Education & Certifications

  • M.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering (2018)
  • B.S., Peking University, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2016)

Lab Affiliations

All Publications

  • Neural network approach to response surface development for reaction model optimization and uncertainty minimization COMBUSTION AND FLAME Zhang, Y., Dong, W., Vandewalle, L. A., Xu, R., Smith, G. P., Wang, H. 2023; 251
  • Stable sodium-sulfur electrochemistry enabled by phosphorus-based complexation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Wang, C., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Luo, J., Hu, X., Matios, E., Crane, J., Xu, R., Wang, H., Li, W. 2021; 118 (49)


    A series of sodium phosphorothioate complexes are shown to have electrochemical properties attractive for sodium-sulfur battery applications across a wide operating temperature range. As cathode materials, they resolve a long-standing issue of cyclic liquid-solid phase transition that causes sluggish reaction kinetics and poor cycling stability in conventional, room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries. The cathode chemistry yields 80% cyclic retention after 400 cycles at room temperature and a superior low-temperature performance down to -60°C. Coupled experimental characterization and density functional theory calculations revealed the complex structures and electrochemical reaction mechanisms. The desirable electrochemical properties are attributed to the ability of the complexes to prevent the formation of solid precipitates over a fairly wide range of voltage.

    View details for DOI 10.1073/pnas.2116184118

    View details for PubMedID 34857631

  • A new strategy of characterizing hydrocarbon fuels using FTIR spectra and generalized linear model with grouped-Lasso regularization Fuel Wang, Y., Wei, W., Zhang, Y., Hanson, R. K. 2020: 119419