Department of Chemistry

Xavier University of Louisiana
Zhe Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Chemistry Department
Xavier University of Louisiana

Telephone Number: 504-520-5081
Room Number: NCF Room 301F
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Short Professional Biography

Dr. Wang earned a B.S. in chemistry in 2001, and received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 2007 at the Lanzhou University. He worked on the nano-electrochemistry for small molecule conversion. From 2007-2009, Dr. Wang served as a postdoctoral fellow at University of California Los Angeles, where he worked on the multifunctional nanomaterial for advance engineering and electrochemistry project. Before he join Xavier University of Louisiana in 2014, Dr. Wang held a research associate position at Oakland University from 2009-2014, to study ionic liquid electrochemistry and bioelectrochemistry for sensor and biosensor array system. Dr. Wang has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Research Interest

Dr. Zhe Wang’s studies focus on the interfacial material and phenomena, particularly on the molecular reactions at the electrode/liquid/gas interface.

  • Study of small molecules electrochemical synthesis and conversion derived in the ionic liquid.
  • Using the predictable and tunable bio-interface in order to design a highly specified small molecule and biomarker quantification for in vivo and in vitro testing.
  • Sensor array system and detection integration.
Current Grant Support

NSF (HRD-1700429)
Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium

Selected Publications (more than 50 publications)

