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Sihong Wang

Sihong Wang

Graduate Student

Office: 276Y IPST Building
Telephone: N/A
Fax: 404-894-9140
Mailing Address: 276Y IPST Building
Georgia Institute of Technology
500 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Biosketch | Research Area | Publications | Highlights | Honors


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in progress (Expected Graduation: 05/2014)
  • Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2005-2009.

Research Area

  • Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials
  • Design, fabrication and test of nano-devices for mechanical energy harvesting
  • Hybridization of energy harvesting and energy storage
  • New generation of nanosensors


  1. Sihong Wang, Y.N. Xie, S.M. Niu, L. Lin, Z.L. Wang “Freestanding-triboelectric-layer based nanogenerators for harvesting energy from a moving object or human motion in contact and non-contact modes” Adv. Mater. In press.
  2. Sihong Wang, Z.–H. Lin, S.M. Niu, L. Lin, Y.N. Xie, K.C. Pradel, Z.L. Wang “Motion charged battery as sustainable flexible-power-unit” ACS Nano, 7 (2013) 11263-11271.
  3. S.M. Niu‡, Sihong Wang‡, L. Lin, Y. Liu, Y.S. Zhou, Y.F. Hu, Z.L. Wang “Theoretical Study of the Contact-Mode Triboelectric Nanogenerators as Effective Power Source” Energy Environ. Sci. 6 (2013) 3576-3583.
  4. L. Lin‡, Y.N. Xie‡, Sihong Wang‡, W.Z. Wu, S.M. Niu, X.N. Wen, Z.L. Wang “Triboelectric active sensor array for self-powered static and dynamic pressure detection and tactile imaging” ACS Nano, 7 (2013) 8266-8274.
  5. S.M. Niu, Y. Liu, Sihong Wang, L. Lin, Y.S. Zhou, Y.F. Hu, Z.L. Wang “Theory of sliding-mode triboelectric nanogenerators” Adv. Mater., 25 (2013) 6184-6193.
  6. Y.N. Xie‡, Sihong Wang‡, L. Lin, Q.S. Jing, Z.-H. Lin, S.M. Niu, Z.Y. Wu, Z.L. Wang “Rotary Triboelectric Nanogenerator Based on a Hybridized Mechanism for Harvesting Wind Energy” ACS Nano, 7 (2013) 7119-7125.
  7. Z.-H. Lin, Y.N. Xie, Y. Yang, Sihong Wang, G. Zhu, Z.L. Wang “Enhanced Triboelectric nanogenerators and triboelectric nanosensor using chemically modified TiO2 nanomaterials” ACS Nano, 7 (2013) 4554-4560.
  8. L. Lin‡, Sihong Wang‡, Y.N. Xie, Q.S. Jing, S.M. Niu, Y.F. Hu, Z.L. Wang “Segmentally structured disk triboelectric nanogenerator for harvesting rotational mechanical energy” Nano Lett., 13 (2013) 2916-2923.
  9. Sihong Wang, L. Lin, Y.N. Xie, Q.S. Jing, S.M. Niu, Z.L. Wang “Sliding-triboelectric nanogenerator based on in-plane charge-separation mechanism” Nano Lett., 13 (2013) 2226-2233.
  10. S.M. Niu, Y.F. Hu, X.N. Wen, Y.S. Zhou, F. Zhang, L. Lin, Sihong Wang, Z.L. Wang “Enhanced performance of flexible ZnO nanowire based room-temperature oxygen sensors by piezotronic effect” Adv. Mater., 25 (2013) 3701-3706.
  11. L. Lin, Q.S. Jing, Y. Zhang, Y.F. Hu, Sihong Wang, Y. Bando, R.P.S. Han, Z.L. Wang “Elastic-spring-substrated nanogenerator as an active sensor for self-powered balanceEnergy Environ. Sci., 6 (2013) 1164–1169.
  12. Z.L. Wang, G. Zhu, Y. Yang, Sihong Wang, C.F. Pan “Progress in nanogenerators for portable electronicsMater. Today, 15 (2013) 532-543.
  13. J.W. Zhong, Q.Z. Zhong, F.R. Fan, Y. Zhang, Sihong Wang, B. Hu, Z.L. Wang, J. Zhou “Finger typing driven triboelectric nanogenerator and its use for instantaneously lighting up LEDs”. Nano Energy, 2 (2013) 491-497.
  14. Sihong Wang, L. Lin, Z.L. Wang “Nanoscale-triboelectric-effect enabled energy conversion for sustainably powering of portable electronics”, Nano Lett., 12 (2012) 6339-6346.
  15. Y. Yang‡, Sihong Wang‡, Y. Zhang, Z.L. Wang “Pyroelectric nanogenerators for driving wireless sensorsNano Lett., 12 (2012) 6408-6413.
  16. X.H. Yang, G. Zhu, Sihong Wang, R. Zhang, L. Lin, W.Z. Wu, Z.L. Wang “A self-powered electrochromic device driven by a nanogeneratorEnergy Environ. Sci., 11 (2012) 9462-9466.
  17. X.Y. Xue‡, Sihong Wang‡, W.X. Guo, Y. Zhang, and Z.L. Wang “Hybridizing energy conversion and storage in a mechanical-to-electrochemical process for self-charging power cellNano Lett., 12 (2012) 5048-5054.
  18. W.H. Han, Y.S. Zhou, Y. Zhang, C.-Y. Chen, L. Lin, X. Wang, Sihong Wang, Z.L. Wang “Strain-gated piezotronic transistors based on vertical zinc oxide nanowiresACS Nano, 6 (2012) 3760-3766.
  19. W.X. Guo, X.Y. Xue, Sihong Wang, C.J. Lin, Z.L. Wang “An integrated power pack of dye-sensitized solar cell and Li battery based on double-sided TiO2 nanotube arraysNano Lett., 12 (2012) 2520-2523.
  20. W.X. Guo, C. Xu, X. Wang, Sihong Wang, C.F. Pan, C.J. Lin, Z.L. Wang “Rectangular bunched rutile TiO2 nanorod arrays grown on carbon fiber for dye-sensitized solar cellsJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 134 (2012) 4437-4441.
  21. M. Lee, C.-Y. Chen, Sihong Wang, S.N. Cha, Y.J. Park, J.M. Kim, L.-J. Chou, Z.L. Wang “A hybrid piezoelectric structure for wearable nanogeneratorsAdv. Mater., 24 (2012) 1759-1764.
  22. G. Zhu, Y. Zhou, Sihong Wang, R.S. Yang, Y. Ding, X. Wang, Y. Bando Z.L. Wang “Synthesis of vertically aligned ultra-long ZnO nanowires on heterogeneous substrates with catalyst at the rootNanotechnology, 23 (2012) 055604.
  23. G. Zhu, R.S. Yang, Sihong Wang, Z.L. Wang “Flexible high-output nanogenerator based on lateral ZnO nanowire array”, Nano Lett., 10 (2010) 3151–3155.
  24. J. Ni, Y. Zhu, Sihong Wang, Z.C. Li, Z.J. Zhang, B.Q. Wei “Nanostructuring HfO2 thin films as antireflection coatings” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 92 (2009) 3077-3080.

