Hao Wang is currently the Professor for Materials and Manufacturing at USQ and the Leader of USQ Materials RPT (Research Program Team). He was previously the Director of Centre for Future Materials, USQ. Professor Wang received his PhD in Materials Engineering from UQ in 2001, and continued his ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship at UQ. He then joined USQ in 2006. Professor Wang is currently USQ ERA Expert Group member. He was also UQ Honorary Professor. Professor Wang has been selected as the member of the ARC College of Experts in 2017.
Professor Wang's research focuses in three main areas:
- Composite materials, particularly flame retardants and high performance polymers;
- Cement/concrete materials, particularly geopolymer and ultra-high performance concrete;
- Energy materials, particularly solid oxide fuel cells.
In the last several years, as the Chief Investigator, he has succeeded in winning competitive ARC grants (including DP, LP, LIEF and Fellowships), CRC program, Advance Queensland grants, Innovation Connection grants, and a number of USQ grants. Professor Wang has contributed over 200 journal publications (including Advanced Materials, Macromolecules, Composites Science and Technology, Cement and Concrete Research, etc.) with h-index 54 and citation over 10,000, and delivered over 40 plenary/keynote/invited presentations. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief for Composites Part B: Engineering (the world No 1 journal in composite area with Impact Factor 6.86); Editor for Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering; and Editorial Board Member for Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials. Professor Wang has developed many research links with international renowned scientists in China, UK and USA. He has established the China-Australia Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing between USQ and Jiaxing University in China and served as the Excutive Director.