Ziliang Wang

PhD student

Ziliang is now a postdoctoral research fellow in the group of Prof. Chris Wolverton at the Northwestern Univeristy.

I spent four years majoring in physics at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China. In the meantime, I joined several groups at UCAS as well as in American Univeristies. I got increasingly interested in interdisciplinary research. My graduate project was a combination of physics and materials science, and now I am ready to delve into something more challenging and exciting about energy materials mainly by using simulation methods, such as density functional theory. In my spare time, I am a big fan of piano, basketball, and gym exercise.


1. Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations of Sodium Ion Transport in NaSICON Electrodes, ACS Materials Lett., 229, 2499 (2023).

2. Unlocking the Inaccessible Energy Density of Sodium Vanadium Fluorophosphate Electrode Materials by Transition Metal Mixing, Chem. Mater., 35, 5116 (2023).

3. Crystal Structure of NaxV2(PO4)3, an Intriguing Phase Spotted in the Na3V2(PO4)3-Na1V2(PO4)3 System, Chem. Mater., 34, 451 (2022).

4. Phase Stability and Sodium-Vacancy Orderings in a NaSICON Electrode, J. Mater. Chem. A, 10, 209 (2022).

5. A Chemical Map of NaSiCON Electrode Materials for Sodium-ion Batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A 9, 281 (2021) -A HOT Papers.