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Hongfei Wang, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist, WR Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Scientific Resources

P.O. Box 999, K8-91
Richland, WA 99352
Work: (509) 371-6717 Fax: (509) 371-6445 Updated: July 9, 2014

Current Activities and Projects

  • EMSL capability development

  • FCSD LDRD seed project

Research Interests

  • Surface chemistry and spectroscopy

  • Material films and biological membrane

  • Surface & confined water structures

  • Spectroscopy and dynamics

  • Ultrafast and nonlinear optical phenomena

Past Experience

  • 1996-1999 Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania & DuPont Marshall Laboratory

  • 1999-2009 Research Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 2000-2004 Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics;
    Director, Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 2001- Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China

  • 2002- Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Anhui Normal University

  • 2001- Editorial board, Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics

  • 2006-2009 Executive Associate Editor, Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics


  • B.S.(Chemical Physics), University of Science and Technology of China, 1988

  • M.A., Columbia University, 1992

  • M.Ph., Columbia University, 1995

  • Ph.D.(Chemistry), Columbia University, 1996

    Dissertation: Second Harmonic Generation Studies of Chemistry at Liquid Interfaces. Advisor: K. B. Eisenthal

Awards, Honors, & Appointments

  • 1999-2002 Hundred Talent Program, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 2005-2008 NSFC Distinguished Young Scholar, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

  • 2012 Fellow, American Physical Society

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