We welcome Ph.D. students to join the lab and our efforts to develop novel nanostructures for solving challengings in energy, environmental and biomedical sciences. Master and undergraduate students with strong motivation in scientific research are also welcome.
Students in the lab will acquire knowledge and experiences in photochemistry and photophysics, nanomaterial fabrication, time-resolved optical spectroscopy, optical instrumental building, and kinetic modeling and simulations.

Ph.D. Students


Aaron Maniloski

I graduated from the College of Staten Island, CUNY, with a bachelor degree in Chemistry, then started my Ph.D. study in 2019. After several years of trying my hand at various trades, a return to academia led to my first experience in a research lab at CIS, CUNY. The work was centered around synthetic methods for liquid crystal materials, mainly naphthalene and perylene derivatives. The lab experience was so inspiring I decided to push myself to continue in the field of research and work towards a Ph.D. Aside from being a new father, which is perhaps my main focus outside of the lab, I am a cyclist, an outdoor enthusiast, and an avid rock climber.

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Jingheng Yuan

Undergraduate Students


Thomas Lo

I am a QC undergraduate and currently preparing to become a high school Chemistry teacher. I have prior experience working with children, tutoring, and doing lab work in my courses. Being a part of Dr. Wang's lab is my first research lab experience. I will use my experience at Dr.Wang's research lab to inform my future students about what it is like to study chemistry and about what chemists achieve in the work field. During my free time, I enjoy reading comics and being outdoors. I enjoy playing sports such as handball and volleyball,  exploring new parks, and going on hikes. 


Hua Fu

I am currently an undergraduate student at Queens College majoring in biochemistry. My hobby includes 3D modeling using ZBrush.