Haotian Wang named associate editor of Nano Letters

Rice engineer to cover electrochemistry, electrocatalysis content for prestigious journal

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Haotian Wang, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice, has been named an associate editor of Nano Letters, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society.

Since its first issue was published in 2001, Nano Letters has been recognized as one of the most prestigious journals reporting research discoveries in the field of nanotechnology.

“My job will be to cover the manuscripts in the areas of electrochemistry and electrocatalysis. I will also be promoting the journal's outreach and impact to the younger generation of scientists and engineers in the field, organizing workshops and reviewing seed grant proposals,” Wang said.

His research focuses on renewable energy technologies, including novel electrocatalysts and electrolyzers for carbon capture, carbon utilization, and green chemicals and fuels generation. Wang holds joint positions in materials science and nanoengineering, and chemistry.

He joined the Rice faculty in 2019 after earning his Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University in 2016 and working as a Rowland Fellow at Harvard. Wang was named a 2021 Sloan Fellow, 2020 Packard Fellow, 2019 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Azrieli Global Scholar and a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient.