Principal Investigator

Sihong Wang

Sihong Wang

Assistant Professor

Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
The University of Chicago
5640 South Ellis Avenue, ERC 385
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Phone: 773-834-2630
Email: sihongwang@uchicago.edu

EDUCATION:
2015-2018     Postdoc, Chemical Engineering                      Stanford University
2009-2014     Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering    Georgia Institute of Technology
2009-2014     Minor: Electrical Engineering
2005-2009     B.S., Materials Science and Engineering        Tsinghua University

HONORS:
2023    ACS Polymeric Material Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator Award
2023    Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM)
2022    NSF CAREER Award
2022    Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics
2022    NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
2022    Advanced Materials Rising Star Award
2021    iCANX Young Scientist Award
2021    Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics
2021    Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award
2020    Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics
2020    MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR35, Global List)
2017    Material Research Society Postdoc Travel Award
2014    Material Research Society Graduate Student Award
2014    Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad
2014    Certificate of Merit for the oral presentation at 247th ACS National Meeting
2013    Poster Competition Award in Southeast Regional Energy Symposium
2013    1st Place in the Poster Competition of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech
2012    Self-charging power cell selected as the Top 10 Breakthroughs in Physics Science for 2012 by Physics World

**Openings available for postdocs and graduate students. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Please send your CV to Prof. Wang.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Tianda Fu

Dr. Tianda Fu

Email: tiandafu@uchicago.edu
Ph.D.: Electrical and Computer Engr., UMass Amherst
Adviser: Prof. Jun Yao

Year joined the group: 2024

Dr. Songsong Li

Dr. Songsong Li

Email: song2li@uchicago.edu
Ph.D.: Materials Sci. & Engr., UIUC
Adviser: Prof. Charles Schroeder

Year joined the group: 2021

Dr. Ruizhe Yang

Dr. Ruizhe Yang

Email: yangr@uchicago.edu
Ph.D.: Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Adviser: Prof. Jun Liu

Year joined the group: 2023

Graduate Students

Yahao Dai

Yahao Dai

Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering

Email: yahao@uchicago.edu
B.S.: Polymer Sci. & Engr., Zhejiang University

Year entered the group: 2018

Yang Li

Yang Li

Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering

Email: yli93@uchicago.edu
M.S.: Mechanical Engineering, UCSD

Year entered the group: 2019

Cheng Zhang

Cheng Zhang

(Co-advised with Prof. Juan de Pablo)
Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering

Email: chengzhang4@uchicago.edu
B.S.: Polymer Sci. & Engr., Zhejiang University

Year entered the group: 2019

Sean Lee

Sean Lee

(Co-advised with Prof. Stuart Rowan)
Ph.D. student in Chemistry

Email: seanl33@uchicago.edu
B.S.: Chemistry, University of Virginia

Year entered the group: 2020

Shinya Wai

Shinya Wai

(Co-advised with Prof. Matthew Tirrell)
Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering

Email: slwai@uchicago.edu
B.S.: NanoEngineering, UCSD

Year entered the group: 2020

Naisong Shan

Naisong Shan

(Co-advised with Prof. Paul Nealey)
Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering

Email: naisong@uchicago.edu
B.S.: Chemistry & Materials Sci. & Engr., UIUC

Year entered the group: 2021

Max Weires

Max Weires

Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering

Email: mweires@uchicago.edu
B.S.: Nanoscale Engr., SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Year entered the group: 2022

Sean Sutyak

Sean Sutyak

Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering

Email: ssutyak@uchicago.edu
B.S.: Materials Sci. & Engr., UIUC

Year entered the group: 2022

Zhichang Liu

Zhichang Liu

Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering

Email: zhichang@uchicago.edu
B.S.: Chemistry, Nanjing University

Year entered the group: 2023

 Zhiming Zhang

Zhiming Zhang

Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering

Email: zhimingz@uchicago.edu
M.S.: Polymer Sci. & Engr., Zhejiang University

Year entered the group: 2023

Jin Wang

Jin Wang

(Co-advised with Prof. Jeffrey Hubbell)
Ph.D. student in Molecular Engineering

Email: jinjinw629@uchicago.edu
M.S.: Materials Sci. & Engr., Northwestern University

Year entered the group: 2023

Visiting Students

Jisu Kim

Jisu Kim

Ph.D. student from Seoul National University, South Korea

Email: gracekim980@uchicago.edu
B.S.: Chemical Engineering, Chung-Ang University

Year entered the group: 2024

Undergraduate Students

 Rithvik Papani

Rithvik Papani

Email: rpapani@uchicago.edu
Class: 2024
Major: Physics

Year entered the group: 2021

Ryan Yetishefsky

Ryan Yetishefsky

Email: ryetishefsky@uchicago.edu
Class: 2024
Major: Molecular Engineering

Year entered the group: 2022

Glingna Wang

Glingna Wang

Email: glingnawang@uchicago.edu
Class: 2025
Major: Physics, Molecular Engineering, CS

Year entered the group: 2022

Zara Suran

Zara Suran

Email: zsuran@uchicago.edu
Class: 2027
Major: Molecular Engineering

Year entered the group: 2024