Haotian Wang, William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and of materials science and nanoengineering, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1.
Wang, who joined the Rice faculty in 2018, earned his Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University in 2016. Before coming to Rice, Wang was a fellow of the Rowland Institute at Harvard. His research focuses on renewable energy technologies, including novel electrocatalysts for carbon dioxide reduction and CO2 thermal hydrogenation catalysis.
He 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. His research group works on developing new nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications including energy storage, chemical/fuel generation and water treatment.