Yi Wang, Ph.D.


  1. 2004-2007 MSc. Southeast University, China
  2. 2007-2010 PhD. Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  3. 2010-2011 Scientist, AIT-Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna, Austria
  4. 2011-2015 Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University
  5. 2015-present Research Professor, Wenzhou Institute, UCAS; Wenzhou Medical University
  6. 2020-present Research Professor, College of Science and Technology, Wenzhou-Kean University

Yi Wang obtained his PhD in 2010 from Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. After that he worked as a research fellow at Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 2011 to 2015. His research interests include the development of plasmonic nanostructure, nanocomposites for optical and electrical biosensors, the development of optical imaging system, and wearable devices. These technologies are developed for the applications on cancer diagnosis, noninvasive detection, and neuron transmitters monitoring. He has presided over a number of national scientific research projects, including the National Key Research and Development Project, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Zhejiang Province Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Zhejiang Province 1000 Talents Plan, Leading Talent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project of Wenzhou and so on. He is an assistant editor of Light: Science & Aapplications (Nature’s group), an editorial board member of Light Scattering. He has published more than 50 international peer-reviewed paper in Advanced Materials, Chemical Science, Analytical Chemistry, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Nanoscale and so on, with H index of 28.

Research Grants

  1. 2019-2021 Zhejiang Province Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (LR19H180001), RMB 800,000, Principal Investigator
  2. 2017-2022 Zhejiang Province 1000 Talents Plan, RMB 1,000,000, Principal Investigator
  3. 2017-2020 National Key Research and Development Project(2017YFC0111300), RMB 1,400,000, Principal Investigator
  4. 2017-2019 National Natural Science Foundation of China (21605116), RMB 200,000, Principal Investigator
  5. 2016-2019 Public Projects of Zhejiang Province (2017C33193), RMB 300,000, Principal Investigator
  6. 2017-2019 Leading Talent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project of Wenzhou (RX2016005), RMB 200,000, Principal Investigator

Research Interests

  1. Optical biosensors and cellular imaging based on surface plasmon, surface enhanced Raman scattering and plasmon-enhanced fluorescence
  2. Electrochemical biosensors based on nanomaterials and flexible materials
  3. Optical and electrical sensor devices, including on smartphone, wearable devices and research instruments

