2020 Laureate Profile: Professor Huanting Wang
Professor Huanting Wang
Administering Organisation: Monash University
Fellowship project summary:
FL200100049: This project aims to create a novel class of advanced membranes by making fundamental breakthroughs in nanofluidics, and harnessing this for developing new renewable energy and low-energy separation technologies. This project addresses the key challenges in understanding selective mass transport at the angstrom scale, thereby allowing the development of innovative materials design strategies to realise the ultrafast molecular and ionic permeation, and the ultrahigh selectivities observed in biological cell membranes. This new cross-disciplinary research will benefit Australia by the development of new materials for accelerating renewable hydrogen and biofuel futures, and enabling sustainable production of energy materials.
Australian Research Council funding: $2,906,992.00
About Professor Huanting Wang
Huanting Wang is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Associate Dean (International) of Faculty of Engineering and Director of the Monash Centre for Membrane Innovation at Monash University.
Originally qualified in material science and engineering at the University of Science and Technology of China, he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology and University of California Riverside. Professor Wang was awarded an ARC QEII Fellowship in 2004, an ARC Future Fellowship in 2010, RACI R.K. Murphy Medal in 2019 and the Membrane Society of Australasia Tony Fane Award in 2020. He was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2019.
Find out more about Professor Wang’s research by visiting his profile page on the Monash University website.
For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page.
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