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Chen Wang, Ph.D


Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Queens College, City University of New York



Office: Remsen 120B

Tel: 718-997-4194


Dec. 2014, Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

June 2007, M.S. in Physical Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

June 2004,  B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Research Experience


Feb. 2015 - Jul. 2018, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

-- Advisor: Prof. Emily A. Weiss, Department of Chemistry

-- Research project:

1) Spatial-Separated Resonance Energy Transfer and Quantum Cutting in Semiconductor Quantum Dots

2) Stereoselective [2+2] Cycloaddition Driven through Triplet-Triplet Energy transfer from Visible-Light-Absorbing Quantum Dots

3) Quantum Dot-Based Nanosensors for Protein Acetylation


Sept. 2008 - Dec. 2014 Graduate researcher at University of California, San Deigo, La Jolla, CA

-- Advisor: Prof. Michael J. Tauber, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

-- Thesis: Spectroscopic Studies of Triplet Excited States in Conjugated Organic Dyes, and the Singlet Fission Process


Sept. 2004 – Jun. 2007 Graduate researcher at Fudan University, Shanghai, China

-- Advisor: Prof. Weiming Hua, Department of Chemistry

-- Thesis: Layered Metal Phosphate Materials: Synthesis and Catalytic Application


Apr. 2003 – Jun. 2004 Research Assistant at Fudan University, Shanghai, China

-- Advisor: Prof. Zi Gao, Department of Chemistry

-- Research project:  Heterogeneous Catalysis and Microporous Layered Materials




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