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Haotian Wang


  • CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021
  • Bio-inspired Solar Energy




Haotian Wang’s research is focused on developing cutting-edge technologies to use unwanted carbon dioxide and solar electricity to create valuable chemicals or fuels, via a green, sustainable, and economical process called CO2 reduction.

Recently his group successfully discovered a revolutionary single-atom catalyst with high activity and selectivity towards CO2 reduction that compares to existing noble metal catalysts. This technology opens opportunities to mitigate climate change while making useful chemical products.


  • Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science, 2019
  • Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics, 2018
  • Early Career Advisory Board of Nano Letters, 2016
  • Rowland Fellowship, 2016

Relevant Publications

  • Xia, C., Zhu, P., Jiang, Q., Pan, Y., Liang, W., Stavitsk, E., ... & Wang, H. (2019). Continuous production of pure liquid fuel solutions via electrocatalytic CO 2 reduction using solid-electrolyte devices. Nature Energy, 4(9), 776-785.
  • Jiang, K., Sandberg, R. B., Akey, A. J., Liu, X., Bell, D. C., Nørskov, J. K., ... & Wang, H. (2018). Metal ion cycling of Cu foil for selective C–C coupling in electrochemical CO 2 reduction. Nature Catalysis, 1(2), 111-119.
  • Zheng, T., Jiang, K., Ta, N., Hu, Y., Zeng, J., Liu, J., & Wang, H. (2019). Large-scale and highly selective CO2 electrocatalytic reduction on nickel single-atom catalyst. Joule, 3(1), 265-278.
  • Jiang, K., Siahrostami, S., Zheng, T., Hu, Y., Hwang, S., Stavitski, E., ... & Attenkofer, K. (2018). Isolated Ni single atoms in graphene nanosheets for high-performance CO 2 reduction. Energy & Environmental Science, 11(4), 893-903.
  • Jiang, K., Siahrostami, S., Akey, A. J., Li, Y., Lu, Z., Lattimer, J., ... & Zhou, Y. (2017). Transition-metal single atoms in a graphene shell as active centers for highly efficient artificial photosynthesis. Chem, 3(6), 950-960.

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