Wang Enge,

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an aca­demi­cian with the Chi­nese Academy of Sci­ences (CAS), has been elected in­ter­na­tional coun­cilor of the Amer­i­can Phys­i­cal So­ci­ety (APS), Thep­a­ re­ported on Septem­ber 22.

Founded in 1899, the APS is a non­profit mem­ber­ship or­ga­ni­za­tion work­ing to ad­vance and dif­fuse the knowl­edge of physics.

Wang is a pro­fes­sor of physics at Pek­ing Uni­ver­sity and chairs the ad­vi­sory board of the CAS In­sti­tute of Physics, where he also served as di­rec­tor from 1999 to 2007. He was also pres­i­dent of Pek­ing Uni­ver­sity from 2013 to 2015.

His re­search fo­cuses on sur­face physics, which is a com­bi­na­tion of atom­istic sim­u­la­tion of nonequi­lib­rium growth and chem­i­cal va­por de­po­si­tion of light-el­e­ment nano­ma­te­ri­als. Re­cently, he has been study­ing the nu­clear quan­tum ef­fects of wa­ter on solid sur­faces.

Wang re­ceived the Tan Kah Kee Sci­ence Award in Math­e­mat­ics and Physics in 2014 and the Stan­ford GCEP scholar award in 2009.

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