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Our current research is in following directions:

  1. Nanogenerators and self-powered nanosystems (2005 – today)
  2. Piezotronics for smart systems (2006 – today)
  3. Piezo-phototronics for energy science and optoelectronics (2009 – today)
  4. Hybrid cells for energy harvesting (2008 – today)

For more information, please go to our research and publication pages.

Dr. ZL Wang

Dr. Wang is a pioneer and world leader in nanoscience and nanotechnology for his outstanding creativity and productivity. Dr. Wang has made innovative contributions to the synthesis, discovery, characterization and understanding of fundamental physical properties of oxide nanobelts and nanowires, as well as applications of nanowires in energy sciences, electronics, optoelectronics and biological science. His discovery and breakthroughs in developing nanogenerators establish the principle and technological road map for harvesting mechanical energy from environment and biological systems.

Nano Energy, a New Journal

Nano Energy is a new journal edited by Dr. Wang. Please click here for more information.

Recent News

Nov. 2022: Ranking of the world's top scientists in all fields: According to, Dr. Wang is ranked #1 in materials science world wide and and ranked #9 in all fields world wide.

Sep. 2022: Dr. Wang's talk on "The Maxwell's equations for a mechano-driven system moving with acceleration" is online @youtube.

June 2022: "Human as a power plant: Triboelectric nanogenerator" is among ten breakthrough ideas in energy for the next 10 years, 2022, released by Global Energy Association.

April 2022: 2022 Edition of the Ranking of Top 1000 Scientists in the field of Materials Science released recently by, Wang is ranked #1.

March 2022: Dr. Wang's response to the scientific debate on the expanded Maxwell equations for moving media.

Jan. 2022: Dr. Wang's new work reveals Contact-electro-catalysis for the degradation of organic pollutants using pristine dielectric powders, which has been published in Nature Communications.

Nov. 2021: Wang Among the World’s Top 100,000 Scientists: In a ranking of 100,000 scientists across all fields, Materials Science and Engineering Hightower Chair and Regents’ Professor Zhong Lin Wang is listed as number three in career scientific impact and number one in 2020 single year scientific impact. The list, produced by a team at Stanford University, led by Professor John P.A. Ioannides, ranks the world’s most-cited scientists based on standardized citation metrics - avoiding self-citation or citation farm abuse. Wang is a pioneer and world leader in nanoscience and nanotechnology for his outstanding creativity and productivity. He has authored and co-authored six scientific reference and textbooks and over 1800 peer reviewed journal articles, 45 review papers and book chapters, edited and co-edited 14 volumes of books on nanotechnology, and held over 70 US and foreign patents.

Stanford ranked the top 100,000 scientists in all field worldwide: Dr. Wang is ranked #1 among 100,000 scientists worldwide across all fields in 2020; and #5 in entire career scientific impacts!


"Energy Scavengers: Static Electricity Could Power the world"

By: World Cultural Council
Discover Magazine

"2019 Albert Einstein World Award of Science Ceremony"

By: World Cultural Council

"2019 Albert Einstein World Award of Science"

By: World Cultural Council

"2018 ENI Awards Ceremony"

By: Presidenza della Repubblica Italiana Quirinale

"Prof. Wang's introduction on nanogerator for 2018 Eni Award"

By: Eni Video Channel

"Tutorial Videos by Prof. Zhong Lin Wang"

By: Zhong Lin Wang