Wang Enge, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has been elected international councilor of the American Physical Society (APS), ThePaper.cn 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.