Wang Group

Organometallic and Luminescent Materials Chemistry

The Wang Group is an active and international research team comprised of about a dozen students and 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).  

Professor Suning Wang is currently recruiting students interested in undertaking graduate studies at Queen¡¯s University. If you are a highly motivated individual keen on pursuing application driven organic/inorganic synthesis, please contact Prof. Dr. Suning Wang (suning.wang@chem.queensu.ca) for additional information.


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News from the Wang Group

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Welcome Naoya

July, 2015

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

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Congratulations to Yingli

May, 2015

Yingli Rao, a former Ph.D. student in Suning Wang's group, has been awarded the Governor General's Academic Gold Medal as the top graduate student at Queen's.  Excellent work, Yingli!

 

Cover page in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

March, 2015

Dengtao's recent work on "Reversible 1,1-Hydroboration: Boryl Insertion into a C[BOND]N Bond and Competitive Elimination of HBR2 or R[BOND]H" published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. has been used as a cover. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201500487).

Soren Wins Best Oral Presentation at IDW 

November, 2014

Soren Mellerup has won the best oral presentation award at the 2014 Inorganic discussion weekend meeting in Montreal.

 

Welcome Hiroyuki

September, 2014

Welcome Hiroyuki Shimogawa, a visiting Ph.D. student from Professor Atsushi Wakamiya¡¯s group at Kyoto University, Japan.

 

Welcome Julian

September, 2014

Welcome Julian Radtke, a visiting graduate student from Professor Matthias Wagner¡¯s group at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.  

 

 

Welcome Jinbao and Kamrul

September, 2014

Welcome Dr. Jinbao Peng from Lanzhou University, China; and Dr. Kamrul Hasan from the University of Monteal.

Congratulations to Larissa

September, 2014

Congratulation to Larissa Smith for successful defending her M.Sc. thesis and for winning a best TA award! Also congratulation to Larissa for securing a job at Shell Canada in Alberta, All the best, Larissa.

 

Congratulations to Sean

August, 2014

Congratulation to Sean McDonald for winning NSERC PGS-D scholarship, the Tri-Council Award and the McAdie Chemistry Doctoral Student Award.

 

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Professors from Wang group

June, 2014

"Professors from Wang group: Three former Ph.D. students of our group, Sanela Martic (assistant professor at Oakland U), Theresa McCormick (assistant professor at the Portland State U), Zac Hudson (recently appointed to assistant professor at UBC) met Dr. Wang at the recent CSC conference in Vancouver.

 

 

Congratulations to Soren

June, 2014

Congratulation to Soren Mellerup for winning the best poster prize? at the recent CSC conference in Vancouver.

 

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Hot Paper in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

June, 2014

Congratulation to Yingli Rao. She has successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on June 20th. Her recent paper on two-step and reversible photo and thermal? isomerization of three isomeric boron compounds has appeared in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201404435).

 

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Congratulations to Zac

April, 2014

Zachary Hudson, a former Ph.D. student in Suning Wang's group, ?has been appointed Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia. He will begin his appointment in 2015 after a postdoctoral stay in the Materials Research Laboratories at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Great Job Zac.

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Congratulations to Soren

April, 2014

Congratulation to Soren! He is a recipient of the prestigious NSERC CGS-M fellowship!

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Mei-Ni Wins Undergraduate Thesis Prize

April, 2014

Congratulation to Mei-Ni! She is the winner of the Smith Prize for the best 4th year research thesis and presentation in the department of chemistry. This is the 5th winning in a row by an outstanding 4th year student in Wang's group.

Congratulations to Zac and Yingli

March, 2014

Congratulation to Yingli Rao and Zac Hudson for the NSERC postdoctoral fellowship awards!

Congratulations to Louis and Nan

June, 2013

Congratulation to Louis and Nan who have been granted the Ph.D. degree in the June convocation.

Congratulations to Larissa

June, 2013

Congratulation to Larissa for winning the poster prize at the CSC conference in Quebec City.

Congratulations to Louis

April, 2013

Jiasheng Lu has  successfully defended his PH.D. thesis. Great job Louis.

 

Verena Wins Undergraduate Thesis Prize

April, 2013

Verena Goldbach wins the 2013 Smith Prize for the best undergraduate thesis in chemistry! She will be working in the Algonquin park in the summer and return to Germany in the Fall. Good luck Verena.

