Washington State University

Yu (Will) Wang - Assistant Research Professor

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Yu (Will) Wang - Assistant Research Professor

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Yu (Will) Wang

Contact Information:

office Paccar (PETB) 158
telephone 509 339 5483
e-mail yu.wang3@wsu.edu
Postal mail Yu (Will) Wang
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920

Joined MME in Fall 2015;
Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, Washington State University, 2015

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental and application studies of functional polymeric nanocomposites
  • Polymeric energy materials: gum-like electrolyte, electrode matrix, binders, advanced solid ion-conductors
  • Bio-based or bio-inspired polymeric nanocomposites
  • Structural control in energy storage devices: eg. Sulfur cathode, Lithium metal and Silicon anode
  • Materials processing and nanofabrication

Recent Publications:

  • X Fu, Y Jewel, Y Wang*, J Liu*, WH Zhong*, Decoupled Ion Transport in a Protein-Based Solid Ion Conductor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2016, 7, 4304. (Spotlighted by JPC Letters)
  • H Souzandeh, KS Johnson, Y Wang*, K Bhamidipaty, WH Zhong*, Soy-Protein-Based Nanofabrics for Highly Efficient and Multifunctional Air Filtration, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 20023.
  • H Souzandeh, Y Wang*, K Bhamidipatya, WH Zhong*, "Green" Nano-Filters: Fine Nanofibers of Natural Protein for High Efficiency Filtration of Particulate Pollutants and Toxic Gases, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 105948.
  • X. Wang, X. Fu, Y. Wang*, W. Zhong*, A Protein-Reinforced Adhesive Composite Electrolyte. Polymer, 2016, 106, 43.
  • Y Wang*, A Gozen, L Chen and WH Zhong*, Gum-Like Nanocomposites as Conformable, Conductive and Adhesive Electrode Matrix for Energy Storage Devices, Advanced Energy Materials, 2016, In press.
  • Y Wang* and WH Zhong*, Nanomaterials and Nanostructures for Regulating Ions and Electron Transport in Advanced Energy Storage Devices, Invited Book Chapter, 2016, In press.
  • Y. Wang*, L. Chen, L. Scudiero, W. H. Zhong*, The beauty of frost: nano-sulfur assembly via low pressure vapour deposition. Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 15967.
  • Y. Wang, W.-H. Zhong, T. Schiff, A. Eyler, B. Li, A Particle-Controlled, High-Performance, Gum-Like Electrolyte for Safe and Flexible Energy Storage Devices. Advanced Energy Materials, 2015, 5, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201400463

Publications listed at Google Scholar:

