Academic Journal Publications: (note: the accepted manuscripts are posted only for educational purposes.)
Enhanced Pollutant Adsorption and Regeneration of Layered Double Hydroxide-Based Photoregenerable Adsorbent, Min-Jeong Suh, Seunghyun Weon, Renyuan Li, Peng Wang, and Jae-Hong Kim*. Environmental Science & Technology, 2020, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.0c01812
Photothermoelectric Response of Ti3C2Tx MXene Confined Ion Channels, Seunghyun Hong, Gudong Zou, Hyunho Kim, Dazhen Huang, Peng Wang*, and Husam N. Alshareef*. ACS Nano, 2020, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.0c04099
Photovoltaic Panel Cooling by Atmospheric Water Sorption-Evaporation Cycle, Renyuan Li , Yusuf Shi , Mengchun Wu , Seunghyun Hong, and Peng Wang*, Nature Sustainability, 2020: 1-8.
[Invited Essay] Decentralized co-generation of fresh water and eletricity atpoint-of-consumption, Wenbin Wang, Sara Aleid, Peng Wang* AdvancedSustainable Systems, 2020: 2000005.
Hollowspherical SiO2 micro-container encapsulation of LiCl forhigh-performance simultaneous heat reallocation and seawaterdesalination,Kaijie Yang, Yusuf Shi, Mengchun Wu, Wenbin Wang, Yong Jin,Renyuan Li, Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, Kim Choon Ng, and Peng Wang*, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2020, 8, 1887-1895.
Improving atmospheric water production yield: enabling multiplewater harvesting cycles with nano sorbent, Renyuan Li, Yusuf Shi,Mengchun Wu, Seunghyun Hong, and Peng Wang*. Nano Energy, 2020, 67, 104255.
2D Ti3C2Tx MXene Membranes as Nanofluidic Osmotic Power Generators, Seunghyun Hong, Fangwang Ming,Yusuf Shi, Renyuan Li, In S. Kim, Chuyang Tang, Husam N. Alshareef*,Peng Wang*. ACS nano, 2019, 13,8917-8925.
Tannin-Inspired Robust Fabrication of Superwettability Membranes for Highly Efficient Separation of Oil-In-Water Emulsions and Immiscible Oil/Water Mixtures, Chisiang Ong,Yusuf Shi, Jian Chang, Fadhilah Alduraiei, Nimer Wehbe, Zeyad Ahmed*,and Peng Wang*. Separation and Purification Technology, 2019, 227, 115657.
Simultaneous Production of FreshWater and Electricity via Multistage Solar Membrane Distillation, WenbinWang, Yusuf Shi, Chenlin Zhang, Seunghyun Hong, Le Shi, Jian Chang, Renyuan Li, Yong Jin, Chisiang Ong, Sifei Zhuo, Peng Wang*. Nature Communications, 2019, 3012. (This work is highlighted by BBC News, The Guardian, Cosmos Magazine, Daily Express, PV magazine, EurekAlert, FastCompany, Inverse, iflscience, Hydrogen Fuel News, Global Construction Review, ET Energy World, Physics World, TechXplore, UPI, Tech News Vision, The Statesman, Futurism, Science News NowScience, Photonics, Saur Energy International, Canvaas e News Media, 央视网新闻 (CCTV ), 新浪网 (Sina), 国际科技频道(STDAILY), 搜狐 (Sohu), 明报(MingPao), EcoDebate (in Brailian), Pro-physik (in German), SiNC (in Spanish), Eco Vision (In Spanish), NEON Magazine, Business Recorder, Climate news network, Arab News ...
Janus Graphene Oxide-Doped, Lamellar Composite Membraneswith Strong Aqueous Stability, Chang-Min Kim, Seunghyun Hong, RenyuanLi, In S. Kim*, and Peng Wang* ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, 7, 7252-7259.
Full Biomass-Derived Solar Still for Robust and StableEvaporation To Collect Clean Water from Various Water-Bearing Media,Qile Fang, Tiantian Li, Zaiming Chen, Haibo Lin, Peng Wang, and Fu Liu*. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11, 10672-10679.
Polydopamine as a Versatile AdhesiveLayer for Robust Fabrication of Smart Surface with SwitchableWettability for Effective Oil/water Separation, Chisiang Ong, Yusuf Shi,Jian Chang, Fadhilah Alduraiei, Zeyad Ahmed*, and Peng Wang*. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2019, 58(12), 4838-4843.
