Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate







ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Wang is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Functional Membrane and Energy Materials group at Imperial College London. He received his BEng (Hons) degree from Zhejiang University in 2016 and PhD degree from Imperial College in 2021, both in Chemical Engineering. Anqi’s research is focused on the function-led synthetic discovery of microporous polymers that provide potential solutions to the pressing challenges of energy, environment, and sustainability. He is particularly interested in the fundamental correlations between the chemical structures and the properties of organic materials across multiple length and time scales.

His main research activities revolve around microporous polymers and their diverse applications in membrane separation, purification, and energy storage and conversion.

  • Function-led design, synthesis, and characterization of microporous polymers and ion-exchange polymers
  • Fabrication and optimisation of these materials into thin films, membranes, and complex structures that often involve multiple components and interfaces
  • Their diverse applications in membrane-based molecular separations and electrochemical energy storage and conversion, such as redox flow batteries, Lithium organic batteries, and hydrogen technologies. 





Research Associate


PhD in Chemical Engineering Research, Imperial College London, UK.

Thesis: Functional Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for Battery Energy Storage


MSc in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK


BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chu Kochen Honours College, Zhejiang University, China


2023 2023 Materials Chemistry Horizon Prize: Stephanie L Kwolek Prize Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)


PMSE Future Faculty Honoree

American Chemical Society (ACS)


Energy Sector Award

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)


Julia Higgins Centenary Prize for Best PhD thesis

Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London


Best Oral Presentation Award

12th International Congress on Membranes & Membrane Processes

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Xia Y, Ouyang M, Yufit V, et al., 2022, A cost-effective alkaline polysulfide-air redox flow battery enabled by a dual-membrane cell architecture, Nature Communications, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-13

Zuo P, Li Y, Wang A, et al., 2020, Sulfonated microporous polymer membranes with fast and selective ion transport for electrochemical energy conversion and storage, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:59, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:9564-9573

Zhao EW, Liu T, Jónsson E, et al., 2020, In situ NMR metrology reveals reaction mechanisms in redox flow batteries., Nature, Vol:579, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:224-228

Tan R, Wang A, Malpass-Evans R, et al., 2020, Hydrophilic microporous membranes for selective ion separation and flow-battery energy storage, Nature Materials, Vol:19, ISSN:1476-1122, Pages:195-202

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