2018 Alumni Association Distinguished Research in Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Dr. Yongmei Wang, Dunavant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Yongmei WangDr. Yongmei Wang is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Memphis. She received her B.S. at the University of Science and Technology in China and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame. She joined the Chemistry Department in 2003. While at Memphis, Dr. Wang has developed an active research program that focuses on the computational/theoretical studies at the interface of macromolecular systems and nanomedicine. Her research work spanned from the study of separation and characterization of macromolecules and nanoparticles, rational design of polymeric systems for gene and drug delivery, and the plasmonic optical properties of metallic nanoparticles and their use in nanomedicines.

She is an internationally recognized research scholar and has given many invited talks at international conferences held in Slovak, Germany, Netherland, Korea and China. The research activities in her group were supported by National Science Foundation, Petroleum Research Fund, National Institutes of Health and other agencies. On top of her research activities, Dr. Wang enjoy doing outreach work to local communities through teaching high school students chemistry, supervising them through hands-on research activities, and tutoring them to participate in Chemistry Olympiad Competition.