Hung-Ta Wang


Hung-Ta Wang Research Group                                   中文版

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Principle Investigator
Hung-Ta Wang Ph.D. Associate Professor
InstituteSchool of Physical Science and Technology
Research Areas2D layered materials, nanocomposites, thermoelectrics, compound semiconductors, micro- and nano-fabrication technology.
OfficeSPST Bldg #5, Room 205I (Zhangjiang Campus)

Biographyback to top 

Dr. Hung-Ta Wang joined the School of Physical Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University, as an Assistant Professor、PI and Faculty Director of Soft Matter Nanofabrication Laboratory in August 2016. He became Associate Professor in July 2021. Dr. Wang earned his B.S. (1999) and Master degree (2001) from Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Florida (2008), under the advisement of Prof. Fan Ren. He conducted postdoc research in the Chemistry Department at University of California-Berkeley (2008-2011), under the advisement of Prof. Peidong Yang. During 2011-2016, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of Alabama. His research contributions to the R&D fields are in several areas, including nanostructured thermoelectric materials, multinozzles for electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy, AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT)-based chemical and biosensors, ZnO-based sensors and light emitting diodes, and dip pen nanolithography for direct write nanoparticle inks. His research achievements include 59 journal papers, 7 patents (1 grant and 6 pending), 1 book chapter, 11 invited presentations, and several conference/workshop presentations. He and his colleagues were awarded the 2012 R&D 100 Award for their multinozzle array work. He is a member of Materials Research Society (MRS), Electrochemical Society (ECS), and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He served as independent reviewers for more than 10 different peer-reviewed journals.

Research Interestsback to top 
(1) Elastic behavior and thermoelectric properties of Bi2Te3 2D nanosheets, (2) Transport behavior of nanocomposites, (3) Exfoliation Bi2Te3 in ionic liquids, (4) Thermoelectric properties of holey-structured systems, (5) Micro-fabricated multinozzle arrays for electrospray applications, (6) Compound semiconductor based chemical and biological sensors.

Selected Publicationsback to top 

1. Minghui Fu,# Hongbin Dou,# Wenbo Zhai,# Bingsen Hou, Congcong Wu, Wei Meng, Nan Wu, Zhuo Zhang, Tsu-Chien Weng,* Yi Yu,* and Hung-Ta Wang;* Enhancing UV-C photoelectron lifetimes for avalanche-like photocurrents in carbon doped Bi3O4Cl Nanosheets, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2023, 15(27), 32525-32537.

2. ongcong Wu, Jun Peng, Weiwen Pu, Shengnan Lu, Chao Zhang, Nan Wu, Zhaoru Sun, Hongti Zhang, and Hung-Ta Wang;* Elastic properties of high-symmetry Sb4O6 cage-molecular crystal, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2021, 12(37), 9011-9019.

3. Yang, Xianzhong#; Lu, Shengnan#; Peng, Jun; Hu, Xiangchen; Wu, Nan; Wu, Congcong; Zhang, Chao; Huang, Yifan; Yu, Yi; Wang, Hung-Ta;* Ambipolar two-dimensional bismuth nanostructures in junction with bismuth oxychloride, Nano Research, 2021, 14(4): 1103-1109.

4. Peng, Jun; Pu, Weiwen; Lu, Shengnan; Yang, Xianzhong; Wu, Congcong; Wu, Nan; Sun, Zhaoru*; Wang, Hung-Ta;* Inorganic Low k Cage-molecular Crystals, Nano Letters, 2021, 21(1): 203-208.

5. M. Mathews, H.-T. Wang and L. Li;* Finite element analysis of nanoindentation and elastic behavior of Bi2Te3 two-dimensional nanosheets, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (Focus Issue on Properties, Devices, and Applications Based on 2D Layered Materials), vol. 5 (11), Q3082-Q3087, 2016.

6. H. Yan, C. Vajner, M. Kuhlman, L. Guo, L. Li, P. T. Araujo, and H.-T. Wang;* Elastic behavior of Bi2Se3 2D nanosheets grown by van der Waals epitaxy, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 109, pp. 032103, 2016. 

7. C. Vajner,# H. Yan,# L. Guo, M. Mathews, M. Kuhlman, S. Benefield, P. Kung, L. Li, P. T. Araujo, and 
H.-T. Wang;* Thickness identification of epitaxial Bi2Te3 via optical contrast, 2D Materials, vol. 3(2), 021010, 2016. 

