Assistant Professor,PhD
School of Energy and Power Engineering,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)
Room 107, Power Building,
1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, 430074 China
Phone: 27-87548122; Mobile:18171389691


  • Capacitive electrical energy storage (supercapacitor): pore/electrode level modeling of supercapacitors under equilibrium and dynamics state.

  • Interfacial phenomena: electrokinetic flow, electrical double layers (EDLs)

  • Computational methods: molecular dynamics (MD), finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering | Clemson University | 08/2014

  • Research focus: energy storing and charging dynamics of electrochemical capacitors.

B.S., Mechanical Engineering | Huazhong University of Sci. & Tech. | 05/2009


Assistant Professor| Huazhong Unviersity of Science and Technology, China | 06/2016 – Current  

Investigated fluids transport in nanoscale systems. Specially,

  • Electrokinetic flow manipulated by soft maters, with applications in drug delivery, separation etc.

  • Nano liquids transported in nanoporous materials, with applications on energy storage, desalination of sea water etc.

Research Assistant | Clemson University, USA | 08/2009 – 08/2014

  • Investigated pore-size dependency of capacitance of supercapacitor; opened new directions to enhance supercapacitors energy density. (Publication #3).

  • Studied the thermodynamic charge storage limits at sub-nanometer pores; provided new insights on limiting factors to improve energy density of supercapacitors. (Publication #2).

  • Investigated charging dynamics process of nanopores; developed governing law for charging process. (Publication #1).

  • Explored fluid dynamics in electrokinetics flow using a combination of CFD and MD simulations; resolved long-hold misunderstanding towards viscosity of interfacial fluids. (Publication #4).

  • Mentored two undergraduate and one graduate students on atomistic modeling


Senior Optimization Consultant | CentralPlas LLC | 10/2015 – 06/2016

CentralPlas LLC is a global plastic manufacture, producing environment friendly and energy efficient plastic extrusion products.

As Senior Optimization Consultant, I identified, designed and implemented key improvement projects such as:

  • Modeled thermal deformation of moving plastic boards under partition temperature zones.

  • Studied and solved traction induced products diverging.

Co-Founder & Principle Investigator | Jun He LLC | 01/2015 – 09/2015

Jun He LLC is a consultant firm, provides energy efficient improvement & saving consulting services.

As Principle Investigator, I identified, designed and solved consulting challenges such as:

  • Performed marketing analysis on commercialization of supercapacitors.

  • Provided building modeling to analyze energy consumption, utility bill and life cycle cost of HVAC system for customers.


  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Nanoscale, The Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Fluid Phase Equilibria, IONICS


Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals (total citation > 180, H-index = 4)

  1. Svyatoslav Kondrat, Peng Wu, Rui Qiao, Alexei A Kornyshev, “Accelerating charging dynamics in sub-nanometer pores”, Nature Materials, 13, 387, 2014 (Impact factor: 36.503, highly cited paper)

  2. Peng Wu, JingSong Huang, Vincent Meunier, Bobby G Sumpter, and Rui Qiao, "Voltage Dependent Charge Storage Modes and Capacity in Sub-nanometer Pores", The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letter, 3, 1732, 2012 (Impact factor:7.458)

  3. Peng Wu, JingSong Huang, Vincent Meunier and Bobby G Sumpter, and Rui Qiao, "Complex Capacitance Scaling in Ionic Liquids-filled Nanopores", ACS Nano, 5, 9044, 2011 (Impact factor:12.881)

  4. Peng Wu and Rui Qiao, "Physical Origins of Apparently Enhanced Viscosity of Interfacial Fluids in Electrokinetic Transport", Physics of Fluids, 23, 072005, 2011 (Impact factor:2.031)


  1. Rui Qiao, Svyatoslav Kondrat, Peng Wu, and Alexei A Kornyshev, " Dynamics of Charging Subnanometer Pores Using Ionic Liquids", Annual Meeting of the AICHE, Atlanta, GA, USA, Nov 16-21, 2014

  2. Peng Wu and Rui Qiao, “Screening of Electroosmotic Flows by Neutral Polymers”, ASME 2012 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 3-6, 2012

  3. Peng Wu and Rui Qiao, "Physical Origins of Apparently Enhanced Viscosity of Interfacial Fluids in Electrokinetic Transport", 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Long beach, CA, USA, Nov 21-23, 2010

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