Position: Senior Researcher
PhD: Sichuan University, China
Research: High Performance Polymers and Fire Retardants
Address: IMDEA Materials, C/ Eric Kandel, 2, Tecnogetafe, 28906 Getafe, Madrid – España
Phone: +34 91 549 34 22-1055
Fax: +34 91 550 30 47
Group website: High Performance Polymer Nanocomposites Group
Dr. De-Yi Wang got his Ph.D. at Sichuan University in China in 2007. Part of his doctoral research was carried out at the University of Bolton in United Kingdom. He carried out his lecture and research activities on fire retardant materials and high performance polymeric materials at College of Chemistry in Sichuan University where he held the position of Lecturer in 2007. In 2008, he joined Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. Germany as a visiting scientist, working on the environment-friendly fire retardant materials. In July 2009, he was promoted to Associate Professor in Polymer Composites in Sichuan University. In the same year, he was granted the famed Alexander Humboldt Fellowship from Germany to develop new generation fire retardant polymer nanocomposites.
Before joining IMDEA Materials Institute as Senior Researcher, he was a Guest Professor and led a research team on environmentally friendly high performance nanocomposites at the processing department in Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. Germany. He currently leads the research group of High Performance Polymer Nanocomposites in IMDEA Materials. He has been selected as the Academic Consultant on environmentally friendly chemical materials in United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) since 2012.
Dr. De-Yi Wang’s research activities focus on application-oriented fundamental problems and novel technologies in multifunctional nanomaterials, eco-benign fire retardants with high effectiveness, high performance environment-friendly polymers and nanocomposites (bio-based and/or petro-based), including innovative chemistry to synthesize and modify novel multifunctional nanostructure materials, preparing and processing high performance polymers and their nanocomposites, investigating structural properties-relationship, particularly the fire behaviors and mechanisms. His research work has developed in the frame of various research projects, both funded by industry and by international and European funding programmes.
His achievements have been recognized by several grants and awards in the world, such as DuPont Young Professor Awards from USA, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship from Germany, International Foundation for Science (IFS) grant from Sweden, National Award for Technological Invention of China, Ramón y Cajal Grant from Spain, Lagrange Fellowship from Italy, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) grant from Netherland and Marie Curie Grant from European Commission.
Dr. De-Yi Wang has published more than 100 academic papers on prestigious international peer-reviewed journals, such as Chemistry of Materials, Macromolecules, Journal of Materials Chemistry (A), Green Chemistry, Langmuir, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Chemical Engineering Journal, etc. He has registered 20 national and international invention patents (12 authorized) and edited 1 book as Editor-in-Chief in his research field.
Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor of RSC Advances and Nanomaterials and Energy, and Editor-in-Chief of Nano Advances; he is on the Editorial Board of Composites Communications and the International Journal of Polymer Science. Also, Dr. De-Yi Wang always maintains a close cooperation with some renowned scientific institutions from Germany, UK, Italy, China, and several international organizations. In 2014, he was elected as “IPF Fellow and was renewed in 2016 and in 2016 as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) due to his contribution to the fire retardant chemisty.
Dr. De-Yi Wang is leading the Group of High Performance Polymer Nanocomposites in IMDEA Materials Institute. Simultaneously, he is involved in education at Polytechnic University of Madrid, in the Department of Material Science and Engineering, as Adjunct Professor.