Dr. Li-Qiong Wang joined the Department of Chemistry at Brown University in January, 2010. Prior to Brown, she was a chief scientist working in the materials research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for 17 years. At Brown, she has been useing her extensive research experiences to help undergraduate teaching and research. She believes that students absorb more knowledge when they are engaged in the activities that apply new science and technology to real-world problems. Laboratory experiments offer the perfect opportunity for this real-world connection. With these philosophies in mind, through collaborative effort between faculty and students, she has developed new and engaging teaching materials and laboratory modules with real-world applications, resulting in several publications in Journal of Chemical Education with the undergraduates as first authors. In addition, with the DOE supports, her team has built a state of art hyperpolarized 129Xe NMR polarizer enabling investigation of structures and porosity of novel energy, catalytic and biomaterials.
Dr. Li-Qiong Wang received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. She has won several awards and recognitions, including the R&D 100 Award, the Discover Magazine Awards Finalist, and DOE's Materials Science Awards.