Selected Publications

  1. Liu, Q.Zhang, W. Knoll*, B. Liedberg*, Y. Wang*, Rational Design of Functional Peptide-Gold Hybrid Nanomaterials for Molecular Interactions. Advanced Materials. 2020. 2000866.
  2. Jiang, Q. Zhang, C. Xu, Y. Ge, L. Huang, X. Ren, Y. Wang,* Facile preparation of a hollow core-shell nanocomposite for the ultrasensitive sensing of glucose, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2020, 320, 128500.
  3. Zhang, D. Jiang, C. Xu, Y. Ge, X. Liu, Q. Wei, L. Huang, X. Ren, C. Wang,* Y. Wang,* Wearable electrochemical biosensor based on molecularly imprinted Ag nanowires for noninvasive monitoring lactate in human sweat, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2020, 320, 128325.
  4. Q Qian, Y Wang, M Zhang, L Chen, J Feng, Y Wang*, Y Zhou*, Ultrasensitive paper-based polyaniline/graphene composite strain sensor for sign language expression, Composites Science and Technology, 2019, 181, 107660.
  5. HT Zheng, HL Bui, S Chakroborty, Y Wang*, CJ Huang*, PEGylated metal-phenolic networks for antimicrobial and antifouling properties, Langmuir, 2019, 35, 8829-8839.
  6. Zhao R., Fu G., Chen Z., Tang Y., Wang Y.*, Huang S.* A novel strategy for the synthesis of hollow Pt–Cu tetradecahedrons as an efficient electrocatalyst toward methanol oxidation, CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 1903-1909.
  7. Y Su, S Yuan, D Ning, Q Zhang, W Han, Y Wang*, The template‐free synthesis of CuO@ CeO2 nanospheres: facile strategy, structure optimization, and enhanced catalytic activity toward CO oxidation, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2018, 2927-2934.
  8. Chen, X. Liu, N.T. Tran, JCS. Ho, Y. Wang, D. Aili, B. Liedberg, Nanoplasmonic Sensing from the Human Vision Perspective, Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 90, 7, 4916-4924.
  9. Zhang J, Khan I, Zhang Q, Liu X, Dostalek J, Liedberg B, Wang Y,* Lipopolysaccharides detection on a grating-coupled surface plasmon resonance smartphone biosensor Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2018, 99, 312-317.
  10. Z Xie, Z Cao, Y Liu, Q Zhang, J Zou, L Shao, Y Wang*, J He, M Li*, Highly-sensitive optical biosensor based on equal FSR cascaded microring resonator with intensity interrogation for detection of progesterone molecules Optics Express 2017, 25 (26), 33193-33201.
  11. Zhang Q., Wu L., Wong T.I., Zhang J., Liu X., Zhou X., Bai P., Liedberg B., Wang Y.,* Surface plasmon-enhanced fluorescence on Au nanohole array for prostate-specific antigen detection, International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2017, 12, 2307-2314.
  12. Zhao, Z. Liu, M. Gong, Q. Zhang, X. Shi, Y. Hu, W. Qi, Y. Tang, Y. Wang,* Ethylenediamine-tetramethylene phosphonic acid assisted synthesis of palladium nanocubes and their electrocatalytic application for formic acid oxidation. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 2017, 21:1297–1303.
  13. Q Yao, Z Ye, L Sun, Y Jin, Q Xu, M Yang, Y Wang, Y Zhou, J Ji, H Chen, Bacterial infection microenvironment-responsive enzymatically degradable multilayer films for multifunctional antibacterial properties, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2017, 5 (43), 8532-8541.
  14. MB Haddada, D Hu, M Salmain, L Zhang, C Peng, Y Wang, B Liedberg, Gold nanoparticle-based localized surface plasmon immunosensor for staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) detection, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2017, 1-8.
  15. NT Tran, A Li, P Chen, Y Wang, S Li, B Liedberg, Gold mesoflowers with a high density of multilevel long sharp tips: synthesis and characterization, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2017, 5 (20), 4884-4891.
  16. -T. Yang, L. Wu, X.H. Liu, N.T. Tran, P. Bai, B. Liedberg, Y. Wang,* B. Thierry,* Exploiting surface plasmon enhanced light scattering for the design of ultrasensitive biosensing modality. Analytical Chemistry 2016, 88 (23), 11924–11930.
  17. H. Liu,# Y. Wang,# P. Chen, A. McCadden, A. Palaniappan, J. Zhang, B. Liedberg, Peptide functionalized gold nanoparticles with optimized particle size and concentration for colorimetric assay development – detection of cardiac troponin I. ACS Sensors 2016, 1 (12), 1416-1422.
  18. Wang,* L. Wu, T.I. Wong, M. Bauch, Q. Zhang, J. Zhang, X. Liu, X. Zhou, P. Bai, J. Dostalek, B. Liedberg, Directional fluorescence emission co-enhanced by localized and propagating surface plasmons for biosensing. Nanoscale 2016, 8: 8008-8016.
  19. Wang, X. Liu, P. Chen, N.T. Tran, J. Zhang, W.S. Chia, S. Boujday, B. Liedberg,* Smartphone spectrometer for colorimetric biosensing. Analyst 2016, 141: 3233-3238.
  20. Wang, J.-Y. Huang, H.-Q. Li, Z. Chen, A.Z.-J. Zhao, Y. Wang, K.-Q. Zhang, H.-T. Sun, S.S. Al-Deyab, Y.-K. Lai, TiO2 nanotube platforms for smart drug delivery: a review. International Journal of Nanomedicine 2016, 11: 4819.
