Dr Xiaoen Wang

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Research interests

Polymer electrolytes and composites for energy storage and conversion (i.e. batteries, fuel cells);

Phase behaviours and ion dynamics in ioinc polymer - salt systems

Understanding interface behaviours in composite polymer electrolytes

All-solid-state (Li, Na) batteries  

Teaching interests

Polymers; 

Chemistry;

Materials Science and Engineering

Conferences

  • Invited talk, The International Coalition For Energy Storage And Innovation, 2-4 March 2020, Sydney (Australia). "Design of Alternative Polymer Electrolytes Using Poly(ionic liquid) as Host Materials"
  • Oral talk, 37th Australian Polymer Symposium, 10-14 November 2019, Sunshine Coast (Australia). “Insights into coordination and Li+ transport in poly(ionic liquid)s-based polymer electrolytes”
  • Invited talk, 4th Emerging Polymer Technologies Summit, Melbourne (Australia), 6-8 November, “Understanding the effects of polymer surfaces on organic ionic plastic crystal behaviors"
  • Invited talk, International Symposium on Energy Conversion and Storage Materials 2019 (ISECSM2019), July 2019, Brisbane (Australia). “Poly(ionic liquids)-based solid-state electrolytes towards high energy density Li-metal batteries”
  • Session chair, 13th Annual International Electromaterials Science Symposium, Geelong (Australia), February 2019
  • Oral talk, Advanced Nano and Energy conference (ANEM2018), December 2018, Perth (Australia), “Poly(ionic liquids)-based composite polymer electrolytes for high energy density, all solid-state lithium metal batteries”
  • Session chair, World Polymer Congress MACRO18, July 2018, Cairns (Australia)
  • Oral talk, 6th International Conference on Functional electroceramics and polymers (ICPE-2017), February 2017, Kharagpur (India) “Preparation and characterization of organic ionic plastic crystal-based composite electrolyte utilizing ion active co-electrospun nanofibers”
  • Invite talk, The First International Conference on Energy Storage Materials (ICEnSM 2017)”, December 2017, Shenzhen (China), “Developing high-performance  electrolytes for next generation lithium ion batteries”
  • Oral, 36th Australasian Polymer Symposium, November 2016, Lorne (Australia), “Designing of electrospun polymer fibers for organic ionic plastic crystal-based solid state electrolytes”
  • Poster (Best Poster Award), “15th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-XV)”, Sweden, 2016

Awards

  • International Leading Young Scientist (Asia and Oceania region) on 69th SPSJ (The Society of Polymer Science Japan) Annual Meeting, 2020 (due to COVID-19 pandemic, the memorial plate will be awarded on 70th SPSJ meeting in 2021, including an invited lecture);
  • Best Poster Award at international conference “15th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-XV)”, Sweden, 2016

Publications

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2021

Functional binders based on polymeric ionic liquids for sodium oxygen batteries using ionic liquid electrolytes

The Ha, Han Li, Xiaoen Wang, Luke O'Dell, Maria Forsyth, Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Patrick Howlett

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 434-444, ACS Applied Energy Materials, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Anion effects on the properties of OIPC/PVDF composites

Frederick Nti, George Greene, Haijin Zhu, Patrick Howlett, Maria Forsyth, Xiaoen Wang

(2021), Vol. 2, pp. 1683-1694, Materials advances, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Phase behavior and electrochemical properties of solid lithium electrolytes based on N-ethyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide and PVdF composites

Y Zhou, X Wang, H Zhu, G Greene, M Armand, M Forsyth, J Pringle, P Howlett

(2021), Vol. 363, pp. 1-7, Solid State Ionics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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N, F and S doped carbon nanofibers generated from electrospun polymerized ionic liquids for metal-free bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysis

H Li, T Ha, S Jiang, C Pozo-Gonzalo, X Wang, J Fang, P Howlett, X Wang

(2021), Vol. 377, pp. 1-13, Electrochimica Acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Ultra-stable all-solid-state sodium-metal batteries enabled by perfluoropolyether-based electrolytes

Xiaoen WANG, Cheng Zhang, Michal Sawczyk, Qinghong Yuan, Fangfang Chen, Tiago Mendes, Patrick Howlett, Changkui Fu, Debra Searles, Petr Kral, Craig Hawker, Andrew Whittaker, Maria Forsyth

(2021), pp. 1-26, Nature Portfolio, C1

journal article

Solid-state rigid-rod polymer composite electrolytes with nanocrystalline lithium ion pathways

