Dr. Qiang Wang
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. Current research projects in Dr. Wang's group include self-assembly of block copolymers under nano-confinement or directed by external fields, which has great potential applications in nanolithography and nanopatterning; "smart" surfaces from two-component polymer brushes, which can be used as active nanostructures for chemical gates and biosensors; and modeling polyelectrolyte layer-by-layer assembly, which has a wide variety of applications in industrial and biological processes such as surface modification and enzyme immobilization.