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Professor Qian Wang Receives the American Competitiveness Fellow Award

July 15, 2009

Professor Qian Wang, Sumwalt Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and research thrust leader for bionanotechnology at the NanoCenter at the University of South Carolina has received the American Competitiveness Fellow award from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Materials Research. He is recognized for his contributions to the development of bionanotechnology and in particular his research on chemically modified viruses such as the turnip yellow mosaic virus. Furthermore, this award recognizes his educational efforts and here most noticeably the recently held Carolina Master Scholars Summer Camp for Bionanotechnology. Professor Wang was also instrumental in obtaining a grant from the WM Keck Foundation to start up an Open Laboratory for Bionanoparticle Technology at the NanoCenter. In 2008 Professor Wang has also received National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the CAPA Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, became an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow and received the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

He recently was awarded the 2009 Governor's Young Researcher Award for Excellence in Science.