Conference Presentations

  • “Sliding-Triboelectric Nanogenerators Based on In-Plane Charge-Separation Mechanism for Mechanical Energy Harvesting and Active Sensing”, oral presentation, 2013 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec. 01-06, 2013.
  • “Hybridizing Energy Conversion and Storage in a Mechanical-to-electrochemical Process for Self-charging Power Cell”, oral presentation, 2013 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec. 01-06, 2013.
  •  “Hybridizing Energy Conversion and Storage in a Mechanical-to-electrochemical Process for Self-charging Power Cell”, poster presentation, Southeast Regional Energy Symposium, Atlanta, GA, July 14-15, 2013.
  • “Nanoscale-triboelectric-effect Enabled Energy Conversion for Sustainably Powering of Portable Electronics”, oral presentation, 2013 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 01-05, 2013.
  • “Hybridizing Energy Conversion and Storage in a Mechanical-to-electrochemical Process for Self-charging Power Cell”, oral presentation, 2013 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 01-05, 2013.
  • “An Integrated Power Pack of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell and Li Battery Based on Double-Sided TiO2 Nanotube Arrays”, oral presentation, 2012 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 25-30, 2012.

US Patents:

  1. Z. L. Wang, Sihong Wang, L. Long, G. Zhu, Z.-H. Lin “Triboelectric nanogenerator for powering portable electronics” US patent pending, Sept. 2013.
  2. Z. L. Wang, X. Y. Xue, Sihong Wang, Y. Zhang “Self-charging power pack” US patent pending, Sept. 2012.


Press and News Highlights

  • The invention of the first triboelectric nanogenerator for charging the cell phones was reported by CNN, Chemical & Engineering News, Technology Review, the Connecting Edge, Planet Forward, Scientific America, and featured by Science magazine.
  • The invention of the first self-charging power cell was reported by CNN, Physics World, Chemistry World, Phys. Org, Technology Review, One Cell One Light TM Radio, Georgia Tech News.

Honors & Awards

  • Poster Competition Award in Southeast Regional Energy Symposium 2013
  • Self-charging power cell selected as the Top 10 breakthroughs in physics science for 2012 by Physics World: