Wang Group

Organometallic and Luminescent Materials Chemistry

The Wang Group is an active and international research team comprised led by Professor Suning Wang in the Department of Chemistry at Queen's University.  

The group has broad research interests throughout inorganic/organometallic chemistry, with particular emphasis on the discovery of novel organoboron and transition metal systems for applications in advanced materials. As such, the Wang Group is involved in several multidisciplinary collaborations around the globe with mutual international exchange opportunities available for both students and visiting scholars (Prof. Holger Braunschweig, Prof. Shigehiro Yamaguchi, Prof. Matthias Wagner, Prof.  Zheng-Hong Lu, etc).  

 

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Suning Wang, our beloved supervisor passed away after a long illness on April 27, 2020 at age 61. She will be sadly missed and dearly remembered by her extended family, colleagues. numerous students and the international Chemistry community.

Beloved wife of Kai Salomaa, dear daughter of Shulan Wu and the late Zhongye Wang,

loving sister of Zhugang Wang and Zhude Wang,

Dr. Suning Wang was born in Nanjing, China in 1958. She completed

B.Sc. at Jilin University in 1982 and Ph.D. at Yale University

in 1986. Dr. Wang did postdoc at Texas A&M University

and first taught chemistry at University of Windsor.

She is Professor of Chemistry at Queen's University

since 1996. Dr. Wang has received numerous major awards and is

a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr. Wang has supervised over 70 graduate students, including

34 Ph.D. students, many of whom are already well known

scientists and hold faculty positions, for example, at

University of Toronto and University of British Columbia.

 

New publication in Organic Letters and Chemistry A European Journal

April, 2020

Yuxin's work on "Multistep Photoisomerization of Dimesitylboron-Functionalized Stilbene Analogues" has been published in Organic Letters (ASAP).

Logan's work on "Divergent and Multistage Photoisomerization of Fourcoordinated Boron Compounds with a Naphthyl Pyridyl/Thiazolyl Backbone" has been published in Chemistry A European Journal (ASAP)

 


 

Congratulation to Soren!

Oct, 2019

Soren Mellerup, a recent PhD from my group, has won the2019  CAGS (Canadian Association for Graduate Study) Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given to two top doctoral students by CAGS per year in recognizing the student distinguished contributions to research.  See link at https://cags.ca/prizes/2019-dda-winner/ for details.


 

Welcome Haopeng, Guofei and Polina!

Sep, 2019

Enjoy your acedemic life in Wang group.



 

Congratulations to Lei for successfully defending his Master's thesis!

June, 2019

Congratulations on successfully finishing your chemistry work with the Wang Lab! We'll miss you and wish you all the best for your future, Lei.   

Congratulations to Dr. Suning Wang for being recognized as the 2018-19 Distinguished University Professor!

June, 2019

Dr. Wang was awarded the highest research-related honour at Queen's by being named a Distinguished University Professor for 2018-19.

Congratulations to Soren who won the 2019 CCUCC (Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs) Chemistry Doctoral Award!

Jan, 2019

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student whose PhD thesis in chemistry was formally accepted by a Canadian university. Soren will receive this award at the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE 2019) in Quebec City. We're so proud of you, Soren!

New Publication in Organic Letters

Oct, 2018

Lijie's work on "Stimuli-Responsive B/N Lewis Pairs Based on the Modulation of B¡¡ìCN Bond Strength" has been published in Organic Letters! We'll miss you, Lijie, we wish you all the best at BIT! (DOI:10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02774).

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A New Publication by Cally

Sep, 2018

Cally's work on "Accessing Two-Stage Regioselective Photoisomerization in Unsymmetrical N,C-Chelate Organoboron Compounds: Reactivity of B(ppz)(Mes)Ar" has been published in Organometallics! Keep up the great work in Stuttgart! (DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00598).

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Welcome to our new graduates Caitlin, Billy, Graham, Yuxin and Julius!

Sep., 2018

We welcome 5 new MSc students to the Wang group this year!

