In 2018, the title of ‘Advanced Materials Laureate’ was awarded to renowned physicist, Professor Enge Wang from of Peking University, China.
Professor Enge Wang is the University Chair, Professor of Physics and the President Emeritus of Peking University, China. He received his Ph.D. from Peking University in 1990. After working in France and US as a post-doctoral fellow and a research scientist, he started his academic career in 1995 as a professor at Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He was the Director of the Institute of Physics (CAS) (1999-2007), the Founding Director of International Center for Quantum Structures (2000－2001), the Co-Director of Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics (2004-2009), the Executive President of CAS Graduate University (2008-2009) and the Deputy General Secretary of CAS (2008-2009). Since 2015 (March), he is the Deputy President of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also the Vice President of the Chinese Physical Society (CPS, 2012－2015) and the Vice Chair of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. Prof. Wang’s research focuses on surface physics; the approach is a combination of atomistic simulation of nonequilibrium growth, chemical vapor deposition of light-element nanomaterials, and water behaviors in confinement system.