Multi-functional 3D Honeycomb Ceramic Plate for Clean WaterProduction by Heterogeneous Photo-Fenton Reaction and Solar-drivenWater Evaporation, Le Shi, Yusuf Shi, Sifei Zhuo, Chenlin Zhang, YaraAlddrees, Sara Aleid, and Peng Wang*. Nano Energy, 2019, 60, 222-230. [PDF]
Nanomaterials for the Water-energy Nexus, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Aikifa Raza, Tiejun Zhang, Peng Wang, Lin Zhou, and Jia Zhu. MRS Bulletin, 2019, 44, 59-66.
Preferential Water Condensation on Superhydrophobic Nano-cones Array, Yong Jin, Adnan Qamar, Yusuf Shi,Peng Wang*, Applied Physics Letters, 2018, 113, 211602.
Spectrally Selective Samart Window with HighNear-Infrared Light Shielding and Controllable Visible LightTransmittance, Mengchun Wu, Yusuf Shi, Renyuan Li, Peng Wang*, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10 (46), 39819–39827.
Solar Evaporator with Controlled Salt Precipitation for Zero Liquid Discharge Desalination, Yusuf Shi, Chenlin Zhang, Renyuan Li, Sifei Zhuo, Yong Jin, Le Shi, Seunghyun Hong, Jian Chang, Chisiang Ong, Peng Wang* Environmental Science & Technology, 2018, 52(20), 11822-11830. [PDF]
Hybrid Hydrogel with High Water Vapor Harvesting Capacity for Deployable Solar-Driven Atmospheric Water Generator, Renyuan Li, Yusuf, Shi, Mossab Alsaedi, Mengchun Wu, Peng Wang* Environmental Science & Technology, 2018, 52(19),11367-11377. [PDF]
Nature-Inspired 3D Origami Solar Steam Generator toward Near Full Utilization of Solar Energy, Seunghyun Hong, Yusuf Shi, Renyuan Li, Chenlin Zhang, Yong Jin, Peng Wang* ACS Applied Materials and Interface, 2018, 10(34), 28517-28524.
Solvent-ThermalInduced Roughening: a Novel and Versatile Method to PrepareSuperhydrophobic Membranes, Weihua Qing, Xiaonan Shi, Weidong Zhang,Jianqiang Wang, Yifan Wu, Peng Wang, Chuyang Tang* Journal of Membrane Science, 2018, 564, 465-474.
Dual-template Engineering of Triple-layered Nanoarray Electrode of Metal Chalcogenides Sandwiched with H-substituted Graphdiyne, Sifei Zhuo, Yusuf Shi, Lingmei Liu, Renyuan Li, Le Shi Dalvar Anjum, Yu Han*, Peng Wang* Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 3182. [PDF] (Selected as Nature Communications Editors’ Highlights; Highlighted by KAUST Discovery)
SiC–C Composite as a Highly Stable and Easily Regenerable Photothermal Material for Practical Water Evaporation, Le Shi, Yusuf Shi, Renyuan Li, Jian Chang, Noor Zaouri, Elaf Ahmed, Yong Jin, Chenlin Zhang, Sifei Zuo, Peng Wang* ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, 6(7), 8192-8200.
SunlightInduced Rapid Oil Absorption and Passive Room-temperature Release: AnEffective Solution Toward Heavy Oil Spill Cleanup, Mengchun Wu, YusufShi, Jian Chang, Renyuan Li, Chisiang Ong, Peng Wang*, AdvancedMaterials Interfaces, 2018, 5(14), 1800412.
Solar-AssistedFast Cleanup of Heavy Oil Spill by a Photothermal Sponge, JianChang, Yusuf Shi, Mengchun Wu, Renyuan Li, Le Shi, Yong Jin, WeihuaQing, Chuyang Tang, Peng Wang, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6, 9192-9199.
Emerging Investigator Series: The Rise of Nano-Enabled Photothermal Materials for Water Evaporation and Clean Water Production by Sunlight, Peng Wang* Environmental Science: Nano, 2018, 5, 1078-1089. (Invited Frontier for Emerging Investigator Series) (Blog Interview) [PDF].
Highly Flexible and Washable Nonwoven Photothermal Cloth for Efficient andPractical Solar Steam Generation, Yong Jin, Jian Chang, Yusuf Shi, LeShi, Seunghyun Hong, Peng Wang* Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6, 7942-7949.
