Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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Huizhi Wang is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Electrochemical Science & Engineering Group. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2012. She then worked at the University of Hong Kong as a postdoctoral fellow until 2014. Prior to joining Imperial College, she was an assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Her research interest lies in electrochemical energy engineering with a particular focus on the thermofluid aspects of electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems including fuel cells, batteries and electrolysers. She is also interested in advanced manufacturing (e.g., microfluidic-based fabrication, additive manufacturing) and diagnostic techniques for electrochemical energy applications. She has over 50 journal publications and 8 patents. Her research is supported by EPSRC, EU H2020, Scottish Funding Council and industrial sponsors.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zhakeyev A, Wang P, Zhang L, et al., 2017, Additive manufacturing: unlocking the evolution of energy materials, Advanced Science, Vol:4, ISSN:2198-3844

Wang B, Prinsen P, Wang H, et al., 2017, Macroporous materials: microfluidic fabrication, functionalization and applications, Chemical Society Reviews, Vol:46, ISSN:1460-4744, Pages:855-914

Wang Y, Leung DYC, Xuan J, et al., 2016, A review on unitized regenerative fuel cell technologies, part-A: Unitized regenerative proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol:65, ISSN:1364-0321, Pages:961-977

Lu X, Xuan J, Leung DYC, et al., 2016, A switchable pH-differential unitized regenerative fuel cell with high performance, Journal of Power Sources, Vol:314, ISSN:0378-7753, Pages:76-84

Al-Kalbani H, Xuan J, García S, et al., 2016, Comparative energetic assessment of methanol production from CO₂: chemical versus electrochemical process, Applied Energy, Vol:165, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:1-13

Luo Y, Jia B, Jiao K, et al., 2015, Catalytic hydrogen-oxygen reaction in anode and cathode for cold start of proton exchange membrane fuel cell, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol:40, ISSN:0360-3199, Pages:10293-10307

Wang H, Luo X, Leung MKH, et al., 2014, In situ photogalvanic acceleration of optofluidic kinetics: a new paradigm for advanced photocatalytic technologies, RSC Advances, Vol:5, ISSN:2046-2069, Pages:791-796

Wang H, Gu S, Leung DYC, et al., 2014, Development and characteristics of a membraneless microfluidic fuel cell array, Electrochimica Acta, Vol:135, ISSN:0013-4686, Pages:467-477

Xuan J, Wang H, Leung DYC, et al., 2013, Theoretical Graetz-Damköhler modeling of an air-breathing microfluidic fuel cell, Journal of Power Sources, Vol:231, ISSN:0378-7753, Pages:1-5

Wang H, Leung DYC, Xuan J, 2011, Modeling of an air cathode for microfluidic fuel cells: Transport and polarization behaviors, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol:36, ISSN:0360-3199, Pages:14704-14718

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