) (IF=27.8)

  8. M. Liang†, Y. Wang†, Y. Song†, D. Guan, J. Wu, P. Chen, A. Marades, M. Xu*, G. Yang, W. Zhou, W. Wang, R. Ran, F. Ciucci*, Z. Shao*. High-temperature water oxidation activity of a perovskite-based nanocomposite towards application as air electrode in reversible protonic ceramic cells. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 331, 122682. (2023). (IF=22.1)

  9. L. Shen†, Y. Wang†, J. Yu†, G. Zhou, J. Liu, M. Robson, Y. Zhou, M. Effat*, F. Ciucci*. Theory-guided design of anti-perovskite for Li-ion solid-state batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. (2023). Accepted. (IF=11.9)

  10. K. Yang†, J. Liu†, Y. Wang†, X. Shi, J. Wang, Q. Lu*, F. Ciucci*, Z. Yang*. Machine-learning-assisted prediction of long-term performance degradation on solid oxide fuel cell cathodes induced by chromium poisoning. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 10(44), 53683-23690. (2022). (IF=11.9)

  11. K. Yang†, Y. Wang†, L. Jiang, Y. Jin*, Z. Yang*. Cobalt-free perovskite Ba0.95La0.05FeO3−δ as efficient and durable oxygen electrode for solid oxide electrolysis cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 48(71), 27464-27472. (2023). (IF=7.2)

  12. Z. Wang, Y. Wang, L. Shen, Z. Jin, H. Law, A. Wang, W. Wang*, F. Ciucci*. Towards durable practical lithium–metal batteries: Advancing the feasibility of poly-DOL-based quasi-solid-state electrolytes via a novel nitrate-based additive. Energy & Environmental Science. (2023). Accepted. (IF=32.5)

  13. Z. Han*, H. Dong, Y. Wang, Y. Yang, H. Yu, Z. Yang*. Mechanistic insight into catalytic conversion of methane on Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6-δ perovskite anode: A combined EIS-DRT, DFT and TPSR investigation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. (2023). Accepted. (IF=11.9)

  14. J. Yu, G. Zhou, Y. Li, Y. Wang, D. Chen, F. Ciucci*. Improving room-temperature Li-metal battery performance by in situ creation of fast Li+ transport pathways in a polymer-ceramic electrolyte. Small. 2302691. (2023). (IF=13.3)

  15. Y. Tian, A. Manzotti, Y. Wang, Y. Song, X. Fu, B. Chi, F. Ciucci*. Achieving net-zero emissions with solid oxide electrolysis cells: The power-to-X approach. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 14, 4688-4695. (2023). (IF=5.7)

  16. S. Wang, M. Wang, Y. Zhang, H. Wang, H. Fei, R. Liu, H. Kong, R. Gao, S. Zhao, T. Liu, Y. Wang, M. Ni, F. Ciucci, J. Wang*. Metal oxide-supported metal catalysts for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction: Characterization methods, modulation strategies, and recent progress. Small Methods. 2201714. (2023). (IF=12.4)

  17. G. Zhou†, Y. Mei†, Y. Wang, S. Zhou, M. Mamtaz, C. Tang*, F. Ciucci*. Recovery of salinity gradient energy with an inorganic sodium superionic conductor. ACS Energy Letters. 7(5), 1806-1813. (2022) (IF=22.0)

  18. Y. Song, J. Chen, M. Yang, M. Xu, D. Liu, M. Liang, Y. Wang, R. Ran, W. Wang*, F. Ciucci*, Z. Shao*. Realizing simultaneous detrimental reactions suppression and multiple benefits generation from nickel doping toward improved protonic ceramic fuel cell performance. Small, 18(16), 2200450. (2022) (IF=13.3)

  19. Y. Tian, C. Yang, Y. Wang, M. Xu, Y. Ling, J. Pu, F. Ciucci*, J. Irvine, B. Chi*. Phase transition with in situ exsolution nanoparticles in the reduced Pr0.5Ba0.5Fe0.8Ni0.2O3−δ electrode for symmetric solid oxide cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 10(31), 16490-16496. (2022) (IF=11.9)

  20. Y. Liu, Y. Tian*, Y. Wang, Y. Li, J. Pu, F. Ciucci, B. Chi*. Nano film Pr2Ni0.8Cu0.2O4+δ decorated La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ oxygen electrode for highly efficient and stable reversible solid oxide cells. Electrochimica Acta. 430, 141032. (2022) (IF=6.6)

  21. G. Zhou, J. Yu, J. Liu, X. Lin, Y. Wang, H. Law, F. Ciucci*. Quasi-solid electrolytes with tailored lithium solvation for fast-charging lithium metal batteries. Cell Reports Physical Science. 3(2), 100722. (2022) (IF=8.9)

  22. A. Belotti, Y. Wang, A. Curcio, J. Liu, E. Quattrocchi, S. Pepe, F. Ciucci*. The influence of A-site deficiency on the electrochemical properties of (Ba0.95La0.05)1-xFeO3-δ as an intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell cathode. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 47(2), 1229-1240. (2022) (IF=7.2)

