Curriculum Vitae

My Name is Xuehang Wang. I am an assistant professor at the Department of Radiation Science and Technology, TU Delft. Since 2015, I have published 33 peer-reviewed papers, including 11 first-authored papers published in Nat. Rev. Mater., Nat. Energy, J. Am. Chem. Soc., ACS Nano, and Energy Environ. Sci. Based on Google Scholar, I have an H-index of 20, and the research record is showing a booming trend. In 2016, I was awarded the Chinese National Excellent Ph.D. Student Studying Abroad’ due to my outstanding academic performance during my Ph.D. study at NTNU. As a postdoc at Drexel University, I led a six-member team, in the representative of the Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures, and Transport Center, and won a ‘Team Science Award’ out of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers, as awarded by the Office of Science, US Department of Energy in 2019. In 2020, I was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by US Cotswold Foundation and a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award by Australia Research Council in recognition of my academic achievement. In the same year, I established an EChem YouTube channel and started sharing electrochemistry-related knowledge online. Now, the channel has > 2900 subscribers and > 75,000 views. In 2021, I obtained a Horizon Prize as a team member for novel studies on the electrochemical properties and energy storage applications of MXenes from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Division Awards Committee.

Professional Appointments


Tenure-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

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

2021-now Supervision activity at TU Delft

Supervising 2 Ph.D. students, 2 Master students, 1 Bachelor student

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, > 75000 views, >2200 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, 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

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

2021 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