Xiaonan Wang is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University and an adjunct associate professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She received her BEng from Tsinghua University in 2011 and PhD from University of California, Davis in 2015. After working as a postdoctoral research associate at Imperial College London, she joined NUS as an assistant professor since 2017.
Her research focuses on the development of intelligent computational methods including multi-scale modelling, optimization, data analytics and machine learning for applications in advanced materials, energy, environmental and manufacturing systems to support smart and sustainable development. She is leading a Smart Systems Engineering research group at NUS and Tsinghua of more than 20 team members as PI and also the deputy director of the Accelerated Materials Development programme in Singapore (S$25M funding). She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, organized and chaired several international conferences, and delivered more than 50 presentations and invited talks at conferences and universities on five continents.
She is an editorial board member of 10 SCI journals e.g., Applied Energy, Advanced Intelligent Systems. She was recognized as a World’s Top 2% Scientists, AIChE-SLS Outstanding Young Principal Investigator, Young Researcher Award for Engineering Sustainable Development, IChemE Global Awards Young Researcher finalist and selected for Royal Society International Exchanges Award, as well several best paper awards at IEEE and Applied Energy conferences and journals. She is also a program lead of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)’s Sustainable Waste Management Program and advisory board member of several international organizations.