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Dr. WANG Nan is currently working as an Associate Professor at the School of Integrated Circuits, Dalian University of Technology (DUT). He serves as the Vice Director of Center for Semiconductor Sensors and Integrated Microsystems and the Research Secretary of the School of Integrated Circuits. He obtained a master's degree and a Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). In 2016, as a visiting scholar, he was invited to study at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Subsequently, he conducted his post-doctoral research at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Center and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). In 2020, he was nominated to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit held in Singapore. Dr. Wang has authored/co-authored many academic papers in the international high-level journals (such as, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Microchimica Acta, Nano Energy, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, etc.) and internationally influential conferences (such as, IEEE TRANSDUCERS, MicroTAS, APCOT, IEEE MEMS, BIOSENSORS, IEEE SENSORS, IEEE INEC, etc.). He has been a reviewer for many renowned academic journals, including Analytical Chemistry, ACS Sensors, Polymers, etc. He is a senior member of the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology. Dr. Wang has established extensive collaborations with many domestic and international research scholars. His main research directions include electrochemical sensors based on novel semiconductor materials and two-dimensional materials, flexible sensors based on polymer materials, as well as biological/chemical sensors based on functional materials.

Honors and Awards

2022. 12     Awarded the Second-Class Prize of the 2nd "Online Teaching Innovation Competition"

                   at Development Zone campus of DLUT

2022. 09     Awarded the Year 2021 Excellent Teaching Quality Award at DLUT

2021. 12     Awarded the Third-Class Prize at DLUT Young Teachers Teaching Contest 

2020. 01     Nominated to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit 2020 (Singapore)

2018. 01     Invited session chair at the 8th IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference

2018. 01     Invited speaker at the 8th IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference

2015. 11     Nominated to attend the 10th Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering Conference

2013. 01     Awarded the Singapore-MIT Alliance Graduate Fellowship

2012. 12     Awarded the 'Specialization in Human Factors Engineering' Certificate at NTU

2012. 12     Awarded the 'Certificate of Excellence' at NTU

2011. 06     Granted the 'Li Gong Ying Cai' Outstanding Graduate Award at TJUT

2010. 12     Granted the honorable title of 'Outstanding College Student' at TJUT

2010. 12     Awarded the First-Class People’s Scholarship at TJUT

2010. 03     Granted the National College Students' Innovative Experiment Project

2009. 12     Awarded the National Encouragement Scholarship

2009. 12     Awarded the Second-Class People’s Scholarship at TJUT

2008. 12     Awarded the First-Class People’s Scholarship at TJUT

2008. 05     Awarded the Second-Class Freshman Scholarship at TJUT

Selected Academic Publications

[1] Wang N., Kanhere E., Triantafyllou M.S., Miao J.M. Shark-inspired MEMS chemical sensor with epithelium-like micropillar electrode array for lead detection. 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), 2015, 1464-1467.

[2] Wang N., Kanhere E., Triantafyllou M.S., Miao J.M. Copper detection with bio-inspired MEMS-based electrochemical sensor. 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), 2015, 23-25.

[3] Wang N., Kanhere E., Miao J.M., Triantafyllou M.S. Miniaturized chemical sensor with bio-inspired micropillar working electrode array for lead detection. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2016, 233, 249-256.

[4] Wang N., Kitajima M., Mani K., Kanhere E., Whittle A.J., Triantafyllou M.S., Miao J.M. Miniaturized electrochemical sensor modified with aptamers for rapid norovirus detection. 11th IEEE Annual International Conference on Nano/Micro-Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS), 2016, 587-590.

[5] Kanhere E., Wang N., Kottapalli A.G.P., Asadnia M., Subramaniam V., Miao J.M., Triantafyllou M.S. Crocodile-inspired dome-shaped pressure receptors for passive hydrodynamic sensing. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 2016, 11, 056007.

[6] Kitajima M., Wang N., Tay M.Q.X., Miao J.M., Whittle A.J. Development of a MEMS-based electrochemical aptasensor for norovirus detection. Micro & Nano Letters, 2016, 11, 582-585.

[7] Tao K., Wu J., Tang L.H., Wang N., Lye S.W., Miao J.M. Broadband energy harvesting using a nonlinear 2DOF MEMS electret power generator. 29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2016, 1236-1239.

