Welcome to Energy Nanostructure Laboratory (E-Nano)


Prof. Donghai Wang's Energy Nanostructure Laboratory (E-Nano) focuses on nanomaterial development for clean energy technologies, such as batteries, solar cells, fuel cells, and environmental remediation. The experimental research includes nanomaterial synthesis, characterization and device fabrication and evaluation. Nanomaterials are made by a variety of methods, including sol-gel method, high temperature synthesis, templating approach, and self-assembly. Material characterizations are performed using state of the art techniques. The nanomaterials are evaluated in fabricated devices such as batteries, solar cells, fuel cells and reactors for clean energy application. We aim to develop new materials to improve performance of the clean energy techniques and guide development of advanced energy techniques.

Research positions available for graduate student and postdoctoral fellows. Exceptionally motivated Ph.D. students interested in materials and energy technologies are invited to contact Prof. Donghai Wang by email with a brief introduction, interest and a resume. Qualified post-doctoral applicants are expected to have a strong academic background in either of the following expertise: synthesis of nanocrystals, functionalization of carbon nanostructure, electrochemistry (e.g., battery fabrication and characterization) or photocatalysis. Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of research interests and timing of availability, a CV with a reference list. Please email it to dwang@psu.edu.