14 April, 2021Professor Wang was admitted as the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry！
Professor Wang was admitted as the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry！
12 February, 2021Solar crystallizer for seawater brine treatment was published on Nature Communication!
Solar crystallizer for seawater brine treatment with zero liquid discharge was published in Nature Communications!
02 October, 2020Professor Peng Wang won the Alternative Water Resources Prize of PSIPW
Professor Peng Wang won the Alternative Water Resources Prize of PSIPW!
19 June, 2020Professor Peng Wang appeared on German Public Radio (WDR) to discuss our newest PV cooling technology!
Professor Peng Wang appeared on German Public Radio (WDR) to discuss our newest PV cooling technology!
11 May, 2020PV cooling manuscript was published in Nature Sustainability!
Our manuscript on photovoltaic panel cooling is published in Nature Sustainability.
28 March, 2020Professor Wang appointed Associate Editor of ES&T
Professor Wang joined ES&T as an Associate Editor.
14 March, 2020'The 50 most read Nature Communications articles'!
Our Nature Communications paper is among 'the 50 most read Nature Communications articles in chemistry and materials sciences published in 2019!
10 March, 2020Our vision for co-generation of fresh water and electricity published as an Invited Essay!
Our vision for co-generation of fresh water and electricity is published as an Invited Essay.
08 March, 2020Professor Wang will speak to MRS meeting in Phoenix
Professor Wang will speak to MRS meeting in Phoenix
08 March, 2020Our technology is among the finalists to compete for Water Technology Idol in Global Water Summit 2020!
Our technology is among the finalists to compete for Water Technology Idol at Global Water Summit 2020!
26 February, 2020IWA selected our book for Open Access!
Our book entitled "Rational Design of Next-generation Nanomaterials and Nano Devices for Water Applications", published by IWA is now selected for open-access by publisher!
09 January, 2020Professor Wang published an op-ed on Gulf News
Professor Wang published an op-ed on Gulf News, discussed the future of the the global water-energy-climate nexus.
19 September, 2019Bright solar future: Energy and drinking water in one device
Our research on turning a solar farm into a fresh water production plant was highlighted & broadcasted in Sciencetown
23 August, 2019The ACS Nano paper was highlighted by C&EN.
Ion-conducting films made from 2-D materials could lower the cost of generating electricity from salinity gradients
01 August, 2019Professor Wang will speak to World Future Energy Summit in Jan 2020!
Professor Wang has been invited to speak to World Future Energy Summit and join experts for panel discussions.
20 July, 2019Environmental Science: Nano announced the themed issue on 'Nano-Enabled Water Technologies'
Environmental Science: Nano announced the themed issue on 'Nano-Enabled Water Technologies'.
10 July, 2019Professor Peng Wang appeared on BBC News and BBC Radio to discuss our newest technology!
Professor Peng Wang appeared on BBC News and BBC Radio to discuss the technology on fully solar driven electricity and fresh water production devices.
22 May, 2019The manuscript on turning a solar farm into a fresh water production plant accepted by Nature Communications
Our manuscript on turning a solar farm into a fresh water production plant got accepted by Nature Communications.
22 April, 2019Professor Wang has been promoted to Full Professor at KAUST, effective July 1, 2019!
Professor Wang has been promoted to Full Professor at KAUST!
15 March, 2019Multi-functional 3D Honeycomb Ceramic Plate for Clean Water Production Accepted by Nano Energy!
Multi-functional 3D Honeycomb Ceramic Plate for Clean Water Production by Heterogeneous Photo-Fenton Reaction and Solar-driven Water Evaporation
13 January, 2019More than 1.2 million views: the video clip of our atmospheric water harvesting hydrogel goes viral!
The video clip of our atmospheric water harvesting hydrogel goes viral!
26 October, 2018Professor Wang will speak to Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology in June 2019
Professor Wang will speak to Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology in June 2019.
20 September, 2018ACS News highlight: Origami Inspired, High Efficiency Solar Steam Generater
ACS news highlight: Origami inspired solar steam generator
12 September, 2018Novel Solar Crystallizer for Water Desalination with Zero Liquid Discharge Accepted by EST!
Solar ZLD Water Desalination on EST
07 September, 2018Deployable Solar-Driven Atmospheric Water Generator Accepted by EST!
Deployable Solar-Driven Atmospheric Water Generator Based on Deliquescent Salt and Hydrogel
13 August, 2018Tri-Layered Structure Selected as Nature Comm. Editors' Highlight
Tri-Layered Structure Selected as Nature Comm. Editors' Highlight
06 June, 2018Tri-layered structure published on Nature Communications!
Tri-layered structure published on Nature Communications!
