Chao Wang is currently an assistant professor at Department of Chemistry at University of California Riverside. A native of China, he received his college education from Tsinghua University and obtained his Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering in 2007. He later moved to Department of Chemistry of Tsinghua University, where he received doctoral training (2007-2011) with Professor Xi Zhang. His PhD thesis, which focuses on supramolecular self-assembly, won the highest award of China (National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award, top 0.1% for overall excellence nationally). Subsequently he joined Professor Zhenan Bao’s group in Stanford University as a postdoctoral scholar, where he brought the concept of self-healing to skin electronics and energy storage devices. Dr. Wang has thus far authored 24 publications in Nature Chemistry, Nature Nanotechonology, Accounts of Chemical Research, Angewandte Chem, Advanced Materials, Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry of Materials, etc.
2011-2015, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University · Advisor: Professor Zhenan Bao 2007-2011, Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, Tsinghua University · Graduated with Highest Honors Advisor: Professor Xi Zhang 2003-2007, B.E., Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University
2014 MRS (Materials Research Society) Fall Meeting Postdoctoral Award, Boston, 2014 The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) Distinguished Student Lecture, Stanford, 2014 Members’ Choice Award, Stanford Polymer Collective Poster Symposium, Stanford, 2014 National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award (top 100 among 65,000 candidates, 0.1% for overall excellence), 2013, China Outstanding graduates of Tsinghua University (top 1% for overall excellence), 2011 Young Researcher Award of Graduate School of Tsinghua University (top 1% for overall excellence), 2011 Highest Award for Graduate Students of Tsinghua University (top 0.05% for overall excellence), 2010 Young Scholar of Distinction of Doctoral Student of Ministry of Education, 2010
Independent reviewer for Langmuir, Polymer Chemistry, Organic Letters, Nano Letters, Nano Energy, Advanced Material Interface etc.