  23. Y. Zhang, L. Shen, Y. Wang, Z. Du, B. Zhang, F. Ciucci, H. Zhao*. Enhanced oxygen reduction kinetics of IT-SOFC cathode with PrBaCo2O5+δ/Gd0.1Ce0.9O2−δ coherent interface. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 10(7), 3495-3505. (2022) (IF=11.9)

  24. X. Lin†, G. Zhou†, J. Liu†, M. Robson, J. Yu, Y. Wang, Z. Zhang, S. Kwok, F. Ciucci*. Bifunctional hydrated gel electrolyte for long‐cycling Zn‐ion battery with NASICON‐type cathode. Advanced Functional Materials. 31(42), 2105717. (2021) (IF=19.0)

  25. Z. Zhang†, J. Liu†, J. Wang†, Q. Wang, Y. Wang, K. Wang, Z. Wang, M. Gu, Z. Tang, J. Lim, T. Zhao, F. Ciucci*. Single-atom catalyst for high-performance methanol oxidation. Nature communications. 12(1), 1-9. (2021) (IF=16.6)

  26. Z. Zhang†, J. Liu†, A. Curcio, Y. Wang, J. Wu, G. Zhou, Z. Tang, F. Ciucci*. Atomically dispersed materials for rechargeable batteries. Nano Energy. 76, 105085. (2021) (IF=17.6)

  27. K. Yang, Y. Wang, Z. Yang*, Y. Wang, C. Jin*. Effects of humidity on SrTi0.05Co0.95O3-δ cathode properties and durability of solid oxide fuel cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 46(7), 5604-5611. (2021) (IF=7.2)

  28. Y. Yang, Y. Wang, Z. Yang*, Y. Chen*, S. Peng. A highly active and durable electrode with in situ exsolved Co nanoparticles for solid oxide electrolysis cells. Journal of Power Sources. 478, 229082. (2020) (IF=9.2)

  29. K. Yang, Y. Wang, Z. Yang*, Y. Wang, C. Jin*. Degradation of cobalt-free Ba0.95La0.05FeO3-δ cathode against CO2–H2O and Ce0.9Gd0.1O2−δ modification. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 45(58), 34080-34088. (2020) (IF=7.2)

  30. Y. Yang, S. Li, Z. Yang*, Y. Chen*, P. Zhang, Y. Wang, F. Chen, S. Peng. One step synthesis of Sr2Fe1.3Co0.2Mo0.5O6−δ-Gd0.1Ce0.9O2−δ for symmetrical solid oxide fuel cells. Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 167(8), 084503. (2020) (IF=3.9)

  31. Y. Yang, Y. Wang, Z. Yang*, Z. Lei, C. Jin*, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, S. Peng. Co-substituted Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6-δ as anode materials for solid oxide fuel cells: Achieving high performance via nanoparticle exsolution. Journal of Power Sources. 438, 226989. (2019) (IF=9.2)

  32. Y. Yang, T. Yue, Y. Wang, Z. Yang*, X. Jin*. Effects of morphology on electrocatalytic activity of CeO2 nanomaterials. Microchemical Journal. 148, 42-50. (2019) (IF=4.8)

  33. C. Jia, Y. Wang, S. Molin, Y. Zhang, M. Chen*, M. Han*. High temperature oxidation behavior of SUS430 SOFC interconnects with Mn-Co spinel coating in air. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 787, 1327-1335. (2019) (IF=6.2)

  34. Z. Han, Y. Wang, Y. Yang, L. Li, Z. Yang*, M. Han*. High-performance SOFCs with impregnated Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6-δ anodes toward sulfur resistance. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 703, 258-263. (2017) (IF=6.2)

  35. Z. Yang*, J. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Liu, M. Han*. Effects of H2O and CO2 Corrosion on Ba0.9Co0.7Fe0.2Nb0.1O3-δ Cathode. ECS Meeting Abstracts, 53. (2017)

  36. Y. Zhang, Y. Wang*. Review of production status and technology of coal tar based needle coke. Guangdong Chemical Industry. 44(12), 152-154+180. (2017)

  37. Z. Han, Y. Wang, Z. Yang*, M. Han*. Electrochemical properties of tubular sofc based on a porous ceramic support fabricated by phase-inversion method. Journal of Materials Science & Technology. 07, 681-686. (2016) (IF=10.9)

  38. X. Tang, D. Xu*, Y. Wang, X. Wang, L. Cheng. Separation and analysis of nitrogen compounds from low-temperature coal tar. Coal Conversion. 04, 73-78. (2016)
  39. Under-review or Submitted

  40. Y. Song†, Y. Wang†, Z. Wang, Z. Hu, D. Guan, M. Liang, M. Robson, Z. Shao, F. Ciucci*. Janus-type substitution for high-performance reversible protonic ceramic cells. Nature Materials. (2023). Under Review.