Y Wang, C Zanelotti, X Wang, R Kerr, L Jin, W Kan, T Dingemans, M Forsyth, L Madsen

(2021), pp. 1-10, Nature Materials, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Cationic polymer-in-salt electrolytes for fast metal ion conduction and solid-state battery applications

Fangfang Chen, Xiaoen Wang, Michel Armand, Maria Forsyth

(2021), pp. 1-14, [Unknown], [San Francisco, Calif.], C1

journal article

Highly conductive ionogel electrolytes based on N-ethyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide FSI and NaFSI mixtures and their applications in sodium batteries

S Malunavar, X Wang, F Makhlooghiazad, M Armand, M Galceran, P Howlett, M Forsyth

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 1-14, Journal of Physics: Materials, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article
2020

Nanofiber-reinforced polymer electrolytes toward room temperature solid-state lithium batteries

I Aldalur, X Wang, A Santiago, N Goujon, M Echeverría, M Martínez-Ibáñez, M Piszcz, P Howlett, M Forsyth, M Armand, H Zhang

(2020), Vol. 448, pp. 1-7, Journal of power sources, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Toward high-energy-density lithium metal batteries: opportunities and challenges for solid organic electrolytes

X Wang, R Kerr, F Chen, N Goujon, J Pringle, D Mecerreyes, M Forsyth, P Howlett

(2020), pp. 1-21, Advanced materials, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The influence of interfacial interactions on the conductivity and phase behaviour of organic ionic plastic crystal/polymer nanoparticle composite electrolytes

F Nti, L Porcarelli, G Greene, H Zhu, F Makhlooghiazad, D Mecerreyes, P Howlett, M Forsyth, X Wang

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 5350-5362, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

A novel proton conducting ionogel electrolyte based on poly(ionic liquids) and protic ionic liquid

J Rao, X Wang, R Yunis, V Ranganathan, P Howlett, D MacFarlane, M Forsyth, H Zhu

(2020), Vol. 346, pp. 1-8, Electrochimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Solid (cyanomethyl)trimethylammonium salts for electrochemically stable electrolytes for lithium metal batteries

Ruhamah Yunis, Jennifer Pringle, Xiaoen Wang, Gaetan Girard, Robert Kerr, Haijin Zhu, Patrick Howlett, Douglas MacFarlane, Maria Forsyth

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 14721-14735, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Strongly correlated ion dynamics in plastic ionic crystals and polymerized ionic liquids

Ivan Popov, Karolina Biernacka, Haijin Zhu, Frederick Nti, Luca Porcarelli, Xiaoen Wang, Airat Khamzin, Catalin Gainaru, Maria Forsyth, Alexei Sokolov

(2020), Vol. 124, pp. 17889-17896, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Stable performance of an all-solid-state Li metal cell coupled with a high-voltage NCA cathode and ultra-high lithium content poly(ionic liquid)s-based polymer electrolyte

G Girard, X Wang, R Yunis, P Howlett, M Forsyth

(2020), pp. 1-7, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Mixed ionic-electronic conductors based on PEDOT:PolyDADMA and organic ionic plastic crystals

R Olmo, N Casado, J Olmedo-Martínez, X Wang, M Forsyth

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-18, Polymers, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2019

Sustainable, Dendrite Free Lithium‐Metal Electrode Cycling Achieved with Polymer Composite Electrolytes Based on a Poly(Ionic Liquid) Host

Gaetan Girard, Xiaoen Wang, Ruhamah Yunis, Douglas MacFarlane, Aninda Bhattacharyya, Maria Forsyth, Patrick Howlett

(2019), Vol. 2, pp. 229-239, Batteries & Supercaps, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

Innovative electrolytes based on ionic liquids and polymers for next-generation solid-state batteries

Maria Forsyth, Luca Porcarelli, Xiaoen Wang, Nicolas Goujon, David Mecerreyes

(2019), Vol. 52, pp. 686-694, Accounts of chemical research, Washington, D.C., C1

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Poly(ionic liquid)s/electrospun nanofiber composite polymer electrolytes for high energy density and safe Li metal batteries

Xiaoen Wang, Gaetan Girard, Haijin Zhu, Ruhamah Yunis, Douglas MacFarlane, David Mecerreyes, Aninda Bhattacharyya, Patrick Howlett, Maria Forsyth

(2019), Vol. 2, pp. 6237-6245, ACS applied energy materials, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Poly(ionic liquid)s-in-salt electrolytes with co-coordination-assisted lithium-ion transport for safe batteries

Xiaoen Wang, Fangfang Chen, Gaetan Girard, Haijin Zhu, Douglas MacFarlane, David Mecerreyes, Michel Armand, Patrick Howlett, Maria Forsyth

(2019), Vol. 3, pp. 2687-2702, Joule, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2018

Lubricin Antiadhesive Coatings Exhibit Size-Selective Transport Properties that Inhibit Biofouling of Electrode Surfaces with Minimal Loss in Electrochemical Activity

G Greene, V Ortiz, C Pozo-Gonzalo, S Moulton, X Wang, L Martin, A Michalczky, P Howlett

(2018), Vol. 5, pp. 1-10, Advanced materials interfaces, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Poly(ionic liquid) iongels for all-solid rechargeable zinc/PEDOT batteries

C Pozo-Gonzalo, M Forsyth, A Fdz de Anastro, N Casado, X Wang, J Rehmen, D Evans, D Mecerreyes

(2018), Vol. 278, pp. 271-278, Electrochimica Acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Improved Li-ion transport by DME chelation in a novel ionic liquid based hybrid electrolyte for Li-S battery application

U Pal, G Girard, L O'Dell, B Roy, X Wang, M Armand, D Macfarlane, P Howlett, M Forsyth

(2018), Vol. 122, pp. 14373-14382, Journal of physical chemistry C, Washington, D.C., C1

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Influence of electrospun poly(vinylidene difluoride) nanofiber matrix on the ion dynamics of a protic organic ionic plastic crystal

J Rao, R Vijayaraghavan, X Wang, Y Zhou, P Howlett, D Macfarlane, M Forsyth, H Zhu

(2018), Vol. 122, pp. 14546-14553, Journal of physical chemistry C, Washington, D.C., C1

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Structure and ion dynamics in imidazolium-based protic organic ionic plastic crystals

Haijin Zhu, Xiaoen Wang, R Vijayaraghava, Yundong Zhou, Douglas MacFarlane, Maria Forsyth

(2018), Vol. 9, pp. 3904-3909, Journal of physical chemistry letters, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Ternary lithium-salt organic ionic plastic crystal polymer composite electrolytes for high voltage, all-solid-state batteries

Yundong Zhou, Xiaoen Wang, Haijin Zhu, Michel Armand, Maria Forsyth, George Greene, Jennifer Pringle, Patrick Howlett

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 407-414, Energy storage materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The anion effect in ternary electrolyte systems using poly(diallyldimethylammonium) and phosphonium-based ionic liquid with high lithium salt concentration

R Yunis, G Girard, X Wang, H Zhu, A Bhattacharyya, P Howlett, D MacFarlane, M Forsyth

(2018), Vol. 327, pp. 83-92, Solid State Ionics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

N-ethyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide-electrospun polyvinylidene fluoride composite electrolytes: characterization and lithium cell studies

Y Zhou, X Wang, H Zhu, M Armand, M Forsyth, G Greene, J Pringle, P Howlett

(2017), Vol. 19, pp. 2225-2234, Physical chemistry chemical physics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Structure and property changes in self-assembled lubricin layers induced by calcium ion interactions

G Greene, R Thapa, S Holt, X Wang, C Garvey, R Tabor

(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 2559-2570, Langmuir, Washington, United States, C1

journal article

Phosphonium plastic crystal salt alloyed with a sodium salt as a solid-state electrolyte for sodium devices: phase behaviour and electrochemical performance

F Makhlooghiazad, P Howlett, X Wang, M Hilder, D MacFarlane, M Armand, M Forsyth

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 5770-5780, Journal of materials chemistry A, London, Eng., C1

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Organic ionic plastic crystal-based composite electrolyte with surface enhanced ion transport and its use in all-solid-state lithium batteries

X Wang, H Zhu, G Greene, Y Zhou, M Yoshizawa-Fujita, Y Miyachi, M Armand, M Forsyth, J Pringle, P Howlett

(2017), Vol. 2, pp. 1-6, Advanced materials technologies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Solid-state lithium conductors for lithium metal batteries based on electrospun nanofiber/plastic crystal composites

Y Zhou, X Wang, H Zhu, M Yoshizawa-Fujita, Y Miyachi, M Armand, M Forsyth, G Greene, J Pringle, P Howlett

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 3135-3145, ChemSusChem, Weinheim, Germany, C1