AnnealingTemperature Effects on Photoelectrochemical Performance of BismuthVanadate Thin Film Photoelectrodes, Le Shi, Sifei Zhuo, MutalifuAbulikemu, Gangaiah Mettela, Thangavelu Palaniselvam, Shahid Rasul, BoTang, Buyi Yan, Navid B Saleh, Peng Wang*
RSC Advances, 2018,8, 29179-29188
Anoparticles by Shewanellaloihica PV-4 Electrochemically Active Biofilm and Their Enhanced Catalytic Activities, Elaf Ahmed, Shafeer Kalathil, Le Shi, Ohoud Alharbi, Renyuan Li, Noor Zaouri, Peng Wang* Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, 2018, ASAP. [Link][PDF]
Intelligent environmental nanomaterials, Jian Chang, Lianbin Zhang, and Peng Wang* Environmental Science: Nano, 2018, 5, 811-836
A Robust CuCrO /SiO CompositePhotothermal Material with Underwater Black Property and Extremely HighThermal Stability for Solar‐Driven Water Evaporation, Yusuf Shi, Renyuan Li, Le Shi, Elaf Ahmed, Yong Jin, and Peng Wang* Advanced Sustainable Systems, 2018, 2(3), 1700145 (selected as back cover).
Renewableand High Efficient Syngas Production from Carbon Dioxide and Water throughSolar Energy Assisted Electrolysis in Eutectic Molten Salts, HongjunWu,* Yue Liu, Deqiang Ji, Guanlin Yi, Dandan Yuan, Baohui Wang, Zhonghai Zhang,*Peng Wang, Journal of Power Sources, 362(15), 92 (2017)
Vastly Enhanced BiVO4 Photocatalytic OER Performance by NiCoO2 as Cocatalyst, Thangavelu Palaniselvam, Le Shi, Gangaiah Mettela, Dalavar H. Anjum, Renyuan Li, Krishna P. Katuri, Pascal E. Saikaly, PengWang,* Advanced Materials Interfaces, 4(19), 1700540 (2017) (Selected as inside front cover). [Supporting Information]
Rational Designof A Bi-layered Reduced Graphene Oxide Film on Polystyrene Foam forSolar-driven Interfacial Water Evaporation, Le Shi, Yuchao Wang, LianbinZhang, Peng Wang*, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 16212-16219.
Efficient and Anisotropic Fog Harvesting on a Hybrid and Directional Surface, Jinbo Wu,* Lianbin Zhang, Yuchao Wang, Peng Wang, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 4, 1600801 (2017) [Link]
Solar-thermalconversion and thermal energy storage of graphene foam-basedcomposite, Lianbin Zhang, Renyuan Li, Bo Tang, Peng Wang,* Nanoscale, 8, 14600-14607 (2016)
Self-floatingcarbon nanotube membrane on macroporous silica substrate for highlyefficient solar-driven interfacial water evaporation, Yuchao Wang,Lianbin Zhang, Peng Wang,* ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 4, 1223–1230(2016)
(Book chapter) Introduction to Rational Design of Nanomaterials for Advanced Environmental Applications. in "Rational Design of Next-Generation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Advanced Water Applications", Renyuan Li, Peng Wang,* International Water Association Publishing (2016)
(Book chapter) Smart membrane materials for controllable oil-water separation. in "Rational Design of Next-Generation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Advanced Water Applications", Renyuan Li, Peng Wang,* International Water Association Publishing (2016)
Are vacuum-filtrated reduced graphene oxide membranes symmetric?, Bo Tang, Lianbin Zhang, Renyuan Li, Jinbo Wu, Mohamed Neijib Hedhili, Peng Wang, Nanoscale, 8, 1108-1116 (2016) (Tang, B. and Zhang, L.B. contributed equally to this article.)
(Invited Review) Rational design of nanomaterials for water treatment, Renyuan Li, Lianbin Zhang, Peng Wang,* Nanoscale, 7, 17167-17194 (2015)
(Book chapter) Introduction to Smart Materials. in "Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications", Lianbin Zhang, Peng Wang,* Royal Society of Chemistry (2015) (link)
(Book chapter) Biomimetic Materials for Efficient Atmospheric Water Collection. in "Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications", Lianbin Zhang, Peng Wang,* Royal Society of Chemistry (2015) (link)
Afacile strategy for the fabrication of a bioinspiredhydrophilic–superhydrophobic patterned surface for highly efficientfog-harvesting, Yuchao Wang, Lianbin Zhang, Jinbo Wu, Mohamed Neijib Hedhili, Peng Wang,* J. Mater. Chem. A, 3, 18963-18969 (2015)
Hydrophobic Light-to-Heat Conversion Membranes with Self-Healing Ability for Interfacial Solar Heating, Lianbin Zhang, Bo Tang, Jinbo Wu, Renyuan Li, Peng Wang,* Advanced Materials, 27, 4889-4894 (2015) [PDF] ( This article was highlighted by Materialsviews, KAUST Discovery, and Genesisnanotech.)
