Jane Wang (wangj467@uchicago.edu)

Graduate Student

Jane Wang is a first-year Ph.D. student in Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, majoring in material science engineering. She comes from China, and has gained her bachelor's degree in chemistry at Sun Yat-Sen University in 2020. When she was an undergraduate, she has engaged in the researches of developing novel energy storage and conversion devices like zinc ion batteries. In the fall of 2020, she became a new member of Uchicago and later joined Prof. Chen’s research group. She is interested in the printable lithium-ion batteries using bio-based inks.


Research topics

Materials Systems for Sustainability and Health

Current Research

Apply bio-based inks to the printable lithium-ion batteries with high stability and ultra-long cycling lifespan.



H. Zhang, J. Wang, Q. Liu, W. He, Z. Lai, X. Zhang, M. Yu*, Y. Tong, X. Lu*. Extracting Oxygen Anions from ZnMn2O4: Robust Cathode for Flexible All-Solid-State Zn-Ion Batteries. Energy Storage Mater, 2019, 21, 154-161.


Y Liu, J Wang, Y Zeng*, J Liu, X Liu*, and Xihong Lu*. Interfacial Engineering Coupled Valence Tuning of MoO3 Cathode for High-Capacity and High-Rate Fiber-Shaped Zinc-Ion Batteries. Small, 2020, 16, 1907458.


Y. Lu, J. Wang, L. Zhou, S. Zeng, D. Zheng*, W. Xu, J. Liu, Y. Zeng*, X. Lu*. Ultrathin Defect-Rich Co3O4 Nanosheets Cathode for High-Energy and Durable Aqueous Zn-Based Battery. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 21678-21683.


H. Zhang, Q. Liu, J. Wang, K. Chen, D. Xue, J. Liu*, X. Lu*. Boosting Zn-ion Storage Capability of Birnessite Manganese Oxide Nanoflorets by La3+ Intercalation. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 22079-22083.


L. Meng, D. Lin*, J. Wang, Y. Zeng, Y. Liu, and X. Lu*. Electrochemically Activated Nickel-Carbon Composite as Ultrastable Cathodes for Rechargeable Nickel-Zinc Batteries. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11, 14854-14861.