19 April, 20183D photothermal strucure on Joule!
The manuscript enttitle 'A 3D Photothermal Structure towards Near Full Utilization of Solar Energy in Solar Steam Generation' is accepted by Joule.
17 April, 2018Solar-driven heavy oil cleanup got published.
Sunlight Induced Rapid Oil Absorption and Passive Room-Temperature Release: An Effective Solution toward Heavy Oil Spill Cleanup
31 March, 2018Atmospheric Water Harvesting Work on Environ. Sci. & Tech.
Harvesting Water from Air: Using Anhydrous Salt with Sunlight
19 March, 2018Emerging Investigator by Environ. Sci.: Nano
The Rise of Nano-Enabled Photothermal Materials for Water Evaporation and Clean Water Production by Sunlight
26 January, 2018Invited Critical Reviwe of 'Intelligent Environmental Nanomaterials' on Environmental Science: Nano
Invited Critical Reviwe of 'Intelligent Environmental Nanomaterials' on Environmental Science: Nano
15 October, 2017Inside Front Cover of Advanced Materials Interface
Our work on BiVO4 photocatalysis was picked as inside cover for the October issue of Advanced Materials Interface.
03 October, 2017MRS Spring Meeting 2018: EN11—Nanomaterials for the Water and Energy Nexus
MRS Spring Meeting 2018: Symposium EN11—Nanomaterials for the Water and Energy Nexus
17 September, 2017'A Voyage of Discovery'-Professor Wang is highlighted by The Source Magazine from IWA.
A Voyage of Discovery
15 September, 2017The book on 'Artificially Intelligent Nanomaterials for Environmental Engineering' is commissioned by Wiley-VCH.
Professor Wang will join hands with Jian Chang and Professor Lianbin Zhang in writing the book.
20 March, 2017Our paper on MXene as an effective phototherml material was accepted by ACS Nano.
In this work, a general procedure was developed to measure light-to-heat conversion efficiency of MXene with a droplet light heating system. The results showed that MXene had an oustanding internal light-to-heat conversion efficiency (~100%) and showed higher light absorption capability than CNTs. This work thus demonstrates that MXene is a promising photothermal material.
25 February, 2017Professor Peng Wang was appointed as Advisory Board Member for Advanced Sustainable Systems, a journal published by Wiley
Advanced Sustainable Systems, initiated in 2017, publish articles covering a wide variety of topics from different disciplines that share the focus on the advancement of sustainable living. This will include broad themes such as water & environment, food sustainability, cradle-to-cradle processing, and energy & materials.
01 November, 2016'Rational Design of Next-Generation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Advanced Water Applications' book published!
'Rational Design of Next-generation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Water Applications' book is intended for undergraduates, graduates, scientists and professionals in the fields of environmental science, material science, chemistry, and chemistry engineering. It provides coherent and good material for teaching, research, and professional reference. I hope that this book will provide an inspiration for readers who are interested in rational design of nanotechnology and who are passionate at further exploring nanomaterials to make contributions to the solutions to our grand environmental challenges.
24 September, 2016Congratulations on Lianbin's Full Professor appointment at HUST!
Dr. Lianbin Zhang, who started as a founding postdoc in our group in 2010 and later was promoted to Research Scientist, has accepted a full professorship offer at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) (华中科技大学), one of the top universities in China. He will officially start his independent research as PI at HUST in the mid-October 2016. Over the past five years in the group, Lianbin has been a very important player and pivotal person. His contribution to the group has been tremendous: his presence at the birth-pain period of the group in 2010 made the process much less painful and his hard work and creativity has made our research on surface wettability and smart materials/devices a great success. We offer our heartfelt congralations on this exciting opportunity for him to start his independent research as PI and wish him a great success in his future scientific endeavors.
