Curriculum Vitae

My Name is Xuehang Wang. I am an assistant professor at the Department of Radiation Science and Technology, TU Delft. I obtained my Ph.D. degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and was a postdoctoral researcher at Drexel University, mentored by Prof. Yury Gogotsi. Since 2015, I have published > 40 peer-reviewed papers with an H-index of 23. I have also won several personal/team awards, including DOE EFRC Team Science Award, Cotswold Postdoc Fellowship, ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, and RSC Horizon Prize. My research interests include: the mechanistic study on high-rate electrochemical energy storage processes; synthesis of novel nanomaterials, especially transition metal carbide/nitride MXene, for batteries and supercapacitors; and interfacial engineering at the electrode-electrolyte interfaces. 

Professional Appointments


Career-track Assistant Professor

Storage of Electrochemical Energy

Department of Radiation Science and Technology

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands


Postdoctoral Researcher

1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering and A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US

Supervisor: Prof. Yury Gogotsi

2. Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Center

Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), US Department of Energy (DOE)

Center Director: Prof. Sheng Dai and Dr. David J. Wesolowski

3. Cotswold postdoc fellow

Selected Honors and Awards

2021 Team member of the 2021 Horizon Prize, Faraday Division, Royal Society of Chemistry

2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, US Cotswold Foundation 

2019 Team Science Award, EFRC PI Meeting, Office of Science, US Department of Energy

2017 National Excellent Graduate Student Studying Abroad, China Scholarship Council

Education Background


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

Thesis: Porous carbon prepared by chemical activation for high-energy supercapacitors in ionic liquid electrolyte

Supervisors: Prof. De Chen (NTNU) and Dr. Edel Sheridan (SINTEF)


M.S. and B.S., Chemical Engineering

East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai, China

Supervisor: Prof. Xinggui Zhou

Teaching and Supervision Experience

2022-now Teaching activity at TU Delft

Lecturer: Masters' courses of Applied Physics

CH3222 Storage of Electrochemical Energy (Q2); AP3333 Physics of energy material (Q1); CH3175 Solid-state Materials (Q1)

2021-now Supervision activity at TU Delft

Supervising 4 Ph.D. students, 2 Master students (full list see Team)

2021 Book chapter

Encyclopedia of Materials: Electronics, 00015, Elsevier.

C. Chen, Y. Gao, X. Wang. Ion intercalation process in MXene pseudocapacitors with aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes. 

2020-now Online knowledge sharing

Established a Youtube channel “EChem Channeland started recording online courses. The site includes online courses, research stories, and tutorials for new researchers. 

(>40 videos, > 30,0000 views, >6000 subscribers at the time)

2018-2020 Supervision activity at Drexel University, US

Mentored 4 undergraduate students (for CO-OP and STAR program) and co-supervised 5 Ph.D. students

2019 Teaching activity at Drexel University, US

Student recitation: Fundamentals of Materials (ENGR 220)

2013-2015 Teaching activity at NTNU, Norway

Student recitation: Chemical Reaction Engineering (TKP4110)


2014-now Referee for Journals

Nature Communications, Joule, Advanced Energy Materials, ACS Nano, Matter, Energy Storage Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Matter, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Nanoscale, Carbon, Chemistry-A European Journal, Ionics, Journal of Energy Chemistry, Advanced Sustainable Systems and Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Chemical Engineering Journal, etc.

2021-now Committee Member for Ph.D., master, and bachelor defenses

2024 Symposium co-organizer of MRS 2024 spring

2023 Symposium co-organizer of MRS 2023 fall

2023 Workshop Leading Organizer Lorentz Center Workshop on 2D materials for energy storage

2022 Guest Editor of Small Methods, Wiley

Special Issue Title: MXene Chemistry and Applications

2021-2023 Open Science Officer in the RST, TU Delft

2021 Guest Editor of MDPI

Special Issue Title: Nanomaterials-Based Energy Storage Devices (ISSN 2072-666X)

2020 Referee for Books

Springer and CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

2019 A-Team Thrust 3 Group Leader