Department of Chemistry

Xavier University of Louisiana

Zhe Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Telephone Number: 504-520-5081
Room Number: NCF Room 301C
Email Address:
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 and energy conversion application. From 2007-2009 Dr. Wang served as a postdoctoral fellow at University of California Los Angeles which he worked with multifunctional nanomaterial electrochemistry and engineering. 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 40 papers in peer reviewed journals.

Research Interest

Dr. Zhe Wang’s studies focus on interfacial phenomena, particularly on the molecular reactions at the electrode/liquid/gas interface. 1 Design and fabricate the functional surfaces for bio-recognition and early cancer detection. 2 study the relationship of interfacial structure and catalytic properties in ionic liquid system for sensor and energy conversion application

  1. Study of small molecules interface behavior and electrochemistry reaction
  2. Sensor array system and detection integration
  3. High sensitive and selective sensor for bio-interface and reaction.
Current Grant Support

Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium

Recent Publications
  1. Journal papers

    1. 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.
    2. 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), pp 13466–13473
    3. 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 Chemistry2016, 88 (3), pp 1959–1964
    4. 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
    5. 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), pp 1004–1012
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. Henry A. Colorado, Zhe Wang, Jenn-Ming Yang, Inorganic phosphate cement fabricated with wollastonite, barium titanate, and phosphoric acid, Cement and Concrete Composites,2015, 62, 13–21.
    9. 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, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00839A
    10. 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
    11. 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.
    12. 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  Bioelectronics2013, 46, 15, 183-189.
    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. 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.


    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. 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.
    2. 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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