Sihong Wang’s research focuses on the development of biomimetic polymer electronics and bio-energy harvesting for biomedical application.
Prior to joining the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago in 2018, Wang was a postdoctoral fellow in chemical engineering at Stanford University from 2015 to 2018. He received his PhD in materials science and engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014, and his BS in materials science and engineering at Tsinghua University in 2009.
Prof. Wang has published 58 peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals including Nature, Science, Nature Materials, Nature Electronics, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Advanced Materials, Energy & Environmental Science, etc., with >12,000 citations to his work and a Google Scholar H-index of 52. Wang is also a named inventor on 5 US patents.
Wang was named to MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR35) Global List in 2020. He was also awarded the Material Research Society Postdoc Travel Award, Material Research Society Graduate Student Award, Material Research Society Best Poster Award Nominee, Certificate of Merit for the oral presentation at ACS National Meeting, etc. His first-authored invention of “self-charging power cells” was selected as the one of the Top 10 Breakthroughs in Physics Science for the year of 2012, by the Institute of Physics magazine Physics World.