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Ren, Hang

Hang Ren

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry

Electrochemistry, Analytical Chemistry


Phone: 512-471-1593

Office Location
FNT 2.136A

Postal Address
102 E 24TH ST
AUSTIN, TX 78712
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin (2021-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (2018-2021)
  • Postdoc Associate, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (2016-2018)
  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2016)
  • B.S. hon. in Chemistry, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China (2011)

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Selected publications:

  1. Li, M.; Wang, Y.; Blount, B.; Ren, H.*, Stochastic Local Breakdown of Oxide Film on Ni from Identical-Location Imaging: One Single Site at a Time, Nano Letters, 2022, 22 (15) 6313–6319. DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c02018
  2. Wang, Y; Li, M.; Gordon, E.; Ye, Z.; Ren, H.*, Nanoscale Colocalized Electrochemical and Structural Mapping of Metal Dissolution Reaction,  Anal. Chem., 2022, 94, (25), 9058–9064. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.2c01283
  3. Wang, Y.; Li, M.; Ren, H.*, Voltammetric Mapping of Hydrogen Evolution Reaction on Pt Locally via Scanning Electrochemical Cell Microscopy. ACS Meas. Sci. Au, 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acsmeasuresciau.2c00012
  4. Li, M.; Ye, K.-H.; Qiu, W.; Wang, Y.; Ren, H.*, Heterogeneity between and within Single Hematite Nanorods as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution Reaction. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 12, 5247–5252 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c00506
  5. Blount, B.; Juarez, G.; Wang, Y.; Ren, H.*, iR Drop in Scanning Electrochemical Cell Microscopy. Faraday Discuss., 2022, 233, 149 - 162. DOI: 1039/D1FD00046B
  6. Ren, H.*; Edwards, M. A. *, “Stochasticity in Single-Entity Electrochemistry”. Curr. Opin. Electrochem. 2021, 25, 100632. DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2020.08.014
  7. Blount, B.; Kilner, K.; Hu, H.; Gohmann, D.; Gordon, E.; Wang, Y.; Ren, H.*, Electrochemically Induced Nucleation of Nanoscopic Ionic Solid. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124 (31), 17413–17417. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c05009
  8. Wang, Y.; Gordon, E.; Ren, H.*, “Mapping the Potential of Zero Charge at Electrode-Electrolyte Interface Via a Grain by Grain Approach”  Anal. Chem. 2020, 92 (3), 2859-2865. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b05502
  9. Wang, Y.; Gordon, E.; Ren, H. *, “Mapping the Nucleation of H2 Bubble on a Polycrystalline Pt via Scanning Electrochemical Cell Microscopy.” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10 (14) 3887-3892. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01414
  10. Edwards, M. A. *; White, H. S.; Ren, H. *, “Voltammetric Determination of the Stochastic Formation Rate and Geometry of Individual H2, N2, and O2 Bubble Nuclei.” ACS Nano 2019, 13 (6), 6330-6340. DOI:1021/acsnano.9b01015
  • 2023  Sloan Research Fellowship
  • 2023  NSF CAREER Award
  • 2023  Scialog Fellow: Negative Emissions Science (NES). 
  • 2022  NIH Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA)
  • 2022  DARPA Director’s Award
  • 2022  UT Austin CNS Catalyst Award
  • 2020  DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • 2020  ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award
  • 2019  James W. and Carolyn L. Taylor MUACC Travel Award     
  • 2019  Dean’s Summer Research Award, Miami University
  • 2015  George Ashworth Analytical Chemistry Fellowship  
  • 2014  Baxter Young Investigator Awards