Rationaldesign of binder-free noble metal/metal oxide arrays withnanocauliflower structure for wide linear range nonenzymatic glucosedetection, Zhenzhen Li, Yanmei Xin, Zhonghai Zhang,* Peng Wang, Scientific Reports, 5, 10617 (2015)
Inkjet printingfor direct micropatterning of a superhydrophobic surface: towardbiomimetic fog harvesting surfaces, Lianbin Zhang, Jinbo Wu, Mohamed Neijib Hedhili, Xiulin Yang, Peng Wang,* J. Mater. Chem. A, 3, 2844-2852 (2015) (This article was highlighted by Chemistry World, World Industrial Reporter, MIT Technology Review Pan Arab and selected as the 2015's ground breaking chemical sciences research by Chemistry World (Chinese version) and one of 'Top Chemistry Stories from 2015' by Scientific AmericanTM.)
Removal of perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFAS) from aqueous solution usingpermanently confined micelle arrays (PCMAs), Feng Wang, Xingwen Lu,Kaimin Shih, Peng Wang, Xiaoyan Li, Separation and Purification Technology, 138, 7-12 (2014)
Palladiumnanoparticles rncapsulated in core–shell silica: a structuredhydrogenation catalyst with enhanced activity for reduction of oxyanionwater pollutants, Yin Wang, Jinyong Liu, Peng Wang, Charles J. Werth, Timothy J. Strathmann,* ACS Catal., 4, 3551–3559 (2014)
(Gold core)@(titania shell) nanostructures for plasmon-enhanced photon harvesting and generation of reactive oxygen species, Caihong Fang, Henglei Jia, Shuai Chang, Qifeng Ruan, Peng Wang, Tao Chen,* Jianfang Wang*, Enery Environ. Sci., 7, 3431-3438(2014)
Irreversible membrane fouling abatement through pre-deposited layer of hierarchical porous carbons, Juma Z. Hamad, RubalDua,Novita Kurniasari, Maria D. Kennedy, Peng Wang, Gary L. Amy, Water Research, 65, 245–256(2014)
(Gold Core)@(Ceria Shell) Nanostructures for Plasmon-Enhanced Catalytic Reactions under Visible Light, Li,B.X., Gu, Ti., Ming, T., Wang, J.X., Wang, P., Wang, J.F.*, Yu, J.* ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 8152–8162 (2014)
Hierarchical hybrid peroxidase catalysts for remediation of phenol wastewater, Duan, X.N., Corgié, S.C., Aneshansley, D.J., Wang,P., Walker, L.P., Giannelis,E.P.* ChemPhysChem, 15,974-980 (2014)
Microwave-assisted self-doping of TiO2 photonic crystal for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting, Zhonghai Zhang, Xiulin Yang, Mohamed Neijib Hedhili, Elaf Ahmed, Le Shi, Peng Wang,* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, 691-696 (2014)
On different photodecomposition behaviors of rhodamine B on laponite andmontmorillonite clay under visible lightirradiation, Peng Wang,* Mingming Cheng, Zhonghai Zhang, Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, 18(4), 308-316 (2014)
(Editorial) Special issue on nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications, Peng Wang* Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, 18(4), 289-370 (2014)
A self-cleaning underwater superoleophobic mesh for oil-water separation, Lianbin Zhang, Yujiang Zhong, Dongkyu Cha, Peng Wang,* Scientific Reports, 3, 2326; DOI:10.1038/ srep02326 (2013) [PDF] [SI] This article was highlighted by Real Clear Science. As of March 27, 2015, the articles was placed as the 61st most cited paper(out of over 7000 papers) published in the past two years by ScientificReports.
Electrochemical reduction induced self-doping of Ti3+ for efficient water splitting performanceon TiO2 based photoelectrodes, Zhonghai Zhang, Mohamed Neijib Hedhili, Haibo Zhu, Peng Wang,* Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 15637-15644.
