Media Coverage

10/15/2020 –Haotian Wang wins Packard Fellowship

Rice University News – Five-year grant will support technology to turn greenhouse gases into fuel

09/02/2020 – NSF awards Wang $2-million Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grant

Rice ChBE News – Young researcher to explore converting CO2 into pure liquid fuels.

05/07/2020 – Wang receives grant to study waste CO2 conversion

Rice ChBE NewsHaotian Wang, assistant professor and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received a three-year, $240,000 research grant from the Houston-based Robert A. Welch Foundation to study ways to covert waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into useful products using nanotechnology.

12/06/2019 – 10 Rice Engineering faculty among world’s highly cited researchers

Rice NewsTen faculty members in the George R. Brown School of Engineering are ranked among the world’s highly cited researchers, including seven in the materials science category.


Canadian Light Source Featured StoryScientists develop new, greener technique to produce hydrogen peroxide, used in mining, textiles, and cosmetics industries.

10/10/2019 – Water + air + electricity = hydrogen peroxide

Rice NewsRice breakthrough produces valuable chemical on demand at point of use

09/04/2019 – Meet the 2019-2021 cohort of CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

CIFAR NewsFourteen inspiring early-career researchers named across five CIFAR research programs.

09/03/2019 – Rice reactor turns greenhouse gas into pure liquid fuel

Rice News – Lab’s ‘green’ invention reduces carbon dioxide into valuable fuels.

11/13/2018 – Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2019

Forbes – Haotian Wang’s goal is to help solve climate change and build useful products at the same time.

11/08/2018 – Turning tide on greenhouse gases

Harvard Gazette – New system opens the door to transforming CO2 into industrial fuels

03/01/2018 – Converting CO2 into Usable Energy

News @ NSLS II Scientists show that single nickel atoms are an efficient, cost-effective catalyst for converting carbon dioxide into useful chemicals 

12/05/2017 – Catalyzing Carbon Dioxide

Science Daily – A system that uses renewable electricity to electrochemically transform carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide — a key commodity used in any number of industrial processes — has now been developed by scientists.

09/01/2017 – Two new ways to turn ‘garbage’ carbon dioxide into fuel

Science – Carbon dioxide (CO2) is society’s ultimate waste product, with billions of tons of the stuff injected into the air every year. But recycling it into valuable fuels and chemicals has always required too much energy to make financial sense. Now, researchers have found two efficient ways to convert CO2 into energy-rich byproducts.

11/24/2016 – For platinum catalysts, a tiny squeeze gives a big boost in performance, Stanford study finds

Stanford News – Squeezing a platinum catalyst a fraction of a nanometer nearly doubles its catalytic activity, a finding that could lead to better fuel cells and other clean energy technologies.

06/26/2015 – Has a simple way to make fuel from water been found? Device splits H2O to create hydrogen and oxygen 24 hours a day

Daily Mail – Existing water-splitting devices are costly because they use rare metals; Device by Stanford scientists uses cheaper nickel-iron oxide catalysts; It runs on an ordinary 1.5-volt battery and splits water with 82% efficiency

06/23/2015 – Single-catalyst water splitter from Stanford produces clean-burning hydrogen 24/7

Stanford Report – Stanford scientists have developed a cheap and efficient way to extract clean-burning hydrogen fuel from water 24 hours a day, seven days a week.