Prof. Tao WANG 

PhD (Chem. Eng.) Tsinghua University (China)

BSc (Chem. Eng.) Tsinghua University (China)

Department of Chemical Engineering, 

Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P.R. China




Brief Introduction Research Interests Current Projects Publications Patents Chinese Version

Brief Introduction:

Prof. Tao WANG has worked in the Department since 1994. Prior to that he worked at Laboratory of Process Equipment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. During Jun. 1998 to Feb. 2000, he was a visiting lecturer of Research Center of Supercritical Fluid Technology, Tohoku University, Japan.


Research Interests:

His research specializes in the field of Supercritical Fluid TechnologyGreen Chemical Processes,  and Nanostructured Materials. Works are focused on the following aspects:

1. Fundamentals of dissolution, transport and reaction in supercritical fluids
2. Supercritical carbon dioxide technologies, including extraction, reaction, drying and material processing

3. Synthesis and applications of ionic liquids

4. Supercritical water technologies and their applications

5. Nanoparticles and nanostructured materials

6. Conductive inks for printing electronics


Current Projects:

1. Copper based Conductive Ink

2. Shell-core nanoparticle of multi-metals

3. Scale-up of Supercritical Water Oxidation

4. Preparation of Nanostructured Hybrid Phase Change Materials

5. Conversion of Glycerol to Fine Chemicals

6. Dispersion, Flow and Mass Transfer in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide--Ionic Liquid Biphasic Systems

7. Preparation of Nanoporous Aerogels


Recent Publications

1.Wen Xu, Tao Wang, Synergetic effect of blended alkylamines for copper complex ink to form conductive copper film, Langmuir, 2017, 33(1), 82-9

2. Yuping Wu, Tao Wang, Enthalpy of Solid−Liquid Phase Change Confined in Porous MaterialsInd. Eng. Chem. Res., 2016, 55 (44), pp 11536–11541

3. Kang Qin, Kai Wang, Rui Luo, Yang Li, Tao Wang, Interfacial tension and wetting properties of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate in carbon dioxide, from atmospheric pressure to supercritical state, J. of Supercritical Fluids116 (2016) 83–89

4. Li Han, Tao Wang, Preparation of glycerol monostearate from glycerol carbonate and stearic acid, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 34137 – 34145

5.Yuping Wu, Tao Wang, The dependence of phase change enthalpy on the pore structure and interfacial groups in hydrated salts/silica composites via sol–gel, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 448, 100-105, 2015

6.Yang LiKai WangKang Qin and Tao Wang, Beckmann Rearrangement Reaction of Cyclohexanone Oxime in Sub/Supercritical Water: Byproduct and Selectivity, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 25365 – 25371

7.GUO Qiang, WANG Tao, Study on preparation and thermal properties of sodium nitrate /silica composite as shape-stabilized phase change material, Thermochimica Acta, 613 (2015), 6670

8. Yuping Wu, Tao Wang, Hydrated salts/expanded graphite composite with high thermal conductivity as a shape-stabilized phase change material for thermal energy storage, Energy Conversion and Management, 2015, 101, 164-171

9 Kang Qin, Kai Wang, Yang Li, Fanhe Kong and Tao Wang, High pressure phase behavior of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate and carbon dioxide system, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 32416 - 32420

10. Yuping Wu, Tao Wang, Preparation and characterization of hydrated salts/silica composite as shape-stabilized phase change material via sol-gel process, Thermochimica Acta, 591, 10–15, 2014

11.Qiang Guo, Tao WangPreparation and Characterization of Sodium Sulfate/Silica Composite as a Shape-stabilized Phase Change Material by Sol-gel Method, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 22(3), 360-364, 2014

12.Qiang Guo, Tao WangInfluence of SiO2 pore structure on phase change enthalpy of shape-stabilized polyethylene glycol/silica composites, J. Mater Sci. (2013) 48:3716–3721