09 September, 2016Congratulations on Yuchao's appointment at Qibebt!
The Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is one of China’s primary national research institutions for renewable energy and green materials, focusing mainly on research and development of the resources, technologies, products and processes for bio-based energy and materials. The institute is devoted to providing systematic and sustainable solutions to the nation’s bioenergy needs by integrating science, technology, and engineering in the fields of industrial biology, green chemical technology, and process engineering. QIBEBT focuses on bio-based materials, applied energy technology, and marine low-carbon technology. The main headquarters of the institute is located in Qingdao’s Laoshan District. The institute also has two demonstration areas in the cities of Pingdu and Changyi, respectively. In addition, QIBEBT has established the Qingdao CSQE Company and the Qingdao Innovation and Incubation Center for Industry Technology of CAS to promote technology transfer.
19 July, 2016Our group research featured on Nanowerk.
Saving precious water with nanoscale ingenuity (Nanowerk News) Managing scarce water resources is problematic for many Middle East countries, and forecasts predict a more straitened situation ahead. Desalination plants are one way to manage water shortages, as more than two-thirds of the world’s desalination capacity is in this region, but processing seawater has enormous energy and environmental costs. Other approaches need to be developed to achieve sustainable growth.Over the past seven years, Peng Wang and colleagues from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division, Saudi Arabia, have been looking for answers to these grand challenges by turning to very small science. The team specializes in producing materials and surfaces that purify, distill and catch water molecules with remarkable efficiency thanks to nanoscale techniques, many inspired by ingenious biological tricks. ....
24 February, 2016'Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications' book published by RSC
The development of smart materials for environmental applications is a highly innovative and promising new approach to meet the increasing demands from society on water resources and pollution remediation. Smart materials with surfaces that can reversibly respond to stimuli from internal and external environments by changing their properties show great promise as solutions for global environmental issues. Many of these functional materials are inspired by biological systems, that use sophisticated material interfaces to display high levels of adaptability to their environment. Leading researchers present the latest information on the current and potential applications of omniphobic slippery coatings, responsive particle stabilized emulsions and self-healing surfaces among other functional materials. The book contains a section dedicated to water treatment and harvesting, describing and explaining strategies such as use of copolymer membranes and surfaces with patterned wettability. It provides a valuable source of information for environmental, materials, polymer and nano-scientists interested in environmental applications of functional material surfaces.
23 February, 2016Six of our recent publications are among 'Highly Cited Papers' and 'Top Papers' by Essential Science Indicator (ESI) from Thomson Reuters.
We are deeply honored that SIX of our recent publications are among the Highly Cited Papers by Essential Science Indicator (ESI) from Thomson Reuters.
21 January, 2016Le Shi won the First Prize in the KAUST Art Competition 2016!
Le's artwork "the Colorful Life behind Black and White" won the First Prize in the Third Annual Saudi Arabia Art Competition in January 2016.
11 December, 2015Our research was among Cutting Edge Chemistry in 2015 and highlighted by Scientific American and MIT Tech Review.
Our research on biomimetically patterned surfaces was selected as Cutting edge chemistry in 2015 by Chemistry World!
01 November, 2015Photothermal desalination project highlighted on Materials Views!
Photothermal project highlighted on Materials Views!
18 October, 2015The Book on Rational Design of Next-generation Nanomaterials is being edited by Professor Peng Wang.
The Book titled “Rational Design of Next-generation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Water Applications’, published by International Water Association (IWA) Publishing (editor: Peng Wang), is forthcoming in 2016.
13 September, 2015Congratulations to Jinbo for his Full Professor appointment at Shanghai University in China!
Congratulations to Jinbo for his appointment as a Full Professor at Shanghai University in China!
26 August, 2015The review article on Rational Design of Nanomaterials for Water Treatment got published on Nanoscale!
The review article on Rational Design of Nanomaterials for Water Treatment published on Nanoscale!
24 August, 2015Smart material for oil-water separation paper is the number ONE in citation on NPG Asia Materials.
As of December 14, 2015, our paper on smart material for oil-water separation ranked the first in citations (from Web of Science) among all original research articles ever published by NPG Asia Materials. It ranked the 5th inclusive all type of publications by NPG Asia Materials.
24 June, 2015Our research paper reporting a new concept of solar desalination accepted by Advanced Materials.
Our paper "Hydrophobic Light-to-Heat Conversion Membranes with Self-Healing Ability for Interfacial Solar Heating" was accepted in Advanced Materials.
18 December, 2014Our research on biomimetic fog harvesting surfaces was highlighted by Chemistry World!
Our research on fog harvesting surfaces gets media attention!
25 June, 2014Congratulations to Professor Wang for his promotion to the rank of Associate Professor
Congratulations to Professor Wang for his promotion to the rank of Associate Professor!