Hao-Wei Pang

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Graduate Student


Email: hwpang@mit.edu

I grew up in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, and lived there until I came to MIT. During the senior high school, I developed a general passion for chemistry and energy engineering. Then, I continued my interest in the department of Chemical Engineering at National Taiwan University (NTU), where I received a B.S. in 2018. During my time at NTU, I participated in the intensive training of Electro-Optical Materials Laboratory to equip myself with researching experiences and analyzing skills. With Prof. Kou-Chuan Ho, I developed the research regarding the electrospun imidazolium-functionalized-PVDF-HFP applied in dye-sensitized solar cells.

The experience in my undergraduate clearly showed me the role of the chemical and energy engineering at a globe scale, and thus further strengthened my promise to research in this field. Therefore, I enrolled in the PhD program in Chemical Engineering at MIT in 2018. Now, as a newly-joined group member in Prof. Green’s lab, I will work on the project about the polymer fouling problem in ethylene crackers.

In my spare time, I love to cook, illustrate (mainly with graphic tablets), and watch movies.