Physical Sciences Division
Staff Awards & Honors
Yong Wang Elected Fellow at Royal Society of Chemistry
Yong Wang, Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Yong Wang on becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He was chosen for this honor for his outstanding advances in chemical science. Wang is internationally known for his catalysis and renewable energy research, which has significantly improved energy efficiency in the chemical and fuels industries. Wang's work spans fundamental and applied research, including basic studies of structure-function relationships of metal catalysts, novel material development, and reaction engineering to improve biomass and hydrocarbon conversion to fuels and chemicals.
He holds a joint appointment with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University. At PNNL, Wang is an Associate Director of PNNL's Institute for Integrated Catalysis. At WSU, he is a Voiland Distinguished Professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering.
Well known for his innovations and contributions, Wang is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society. The Chinese Institute of Engineers named him the 2006 Asian American Engineer of the Year. He has won three R&D 100 awards, the Presidential Green Chemistry Award, and issued more than 85 issued US patents.
The Royal Society of Chemistry has more than 47,000 members worldwide. The largest chemical society in Europe, the organization works to promote the development, practice, and application of the chemical sciences across the world. In particular, the society encourages the participation of students and young people in chemistry.