Gang Wu


Gang Wu.

Gang Wu


Gang Wu


Research Topics

Functional materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion; electrocatalysis for renewable energy and environmental science; materials electrochemistry; batteries; fuel cells

Contact Information

309 Furnas Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8618

Fax: (716) 645-3822

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Gang Wu’s current research topics are electrochemical engineering and science, with an emphasis on the development of functional materials and catalysts for clean energy and environmental technologies.

Dr. Gang Wu is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York (SUNY). He completed his Ph.D. studies at the Harbin Institute of Technology in 2004, followed by extensive postdoctoral training at Tsinghua University (2004-2006), the University of South Carolina (2006-2008), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) (2008-2010). Then, he was promoted to a staff scientist at LANL. He joined UB as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2014 and was quickly promoted as a tenured associate professor in 2018 and a full professor in 2020. His research focuses on functional materials and catalysts for electrochemical energy technologies. He has published more than 250 papers, including Science, Nature Catalysis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem., Chem. Rev., and Chem. Soc. Rev.  His papers have been cited more than > 27,000 times with an H index of 82 (Google Scholar) by Feb 2021. He holds more than a dozen U.S. patents on catalysts for fuel cells and ammonia technologies. He is currently leading and participating in multiple fuel cell, battery, and renewable fuel (e.g., NH3) related projects with a total research funding of > $5.0 M. Dr. Wu was continuously acknowledged by Clarivate Analytics as one of the Highly Cited Researchers in 2018, 2019, and 2020. He is an Associate Editor for RSC Advances.

At UB, he is teaching two courses: CE433/CE534: Materials Science and Corrosion and CE422/CE522 Electrochemical Energy and Environment.


  • PhD, Environmental (Chemical) Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2004
  • MS, Applied Chemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology, 1999
  • BS, Electrochemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, 1997