39 Titles in date order
List format:
 Title (Link to document)
 Authors
 Source Publication
Cited by Year
Seeding Nanoparticles for Hierarchical Self-Assembly
Y Wang, L Chen, K Zhong
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 2017
  2017
Frontispiece: Gum-Like Nanocomposites as Conformable, Conductive, and Adhesive Electrode Matrix for Energy Storage Devices
Y Wang*, A Gozen, L Chen, WH Zhong*
Advanced Energy Materials , 2016
1 * 2016
A protein-reinforced adhesive composite electrolyte
X Wang, X Fu, Y Wang*, W Zhong*
Polymer 106, 43-52 , 2016
  2016
“Green” nano-filters: fine nanofibers of natural protein for high efficiency filtration of particulate pollutants and toxic gases
H Souzandeh, Y Wang*, WH Zhong*
RSC Advances 6, 105948–105956 , 2016
  2016
Spotlighted by JPC Letters: Decoupled Ion Transport in a Protein-Based Solid Ion Conductor
X Fu, Y Jewel, Y Wang*, J Liu*, WH Zhong*
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7, 4304-4310 , 2016
2 2016
Soy-Protein-Based Nanofabrics for Highly Efficient and Multifunctional Air Filtration
H Souzandeh, KS Johnson, Y Wang*, K Bhamidipaty, WH Zhong*
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 8, 20023 , 2016
6 2016
Facilitating protein denaturation in organic solvent and the contribution to the promoting dispersion of graphite nanoplatelets in a polymer.
T Liu, Y Wang, A Eyler, YC Chang, WH Zhong
Express Polymer Letters 9 (8) , 2015
2 2015
Ion-induced effective control of morphologies of soy protein biocomposites
A Eyler, Y Wang, T Liu, B Li, WH Zhong
Journal of Materials Science 50 (7), 2691-2699 , 2015
3 2015
Development of Electrolytes towards Achieving Safe and High‐Performance Energy‐Storage Devices: A Review
Y Wang, WH Zhong
ChemElectroChem 2 (1), 22-36 , 2015
43 2015
A Particle‐Controlled, High‐Performance, Gum‐Like Electrolyte for Safe and Flexible Energy Storage Devices
Y Wang, WH Zhong, T Schiff, A Eyler, B Li
Advanced Energy Materials 5 (2) , 2015
9 2015
The beauty of frost: nano-sulfur assembly via low pressure vapour deposition
Y Wang*, L Chen, L Scudiero, WH Zhong*
Chemical Communications 51 (88), 15967-15970 , 2015
3 2015
Synergistic effects of hybrid graphitic nanofillers on simultaneously enhanced wear and mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites
T Liu, Y Wang, A Eyler, WH Zhong
European Polymer Journal 55, 210-221 , 2014
4 2014
Blossoming of nanosheet structures via a disturbed self-assembly
Y Wang, WHK Zhong, J Ji, A Eyler
Nano letters 14 (6), 3474-3480 , 2014
2 2014
Controlled Li+ conduction pathway to achieve enhanced ionic conductivity in polymer electrolytes
Y Wang, B Li, J Ji, WH Zhong
Journal of Power Sources 247, 452-459 , 2014
16 2014
Evaluation of hydrophobic polyurethane foam as sorbent material for oil spill recovery
HD Liu, Y Wang, MB Yang, Q He*
Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A 51 (1), 88-100 , 2014
5 2014
Synergistic effect of stereocomplex crystals and shear flow on the crystallization rate of poly (L-lactic acid): A rheological study
XF Wei, RY Bao, L Gu, Y Wang, K Ke, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang, T Zhou, ...
RSC Advances 4 (6), 2733-2742 , 2014
11 2014
Segregated polymeric nanocomposites with tunable three-dimensional network of nanoparticles by controlling the dispersion and distribution
B Geng, Y Wang, B Li, WH Zhong
RSC Advances 4 (94), 51872-51877 , 2014
2 2014
A Gum‐Like Electrolyte: Safety of a Solid, Performance of a Liquid
Y Wang, B Li, J Ji, A Eyler, WH Zhong
Advanced Energy Materials 3 (12), 1557-1562 , 2013
7 2013
A novel hierarchical crystalline structure of injection-molded bars of linear polymer: co-existence of bending and normal shish–kebab structure
L Wang, JH Wang, B Yang, Y Wang, QP Zhang, MB Yang, JM Feng
Colloid and Polymer Science 291 (6), 1503-1511 , 2013
5 2013
Evolution of agglomerate structure of carbon nanotubes in multi-walled carbon nanotubes/polymer composite melt: A rheo-electrical study
K Ke, Y Wang, Y Luo, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Composites Part B: Engineering 43 (8), 3281-3287 , 2012
18 2012
Gelation of attractive particles in polymer melt
S Huang, Z Liu, C Yin, Y Gao, Y Wang, M Yang
