Xudong Wang

Associate Professor

Room: 929 ERB
Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 890-2667
Fax: (608) 262-8353


  • B. S. Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, China, 1998
  • M.E. Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, China, 2001
  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005


  • B. S. Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, China, 1998
  • M.E. Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, China, 2001
  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Research Interests

  • Oxide nanomaterials growth and characterization
  • Piezoelectric nanostructures and nanodevices for mechanical energy harvesting
  • Semiconductor nanomaterials and devices for solar energy harvesting and energy storage
  • Nanoscale piezoelectric effect and piezotronics
  • Piezocatalysis and interface between piezoelectricity and electrochemistry

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • NSF CAREER Award (2012)
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (2011)
  • 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award (2011)
  • Young Innovators Under 35 Award (TR35) by Technology Review Magazine (2007)
  • Sigma Xi Best Faculty Paper Award, Georgia Tech (2008)
  • KAUST Research Fellow (2008)
  • Ross Coffin Purdy Award, American Ceramic Society (2009)


  • J. Shi, P. Zhao, Xudong Wang “Piezoelectric-Polarization-Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance in Depleted-Heterojunction Quantum-Dot Solar Cells”, Adv. Mater., 25, 916-921 (2013).
  • Xudong Wang, J. Shi, “Evolution of titanium dioxide one-dimensional nanostructures from surface-reaction-limited pulsed chemical vapor deposition” J. Mater. Res., 28, 270-279 (2013).
  • Q. Zhang , X. Deng , P.Z.G. Qian, Xudong Wang “Spatial modeling for refining and predicting surface potential mapping with enhanced resolution” Nanoscale, 5, 921-926 (2013).
  • B. Nikoobakht, Xudong Wang, A. Herzing, J. Shi “Scalable synthesis and device integration of self-registered one-dimensional zinc oxide nanostructures and related materials” Chem. Soc. Rev., 42, 342-365 (2013).
  • M. Leong, D. Bayerl, J. Shi, Xudong Wang “Evolution of Lead Titanate Nanostructures from Nanoparticle Self-Assembly” Sci. Adv. Mater., 4, 832-836 (2012).
  • J. Shi, Xudong Wang “Hierarchical TiO2–Si nanowire architecture with photoelectrochemical activity under visible light illumination” Energy Environ. Sci., 5, 7918-7922 (2012).
  • M.B. Starr J. Shi, Xudong Wang “Piezopotential-Driven Redox Reactions at the Surface of Piezoelectric Materials” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 5962-5966 (2012).
  • J. Shi M.B. Starr, Xudong Wang “Band Structure Engineering at Heterojunction Interfaces via Piezotronic Effect” Adv. Mater. 24, 4683–4691 (2012).
  • F. Wang, J.H. Seo, Z. Ma, Xudong Wang “Substrate-Free Self-Assembly Approach toward Large-Area Nanomembranes” ACS Nano, 6, 2602-2609 (2012).
  • A.B. Yankovich, B. Puchala, F. Wang, J.-H. Seo, D. Morgan, Xudong Wang, Z. Ma, A.V. Kvit, P.M. Voyles “Stable p-Type Conduction from Sb-Decorated Head-to-Head Basal Plane Inversion Domain Boundaries in ZnO Nanowires” Nano Lett., 12, 1311-1316 (2012)
  • D.J. Bayerl, Xudong Wang “Three-Dimensional Kelvin Probe Microscopy for Characterizing In-Plane Piezoelectric Potential of Laterally Deflected ZnO Micro-/Nanowires” Adv. Funct. Mater., 22, 652-660 (2012).
  • Xudong Wang “Piezoelectric nanogenerators-Harvesting ambient mechanical energy at the nanometer scale” Nano Energy, 1, 13-24 (2012).
  • J. Shi, M.B. Starr, H. Xiang, Y. Hara, M.A. Anderson, J.-H. Seo, Z. Ma, Xudong Wang “Interface Engineering by Piezoelectric Potential in ZnO-Based Photoelectrochemical Anode” Nano Lett., 11, 5587-5593 (2011).
  • J. Shi, Xudong Wang “Functional semiconductor nanowires via vapor deposition” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 29, 060801 (2011). (invited review article + cover)
  • S. Bai, W. Wu, Y. Qin, N. Cui, D.J. Bayerl, Xudong Wang “High-Performance Integrated ZnO Nanowire UV Sensors on Rigid and Flexible Substrates” Adv. Funct. Mater., 21, 4464–4469 (2011).
  • C. Sun, J. Shi, D.J. Bayerl, Xudong Wang “PVDF microbelts for harvesting energy from respiration”, Energy Environ. Sci., 4, 4508-4512 (2011).
  • H. Hong, J. Shi, Y. Yang, Y. Zhang, J.W. Engle, R.J. Nickles, Xudong Wang, W. Cai, “Cancer-Targeted Optical Imaging with Fluorescent Zinc Oxide Nanowires” Nano Lett., 11, 3744–3750 (2011).
  • J. Shi, Y. Hara, C. Sun, M.A. Anderson, Xudong Wang “Three-Dimensional High-Density Hierarchical Nanowire Architecture for High-Performance Photoelectrochemical Electrodes” Nano Lett., 11, 3413-3419 (2011).
  • J. Shi, H. Hao, Y. Ding, Y, Yang, F. Wang, W. Cai, Xudong Wang “Evolution of zinc oxide nanostructures through kinetics control” J. Mater. Chem., 21(2011) 9000 - 9008. (journal cover)
  • F. Wang, J.-H. Seo, D. Bayerl, J. Shi, H. Mi, Z. Ma, D. Zhao, Y. Shuai, W. Zhou, Xudong Wang “An aqueous solution-based doping strategy for large-scale synthesis of Sb-doped ZnO nanowires” Nanotechnology, 22 (2011) 225602.
  • J. Shi, Xudong Wang “Growth of Rutile Titanium Dioxide Nanowires by Pulsed Chemical Vapor Deposition” Cryst. Growth & Design, 11 (2011) 949-954.
  • J. Shi, C. Sun, M. B. Starr, Xudong Wang “Growth of Titanium Dioxide Nanorods in 3D-Confined Spaces.” Nano Lett., 11 (2011) 624-631.
  • C. Sun, J. Shi, Xudong Wang “Fundamental study of mechanical energy harvesting using piezoelectric nanostructures” J. Appl. Phys., 108 (2010) 034309.
  • F. Wang, Y. Hwang, P.Z.G. Qian, Xudong Wang “A Statistics-Guided Approach to Precise Characterization of Nanowire Morphology” ACS Nano, 4 (2010) 855-862.
  • J. Shi, Xudong Wang “Strain versus Dislocation Model for Understanding the Heteroepitaxial Growth of Nanowires”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 114 (2010) 2082–2088.
  • J. Shi, S. Grutzik and Xudong Wang “Zn Cluster Drifting Effect for the Formation of ZnO 3D Nanoarchitecture” ACS Nano, 3 (2009) 1594–1602. (journal cover)


Fall 2016-2017

  • MS&E 803 - Special Topics in Materials Science

  • MS&E 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • MS&E 900 - Materials Research Seminar
  • MS&E 990 - Research and Thesis
  • MS&E 451 - Introduction to Ceramic Materials
  • MS&E 699 - Independent Study
  • MS&E 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CHEM 699 - Directed Study

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