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Dr Wu received his BEng degree in Chemical Engineering and Technique from South China University of Technology in 2014. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2018 and then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the same department. Prior to joining PolyU in 2021, he served as a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST.

Dr Wu’s research interests are in the broad area of electrochemical energy storage and conversion technologies, especially flow batteries, metal-air batteries, aqueous zinc batteries and solid-state lithium batteries. He focuses on understanding the coupled heat/mass/ion transfer and electrochemical reactions phenomena to create innovative solutions to develop safer, more efficient, more powerful and durable batteries for a sustainable future.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and Technique, South China University of Technology

External positions

Research Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

1 Sept 202030 Dec 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

5 Oct 201831 Aug 2020


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