Polymer 53 (19), 4293-4299 , 2012
9 2012
Melt viscoelasticity, electrical conductivity, and crystallization of PVDF/MWCNT composites: effect of the dispersion of MWCNTs
K Ke, Y Wang, K Zhang, Y Luo, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 125 (S1) , 2012
19 2012
Crystallization, rheological behavior and mechanical properties of poly (vinylidene fluoride) composites containing graphitic fillers: a comparative study
J Cao, Y Wang, K Ke, Y Luo, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Polymer International 61 (6), 1031-1040 , 2012
11 2012
Control of morphology and properties by the selective distribution of nano-silica particles with different surface characteristics in PA6/ABS blends
XQ Liu, Y Wang, W Yang, ZY Liu, Y Luo, BH Xie, MB Yang
Journal of Materials Science 47 (11), 4620-4631 , 2012
23 2012
A comparison of melt and solution mixing on the dispersion of carbon nanotubes in a poly (vinylidene fluoride) matrix
K Ke, Y Wang, XQ Liu, J Cao, Y Luo, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Composites Part B: Engineering 43 (3), 1425-1432 , 2012
35 2012
Morphologies of injection molded isotactic polypropylene/ultra high molecular weight polyethylene blends
Y An, L Gu, Y Wang, YM Li, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Materials & Design 35, 633-639 , 2012
24 2012
Crystallization and reinforcement of poly (vinylidene fluoride) nanocomposites: Role of high molecular weight resin and carbon nanotubes
K Ke, Y Wang, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Polymer Testing 31 (1), 117-126 , 2012
28 2012
Dynamic electrical and rheological percolation in isotactic poly (propylene)/carbon black composites
S Huang, Z Liu, C Yin, Y Wang, Y Gao, C Chen, M Yang
Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 297 (1), 51-59 , 2012
22 2012
Structure of fumed silica gels in dodecane: enhanced network by oscillatory shear
XJ Wu, Y Wang, M Wang, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Colloid and Polymer Science 290 (2), 151-161 , 2012
7 2012
A rheological study on temperature dependent microstructural changes of fumed silica gels in dodecane
XJ Wu, Y Wang, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang, W Dan
Soft Matter 8 (40), 10457-10463 , 2012
18 2012
A thermal method for quantitatively determinating the content of short chain branching in ethylene/α-olefin copolymers
YM Zhai, Y Wang, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry 110 (3), 1389-1394 , 2011
6 2011
A dynamic study on nonlinear viscoelastic behavior of isotactic polypropylene/carbon black composite melts
S Huang, Z Liu, C Yin, Y Wang, Y Gao, M Yang
Colloid and Polymer Science 289 (17-18), 1927-1931 , 2011
7 2011
Enhancement effect of filler network on isotactic polypropylene/carbon black composite melts
S Huang, Z Liu, C Yin, Y Wang, Y Gao, C Chen, M Yang
Colloid and Polymer Science 289 (15-16), 1673-1681 , 2011
18 2011
Interfacial interaction of polyvinylidene fluoride/multiwalled carbon nanotubes nanocomposites: A rheological study
R Wen, K Ke, Y Wang, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 121 (5), 3041-3046 , 2011
17 2011
Dynamic rheological behavior of HDPE/UHMWPE blends
YM Li, Y Wang, L Bai, HLZ Zhou, W Yang, MB Yang
Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B 50 (7), 1249-1259 , 2011
13 2011
Crystallization behavior of poly (vinylidene fluoride)/multi-walled carbon nanotubes nanocomposites
K Ke, R Wen, Y Wang, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Journal of materials science 46 (5), 1542-1550 , 2011
33 2011
Aggregate of nanoparticles: rheological and mechanical properties
Y Wang, X Wu, W Yang, Y Zhai, B Xie, M Yang
Nanoscale research letters 6 (1), 114 , 2011
22 2011
Hyperbranched poly (methyl methacrylate) s prepared by miniemulsion polymerization and their (non)-Newtonian flow behaviors
C Li, H Jiang, Y Wang, Y Wang
Polymer 52 (2), 376-382 , 2011
4 2011
Dynamic rheological behavior of copolymerized linear low-density polyethylenes: Effect of molecular weight and its distribution
YM Zhai, Y Wang, W Yang, BH Xie, MB Yang
Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B 48 (4), 844-855 , 2009
7 2009

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