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Joseph Wang

Distinguished Professor, Nanoengineering, UC San Diego

Joseph Wang is a Distinguished Professor of NanoEngineering at University of California San Diego. Dr. Wang earned a D.Sc. from the Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa) in 1978. From 1978 to 1980 he served as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and between 1980 and 2004 he was a member of the Chemistry department at New Mexico State University where he held a Regents Professor and a Manasse Chair between 2001 and 2004. Between 2004 and 2008, he served as the Director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors (Biodesign Institute) and a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Arizona State University (ASU). He joined UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering in 2008, and served as the Chair of the Nanoengineering Department between 2014 to 2019. Wang has been the most cited Scientist in Engineering in the World since 1991 and first on the ISI Chemistry Citations list (1997-2007). He is the author of over 1200 papers, 10 books and 30 book chapters and has given more than 250 invited presentations at international meetings. Wang is the recipient of many international awards, including a 2007 National Science Foundation (NSF) Special Creativity Award, the 2006 American Chemical Society Award for Electrochemistry, the 1999 American Chemical Society Award for Analytical Instrumentation, and the 2019 Outstanding Sensor Award of the Electrochemical Society. Wang’s research interests focus on electrochemical biosensors, wearable devices and microrobots.