 

Cover page in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

July, 2018

Soren's recent work on "Photochemical Generation of Chiral N,B,X-Heterocycles by Heteroaromatic C−X Bond Scission (X=S, O) and Boron Insertion" has been used as the cover article for the recent volume of Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (Doi.org/10.1002/anie.201883161).

Congratulations to Haijun!

July, 2018

Haijun's recent paper on "Transforming benzylideneamine N,C-chelate boron compounds to BN-cycloocta-/cyclohepta-trienes bearing a tetrasubstituted B=N unit via photoisomerization"  has been accepted by Chem. Commun . Read more...

 

Welcome Naoki!

June, 2018

 Welcome Naoki Ando, a visiting Ph.D. student from Professor Shigehiro Yamaguchi's group at Nagoya University, Japan.


Congratulations to Soren!

June, 2018

Soren's recent paper on "Photochemical Generation of Chiral N,B,X-Heterocycles via Heteroaromatic C-X Bond Scission (X = S, O) and Boron Insertion"  has been highlighted on ChemistryViews.org. Read more...

 


Congratulations to Dr. Suning Wang for winning the Queen's University 2018 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision, and first Canadian Association for Graduate Studies Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship

May, 2018

This award recognizes Dr.Wang's achievements as a researcher and mentor of graduate students. The nomination was prepared by present and former students who shared compelling anecdotes about the outstanding education they received while working in Dr. Wang's group. For the full story and video of Dr Wang go to the CAGS website

 

Congratulations to Dengtao!

May., 2018

Dengtao is awared Sciences Outstanding Thesis Prizes for his excellent work as Phd student in our group.

 



Cally

Congratulations to Cally!!

April, 2018

 Cally is the recipient of a DAAD Graduate Scholarship for her upcoming year in Stuttgart! This prestigious award is offered to outstanding graduate students who will be finishing part of their degree in Germany. Well-done Cally!


Soren 2018 April

Congratulations to Soren!

April, 2018

Soren's recent paper on "Photochemical Generation of Chiral N,B,X-Heterocycles via Heteroaromatic C-X Bond Scission (X = S, O) and Boron Insertion"  has been accepted by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Read more...

 

  
Julia

Welcome Julian !

March, 2018

 

Welcome Julian Radtke from Prof. Wagner's Group in Germany! He is joining our group as a visiting student!

Congratulations to Kang!

Feb., 2018

Kang's recent paper on "Cascade Dehydrogenative Hydroboration for the Synthesis of Azaborabenzofulvenes"  has been accepted by  Organic Letters. Read more...

 

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Congratulations to Kang!

Nov., 2017

Kang's recent paper on "Spiro-BODIPYs with a Diaryl Chelate: Impact on Aggregation and Luminescence " has been accepted by The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Read more...

 

            Soren and Cally

Congratulations to Soren and Cally!!

Nov., 2017

In the past Inorganic Disscussion Weekend (IDW) conference at Ryerson University, Soren was awarded the Canadian Journal of Chemistry Award for Best Student Presentation ($200), and Cally got the Runner up poster($100) award.

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Group meeting with Nobel Laureate Prof. Schrock

Sep., 2017

The 2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Prof. Richard Schrock (MIT) visited the Chemistry Department and gave  the inaugural Baird Lecture  on Sep. 28th, 2017. And Wang group had group meeting with him.

 

Welcome our new graduates Logan and Frank.

Sep., 2017

Logan joined Wang groups as a PhD student after he got BSc in UA. And Frank joined Wang group as a master student after he got BSc in UofT (Scarborough ). Enjoy your acedemic life in Wang group.

Congratulations to Dr. Suning Wang for winning the Queen's University 2017 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student supervision.

Aug., 2017

This award recognizes Dr.Wang's achievements as a researcher and mentor of graduate students. The nomination was prepared by present and former students who shared compelling anecdotes about the outstanding education they received while working in Dr. Wang's group.

Tomoya

Welcome Tomoya!

Aug., 2017

 

Welcome Tomoya from Kyoto University in Japan join in our group as a visiting student!


  
     
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