Dr. Dawei Wang is a Professor at Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, who was a Research Associate at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of The University of Sheffield (2014-2020) and a joint PhD student/visiting scholar at the Materials Research Institute of Pennsylvania State University (2010.9-2011.9/2016.4-6). He received his PhD degree in Materials Processing Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2012. He is an Associate editor for Journal of American Ceramic Society (JCR Q1) and Frontiers in Materials (JCR Q2). His research focuses on the advanced electronic materials for energy storage/conversion/harvesting, and translation of new materials to porotype devices/components for electronic systems. He has published 140+ refereed papers, with a total citation of 4500+ and a google scholar h-index of 41. Also, he holds 5 issued patents and has given 15+ invited talks on international conference.

Research Areas

My research activities are mainly involved with the synthesis and characterization of innovative energy storage/conversion/harvesting materials, and translation of new materials to porotype devices/components for communication/energy/electronic systems by multiple advanced technologies, including tape casting, hot pressing, screen printing and 3D printing. I propose to explore the relationships of composition-structure-property and develop high-performance materials and devices/components for sustainable, greener and integrated electronic systems as well as microwave dielectric resonators and antennas for 5G communications.


o   2010.9-2011.9      Joint PhD Student

Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University (PSU, Prof. Shujun Zhang), State College, USA

o   2007.9-2012.7      Doctor of Engineering

School of Material, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT, Prof. Maosheng Cao), Beijing, China

o   2003.9-2007.7      Bachelor of Engineering

School of Material Science and Engineering, Shandong Institute of Light Industry (SDILI), Jinan, China    


Work Experience

o   2020.10-present    Professor

Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Electronic Materials, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, 

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China

 o   2014.9-2020.10     Research Associate

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield 

(UoS, Prof. Ian M. Reaney), Sheffield, UK

o   2016.4-2016.6       Visiting Scholar

Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University,

(PSU, Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry), University Park, PA, USA                                                

o   2012.7-2014.8       Lecturer

College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, North China University of Technology, (NCUT), Beijing, China


Total papers: 140+, Total Citations: 4500+, h-index: 41

Google scholar


1.        G. Wang#, Z. Lu#, Y. Li#, L. Li, H. Ji, A. Feteira, D. Zhou, D. Wang*, S. Zhang*, I.M. Reaney*, Electroceramics for high energy density capacitors: current status and future perspectives, Chemical Reviews, 2021, 121(10): 6124-6172.

2.        Z. Lu, G. Wang, W. Bao, J. Li, L. Li, A. Mostaed, H. Yang, H. Ji, D. Li, A. Feteira, F. Xu, D.C. Sinclair, D. Wang*, S.Y. Liu*, I.M. Reaney*, Superior energy density through tailored dopant strategies in multilayer ceramic capacitors, Energy & Environmental Science, 2020, 13, 2938-2948.

3.        D. Wang#*, Z. Fan#, G. Rao#, G. Wang#, Y. Liu#, C. Yuan, T. Ma, D. Li, X. Tan, Z. Lu, A. Feteira, S. Liu*, C. Zhou*, S. Zhang*, Ultrahigh piezoelectricity in lead-free piezoceramics by synergistic design, Nano Energy, 2020, 76, 104944.

4.        G. Wang, J. Li, X. Zhang, Z. Fan, F. Yang, A. Feteira, D. Zhou, D. C. Sinclair, T. Ma, X. Tan, D. Wang*, I.M. Reaney, Ultrahigh energy storage density lead-free multilayers by controlled electrical homogeneity, Energy & Environmental Science, 2019, 12: 582-588.

5.        D. Wang*, Z. Fan, D. Zhou, A. Khesro, S. Murakami, A. Feteira, Q. Zhao, X. Tan, I.M Reaney*, Bismuth ferrite-based lead free ceramics and multilayers with high recoverable energy density, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6: 4133-4144.