  41. Z. Zhang†, J. Liu†, S. Zhu†, Y. Wang†, J. Wang, J. Zhao, Z. Wang, J. Lim, M. Shao, F. Ciucci*.Dual atomic platinum and palladium on carbon for high-performance ethanol and methanol electro-oxidation. Nature Catalysis. (2023). Under Review.

  42. J. Zhao, Q. Ji, Z. Zhang, E. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Song, Y. Li, Y. Wu, M. Mushtaq, Y. Deng, Z. Xie, G. Luo, W. Liu, W. Raza, M. Ahmad, J. Zeng, C. Chuang, D. Liu, X. Cai*, F. Ciucci*. Out-of-plane coordination of iridium single atoms with organic molecules and cobalt-iron hydroxides to boost oxygen evolution reaction. Nature Nanotechnology. (2023). Submitted.
  43. In Preparation

  44. Y. Wang†, Z. Wang†, K. Yang†, J. Liu, Y. Song, Y. Tian, Y. Lu, Z. Yang*, F. Ciucci*. Self-recovered symmetrical protonic ceramic fuel cell with smart reversible exsolution/dissolution electrode. In Preparation.

  45. Y. Wang†, G. Zhou†, Y. Tian, Y. Song, F. Ciucci*. Spray Transfer: A simple and controllable ultra-thin electrolyte preparation method for reversible protonic ceramic cells. In Preparation.

  46. Y. Wang†, Z. Wang†, Y. Song, F. Ciucci*. Towards high entropy: a new strategy for the high performance and durability of protonic ceramic cells. In Preparation


  1. Z. Yang, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, X. Jin, B. Ge, C. Liu. A method for preparing solid oxide fuel cell materials, CN111180772B, 2022-05-13.

  2. Y. Yang, Z. Yang, Y. Wang, B. Ge, S. Peng. A composite ceramic powder preparation method for composite solid oxide fuel cells. CN109301297B, 2021-06-22.

  3. Y. Yang, Z. Yang, Y. Wang, B. Ge, S. Peng. A system for energy storage and conversion by solid oxide cells. CN109546190B, 2021-06-22.

  4. L. Peng, J. Xu, L. Fan, S. Li, Y. Li, Y. Wang. A process of supercritical extraction of slurry oil as a raw material to produce coke for negative electrode materials and its application. CN106635102B, 2021-03-23.

  5. L. Peng, J. Xu, L. Fan, S. Li, Y. Li, Y. Wang. A one-step process to produce high-strength oil-based needle coke by supercritical extraction of slurry oil. CN106833705B, 2020-03-31.

  6. Z. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Zhu, M. Han. An efficient dual-phase CO2 electrochemical separation membrane preparation method. CN106669437B, 2019-04-05.

  7. Y. Wang, Y. Wang. A solid oxide fuel cell-based fire escape indicator lighting device. CN208141761U, 2018-11-23.

  8. Z. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Zhang, M. Han. A system for energy storage and conversion by solid oxide cells. CN206758560U, 2017-12-15.

  9. Z. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, M. Han. Method and device for preparation of syngas by low concentration coal bed methane assisted electrolysis of CO2/H2O. CN107180985A, 2017-09-19.

  10. Z. Yang, Y. Wang, T. Zhu, M. Han. Rapid self-heating start-up method and material for solid oxide fuel cells. CN106602103A, 2017-04-26.

  11. Y. Wang. A portable tube type solid oxide fuel cell power generation device. CN105845957A, 2016-08-10.

  12. Y. Wang, Z. Han, M. Han. A new portable power generation device. CN205211854U, 2016-05-04.

National standards

  1. Oil-based needle coke, GB/T 37308-2019

  2. Oil-based needle coke for graphite electrode joints, YB/T 4910-2021

Talks and Presentations

  1. Self-recovered symmetrical protonic ceramic fuel cell with smart reversible exsolution/dissolution electrode. The HKUST-KAIST Joint Workshop, Hong Kong, 2023.02.

  2. Progresses on protonic ceramic cells. WEstlake Solid STate IONics Seminar (WESTON), Hangzhou, China, 2023.04. Invited speaker.

  3. Self-recovered symmetrical protonic ceramic fuel cell with smart reversible exsolution/dissolution electrode. E-MRS Spring 2023, Strasbourg, France, 2023.05.

  4. High-performance and long-term durability protonic ceramic cells. China-Europe Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Workshop, Beijing, China, 2023.07. Invited speaker.

  5. Self-recovered symmetrical protonic ceramic fuel cell with smart reversible exsolution/dissolution electrode. The 15th Pacific Rim Conference of Ceramic Societies & 13th International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics, Shenzhen, China, 2023.11. Invited speaker and Section chair.

Professional Activities

Reviewer for Journals: Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Energy Conversion and Management, Journal of Power Sources, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, etc.

Teaching & tutoring experience

Last updated: September, 2023