Prof. Tao WANG 

PhD (Chem. Eng.) Tsinghua University (China)

BSc (Chem. Eng.) Tsinghua University (China)

Department of Chemical Engineering, 

Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P.R. China




Brief Introduction Research Interests Current Projects Publications Patents Chinese Version

Brief Introduction:

Prof. Tao WANG has worked in the Department since 1994. Prior to that he worked at Laboratory of Process Equipment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. During Jun. 1998 to Feb. 2000, he was a visiting lecturer of Research Center of Supercritical Fluid Technology, Tohoku University, Japan.


Research Interests:

His research specializes in the field of Supercritical FluidsIonic Liquids, Green Chemical Processes and Products,  Confined Equilibrium and Transport Phenomena,  Nanostructured Materials and Conductive Inks. Works are focused on the following aspects:

1. Fundamentals of dissolution, transport and reaction in supercritical fluids

2. Supercritical carbon dioxide technologies, including extraction, reaction, drying and material processing

3. Synthesis and applications of ionic liquids

4. Supercritical water technologies and their applications

5. Nanoparticles and nanostructured materials

6. Conductive inks for printed electronics


Current Projects:

1. Copper based conductive ink

2. Shell-core nanoparticle of multi-metals

3. Aluminum nanoparticle coated by a magnetic shell

4. Scale-up of Supercritical Water Oxidation

5. Nanostructured hybrid phase change materials

6. Confined solid-liquid phase transition in porous media

7. Ionic liquids for separation of carbon isotopes


Recent Publications

26. Kang Qin, Kai Wang*, Rui Luo, Yang Li, Tao Wang, Dispersion of supercritical carbon dioxide to [Emim][BF4] with a T-junction microtube connector, Chemical Engineering and Processing, 127(2018), 58-64

25. Xiaofeng Dai, Wen Xu, Teng Zhang, and Tao Wang, Self-Reducible Cu Nanoparticles for Conductive Inks, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57(7), 2508−2516

24. Wen Xu, Tao Wang, Synergetic effect of blended alkylamines for copper complex ink to form conductive copper film, Langmuir, 2017, 33(1), 82-90

23. Yuping Wu, Tao Wang, Enthalpy of Solid−Liquid Phase Change Confined in Porous Materials, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2016, 55 (44), pp 11536–11541

22. Kang Qin, Kai Wang, Rui Luo, Yang Li, Tao Wang, Interfacial tension and wetting properties of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate in carbon dioxide, from atmospheric pressure to supercritical state, J. of Supercritical Fluids, 116 (2016) 83–89

21. Li Han, Tao Wang, Preparation of glycerol monostearate from glycerol carbonate and stearic acid, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 34137 – 34145

20.Yuping Wu, Tao Wang, The dependence of phase change enthalpy on the pore structure and interfacial groups in hydrated salts/silica composites via sol–gel, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 448, 100-105, 2015

19.Yang LiKai WangKang Qin and Tao Wang, Beckmann Rearrangement Reaction of Cyclohexanone Oxime in Sub/Supercritical Water: Byproduct and Selectivity, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 25365 – 25371

18.GUO Qiang, WANG Tao, Study on preparation and thermal properties of sodium nitrate /silica composite as shape-stabilized phase change material, Thermochimica Acta, 613 (2015), 6670

17. Yuping Wu, Tao Wang, Hydrated salts/expanded graphite composite with high thermal conductivity as a shape-stabilized phase change material for thermal energy storage, Energy Conversion and Management, 2015, 101, 164-171

16 Kang Qin, Kai Wang, Yang Li, Fanhe Kong and Tao Wang, High pressure phase behavior of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate and carbon dioxide system, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 32416 – 32420

15. Yuping Wu, Tao Wang, Preparation and characterization of hydrated salts/silica composite as shape-stabilized phase change material via sol-gel process, Thermochimica Acta, 591, 10–15, 2014

14.Qiang Guo, Tao WangPreparation and Characterization of Sodium Sulfate/Silica Composite as a Shape-stabilized Phase Change Material by Sol-gel Method, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 22(3), 360-364, 2014