1.        S. Zhang, D. Wang, et al., Pb(Hf,Ti)O3 based high performance polycrystalline piezoelectric materials, US Patent No. 13/629,205

2.        M. Cao, D. Wang, et al., Preparation method of the (K,Na)NbO3 lead-free piezoelectric ceramics, China Patent No. 201010222971.2

3.        M. Cao, D. Wang, et al., ZnO hollow sphere synthesised by evaporation-oxidization method and the preparation technology, China Patent No. 200910180509.8

4.        Q. Zhao, G. He, J. Di, J. Yuan, D. Wang, L. Qi, a flexible transparent functional device and its preparation method, China Patent No. ZL201510411776.7

5.        Z. Jiao, Y. Cui, F. Liu, D. Wang, M. Qu, a surface modification preparation method for sheet metal powders, China Patent No. ZL201410331454.7

Research Interests

o   Advanced device fabrication technologies: tape casting, screen printing, 3D printing, etc.;

o   Multilayers for capacitors and LTCCs;

o   Energy storage materials and capacitors;

o   Energy harvesting materials and mechanical devices;

o   Ferroelectric/piezoelectric ceramics for sensors and actuators;

o   Microwave dielectric materials for resonators and antennas;

o   Cold-sintering process;

o   Hydrothermal and sol-gel processes.


1.        IEEE 2021 ISAF-ISIF-PFM Joint Conference, 16-21 May 2021, Sydney, Australia, Lead-Free Electroceramics and Capacitors for Energy Storage” *Invited talk*

2.        2021 Electronic Materials and Applications Virtual Meeting (EMA 2021), 19-22 January 2021, “Bismuth Ferrite-Based Relaxer Ceramics and Multilayers for Energy Storage”. *Invited talk*

3.        2020 MRS Virtual Spring/Fall Virtual Meeting & Exhibit, 27 November-4 December 2020,  “Cold Sintering of Novel Microwave Dielectric Ceramics”. *Invited talk*

4.        2019 3rd International Conference on Advanced Materials & Process Engineering (AMPE-2019), 11-12 December 2019, Karachi, Pakistan; “Bismuth Ferrite-Based Lead-Free Ceramics and Multilayers with Large Strain and Energy Density”. *Keynote speaker* *Session chair*

5.        2019 Eleventh International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics CICC-11, 25-29 May 2019, Kunming, China; “Bismuth ferrite-based lead-free ceramics and multilayers with large strain and energy storage density”. *Invited talk* *Symposium organizer*

6.        2019 Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2019), 23-25 January, 2019, Orlando, USA; “Bismuth ferrite-based lead-free relaxor ceramics and multilayers with large electromechanical strain and recoverable energy density”. *Invited talk* *Session chair*


o   Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry, PSU, USA, 2016.4-6 Visiting Scholar, fabrication of ferroelectric thin film for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS);

o   Prof. Yiannis Vardaxoglou, Loughborough University, UK, simulation and 3D printing advanced antennas & electronic systems, project collaboration;          

o   Prof. Quanliang Zhao, NCUT, China, fabrication of MEMS and mechanical energy-harvesting devices, ongoing collaboration;

o   Prof. Igor Levin from National Institute of Standards and Technology, Prof. Xiaoli Tan from Iowa State University, USA, Advanced electron microscopy, ongoing collaboration;          

o   Prof. Di Zhou, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, translation of new materials to critical components for 5G communication, ongoing collaboration;

o   PI ceramic/Isotek Microwave Limited, UK, characterization of commercial ceramic powders and fabrication of MLCC sensors and actuators.


Two students (PhD or MSc) every year are needed.

Honors & Distinctions

o   2020              Associate editor for Journal of American Ceramic Society

o   2020              Associate editor for Frontiers in Materials

o   2019              Guest editor for Journal of Advanced Dielectrics

o   2016-2019     Outstanding reviewer of American Ceramic Society Journals, Journal of Alloys

                      and Compounds, Materials Research Bulletin, Ceramics International