Yong Wang

Washington State University, USA
Yong Wang

Yong Wang is Regents Professor and Voiland Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering at Washington State University (WSU) and a Laboratory Fellow and associate director of Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).   Dr. Wang received PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from WSU in 1993 and then joined PNNL in 1994 as a postdoc.  He was promoted to laboratory Fellow in 2005. In 2009, Dr. Wang took a joint appointment at PNNL and WSU.   In 2022, Dr. Wang received the distinguished title of Regents Professor, a recognition awarded to only 30 faculty members at WSU at any given time. Dr. Wang is best known for his leadership in the development of novel catalytic materials and reaction engineering to address the issues related to energy and atom efficiency for converting fossil and biomass feedstocks to fuels and chemicals. He is committed to exploring sustainable technologies that can address the energy, resource, and environmental challenges of today and the future. Dr. Wang has authored more than 400 peer reviewed publications in lead scientific journals including Science, Nature, Sci.Adv., Nature group journals, JACS, Angew.Chem.Int.Ed, EES, Adv.Mater., ACS Catal., Applied Catal. B, and J.Catal.  He is the inventor on 287 issued patents including 110 issued U.S. patents (>90% licensed to industries).   He is a fellow of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), ACS (American Society of Chemistry), RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry), AAAS (American Association of the Advancement of Science), and NAI (National Academy of Inventors).  He is also a member of Washington State Academy of Sciences.  He has won numerous awards including the 2021 ACS E.V.Murphree Award in Industrial Chemistry & Engineering, 2019 AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Practice Award, 2017 ACS I&EC Division Fellow Award, 2006 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award, Presidential Green Chemistry Award, and 3 R&D 100 Awards.  He previously served as the chair of the ACS Energy & Fuel Division and as Director to the AIChE Catalysis & Reaction Engineering Division. Currently, he holds the positions of co-Editor-in-Chief of Applied Catalysis B and executive editor of the Chemical Engineering Journal.

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