Researcher biography

Dr. Songcan Wang’s research is mainly focused on the design of functional nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage including photoelectrochemical/photocatalytic water splitting, CO2 reduction, and rechargeable batteries.


Dr. Songcan Wang is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia. He received his B.E. and M.E. degrees from Central South University, China, in 2011 and 2014, respectively, and PhD degree from The University of Queensland, Australia, in 2018. In the past five years, he has done intensive work on the design of low-cost and efficient photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting and has published over 30 peer reviewed journal articles including top ranking journals such as Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., Nano Energy, 2 book chapters, and delivered around 10 oral presentations in scientific conferences.

Selected publications 

1. Y. Yang#, S. Wang#, Y. Jiao, Z. Wang, M. Xiao, A. Du, Y. Li, J. Wang* and L. Wang*. An Unusual Red Carbon Nitride to Boost the Photoelectrochemical Performance of Wide Bandgap Photoanodes. Adv. Funct. Mater., 2018, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201805698.
2. S. Wang, T. He, J.-H. Yun, Y. Hu, M. Xiao, A. Du and L. Wang*. New Iron-Cobalt Oxide Catalysts Promoting BiVO4 Films for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. Adv. Funct. Mater., 2018, 28, 1802685.
3. S. Wang, P. Chen, Y. Bai, J. H. Yun, G. Liu* and L. Wang*. New BiVO4 Dual Photoanodes with Enriched Oxygen Vacancies for Efficient Solar-Driven Water Splitting. Adv. Mater., 2018, 30, 1800486.
4. S. Wang, F. Tang and L. Wang*. Visible Light Responsive Metal Oxide Photoanodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: a Comprehensive Review on Rational Materials Design. J. Inorg. Mater., 2018, 33, 173-197.
5. P. Wang#, S. Wang#, H. Wang*, Z. Wu and L. Wang*. Recent Progress on Photo-Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide. Part. Part. Syst. Charact., 2018, 35, 1700371.
6. Y. Yang#, S. Wang#, Y. Li, J. Wang* and L. Wang*. Strategies for Efficient Solar Water Splitting Using Carbon Nitride. Chem. Asian J., 2017, 12, 1421-1434.
7. S. Wang, J.-H. Yun and L. Wang*. Nanostructured Semiconductors for Bifunctional Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion. Semicond. Semimetals, 2017, 97, 315-347.
8. S. Wang, J. H. Yun, B. Luo, T. Butburee, P. Peerakiatkhajohn, S. Thaweesak, M. Xiao and L. Wang*. Recent Progress on Visible Light Responsive Heterojunctions for Photocatalytic Applications. J. Mater. Sci. Technol., 2017, 33, 1-22.
9. S. Wang, P. Chen, J. H. Yun, Y. Hu and L. Wang*. An Electrochemically Treated BiVO4 Photoanode for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 8500-8504.
10. S. Wang, H. Chen, G. Gao, T. Butburee, M. Lyu, S. Thaweesak, J. H. Yun, A. Du, G. Liu* and L. Wang*. Synergistic crystal facet engineering and structural control of WO3 films exhibiting unprecedented photoelectrochemical performance. Nano Energy, 2016, 24, 94-102.