Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S., 2008
  • M.A., Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S., 2004
  • M.S., Environmental Science, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, 2002
  • B.S., Environmental Science, Nanjing University, China, 1997

Research Interests

​Professor Wang focuses on photoelectrocatalysis and photocatalysis for water splitting and water contaminant destruction; interfacial materials for water collection, oil/water separation, oil spill cleanup, anti-fouling surfaces; pore size modulation and multifunctionalization of nanoporous materials for water purification; and environmental sensor development.​

Selected Publications

  • Dua, R., Estevez, L., Bhandari, N., Ramanujapuram, A., Wang, P.,* Giannelis, E.P.* A facile approach for the synthesis of monolithic hierarchical porous carbons - high performance materials for amine based CO2 capture and supercapacitor electrode, Energy & Environmental Science, 2013, 6, 1785-1790.
  • Dua, R., Zhang, Z.H., Zhang, L.B., Zhu, H.B., Zhang, H.N., Wang P.* Carbon layer protected cuprous oxide nanowire arrays for efficient water reduction, ACS Nano, 2013, 7(2), 1709-1717.
  • Zhang, Z.H., Zhang, L.B., Hedhili, M.N., Zhang, H.N., Wang P.* Plasmonic gold nanocrystals coupled with photonic crystal seamlessly on TiO2 nanotube photoelectrodes for efficient visible light photoelectrochemical water splitting, Nano Letters, 2013, 13(1), 14-20.
  • Zhang, L.B., Cha, D.K., Wang, P.* Remotely controllable liquid marbles, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24, 4756–4760.
  • Zhang, Z.H., Wang, P.* Optimization of photoelectrochemical water splitting performance on hierarchical TiO2 nanotube array, Energy & Environmental Science, 2012, 5, 6506-6512.
  • Zhang, L.B., Zhang, Z.H., Wang, P.* Smart surfaces with switchable superoleophilicity and superoleophobicity in aqueous media: toward controllable oil/water separation, NPG Asia Materials, 2012, 4, e8; doi:10.1038/am.2012.14.
  • Wang, P., Shi, Q.H., Shi, Y.F., Clark, K.K., Stucky, D.G.*, Keller, A.A.* Magnetic permanently confined micelle arrays for treating hydrophobic organic compound contamination, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 182-188.
  • Wang, P., Keller, A.A.* Particle-size dependent sorption and desorption of pesticides within a water-soil-nonionic surfactant system, Environmental Science and Technology, 2008, 42, 3381-3387.