Journal papers

  1. Yan ZhangZhongyuan HuangLetao WangChunming WangChangde ZhangTomas WieseGuangdi WangKevin Riley, and Zhe Wang, Point-of-Care Determination of Acetaminophen Levels with Multi-Hydrogen Bond Manipulated Single-Molecule Recognition (eMuHSiR), Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 90 (7), 4733–4740.
  2. Yongtao Tan, Ying Liu, Jonathan Walton , Zhenhua Tang, Zhe Wang, Lingbin Kong, Long Kang, Zhen Liu, Fen Ran, Concise N-doped Carbon Nanosheets/Vanadium Nitride Nanoparticles Materials via Intercalative Polymerization for Supercapacitors, Scientific Reports, 2018,8, 2915.
  3. Zhen Liu, Zhe Wang, Design and synthesis study of the thermo-sensitive copolymer carrier of penicillin Gacylase, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Just accepted.
  4. Liang Xu, Zhe Wang, Xu Chen, Zongkai Qu, Feng Li, Wensheng Yang, Ultrathin layered double hydroxide nanosheets with Ni(III) active species obtained by exfoliation for highly efficient ethanol electrooxidation, Electrochimica Acta, 2017, 260, 898-904.
  5. Zhen Liu, Zhongyuan Huang, Feifei Cheng, Zhanhu Guo, Guangdi Wang, Xu Chen and Zhe Wang, Efficient Dual-Site Carbon Monoxide Electro-Catalysts via Interfacial Nano-Engineering, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 33127.
  6. Zhe Wang, Anil Kumar, Michael Sevilla, and Xiangqun Zeng, Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane to Methyl Radical in NTf2‑Based Ionic Liquids, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, 120 (25), 13466–13473.
  7. Zhe Wang, Min Guo, Xiaoyi Mu, Soumyo Sen , Thomas Insley, Andrew J. Mason, Petr Kral, and Xiangqun Zeng, Highly sensitive capacitive gas sensing at ionic liquid–electrode interfaces, Analytical Chemistry 2016, 88 (3), 1959–1964.
  8. Jiangnan Huang, Yonghai Cao, Zhongyuan Huang, Samantha A. Imbraguglio, Zhe Wang, Xiangfang Peng and Zhanhu Guo, Comparatively Thermal and Crystalline Study of Poly(methyl-methacrylate)/Polyacrylonitrile Hybrids: Core–Shell Hollow Fibers, Porous Fibers, and Thin Films, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600172.
  9. Yongan Tang, Zhe Wang, Xiaowei Chi, Michael D. Sevilla, and Xiangqun Zeng, In situ generated platinum catalyst for methanol oxidation via electrochemical oxidation of bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide anion in ionic liquids at anaerobic condition, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015 120 (2), 1004–1012.
  10. Yiran Wang, Qingliang He, Huige Wei, Jiang Guo, Keqiang Ding, Qiang Wang, Zhe Wang, Suying Wei, Zhanhu Guo, Optimal Electrocatalytic Pd/MWNTs Nanocatalysts toward Formic Acid Oxidation. Electrochimica Acta, 2015, 184, 452-465.
  11. Salem Aqeel,   Zhe Wang,   Lisa Than,   Sreenivasulu Gollapudi and   Xiangqun Zeng, Poly (vinylidene fluoride) / Poly (acrylonitrile)-based Superior Hydrophobic Piezoelectric Solid Derived by Aligned Carbon Nanotube in Electrospinning: Fabrication, the Phase Conversion and Surface Energy, RSC Advance, 2015,5, 76383-76391.
  12. Zhe Wang,   Min Guo,   Gary A. Baker,   Joseph R. Stetter,   Lu Lin,   Andrew J. Masond and Xiangqun Zeng, Methane–oxygen electrochemical coupling in an ionic liquid: a robust sensor for simultaneous quantification. Analyst, 2014,139, 5140-5147.
  13. Zhe Wang, Xiangqun Zeng Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide [NTf2]-based ionic liquids  for  facile  methane  electro-oxidation  on  Pt,  Journal  of  Electrochemical. Society. 2013, 160, 9, H604-H611.
  14. Zhe Wang, Xiaoyi Mu, Min Guo, Yue Huang, Andrew J. Mason, Xiangqun Zeng, Methane Recognition and Quantification by Differential Capacitance at the Hydrophobic Ionic Liquid–Electrified Metal Electrode Interface, Journal of Electrochemical Society. 2013 160, 6, B83-B89.
  15. Zhe Wang,  Chunyan  Sun,  Giri  Vegesna,  Haiying  Liu,  Yang  Liu,  Jinghong  Li, Xiangqun Zeng, Glycosylated Aniline Polymer Sensor: Amine to Imine Conversion on  Protein-carbohydrate  Binding,  Biosensors  and  Bioelectronics  2013, 46, 15, 183-189.
  16. Zhe Wang, Peiling Lin, Gary A. Baker, Joseph Stetter, and Xiangqun Zeng, Ionic Liquids as electrolytes for the development of a robust amperometric oxygen sensor, Analytical Chemistry 2011, 83, 18, 7066–7073.
  17. Abdul Rehman, Andrew Hamilton, Alfred Chung, Gary A. Baker, Zhe Wang, and Xiangqun Zeng, Differential solute gas response in ionic liquid based QCM arrays: elucidating design factors responsible for discriminative explosive gas sensing, Analytical chemistry 2011, 83, 20, 7823–7833.
  18. Pallavi Mavinakuli, Suying Wei, Qiang Wang, Amar B. Karki, Sanjay Dhage, Zhe Wang, David P. Young and Zhanhu Guo, Polypyrrole/Silicon carbide nanocomposites with tunable electrical conductivity, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2010, 114, 9, 3874–3882.


  1. Xiangqun Zeng, Zhe Wang, Aerobic oxidation of alkanes USA Patent US9150971 B2, Oct 6, 2015.
  2. Xiangqun Zeng, Zhe Wang, Simultaneously quantifying an alkane and oxygen using a single sensor USA Patent US20140197045 A1, Jul 17, 2014.

Book Chapters

  1. Zhongyuang Huang, Junbo Zhao, Haixiang Song, Yafei Kuang and Zhe Wang, Nanostructured Catalyst for Small Molecule Conversion “Multifunctional Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications” John Wily (2017) ISBN: 9783527342136.
  2. Xiangqun Zeng, Zhe Wang, Abdul Rehman “Electrode-Electrolyte Interfacial Processes in Ionic Liquids and Sensor Applications”, Electrochemistry in Ionic Liquids: Volume 1: Fundamentals. 2015:2.
  3. Zhe Wang, Palladium nanostructure for fuel cell system, Palladium: Compounds, Production    and    Applications,    Nova    Science    Publishers,    NY,    USA,    ISBN: 978-1-61122-084-1, 2011 1st quarter.

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