 

Welcome Dr. Park

March, 2013

New Postdoc student Hee-Jun Park o has joined the group. Welcome Dr. Park!

 

Three Patent applications Filed in March

March, 2013

Three patent applications from our group have been filed recently: 1)"Methods of Making Luminescent Compounds",2) "Luminescent Compounds and Methods of Using Same", 3) "Organoboron Compounds and Methods of Making Same".

 

Hot Paper in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

March, 2013

Our recent work on "Formation of azaborines by photoelimination of B,N-heterocycles" published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. has been selected by the editor as a "hot paper" and used as a cover.

Graphical abstract: Selective activation of lanthanide luminescence with triarylboron-functionalized ligands and visual fluoride indicators 

Congratulation to  Theresa McCormick, Sanela Martic, and Dr. Barry Blight

February, 2013

Former Ph.D. students Theresa McCormick, Sanela Martic, and Dr. Barry Blight, a former postdoctoral fellow in our group have recently been appointed to faculty positions at the Oakland state University (Michigan, USA), the Portland State University (Oregon, USA), and the University of Kent (UK), respectively. Congratulation and best wishes to them all.

Graphical abstract: Selective activation of lanthanide luminescence with triarylboron-functionalized ligands and visual fluoride indicators 

Zac Hudson Wins 2013 CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award

January, 2013

Zac Hudson is the winner of the 2013 CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award. This award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student who has fulfilled all of the requirements for a PhD degree for graduation from a Canadian university. Zac will give a lecture at the 96th CSC Conference. Excellent work Zac.

Graphical abstract: Selective activation of lanthanide luminescence with triarylboron-functionalized ligands and visual fluoride indicators 

Congratulation to Zac, Christina and Maria 

November, 2012

Congratulation to Zac Hudson, Christina Sun and Maria Varlan for their graduation. Best wishes to you all. 

Graphical abstract: Selective activation of lanthanide luminescence with triarylboron-functionalized ligands and visual fluoride indicators 

Hot article in Chemical Communications

November, 2012

Maria's paper on selective activation of lanthanide luminescence with triarylboron-functionalized ligands and visual fluoride indicators has been highlighted as a hot paper in Chemical Communications, and was currently featured on the following blog: http://blogs.rsc.org/cc/2012/11/02/ligand-enhanced-lanthanide-luminescence-for-anion-sensing/

 

Welcome Allison

September, 2012

New Postdoc student Allison Brazeaud from University of Western Ontario has joined the group. Welcome Allison!

 

Congratulations Maria

September, 2012

Maria Varlan has  successfully defended her M.Sc thesis. Great job Maria.

 

Welcome Sean and Larissa

August, 2012

New graduate students Larissa Smith and Sean McDonald from University of Alberta have joined our group. Welcome Larissa and Sean!

 

Congratulations Zac and Christina

June, 2012

Christina and Zac have  successfully defended their M.Sc. and Ph.D thesis, respectively. Christina will start Medical school at the University of Ottawa and Zac will join Ian Manners' group in the UK as a postdoctoral fellow in September. Congratulations to Christina and Zac!

Yingli Rao wins Vanier Scholarship

April, 2012

Yingli Rao, a Ph.D. student in the Wang group, has won an NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This highly competitive scholarship is the top award available to graduate students from NSERC. Congratulations Yingli!

Leanne Chen wins best Oral Presentation at SOUSCC

March, 2012

Leanne Chen, a 4th year Chemistry Undergraduate student co-supervised by Dr. Wang and Dr. Nick Mosey, has won the best oral presentation award at The Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference for her undergraduate research. Great work Leanne!

Dr. Wang voted Chemistry Professor of the Year!

March, 2012

Dr. Wang has been voted Chemistry Professor of the Year by the graduating class in Chemistry at Queen's!

Dr. Wang Awarded Killam Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts

February, 2012

Dr. Wang has been selected as one of 15 outstanding Canadian scientists to be named Killam Research Fellows for 2012. Among the most distinguished research awards in Canada, the awards provide $70,000 in funding for two years, and allow the recipient to focus full-time on research. Congratulations Dr. Wang!

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