13.Qiang Guo, Tao WangInfluence of SiO2 pore structure on phase change enthalpy of shape-stabilized polyethylene glycol/silica composites, J. Mater Sci. (2013) 48:3716–3721

12. Jiabo Li, Tao WangChemical equilibrium of glycerol carbonate synthesis from glycerolJ. Chem. Thermodynamics 43 (2011) 731–736

11. Jiabo Li, Tao WangOn the deactivation of alkali solid catalysts for the synthesis of glycerol carbonate from glycerol and dimethyl carbonate, Reac. Kinet. Mech. Cat. (2011) 102:113–126

10. Jiabo Li, Tao WangCoupling reaction and azeotropic distillation for synthesis of glycerol carbonate from glycerol and dimethyl carbonate, Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification, 49 (2010), pp. 530-535

9. H. Xing, T. Wang, Y. Dai, Continuous synthesis of D, L--tocopherol catalyzed by sulfonic acid-functionalized ionic liquid in supercritical carbon dioxide, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids,49(2009), 52-58

8. Ting Li, Tao WangPreparation of silica aerogel from rice hull ash by drying at atmospheric pressure, Materials Chemistry and Physics 112 (2008) 398–401

7. Huabin Xing, Tao Wang, Zhenhuan Zhou, Youyuan Dai, The sulfonic acid-functionalized ionic liquids with pyridinium cations: Acidities and their acidity–catalytic activity relationships, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 264 (2007) 53–59

6. Zhenhuan Zhou, Tao Wang, and Huabin Xing, Butyl-3-methylimidazolium Chloride Preparation in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2006, 45, 525-529

5. Huabing Xing, Tao Wang, Zhenhuan Zhou, and Youyuan Dai, D,L-α-Tocopherol Synthesis Catalyzed by the Brønsted Acidic Ionic Liquids, Synthetic Communications, 36: 2433–2439, 2006

4. Tao Wang, Qi Tang, Preparation of silica aerogel from rice hull ash by supercritical carbon dioxide drying, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Vol 35/1 pp 91-94, 2005

3. Tao Wang, Xiuyun Wang, R.L. Smith, Modeling of diffusivities in supercritical carbon dioxide using a linear solvation energy relationship, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 35(1), 18-25, 2005

2. T Wang, YF Guan, Extraction of arsenic-containing anions by supercritical CO2 with ion-pairing, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL 108 (1-2): 145-153 APR 1 2005

1. HB Xing, T Wang, ZH Zhou, YY Dai, Novel bronsted-acidic ionic liquids for esterifications, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH 44 (11): 4147-4150 MAY 25 2005



9. Tao Wang, Wen Xu, A method for improving the stability of copper ion ink and the conductivity of copper film from it, CN 201710182920.3

8. Tao Wang, Xiaofeng Dai, A method of preparing shell-core Cu@Ag nanoparticle, CN 201611072652.1

7. Tao Wang, Qiang Guo, The method of preparing sodium sulfate/silica shape-fixed phase change material from rice hull ash, CN 200910236014.2

6.  Zhenhuan Zhou, Tao Wang, and Huabin Xing, A method for synthesis of tributylcitrate catalyzed by ionic liquids, CN 200510086546.4

5.  Huabin Xing, Tao Wang, Youyuan Dai, Continuous synthesis of D, L--tocopherol catalyzed by ionic liquids, CN 200510011440.8

4.  Zhenhuan Zhou, Tao Wang, and Huabin Xing, A method for Preparation of Alkylimidazolium Halide Ionic liquids, CN 200510011377.8

3.  Tao Wang, Ting Li, Preparation of hydrophobic aerogel from rice hull ash, CN 200510012186.3

2.  Tao Wang, Ting Li, Preparation of aerogel from rice hull ash by atmospheric drying, CN 200510011378.2

1.  Tao Wang, Qi Tang, The method of preparing silica aerogel from rice hull ash, CN 03127920.1