Group News

June 28, 2022. Congratulations to former graduate student Dr. Mijin Kim for receiving the prestigious award MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35!

April 7, 2022. Congratulations to Haoran for successfully defending his PhD thesis! Dr. Qu will be joining ASML this summer following the graduation. Cheers!

April 6, 2022. Ben Barnes successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations! Dr. Barnes will be joining NIST as an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow this summer. Cheers!

June 29, 2021. Haoran Qu and Chiyu Zhang received the Dean’s Fellowship for Research Excellence, to be awarded in fall 2021. What a great day! Congratulations, Haoran and Chiyu!

June 14, 2021. our group alumnus Mijin Kim, is the finalist for the Victor K. LaMer Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, and she will present as a LaMer Keynote Speaker at the 95th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry. Congratulations, Dr. Kim!

June 11, 2021. Benjamin Barnes received the Smalley-Curl Institute Distinguished Poster Award from NT21 (International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials, June 6-11, 2021. Rice University, Houston, TX, United States). Ben’s poster was one of the top 3 selected from the more than 200 posters presented at this international conference for his poster: Barnes, B.; Wang, P.; Wang, YH. “An oligonucleotide sensor with parallel electrical pathways.” Way to go, Ben!

June 9, 2021. Our group alumnus Dr. Hamid Latif wrote to update that he was promoted full Professor of Physics at the Forman Christian College Lahore. Cheers!

May 20, 2021. Xiyuan Cheng successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Cheng!


May 11, 2016. Allen Ng received the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School, and Lyndsey Powell is awarded the Millard & Lee Alexander Fellowship for 2016-2017 academic year. Congratulations!

March 28, 2016. Hyejin Kwon successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Kwon!

… (Sorry for skipping many great news… particularly for the past year the Wang Group was awarded several major grants including two from ARPA-E, one from AFOSR through a MURI grant joint with Northwestern, our first R01 from NIH/NIGMS, and a new NSF award to pursue several exciting new frontiers).

May 16, 2014. “Symposium on Energy Materials” to be held in the Marker Seminar Room. All are welcome!

July 26, 2013. Lyndsey Powell is one of six graduate students awarded a GAANN Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations, Lyndsey!

July 8-12, 2013. The 1st Telluride Workshop on the Chemistry and Physics of Defects in Carbon Nanotubes.

June 17, 2013. Yanmei, Brendan, Lyndsey, and Hyejin’s paper is accepted by Nature Chemistry. Cheers!

May 15, 2013. Hyejin Kwon received a ChemBiochem Dean’s Summer Award. Congratulations, Hyejin!

May 13, 2013. Alex Brozena successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Brozena!

April 27, 2013. Allen Ng received one of the four Graduate Bailey Research Fellowships for year 2013. Congratulations!

April 25, 2013. Teddy Baker is awarded a summer graduate research fellowship from the Graduate School. Congratulations!

April 22, 2013. Jarrett Leeds successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Jarrett is co-advised by Dr. John Fourkas and Dr. Wang. Congratulations, Jarrett!

February 13, 2013. Nam Soo Kim received the College Chemistry Achievement Award from the Chemical Society of Washington. Way to go, Nam!

November 28, 2012. Alex Brozena received the Dean’s Fellowship for scholastic excellence and research, Spring 2013. Congratulations!

November 28, 2012. Allen Ng, Lyndsey Powell, and David Ramsdell received the Dean’s Fellowships for scholastic excellence and outstanding performance as teaching assistants, Spring 2013. Congratulations!

October 24, 2012. Watch graduate student Alex Brozena explaining some of our group’s research, along with Prof. Bryan Eichhorn and Janice Reutt-Robey, in a movie entitled “Nanotechnology Today – Fuel Cells, Buckyballs and Carbon Nanotubes.” This movie was made by Bytesize Science (The American Chemical Society’s YouTube channel) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Chemistry Week.

October 23, 2012. ChuanFu’s poster entitled “Controlling Interfaces for Electrically Interconnected, Non-cracking Si Beads-string Li-ion Battery Electrodes,” won the best poster in the “best visuals” category at the Fall 2012 Meeting of the DOE-funded Energy Frontier Research Center. This work is collaborated with Prof. John Cumings’ group at MSE, Prof. Teng Li’s group of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Yue Qi of GM. Our collaborator Khim Karki won the best poster for “best collaboration” and the best oral presentation for the collaborative work.