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Preparation and characterization of gel polymer electrolytes using poly(ionic liquids) and high lithium salt concentration ionic liquids

X Wang, H Zhu, G Girard, R Yunis, D Macfarlane, D Mecerreyes, A Bhattacharyya, P Howlett, M Forsyth

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 23844-23852, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Comb-like solid polymer electrolyte based on polyethylene glycol-grafted sulfonated polyether ether ketone

M Guo, M Zhang, D He, J Hu, X Wang, C Gong, X Xie, Z Xue

(2017), Vol. 255, pp. 396-404, Electrochimica Acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Novel sound insulation materials based on epoxy/hollow silica nanotubes composites

X Shi, J Wu, X Wang, X Zhou, X Xie, Z Xue

(2017), Vol. 131, pp. 125-133, Composites Part B: Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2016

Enhancement of ion dynamics in organic ionic plastic crystal/PVDF composite electrolytes prepared by co-electrospinning

X Wang, H Zhu, G Greene, J Li, N Iranipour, C Garnier, J Fang, M Armand, M Forsyth, J Pringle, P Howlett

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 9873-9880, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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2015

Synthesis of sodium poly[4-styrenesulfonyl(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide]-co-ethylacrylate] solid polymer electrolytes

J Li, H Zhu, X Wang, M Armand, D Macfarlane, M Forsyth

(2015), Vol. 175, pp. 232-239, Electrochimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Increased ion conduction in dual cation [sodium][tetraalkylammonium] poly[4-styrenesulfonyl(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide-co-ethylacrylate] ionomers

J Li, H Zhu, X Wang, D MacFarlane, M Armand, M Forsyth

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 19989-19995, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Microporous polymer electrolyte based on PVDF/PEO star polymer blends for lithium ion batteries

F Deng, X Wang, D He, J Hu, C Gong, Y Ye, X Xie, Z Xue

(2015), Vol. 491, pp. 82-89, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2014

Poly(ethylene glycol) grafted multi-walled carbon nanotubes/LiFePO4 composite cathodes for lithium ion batteries

C Gong, Z Xue, X Wang, X-P Zhou, X-L Xie, Y-W Mai

(2014), Vol. 246, pp. 260-268, Journal of Power Sources, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Gelled microporous polymer electrolyte with low liquid leakage for lithium-ion batteries

X Wang, C Gong, D He, Z Xue, C Chen, Y Liao, X Xie

(2014), Vol. 454, pp. 298-304, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2011

Durable perfluorosulfonic polymer electrolyte membranes prepared from alkaline-ion-assisted heat treatment

X Wang, H Tang, M Pan

(2011), Vol. 379, pp. 106-111, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Differences in Water Sorption and Proton Conductivity Between Nafion and SPEEK

Xuemei Wu, Xiaowen Wang, Gaohong He, Jay Benziger

(2011), Vol. 49, pp. 1437-1445, JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS, C1-1

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2007

Fabrication and characterization of PFSI/ePTFE composite proton exchange membranes of polymer electrolyte fuel cells

H Tang, M Pan, S Jiang, X Wang, Y Ruan

(2007), Vol. 52, pp. 5304-5311, Electrochimica Acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Fabrication and characterization of improved PFSA/ePTFE composite polymer electrolyte membranes

H Tang, X Wang, M Pan, F Wang

(2007), Vol. 306, pp. 298-306, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2006

A self-humidifying composite membrane with self-assembled Pt nanoparticles for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

M Shichun, X Wang, T Haolin, L Peigang, L Ming, P Mu, Y RunZhang

(2006), Vol. 153, pp. 1-5, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Pennington, N.J., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Plastic Crystal Assisted Sintering of Porous Plastic

Dr Wren Greene, Dr Xiaoen Wang

  • 2018: $3,425
  • 2017: $9,125

Design of high ion conductivity in polymer/OIPC composite through understanding the effect of chemistry on structure and ion dynamics at polymer/OIPC interfaces

Prof Patrick Howlett, Dr Xiaoen Wang, Dr Wren Greene

  • 2020: $142,639
  • 2019: $141,014
  • 2018: $82,856
  • 2017: $126,275

Other Funding Sources

Future Electrolyte Systems

Prof Maria Forsyth, Prof Patrick Howlett, Dr Robert Kerr, A/Prof Luke O'Dell, Dr Fangfang Chen, Dr Xiaoen Wang

  • 2020: $83,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report