Ge Wang

Ge Wang

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Biography

Ge graduated BSc in Materials Science and Engineering (2011) from the Shandong University (China) and MSc in Advanced Engineering Materials (2012) from the University of Manchester. Then he obtained his PhD in Electroceramics (2016) from the University of Manchester, followed by a 7-month industrial internship in a university spin-out company, Ionix Advanced Technologies, as a ceramic engineer. He joined the Functional Materials and Devices group at the University of Sheffield as a Research Associate in 2017 and recently was awarded Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fellowships at the Department of Materials, University of Manchester. His planned research at Manchester sits between the Department of Materials and Henry Royce institute focusing on developing sustainable materials and manufacturing next-generation of energy storage devices, including energy-density multilayer ceramic capacitors, all solid-state battery and energy harvesting devices.

Research interests

I am currently the Deputy research lead for Nano and Functional Materials. My research is focused on development (synthesis and characterisation) of high-performance functional ceramics, including piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, relaxors, energy density dielectrics, microwave dielectrics, ionic conductors, all Li/Na solid-state electrolytes and high entropy perovskite oxides, using skillset ranging from crystal chemistry and crystallography to advanced processing of ceramics and prototype devices.

For materials innovation, I have employed a combination of 'in-situ' poling synchrotron x-ray diffraction and total scattering methods to underpin the origin of high performance piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics and dielectrics, providing new insights of optimisation strategies to guide future research. Besides, I have also expressed extensive interests in exploring and validating sustainable thick-film fabrication techniques for transferring functional materials into device prototypes, such as multilayer ceramic capacitors, multilayer actuators, fuel cell and solid-state battery.

Current research projects are concerned with lead-free piezoelectric ceramics, high energy-density dielectrics, multilayer ceramic capacitors and all Li/Na solid-state battery.

Students who wish to join my group for PhD programs at University of Manchester please send a cover letter expressing their research interest, along with an academic CV and transcript to ge.wang@manchester.ac.uk. Funded PhD studentships are available in the departmental CDT/DTA studentships, University of Manchester-CSC joint scholarship, Presidential/Dean's scholarships and other international scholarships.

PhD, postdoc, visiting students (6-24 months) and visiting scholar (12-24 months) candidates are welcome to contact me and discuss the possibility of joining my group and carrying out research activities at University of Manchester.

National and international academic/industrial research collaborations on above research areas are welcome to contact me via ge.wang@manchester.ac.uk.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Journal of Advanced Dielectrics (JAD) Early Career Editorial Board

Professional Member (MIMMM) of IOM3 

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Phase switching behaviour in lead-free electroceramics, The University of Manchester

1 Oct 201218 Nov 2016

Award Date: 30 Nov 2016

Master in Science, The University of Manchester

16 Sept 201120 Dec 2012

Award Date: 20 Dec 2012

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