Spiers Memorial Award 2013 Winner

Professor Joseph Wang
Professor Joseph Wang
Univeristy of California, San Diego

For his pioneering contributions to the fields of electroanalytical chemistry and nanobiotechnology


About the Winner

Joseph Wang is a Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Nanoengineering at University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA. After holding a Regents Professor and Manasse Chair positions at NMSU he moved to ASU where he served as the Director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosnesors (Biodesign Institute). He joined the UCSD Nanoengineering Dept. in 2008.

Wang is also a Honorary Professor from 6 different universities and the recipient of two National American Society Awards for Electrochemistry and Instrumentation. He was the recipient of the 1994 Heyrovsky Memorial Medal (of the Czech Republic) and of the 2012 Breyer Medal (Royal Australian Chemistry Institute) for his major contributions to electrochemistry, He also serves as the founding Chief Editor of the Wiley journal Electroanalysis and on the editorial board of 15 other journals. 

The research interests of Dr. Wang include the development of advanced nanomotors and nanoactuators, bioelectronics and electrochemical biosensors, wearable sensor systems, and advanced materials for biofuel cells. He has been the mentor of 25 Ph.D. candidates and 120 research associates. He has authored over 900 research papers, 10 books, 12 patents, and 35 chapters (H Index 97).

He was ranked as the most cited electrochemist in the world in 1995, the 'Most Cited Researcher in Engineering' during 1995- 2005.

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Electroanalysis at the Nanoscale: Faraday Discussion 164

1-3 July 2013, Durham University, UK