Enge Wang

Professor of Physics

CAS Member, TWAS Member, APS Fellow, IoP(UK) Fellow (FinstP)

Dean, the School of Physics, Peking University

Dean, the Graduate School, Peking University


Contact Info

Address:South 326



Personal Homepage:http://icqm.pku.edu.cn/People/egwang.html

Research Group Homepage:http://engewang.iphy.ac.cn/

Academic Experience and Education

Enge Wang graduated in theoretical physics from Liaoning University (1982) and obtained his PhD in condensed matter physics from Peking University (1990). He started his academic career in 1995 as a professor at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and prior to this he was an exchanging student, a postdoctoral fellow, and a research scientist at Princeton University, Institut d’Electronique, de Microelectronique de Nanotechnologie (France), and University of Houston. He was the Director of the Institute of Physics (CAS) (1999-2007), the Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics (2004-2009), the Executive President of Graduate University of CAS (2008-2009), and the Deputy General Secretary of CAS (2008-2009). Since 2009, he is the Dean of School of Physics and Graduate School, Peking University.

Enge Wang was also a JSPS Professor of Tohoku University (Japan, 2001-2002), an AvH Scholar of Fritz-Haber Institute der MPG (Germany, 2005-2009), a GCEP visiting Professor of Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University (2008-2009), and a KITP visiting Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara (2009). He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS, 2007) and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS, 2008), as well as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 2006) and a Fellow (FinstP) of the Institute of Physics (UK, 2003).

Research Interests

Enge Wang researches surface physics; the approach is a combination of atomistic simulation of nonequilibrium growth and chemical vapor deposition of light-element nanomaterials. This study primarily involves formation and decay mechanisms of surface-based novel structures. Recently, he also researches water behaviors in confinement.

He has authored and co-authored over 260 publications including 32 papers in Science, Nature, PRL, and JACS, delivered over 70 keynote/plenary/invited talks including 4 APS, 4 MRS, and 5 IUMRS, and over 100 seminars/colloquiums worldwide, and held 5 patents. His entire publications have been cited for over 5000 times with h-index of 36. Among his publications 8 papers have been cited more than 100 times each.

Awards and Honors

Enge Wang received several main awards, nationally and internationally, for examples of the Humboldt Research award (2005), the TWAS award in Physics (2005), the IBM faculty award (2003-2004), the Achievement in Asia Award (AAA) of the Overseas Chinese Physics Association (200-2003), the 2nd Place of the National Science and Technology Awards (China, 2004), the 1st Place of the Science and Technology Awards of Beijing (2003 and 2008), the GCEP Scholar (Stanford, 2008), Distinguished Chinese Visiting Scholar (Hong Kong PolyU, 2008), Distinguished Lecturer, Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network, 2007), Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize, (CAS, 2005), “Zhou Pei-Yuan Physics Awards” (CPS, 2005), Distinguished Young Research Awards (Hong Kong “Qiu Shi” Science Foundation, 1996), Outstanding Young Research Foundation (NSFC, 1995), “100 Talent Programme” (CAS, 1994) et al.

Professional Activities

Enge Wang’s service to the physics community in many committees, for examples of the Vice Chair of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP-C10), the board member of MRS Pacific Rim Committee, the Secretary General of the Chinese Physical Society (CPS), and the Secretary General of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is also the member of the International Advisor Board, Materials Simulation Laboratory, University College London (UK) and of the External Advisor Committee, Center for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research in Materials, Univ. of Chile, Santiago (Chile), as well as the International Advisor of National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba (Japan). Meanwhile he has chaired or acted as an organizer for several tens of conferences, including APS, MRS, and IUMRS, and workshops.

Editorial Boards

Enge Wang is a current editor or member of editorial board for several international journals, such as J. of Phys.: Conden. Matter, Solid State Communication, and IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, The Open Condensed Matter Physics Journal, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, International Journal of Modern Physics B, Modern Physics Letters B, Frontiers of Physics in China, et al.

Past Supervisor

Enge Wang completed supervision of 27 Ph.D. thesis including one in University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille (France) and one in Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), 7 M.Sc. thesis, and 8 post-doctoral fellows. About twenty of them joined the faculty of major universities/institutes in China, Japan, North America, and Europe. Among his students, Dr. Wenguang Zhu got 2004 MRS Graduate Student Silver Awards, Dr. Shenyuan Yang got 2008 MRS Graduate Student Silver Awards, Dr. Kaihui Liu got the Best Presentation Award, ICYS-ICMR Summer School on Nanomaterials, Tsukuba (2007), Dr. Wangyang Fu got the Best Speaker Award, the 14th Vietnam School of Physics, Quy Nhon, Vietnam (2008), Dr. Guangyu Zhang got the “Top 100 PhD Thesis in China” (2006), and several others got the President Awards of Chinese Academy of Sciences for excellent research. Mr. Lei Liu got the Best Poster Award, the 4th International Conference on New Diamond and Nano Carbons (NDNC 2010).

Keynote/Plenary/Invited Talks