Paul Wang


Olin Hall 002
(309) 677-3003

Ph.D., Surface/Materials Science, State University of New York-Albany


Dr. Wang earned a Ph.D. degree in Solid State Physics from State University of New York at Albany in 1986. In 1986, he worked in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Vanderbilt University as a research Assistant Professor where he worked on particle interaction on photonic materials. He left Vanderbilt University and joined the Physics Department in the University of Texas at El Paso as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in 1990. He started focusing on the studies of chemical reactions, thermal effect, and radiation effect on surfaces of various materials. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1996. In 2001 he joined the Bradley Physics Department and continued working on the issues of surface/materials science. As part of the surface science group at Bradley, a large array of surface science equipment including Scanning Tunneling Microscope has been brought in the department of Physics collectively by faculty through past grant activity. He is currently a Professor serving as chair of the Physics Department. His interdisciplinary research track record, international collaboration, and experiences in higher education institutes, paired with his productive research in physics and his affiliation with the American Association of Physics Teachers, will assure his contributions to guide students in the natural sciences that will open successful future to the science students at Bradley.