  21. Su, L. Dai, Q. Zhang, Y. Li, J. Peng, R.a. Wu, W. Han, Z. Tang, Y. Wang,* Fabrication of Cu-Doped CeO2 Catalysts with Different Dimension Pore Structures for CO Catalytic Oxidation. Catalysis Surveys from Asia 2016, 20: 231-240.
  22. Wang, Q. Xu, Z. Ye, H. Liu, Q. Lin, K. Nan, Y. Li, Y. Wang, L. Qi, H. Chen, Copolymer Brushes with Temperature-triggered, Reversibly Switchable Bactericidal and Antifouling Properties for Biomaterial Surfaces. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8: 27207-27217.
  23. Patra, T. Ding, G. Engudar, Y. Wang, M.M. Dykas, B. Liedberg, J.C.Y. Kah, T. Venkatesan, C.L. Drum, Component‐Specific Analysis of Plasma Protein Corona Formation on Gold Nanoparticles Using Multiplexed Surface Plasmon Resonance. Small 2016, 12: 1174-1182.
  24. Chen, J. Huang, P. Alagappan, Y. Wang, B. Liedberg, M. Platt, A.I.Y. TOK, A review on electronic bio-sensing approaches based on non-antibody recognition elements. Analyst 2016, 141, 2335-2346.
  25. Chen, T.K. Choo, J. Huang, Y. Wang, Y. Liu, M. Platt, A. Palaniappan, B. Liedberg, A.I.Y. Tok, Label-free electronic detection of interleukin-6 using horizontally aligned carbon nanotubes. Materials & Design 2016, 90: 852-857.
  26. Zhang,# Y. Wang,# T.I. Wong, X. Liu, X. Zhou, B. Liedberg, Electrofocusing-enhanced localized surface plasmon resonance biosensors. Nanoscale 2015, 7: 17244-17248.
  27. Y. Song, T.I. Wong, A. Sadovoy, L. Wu, P. Bai, J. Deng, S. Guo, Y. Wang, W. Knoll, X. Zhou, Imprinted gold 2D nanoarray for highly sensitive and convenient PSA detection via plasmon excited quantum dots. Lab on a Chip 2015, 15: 253-263.
  28. Palaniappan, J.A. Cheema, D. Rajwar, G. Ammanath, X.Liu, L.S. Koon, Y. Wang, U.H. Yildiz, B. Liedberg, Polythiophene derivative on quartz resonators for miRNA capture and assay. Analyst 2015, 140: 7912-7917.
  29. He, L. Zhou, Y. Wang,* C. Li, J. Yao, W. Zhang, Q. Zhang, M. Li, H. Li, W.-f. Dong, Detection of trace microcystin-LR on a 20MHz QCM sensor coated with in situ self-assembled MIPs. Talanta 2015, 131: 8-13.
  30. Chen, S.K. Lim, P. Chen, J. Huang, Y. Wang, A. Palaniappan, M. Platt, B. Liedberg, A.I.Y. Tok, Reporter-encapsulated liposomes on graphene field effect transistors for signal enhanced detection of physiological enzymes. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2015, 17: 3451-3456.
  31. Zhou, T.I. Wong, H.Y. Song, L. Wu, Y. Wang, P. Bai, D.-H. Kim, S.H. Ng, M.S. Tse, W. Knoll, Development of Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance-Based Point-of-Care System. Plasmonics 2014, 9: 835-844.
  32. Zhang, L. Jing, J. Zhang, Y. Ren, Y. Wang, Y. Wang,* T. Wei, B. Liedberg, Surface plasmon resonance sensor for femtomolar detection of testosterone with water-compatible macroporous molecularly imprinted film. Analytical Biochemistry 2014, 463: 7-14.
  33. Wang, X. Liu, J. Zhang, D. Aili, B. Liedberg, Time-resolved botulinum neurotoxin A activity monitored using peptide-functionalized Au nanoparticle energy transfer sensors. Chemical Science 2014, 5: 2651-2656.
  34. Niu, L.T. Su, R. Chen, H. Chen, Y. Wang, A. Palaniappan, H. Sun, A.I.Y. Tok, 3-Dimensional photonic crystal surface enhanced upconversion emission for improved near-infrared photoresponse. Nanoscale 2014, 6: 817-824.
  35. Liu, Y. Wang, P. Chen, Y. Wang, J. Zhang, D. Aili, B. Liedberg, Biofunctionalized Gold Nanoparticles for Colorimetric Sensing of Botulinum Neurotoxin A Light Chain. Analytical Chemistry 2014, 86: 2345-2352.
  36. Zhang, Y. Wang,* A. Mateescu, K. Sergelen, A. Kibrom, U. Jonas, T. Wei, J. Dostalek, Biosensor based on hydrogel optical waveguide spectroscopy for the detection of 17β-estradiol. Talanta 2013, 104: 149-154.
  37. I. Wong, S. Han, L. Wu, Y. Wang, J. Deng, C.Y.L. Tan, P. Bai, Y.C. Loke, X. Da Yang, M.S. Tse, High throughput and high yield nanofabrication of precisely designed gold nanohole arrays for fluorescence enhanced detection of biomarkers. Lab on a Chip 2013, 13: 2405-2413.
  38. Wang,* L. Wu, X. Zhou, T.I. Wong, J. Zhang, P. Bai, E.P. Li, B. Liedberg, Incident-angle dependence of fluorescence enhancement and biomarker immunoassay on gold nanohole array. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2013, 186: 205-211.
  39. Wan., W. Knoll, J. Dostalek, Bacterial pathogen surface plasmon resonance biosensor advanced by long range surface plasmons and magnetic nanoparticle assays. Analytical Chemistry 2012, 84: 8345-8350.
  40. Mateescu, Y. Wang, J. Dostalek, U. Jonas, Thin hydrogel films for optical biosensor applications. Membranes 2012, 2: 40-69.
  41. Wang, J. Dostalek, W. Knoll, Magnetic nanoparticle-enhanced biosensor based on grating-coupled surface plasmon resonance. Analytical Chemistry 2011, 83: 6202-6207.
  42. Wang, C.-J. Huang, U. Jonas, T. Wei, J. Dostalek, W. Knoll, Biosensor based on hydrogel optical waveguide spectroscopy. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2010, 25: 1663-1668