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Qiang Wang, Ph.D.

Senior staff engineer/scientist

Research Areas:
Energy Storage Technology


Dr. Qiang Wang is a senior staff engineer/scientist in the directorate of Energy and Environmental Science & Technology at Idaho National Laboratory, focusing on the research field of core-electrochemistry which is applied to new energy storage, conversion and critical elements recovery. He employs his fundamental understanding about electrochemistry on battery degradation mechanism, Diagnostic Testing and Prognostic Analysis of electrochemical systems at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), combining with Machine Learning data analysis. He received his bachelor’s in chemistry from Center China Normal University and his doctorate in physical chemistry from Wuhan University in China. Before joining INL, he worked at Worcester Polytechnic Institute as a faculty and a postdoctoral research associate from 2014 to 2019. He worked as visiting scholar at Pacific Northwest National Lab from 2013 to 2014 and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Umass Boston from 2011 to 2013.

Digital Profiles:

​M.S., Chemistry, Wuhan University
B.S., Chemistry, Huazhong Normal University


​Material Research Society Since 2016
Sigma Xi Research Society, associate member 2016
Alpha Sigma Mu 2015
The Electrochemical Society 2011


​Qiang Wang, Yan Wang, Fundamental Electrochemical Behavior of Antimony in Alkaline Solution, J. Sustain. Metall., DOI: 10.1007/s40831-019-00253-7.

Qiang Wang, Yan Wang, Re-examination of CuO Reduction Steps and Understanding of the Factors Influencing the Cyclic Voltammetry Profile of CuO, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2018, 165(11), A2439-A2445.

Qiang Wang, Mingchao Shang, Yong Zhang, Yuan Yang and Yan Wang, Rate-limiting Step in the Batteries with Metal Oxides as the Energy Materials, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10(8), 7162-7170.

Qiang Wang, Bobin Fu, and Yan Wang, Iron Shell Formation by Electrolyzing Self-assembled Nano-particles, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2017, 164(13), E428-E433.

Qiang Wang, Bobin Fu, and Yan Wang, The Factors Determining Charge Rate of Magnetite Electrode and the Functional Mechanism of Sulfide on the Reaction, Electrochim. Acta, 2017, 258, 143-152.

Qiang Wang, Yan Wang, Overcoming the Limiting Step of Fe2O3 Reduction via in Situ Sulfide Modification, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8(16), 10334–10342.

Qiang Wang, Yi Zhu, Qiuyang Wu, Eric Gratz, Yan Wang, Low Temperature Electrolysis for Iron Production via Conductive Colloidal Electrode, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 5501-5507.

Qiang Wang, Jianming Zheng, Eric Walter, Huilin Pan, Dongping Lv,Pengjian Zuo, Honghao Chen, Z. Daniel Deng, Bor Yann Liaw, Xiqian Yu, Xiaoqing Yang, Ji-Guang Zhang, Jun Liu, and Jie Xiao, Direct Observation of Sulfur Radicals as Reaction Media in Lithium Sulfur Batteries, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2015, 162(3), A474-A478.

Qiang Wang, Dong Zheng, Meaghan E McKinnon, Xiao-Qing Yang, Deyang Qu, Kinetic Investigation of Catalytic Disproportionation of Superoxide Ions in the Non-aqueous Electrolyte Used in Li–air Batteries, J. Power Source, 2015, 274, 1005-1008.

Qiang Wang, Xiao-Qing Yang, Deyang Qu, In-situ ESR Electrochemical Investigation for Oxygen Reduction in Non-aqueous Electrolyte, Carbon, 2013, 61, 336 -341.

Qiang Wang, Chuan-Sin Cha, Juntao Lu and Lin Zhuang, Ionic Conductivity of Pure Water in Charged Porous Matrix, ChemPhysChem, 2012, 13, 514 -519.

Qiang Wang, Chuan-Sin Cha, Juntao Lu, Lin Zhuang, The Electrochemistry of “Solid/Water” Interfaces Involved in PEM-H2O Reactors. Part I. The “Pt/Water” Interfaces, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 679-687.

Ming Liang, Dawei Song, Hongzhou Zhang, Xixi Shi, Qiang Wang, and Lianqi Zhang, Improved Performances of LiNi0.8Co0.15Al0.05O2 Material Employing NaAlO2 as a New Aluminum Sources, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9(44), 38567–38574.

Joseph Heelan, Eric Gratz, Zhangfeng Zheng, Qiang Wang, Mengyuan Chen, Diran Apelian, Yan Wang, Current and Prospective Li-ion Battery Recycling and Recovery Processes, JOM, 2016, 68(10), 2632-2638.

Honghao Chen, Samuel Cartmell, Qiang Wang, Terence Lozano, Z. Daniel Deng, Huidong Li, Xilin Chen, Yong Yuan, Mark E. Gross, Thomas J. Carison, Jie Xiao, Micro-battery Development for Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System Applications, Sci. Rep., 2014, 4, 3790.

Dong Zheng, Qiang Wang, H. S. Lee, Xiao Qing Yang, Deyang Qu, Catalytic Disproportionation of the Superoxide Intermediate from the Electrochemical O2 Reduction in Non-aqueous Electrolytes, Chem. Eur. J, 2013, 19, 8679-8683

Hongliang Huang, Qiang Wang, Chuan-Sin Cha, Juntao Lu, Lin Zhuang, A Reference Electrode System for Electrochemical Measurement in Pure Water, Electroanalysis, 2011, 23, 577-582.

Cha Chua-Sin, Huang Hong-Liang, Wang Qiang, Analysis on the Thermodynamic Stability of Noble Metal and Valve Metal Elements in PEM-water Electrochemical Reactors by Applying the pH-potential-stability Diagrams Method, Chem J Chinese U, 2008, 29, 2479-2483.


​Yan Wang, Qiang Wang, Iron powder production via flow electrolysis. US Patent 2016025793A1.


​Qiang Wang, Yan Wang. Innovative Refining Technologies for Antimony Recovery, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mine, CA, June 27, 2018. (Oral presentation).

Qiang Wang, Yan Wang. Innovative Refining Technologies for Antimony Recovery, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, October 18, 2017. (Oral presentation).

Qiang Wang, Yan Wang. Rate-limiting Step in the Batteries with Metal Oxides as the Energy Materials, MRS fall meeting, Boston, MA, December 1-6, 2016. (Poster).

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