8. J. Lim,# 
H.-T. Wang,# J. Tang, S. C. Andrews, J. Lee, D. H. Lee, T. P. Russell, and P. Yang;* Simultaneous thermoelectric property measurement and incoherent phonon transport in holey silicon, ACS Nano, vol. 10 (1), pp.124-132, 2016.

9. L. Guo, H. Yan, Q. Moore, M. Buettner, J. Song, L. Li, P. T. Araujo, and 
H.-T. Wang;* Elastic properties of van der Waals epitaxy grown bismuth telluride 2D nanosheets, Nanoscale, vol. 7, pp. 11915-11921, 2015.

10. T. Ludwig, L. Guo, P. McCrary, Z. Zhang, H. Gordon, H. Quan, M. Stanton, R. M. Frazier, R. D. Rogers, 
H.-T. Wang, and C. Heath Turner;* Mechanism of bismuth telluride exfoliation in an ionic liquid solvent, Langmuir, vol. 31 (12), pp.3644-3652, 2015.

11. S. Ma, K. Anderson, L. Guo, A. Yousuf, E. C. Ellingsworth, C. Vajner,
 H.-T. Wang,* and G. Szulczewski;* Temperature dependent thermopower and electrical conductivity of Te nanowire/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(4-styrene sulfonate) microribbons, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 105, pp. 073905, 2014.

12. P. Mao,# 
H. T. Wang,# P. D. Yang, and D. J. Wang;* Multinozzle emitter arrays for nanoelectrospray mass spectrometry, Analytical Chemistry, vol. 83, pp. 6082-6089, 2011. (2012 R&D 100 Award)

13. J. Y. Tang,#
 H. T. Wang,# D. H. Lee, M. Fardy, Z. Y. Huo, T. P. Russell, and P. D. Yang;* Holey silicon as an efficient thermoelectric material, Nano Letters, vol. 10, pp. 4279-4283, 2010.

H.-T. Wang, O. A. Nafday, J. R. Haaheim,* E. Tevaarwerk, N. A. Amro, R. G. Sanedrin, C.-Y. Chang, F. Ren, and S. J. Pearton; Toward conductive traces®: Dip Pen Nanolithography of silver nanoparticle-based inks, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 93, pp. 143105-7, 2008.

 H. T. Wang, B. S. Kang, F. Ren,* S. J. Pearton, J. W. Johnson, P. Rajagopal, J. C. Roberts, E. L. Piner, and K. J. Linthicum; Electrical detection of kidney injury molecule-1 with AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 91, pp. 222101-3, 2007. (Cover Article)

H. T. Wang, B. S. Kang, J. J. Chen, T. Anderson, S. Jang, F. Ren, H. S. Kim, Y. J. Li, D. P. Norton, and S. J. Pearton;* Band-edge electroluminescence from N+ implanted bulk ZnO, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 88, pp.102107-9, 2006.

H. T. Wang, B. S. Kang, F. Ren, L. C. Tien, P. W. Sadik, D. P. Norton, S. J. Pearton,* and J. Lin; Hydrogen-selective sensing at room temperature with ZnO nanorods, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 86, pp. 243503-5, 2005.

(#:Co-first authors; *:Corresponding author.)

Group Membersback to top 

Current Members:

Nan Wu

2019 PhD, 2017 Graduate Student  

Office: SPST Bldg #5, Room 302g

Congcong Wu

2019 PhD, 2017 Graduate Student

Office: SPST Bldg #5, Room 302g

Yinliang Tang

2021 PhD, 2019 Graduate Student

Office: SPST Bldg #5, Room 302g

Yiyuan Ren

2019 Graduate Student

Office: SPST Bldg #5, Room 302g

Wei Meng

2020 Graduate Student

Office: SPST Bldg #5, Room 302g

Minghui Fu

2020 Graduate Student

Office: SPST Bldg #5, Room 302g

Zhuo Zhang

2021 Graduate, 2017 Undergraduate

Office: SPST Bldg #5, Room 302g

Past Members:

Dr. Xianzhong YangPostdoc, 2017-2020

Dr. Shengnan LuPostdoc, 2017-2020

Jun Peng

Master, 2017-2020

Bingsen HouMaster, 2018-2021