Bo WANGAssociate Professor

Major research directions include semi-artificial photosynthesis and microbial living functional materials.

Bo Wang is an associate professor in Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also a Principal Investigator of the Semi-Artificial Photosynthetic Cell Foundries Laboratory, Center for Synthetic Biochemistry. Dr. Wang received his Master’s degree in Tsinghua University, and Ph.D. in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was also a Postdoc fellow in Department of Chemistry in CUHK before joining the faculty at SIAT. His works were published in Energy Environ. Sci., Adv. Energy Mater., Nano Energy, Nanoscale, J. Mater. Chem. A, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. and other influential journals. Major research directions include semi-artificial photosynthesis, microbial living functional materials, environmental remediation and photoelectrochemical energy conversion.



Publications/Patents (recent)

Bo Wang#, Kemeng Xiao#, Zhifeng Jiang, Jianfang Wang*, Jimmy Chai-mei Yu*, Po Keung Wong*. Biohybrid photoheterotrophic metabolism for significant enhancement of biological nitrogen fixation in pure microbial cultures. Energy & Environmental Science. 2019, 12, 2185-2191.

Bo Wang, Cuiping Zeng, Ka Him Chu, Dan Wu, Ho Yin Yip, Liqun Ye*, Po Keung Wong*. Enhanced biological hydrogen production from Escherichia coli with surface precipitated cadmium sulfide nanoparticles. Advanced Energy Materials. 2017, 7, 1700611.

Bo Wang#, Zhifeng Jiang#, Jimmy Chai-mei Yu*, Jianfang Wang*, Po Keung Wong*. Enhanced CO2 reduction and valuable C2+ chemical production by a CdS-Photosynthetic hybrid system. Nanoscale. 2019, 11, 9296-9301.

Bo Wang, Zhifeng Jiang*, Jimmy Chai-mei Yu*. Treated rape pollen: a metal-free visible-light-driven photocatalyst from nature for efficient water disinfection. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2019, 7, 9335-9344.

Bo Wang, Dan Wu, Ka Him Chu, Liqun Ye, Ho Yin Yip, Zhonghua Cai, Po Keung Wong*. Removal of harmful alga, Chattonella marina, by recyclable natural magnetic sphalerite. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2017, 324, 498-506.

Zhifeng Jiang#, Bo Wang#, Jimmy Chai-mei Yu, Jianfang Wang, Taicheng An, Huijun Zhao, Huaming Li, Shouqi Yuan, Po Keung Wong*. AglnS2/In2S3 heterostructure sensitization of Escherichia coli for sustainable hydrogen production. Nano Energy. 2018, 46, 234-240.

Zhifeng Jiang#, Bo Wang#, Yan Li#, Ho Shing Chan, Hongli Sun, Tianqi Wang, Huaming Li, Shouqi Yuan, Micheal K.H. Leung, Anhuai Lu*, Po Keung Wong*. Solar-light-driven rapid water disinfection by ultrathin magnesium titanate/carbon nitride hybrid photocatalyst: band structure analysis and role of reactive oxygen species. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2019, 257, 117898.