Dr. Wang’s research interests include interface magnetism in heterostructures, probed using polarized neutron reflectometry (PNR); and electronic structure of exotic matters, probed using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES). Current research projects include magnetoelectric coupling in multiferroic nanocomposite system, and magnetic and electronic structure of 5d transition metal oxide with strong spin-orbit coupling.
Dr. Wang also currently works as the manager for the Materials Characterization Facilities at WVU Shared Research Facilities and is in charge of instruments at SRF including X-ray photoelectron spectrometer, powder/thin film X-ray diffractometer, atomic force microscope, Raman spectrometer, etc.
Dr. Wang received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2003, and his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Physics from University of Colorado Boulder in 2008 and 2011. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) from 2012 to 2015 and at the Material Science Division (MSD) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) from 2015 to 2016. He joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University as a research assistant professor in 2016.