AIP Publishing has announced the appointment of Dr. Bo Wang of the Beijing Institute of Technology as the new Editor-in-Chief of APL Materials. Wang will lead the journal as it expands to represent material science, materials chemistry, and materials physics more holistically.
Wang is a prominent researcher in the materials science community. He is a Professor of Chemistry and the Vice President of the Beijing Institute of Technology, where he explores crystalline framework materials, such as metal-organic frameworks, to solve problems toward their practical applications. This involves balancing the material's stability and crystallinity and enhancing its processibility. He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed articles and has been granted 20 patents in this area.
Wang earned a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Peking University, a master's degree in Materials Chemistry from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. He worked as a Senior Research Scientist and project leader at the California NanoSystem Institute (CNSI) until moving to the Beijing Institute of Technology, where he is a Professor of Chemistry and now leads advanced science and research development and international affairs as the university Vice President. He is also a standing committee member of the China Association for Science and Technology.
As part of his vision for the journal, Wang believes APL Materials should both lean into and build upon its reputation as a global leader through increased topical diversity and vibrant, multidisciplinary editorial leadership — a crew tailor-made to match the growing materials science research community.Click here to read the original press release.