September 1, 2012. Jia started his independent research group at Tongji University as the “Thousand Young Talents Program” Professor. Way to go, Prof. Huang!

……(sorry for skipping so many news!)

March 26, 2011. Yin’s paper accepted for publication in J. Phys. Chem. Lett. Congratulations, Yin!

January 5, 2011. Dr. Wang receives a NSF CAREER award.

December 1, 2010. Dr. ChienFu Chen joined the group. Welcome, ChienFu!

May 15, 2010. Beiyue Shao receives the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Graduating Seniors. She will attend UT Austin in the fall to pursue a PhD in chemistry. We wish her good luck as she attends UT Austin to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry.

May 10, 2010. Dr. Wang is on the Alumni Spotlight of the Wiess School of Natural Science of Rice University, where he received his PhD degree in 2005.

April 28, 2010. Alex Brozena was awarded one of the first DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Alex!

April 21, 2010. Huizhi Bai was awarded a Summer Research Fellowship from the Graduate School. Congratulations, Huizhi!

February 5, 2010. Alex, Jessica, and Beiyue’s first JACS article is accepted.

January 1, 2010. Dr. Cai Shen joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Shen received his PhD degree from the University of St. Andrews in UK. Welcome, Cai!

December 1, 2009. Ms. Hyejin Kwon joined the group as a new graduate student. Welcome, Hyejin!

November 2, 2009. Dr. Hongwei Liao joined us as a joint postdoctoral fellow between the Wang group and Prof. John Cumings’ group at MSE. Welcome, Hongwei!

October 23, 2009. Dr. Wang gave a talk as part of Joint Seminars (Chemistry/Biochemistry & Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering), University of Maryland.

October 8, 2009. Dr. Wang gave an invited talk at The 2009 ARL Fellows Symposium, “Nanomaterials: Science & Engineering.” Aberdeen, MD. September 8, 2009. Dr. Wang gave a talk at NIST, Biochemical Science Division.

September 1, 2009. Yin Zhang joined the group as a visiting student from the Physics Department of Xi’an Jiaotong University. Welcome, Yin!

August , 2009. The Wang group attended the 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington DC, 2009. Shunliu, Jessica, Beiyue, and Alex presented two posters.

June 28- July 2, 2009. Dr. Wang gave an invited talk at the 5th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT), Singapore.

May 27, 2009. Alex Brozena was awarded a Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Summer Fellowship. Congratulations, Alex!

May 26, 2009. Dr. Wang’s nanofocus article “Nanofabrication beyond electronics,“ published in ACS Nano 20093, 1049-1056. also read the editorial by Paul Weiss and Penelope Lewis, “Different and more powerful, not just smaller, faster and cheaper.”

May 4-7, 2009. Dr. Wang gave an invited talk at NSTI, Houston, TX.

April 23, 2009. Alex Brozena was recognized by the Center for Teaching Excellence as one of seven 2008-2009 Distinguished Teaching Assistants at the department of chemistry and biochemistry. Congratulations, Alex!

April 16, 2009. Josh de Groot was awarded a Percy Julian Fellowship for Underrepresented Groups in Sciences. Congratulations, Josh!

April 2, 2009. Alex Brozena was awarded a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship from DoD. Congratulations, Alex!

March 22-26, 2009. Dr. Wang organized “Chemical Methods of Nanofabrication” symposium at the 237th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Salt Lake City (with So-JungPark and Chad Mirkin). As one of seven symposia within the meeting theme, “Nanoscience: Challenges for the Future”, the three-day symposium included 25 experts from around the world, to discuss current progress and future directions in nanofabrication. The symposium was co-sponsored by PChem and Nano Programs.

Feb 15, 2009. Dr. Wang presented a seminar at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

January 20, 2009. Beiyue Shao and Joshua de Groot joined the group as undergraduate researchers. Welcome!

December 15, 2008. Huizhi Bai, Alex Brozena, Jarrett Leeds (co-advised with Prof. Fourkas), and Yanmei Piao joined the group as our first class of graduate students. Welcome to the group!

Oct 28, 2008. Dr. Shunliu Deng joined the group. Welcome!

Sept 15, 2008. Jessica Moskowitz joined the group as an undergraduate researcher.

August 1, 2008. Dr. Wang arrived at Maryland.

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