[8] Wang N. Biological olfaction inspired chemical sensors. In Kottapalli A.G.P., Asadnia M., Miao J.M., Triantafyllou M.S. (Eds.), Biomimetic Microsensors Inspired by Marine Life. Springer, Cham, 2017, 23-51.

[9] Wang N., Kanhere E., Kottapalli A.G.P., Miao J.M., Triantafyllou M.S. Flexible liquid crystal polymer-based electrochemical sensor for in-situ detection of zinc(II) in seawater. Microchimica Acta, 2017, 184, 3007-3015.

[10] Kanhere E., Wang N., Kottapalli A.G.P., Miao J.M., Triantafyllou M.S. Hemispherical array of sensors with contractively wrapped polymer petals for flow sensing. Smart Materials and Structures, 2017, 26, 115008.

[11] Wang N., Choo J.M.H., Kanhere E., Triantafyllou M.S., Miao J.M. Microfabricated thin-film reference electrode for disposable electrochemical sensors. 16th IEEE Sensors Conference (SENSORS), 2017, 1344-1346.

[12] Kanhere E., Wang N., Kottapalli A.G.P., Subramaniam V., Miao J.M., Triantafyllou M.S. Crocodile-inspired dome shaped sensors for underwater object detection. 16th IEEE Sensors Conference (SENSORS), 2017, 1065-1067.

[13] Wang N., Kanhere E., Miao J.M., Triantafyllou M.S. Nanoparticles-modified chemical sensor fabricated on a flexible polymer substrate for cadmium(Ⅱ) detection. Polymers, 2018, 10, 694.

[14] Wang N., Kanhere E., Tao K., Wu J., Miao J.M., Triantafyllou M.S. Water hardness determination using disposable MEMS-based electrochemical sensor. 8th IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conferences (INEC), 2018, 43-44.

[15] Wang N., Kanhere E., Tao K., Hu L.X., Wu J., Miao J.M., Triantafyllou M.S. Investigation of a thin-film quasi-reference electrode fabricated by combined sputtering-evaporation approach. Electroanalysis, 2019, 31, 560-566.

[16] Wu J., Sun Y.M, Wu Z.X., Li X., Wang N., Tao K., Wang G.P. Carbon nanocoil-based fast-response and flexible humidity sensor for multifunctional applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11, 4242-4251.

[17] Wang N., Miao J.M., Triantafyllou M.S. Chemical sensor for heavy metal detection. US Patent, 2020, 10690647.

[18] Tao K., Yi H.P., Yang Y., Chang H.L., Wu J., Tang L.H., Yang Z.S., Wang N., Hu L.X., Fu Y.Q., Miao J.M., Yuan W.Z. Origami-inspired electret-based triboelectric generator for biomechanical and ocean wave energy harvesting. Nano Energy, 2020, 67, 104197.

[19] Hao S., Zhong S., Ji X.L., Pang K.Y., Wang N., Li H.M., Jiang Y., Lim K.G., Chong T.C., Zhao R., Loke D.K. Activating silent synapses in sulfurized indium selenide for neuromorphic computing. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13, 60209–60215.

[20] Wang N., Bora M., Hao S., Tao K., Wu J., Hu L.X., Liao J.J., Lin S.W., Triantafyllou M.S., Li X.G. Hyaluronic acid methacrylate hydrogel-modified electrochemical device for adsorptive removal of lead(II). Biosensors-Basel, 2022, 12, 714.

[21] Li X.L., Sun S.P., Wang N., Huang B.Y., Li X.G. SnTe/SnSe heterojunction based ammonia sensors with excellent withstand to ambient humidities. Small, 2023, 2309831.

[22] Zhang S., Sun S.P., Huang B.Y., Wang N., Li X.G. UV-activated hollow ZnO@TiO2 heterostructured nanaospheres for detecting formaldehyde at room temperature. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2023, 15, 4329-4342.

  • Educational Experience
  • Work Experience
2013-1 | 2017-1
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • MEMS Electrochemical Sensor
  • Doctor of Philosophy

2011-8 | 2012-12
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Smart Product Design
  • Master of Science

2007-9 | 2011-6
  • Tianjin University of Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • Bachelor of Engineering

  • Social Affiliations
  • Research Focus
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Associate Professor
Supervisor of Master's Candidates

Main positions:Associate Professor


Alma Mater:Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Degree:Doctoral Degree

School/Department:School of Microelectronics

Discipline:Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics

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