Lee-Ping Wang

Lee-Ping Wang

Position Title
Associate Professor

4463 Chemistry Annex


Our research program investigates chemical energy conversion by developing cutting-edge theoretical and computational chemistry methods to accelerate the discovery of reaction pathways, providing new insight into the reaction mechanisms and formulating design principles for improved catalysts. We are focusing on three areas that bridge renewable energy with biochemistry and inorganic / materials chemistry: (1) CO2 reduction pathways in molecular and heterogeneous catalysts, (2) proton transfer pathways in membrane proteins, and (3) surface reconstruction of perovskite electrocatalysts and photovoltaics.

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • Promoted to Associate Professor (2020)
  • ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator (2017)
  • Appointed to UC Davis faculty (2015)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH SimBios Center for Biomedical Computation, (2011-2015)
  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, MIT (2011)
  • B.A. in Physics, University of California, Berkeley (2006)

Representative Publications