Qian Wang received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1992 from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Tsinghua University in 1997 (supervisor: Professor Yufen Zhao). After postdoctoral experience with Professor Manfred Schlosser at University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (1997 to 1999) and Professor M. G. Finn at the Scripps Research Institute, USA (1999 to 2003), he started as an Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, in 2003, where he serves currently as the Robert L. Sumwalt Professor of Chemistry. The overall research objective of his laboratory focuses on the synthesis of fluorescent compounds to probe intracellular activities and the development of hierarchically structured nanomaterials to study the cooperative response of cells to extracellular matrixes. He published over 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals and maintained an active research program with external funding from NSF, DoE, DoD, and NIH. Over the past 9 years, he has supervised 30 graduate students, 26 postdoctoral research fellows, and over 60 undergraduate students. He has received numerous awards, including NSF CAREER Award (2008), the Alfred P. Sloan Research Scholar Award (2008), the Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award (2008), the CAPA Distinguished Junior Faculty Award (2008), NSF American Competitiveness Fellow Award (2009), the South Carolina Governor’s Young Scientist Award (2009), the USC Rising Star Award (2010), and the AAAS Fellow (2013).
Biography Updated on 31 January 2013