Dr. Suning Wang was well-known and highly respected within the international chemistry community as well as at Queen’s. She was included in the first group of Distinguished University Professor recipients in 2019. Throughout her career, she received numerous major awards, including a Killam Research Fellowship (2012-14) from the Canada Council for the Arts.
In remembering Suning Wang, the Department of Chemistry is looking for our friends and supporters to help establish a lecture series in her name.
Dr. Wang arrived at Queen’s in 1996 and has continually excelled in her work with students. In 2018, she was named the inaugural winner of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship. During her career, she supervised more than 70 graduate students, including 34 Ph.D. students, many of whom are already well-known scientists and hold faculty positions.
In 2015 she was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada.
Dr. Wang’s research focused on the development of new organometallic chemistry and luminescent materials chemistry. Her research interests also included the work on organic photovoltaics and nanoparticles, stimuli-responsive materials as well as OLEDs. Dr. Wang and her group developed a simple method of producing graphene-like lattice through light exposure, which may contribute to a huge field of future use.
Thank you for making a gift in memory of Dr. Wang.