Lai-Sheng WangJesse H. and Louisa D. Sharp Metcalf Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry
Lai-Sheng Wang is an experimental physical chemist interested in the study of nanoclusters and solution-phase chemistry in the gas phase. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Wuhan University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990. After a postdoctoral stay at Rice University, he took a joint position between Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 1993, then accepted an appointment at Brown in 2009. Dr. Wang's research focuses on the investigation of the fundamental behaviors of nanoclusters using photoelectron spectroscopy and computational techniques. Research in his group has led to the discovery of golden buckyballs and the smallest golden pyramid, as well as aromatic clusters and planar boron clusters. Dr. Wang's group has also pioneered spectroscopic studies in the gas-phase of free multiply-charged anions and complex solution-phase anions, such as metal complexes, redox species, and biologically-relevant molecules.
1996 CAREER Award, U.S. National Science Foundation
1997 Westinghouse Distinguished Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University
1997 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
2001 Creativity Extension Award, U.S. National Science Foundation
2003 American Physical Society Fellow
2005 Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Sciences, Washington State University
2005 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow
2006 Humboldt Senior Research Award
2007 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts, Washington State University
2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
2014 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics, American Physical Society
2014 JILA Visiting Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
2015 Jesse H. and Louisa D. Sharpe Metcalf Chair, Brown University
American Chemical Society
American Physical Society
Materials Research Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
CHEM 0330 - Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure. Fall 2014.
CHEM 1140 - Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry. Fall 2013.
CHEM 1150 - Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics. Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015.