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Gangli Wang

Associate Professor

B.S. (1996), Peking University, Beijing, China
M.S.(1999), Peking University, Beijing, China
Ph.D.(2004), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill


Electrochemistry, nanomaterials, nanotechnology, sensors, energy storage and conversion, water desalination.


The main research thrust in GWang’s group is nanoelectrochemistry. We thrive to gain fundamental insights for better biomedical and energy applications. Electrochemistry is an interfacial science that studies charge transport behaviors. We study two types of charge behaviors at nanoscale interfaces: electron activities in noble metal clusters with few nanometer dimension; and ion transport (inorganic ions, metal clusters as nanomolecules, proteins and biomacromolecular complexes) at substrate-solution interfaces.


Recent publications (RED indicates the trainees started as undergraduate students):
Wang, D.; Brown, W.; Li, Y.; Kvetny, M.; Liu, J.; Wang, G.* Correlating Non-zero Crossing in Pinched Hysteresis Current-potential Curves with Nanogeometry and Surface Factors in Single Conical Nanopores Anal. Chem.,2017, 89 (21), 11811-11817.
Wang, T.; Padelford, J. W.; Ma, H.; Gubitosi-Raspino, M. F.; Wang, G.* Near IR Electrochemiluminescence from Au Nanoclusters Enhanced by EDTA and Modulated by Ions ChemElectroChem, 2017, 4, 1697-1701 (Invited, Special Issue, selected as back cover highlight)
Wang, T.; Wang, D., Padelford, J. W., Jie Jiang, Wang, G.* Near Infrared Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence from Aqueous Soluble Lipoic Acid Au Nanoclusters J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (20), 6380–6383 (selected as JACS spotlight)
Wang, T.; Viennois, E., Merlin, D.; and Wang, G. One-step Label-free Detection of miRNAs on Microelectrode Sensors with Enzymeless Electrochemical Signal Amplification Anal. Chem., 2015, 87 (16), 8173–8180

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