Jinrong Wang

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow


Al-Jazri Building (building 4), level 3, 3266-WS09

Research Interests

Dr. Jinrong is interested in smart hydrogel for actuators and functional porous macrocycles/cages for sensor application.

Selected Publications

  • Jinrong Wang, Zhuo Chen, Xueyan Li, Mingjie Liu,* et al. “Plastic-like Hydrogels with Reversible Conversion of Elasticity and Plasticity and Tunable Mechanical Properties”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019
  • Jinrong Wang, Jianfeng Wang*, Zhuo Chen, Shaoli Fang, et al. “Tunable, Fast, Robust Hydrogel Actuators 
    Based on Evaporation-Programmed Heterogeneous Structures”, Chemistry of Materials, 2017
  • Jianfeng Wang,# Jinrong Wang,# (equal contribution) Zhuang Kong, Kuilin Lv, et al. “Conducting 
    Polymer-Based Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage”, Advanced Materials, 2017
  • Jinrong Wang, Jinliang Qiao, Jianfeng Wang*, Ying Zhu, Lei Jiang, “Bioinspired hierarchical alumina-graphene oxide-poly(vinyl alcohol) artificial nacre with optimized strength and toughness”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015
  • Zhuo Chen, Jinrong Wang, Douxing Pan, Yao Wang*, Richard Noetzel, et al. “Mimicking a Dog’s Nose: 
    Scrolling Graphene Nanosheets”, ACS Nano, 2018
  • Chen, Zhuo, Jinrong Wang (equal contribution), et al. "Three-Dimensional Graphene-Based Foams with “Greater Electron Transferring Areas” Deriving High Gas Sensitivity." ACS Applied Nano Materials 2021.


  • Ph.D., Material Physics and Chemistry, Beihang University, Beijing, China,2018
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering and Technology, Yantai University, Shandong, China,2013

Professional Profile

  • 2022-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2021: Project Manager, HBIS Group Tang steel Company, Tangshan, P. R. China


  • Beihang University of Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • Beihang University of Doctoral Scholarship
  • Beihang University of Excellent Student Leader
  • Provincial Elite Student Award
  • National Scholarship Award
  • Excellent Student Scholarship

KAUST Affiliations

PSE - Physical and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Smart Hydrogel Actuator Sensor Functional Porous Materials