Daoyuan Wang, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as assistant professor of chemistry.


His primary responsibilities will be in analytical and physical chemistry. Wang has interests in developing new types of carbon-based nanomaterials and finding their applications in energy storage devices, electrophotocatalytic water splitting, nanohyperthermia, drug delivery, and cancer treatment, according to a news release.


Wang is also writing proposals with an aim of submitting them for funding with the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), NASA-Arkansas Space Grant Consortium and National Science Foundation (NSF).


“In addition to teaching undergraduate courses such as General Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, and Physical Chemistry, Dr. Wang looks to collaborate with UAPB experts from other scientific disciplines on research that will lead to coauthoring publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals,” according to the release.


Wang received his Ph.D. in applied chemistry and bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Previously, he worked on multiple federally funded innovation projects and served as a research scientist at a leading nanotechnology company and research center for years.


“He also has a US patent addressing a novel method of cancer cell treatment using magnetic quantum dot nanocomposites,” according to the release.