Name: Huanting Wang
Affiliation: Monash University
Country: Australia
Report Title: Bio-inspired ion transport and separation in metal-organic frameworks

Professor Huanting Wang is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Laureate Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Energy-efficient Separation (2022-2023). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Royal Society of Chemistry, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and serves as Associate Editor of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, and Executive Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Membranes.

He served as Founding Director of the Monash Centre for Membrane Innovation at Monash University (2018-2022), Associate Dean (International) of the Faculty of Engineering (2010-2011, 2014-2020), Associate Dean (International) of the Faculty of Information Technology, (2014-2015), and Deputy Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University. Prof Wang was a member of the ARC Future Fellowship Selection Advisory Committee in 2011 and a member of the ARC College of Experts (2012-2015) and a member of the expert panel of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (2019). He was a Board Member of the Membrane Society of Australasia (2014-2017) and the Council Member (and treasurer) of the Aseanian Membrane Society (2015-2019).

Prof Wang’s research focuses on advanced membranes and nanomaterials for gas separation, water desalination and purification, chiral separation, ion transport and separation, fuel cells and catalysis for energy. He has 11 patents on membranes for water purification and desalination, acid recovery and lithium mining and recovery that have been licensed to six companies, including three Australian companies and one US company and he is a founder of two Monash University start-up companies–2D Water and ElectraLith. Prof Wang has coauthored more than 400 papers (Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher).  His research has also attracted wide media coverage, such as ABC News 24, ABC Radio Melbourne, Brisbane and South Australia, Herald Sun, Australian Financial Review, BBC and Xinhua News.