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Wenming Hao

Wenming Hao

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Member since January 2016

2007      B.Eng. Bioengineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

2010      M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

2014       Ph.D. Material Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden


Wenming Hao
Wenming Hao was born in Xinzhou, Shanxi, China. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Wenming received his B.Eng. in Bioengineering and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Taiyuan University of Technology, China. During his Master study in China, he was working on synthesize and characterization of novel mesoporous zeolietes, and its applications in separation and catalysis. In 2010, Wenming moved to Stockholm University, Sweden, for PhD study, and received his PhD degree in Material Chemistry in 2014. At Stockholm, he was working on making porous activated carbons from hydrothermally treated biomass for gas separation and water treatment. After his PhD study, Wenming continued his research as a postdoctoral researcher at the Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, working on porous activated carbons from hydrothermally carbonized sugar as electrodes for energy storage in supercapacitors. In 2016, Wenming joined in Dr. McCutcheon’s group, working on activated carbon nanofiber from electrospun nanofiber for water treatment. Wenming is a sports lover, he plays basketball, soccer, badminton, … , anything that is rolling.

Wenming Hao’s research interests are in developing new porous materials including carbon-based materials, zeolites, porous polymers, with applications in separation, water treatment, catalysis and energy storage. His current research is on developing novel approaches of fabricating activated carbon nanofiber nonwoven by optimizing the process of electrospinning of polymer nanofibers, carbonization and activation of carbon nanofibers, with the aim of improving its mechanical property, textural property, and its performance as an adsorbent in water treatment. Now, he is focusing on separating organic molecules such as dye molecules and Bisphenol A, using the activated carbon nanofibers.