Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

David (Qiang) Wang, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, October 29, 2009

David Wang

Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Dr. Wang joined the faculty at Colorado State University in August 2004, after being 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.

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Research Interests

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 has also developed 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. They are currently working on GPU-accelerated numerical calculations of advanced polymer theories.


  • B.E. in Chemical Engineering, 1993, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2002, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 2008