Dr. Wang joined the faculty at Colorado State University in August 2004. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2002, and was then a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California – Santa Barbara for two years. He is interested in applying advanced theories and computer simulation techniques to study complex fluids at nano- to meso-scales, including polyelectrolytes, block copolymers and polymer blends, nanocomposites, self-assembly, structure-property relations, and surface and interface phenomena. Dr. Wang’s group has worked on the self-assembly of block copolymers under nano-confinement or directed by external fields, which has great potential applications in nanolithography and nano-patterning; stimuli-response of “smart” polymer brushes, which can be used as active nanostructures for chemical gates and biosensors; and polyelectrolyte layer-by-layer assembly, which has a wide variety of applications in industrial and biological processes such as surface modification and enzyme immobilization. His group is actively developing fast Monte Carlo simulations with soft potentials, which are a class of novel Monte Carlo simulation methodologies suitable for soft materials; and systematic and simulation-free coarse graining strategies, which are useful for multiscale modeling of polymeric systems.