A facile approach for the synthesis of monolithic hierarchical porous carbons - high performance materials for amine based CO2 capture and supercapacitor electrode, Ruba Dua, Luis Estevez, Nidhi Bhandari, Anirudh Ramanujapuram, Peng Wang,* Emmanuel P. Giannes* Energy & Environmental Science, 6, 1785-1790 (2013) (Rubal Dua and Luis Estevez were equal contributors) [PDF]
TiO2 nanotube photoelectrodes for efficient visible light photoelectrochemical water splitting, Zhonghai Zhang, Lianbin Zhang, Mohamed Neijib Hedhili, Hongnan Zhang, Peng Wang,* Nano Letters, 13(1), 14-20 (2013) [PDF] [SI]
Remcontrollable liquid marbles, Lianbin Zhang, Dongkyu Cha, Peng Wang,* Advanced Materials, 24, 4756–4760 (2012) [PDF] [SI] (Demonstration videos: (1) magneicmanipulation; (2) pH response; (3) UV-induced rupture of the liquid marbles. This article is highlighted by Discovery News and by Nature Middle East. )
TiO2 nanotube array, Zhonghai Zhang, Peng Wang* 6506-6512 (2012) [PDF] [SI] (This article is among the TOP TEN most-read articles of Energy and Environmental Science in the month of February 2012. (, 5, link))
A Highly Efficient and Selective Polysilsesquioxane Sorbent for Heavy Metal Removal, Xiaonan Duan, Genggeng Qi, Peng Wang, Emmanuel P. Giannelis* ChemPhysChem, 13, 2536-2539 (2012)
Micelle swelling agent derived cavities for increasing hydrophobic organic compound removal efficiency by mesoporousmicelle@silicahybridmaterials, Shi,Y.F.,* Li, B., Wang, P.,* Dua, R., Zhao, D.Y. MicroporousandMesoporousMaterials, 155, 252-257 (2012)
Smart surfaces with switchable superoleophilicity and superoleophobicity in aqueousmedia: toward controllable oil/water separation, Lianbin Zhang,Zhonghai Zhang, and Peng Wang* NPG Asia Materials, 4, e8; doi:10.1038/am.2012. (2012) [PDF] [SI] (As of Dec 1, 2018, this article was ranked #1 in citations in all original research articles ever published on NPG Asia Materials.)
Hierarchical top-porous/bottom-tubular TiO2 nanostructures decorated with Pd nanoparticles for efficientphotoelectrocatalytic decomposition of synergistic pollutants, ZhonghaiZhang, Yanjie Wu, Peng Wang * ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4 (2), 990-996 (2012) [SI]
Highlystable copper oxide composite as an effective photocathode for watersplitting via a facile electrochemical synthesis strategy, ZhonghaiZhang, Peng Wang* Journal of Material Chemistry, 22 (6), 2456-2464 (2012) [SI]
N., Wang, P., Yin, K., Lo, I.M.C.* Synthesis and application of magnetic hydrogelfor Cr(VI) removal from contaminated water, Environmental Engineering Science. 2010, 27, 947-954.
Wang, P., Lo, I.M.C.* Synthesis of magnetic mesoporous γ-Fe2O3 and its application to chromate removal from contaminated water, Water Research, 2009, 43,
Wang, P., Shi, Q.H., Shi, Y.F., Clark,K.K., Stucky, G.D.,* Keller, A.A.* Magnetic permanently confined micellearrays for treating hydrophobic organic compound contamination, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 182-188.
Wang, P., Keller, A.A.* Natural andengineered nano and colloidal transport: role of zeta potential inprediction of particle deposition, Langmuir, 2009, 25, 6856-6862.
Wang, P., Keller, A.A.* Sorption and desorption of atrazine and diuron onto water dispersible soil primary size fractions, Water Research, 2009, 43, 1448-1456.
Wang, P., Keller, A.A.* Partitioning of hydrophobic pesticides within a soil-water-anionic surfactant system, Water Research, 2009, 43, 706-714.
Wang, P., Keller, A.A.* AgInput: an agricultural nutrient and pesticide source model, Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 2009, 14, 391-403.
Wang, P., Shi, Q.H., Liang, H.J.,Steuerman, W.D., Stucky, G.D.,* Keller, A.A.* Enhanced environmentalmobility of carbon nanotubes in the presence of humic acid and theirremoval from aqueous solution, Small, 2008, 4, 2166-2170.
Wang, P., Keller, A.A.* Partitioning of hydrophobic organic compounds within soil-water-surfactant systems, Water Research, 2008, 42, 2093-2101.
Wang, P.,Keller, A.A.* Soil particle-size dependent partitioning behavior of pesticides within water-soil-cationic surfactant systems, Water Research, 2008, 42, 3781-3788.
Wang, P., Keller, A.A.*Particle-size dependent sorption and desorption of pesticides within awater-soil-nonionic surfactant system, Environmental Science and Technology, 2008, 42, 3381-3387.
Wang, P., Keller, A.A.* Adsorption ofhydrophobic organic compounds onto a hydrophobic carbonaceous geosorbentin the presence of surfactants, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2008, 27, 1237-1243.