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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future



Tiesheng Wang (王铁胜) is currently a PDRA at School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. He is also the warden of Molecular Materials Laboratory. He is developing MOF-guest systems, MOFs and their derivatives with A/Prof. Deanna D'Alessandro. Tiesheng received his BEng in Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College London mentored by Prof. Mary P. Ryan FREng and Dr Fang Xie. He obtained MRes from EPSRC Sensor CDT at the University of Cambridge (Darwin College) and did his PhD study in Materials Science (Sensor Technologies and Applications) at the University of Cambridge (Darwin College) supervised by Dr Stoyan K. Smoukov and Prof. R. Vasant Kumar and working closely with Prof. Anthony K. Cheetham FRS.



Tiesheng Wang  is conducting his PhD research under the supervision of Dr Stoyan K. Smoukov and Professor R. Vasant Kumar in the area of Nano structured materials for tactile sensing.

He is also working closely with Professor Anthony K. Cheetham FRS. Tiesheng is developing materials under nano-confinement and multifunctional materials with interpenetrating structures that can benefit sensing, energy storage, and catalysis.


Key publications: 

(1) Kara D. Fong#, Tiesheng Wang#, Hyun-Kyung Kim, R. Vasant Kumar, Stoyan K. Smoukov*, Semi-Interpenetrating Polymer Networks for Enhanced supercapacitor Electrodes, (, ACS Energy Letters, 2017, 2 (9), pp 2014–2020 (#co-first author)

(2) Tiesheng Wang, Meisam Farajollahi, Sebastian Henke,Tongtong Zhu, Sneha R. Bajpe, Shijing Sun, Jonathan S. Barnard, June Sang Lee, John D.W. Madden, Anthony K. Cheetham, Stoyan K. Smoukov*, Functional Conductive Nanomaterials via Polymerisation in Nano-channels: PEDOT in a MOF, (, Materials Horizons, 2017, 4 (1), pp 64–71

(3) Tiesheng Wang, Meisam Farajollahi, Yeon Sik Choi, I-Ting Lin, Jean E. Marshall, Noel M. Thompson, Sohini Kar-Narayan, John D. W. Madden, Stoyan K. Smoukov*, Electroactive Polymers for Sensing, (, Interface Focus, 2016, 6 (4), 20160026

(4) Tiesheng Wang, Jozerd Costan, Anthony Centeno, Jing S. Pang, Daniel Darvill, Mary P. Ryan and Fang Xie*, Broadband Enhanced Fluorescence Using Zincoxide Nanoflower Arrays, (, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2015, 3, pp 2656–2663

(5) Tiesheng Wang, Hyun-Kyung Kim, Yingjun Liu, Weiwei Li, James T. Griffiths, Yue Wu, Sourav Laha, Kara D. Fong, Filip Podjaski, Chao Yun, R. Vasant Kumar, Bettina V. Lotsch, Anthony K. Cheetham, Stoyan K. Smoukov*, Bottom-up Formation of Carbon-Based Structures with Multilevel Hierarchy from MOF–Guest Polyhedra, ( 10.1021/jacs.8b02411), Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018

Student 2014 intake
 Tiesheng (Henry) Wang