Minhua Shao

Professor Minhua Shao is Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from Xiamen University in China, and a Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2006. Before joining the HKUST, Prof Shao worked at UTC Power on fuel cells and Ford Motor Company on lithium-ion batteries in the United States. He was a UTC Technical Fellow during his tenure with UTC Power. Prof Shao’s research interests include advanced materials for energy conversion and storage devices, and fundamental understandings of related electrochemical reactions. Prof Shao has particular interests in fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, CO2 reduction, water splitting, electrocatalysis, DFT calculations and nanomaterials. He has published 90 peer-reviewed papers with over 7000 citations (h-index = 35), 1 edited book, 5 book chapters, and filed more than 30 patent applications (15 issued). He has received a number of awards, including the Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award (ECS Energy Technology Division), the Student Achievement Award (ECS Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division), the President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students (Stony Brook University), the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, and the Dr. Mow Shiah Lin Award (Brookhaven National Laboratory). He is an Associate Editor of Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2017- ) and Editorial Advisory Board Member for Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, Catalysts, and Materials Technologies.