Yong Wang

Yong Wang

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the endowed Voiland Distinguished Chair Professor in Chemical Engineering at Washington State University
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Yong Wang received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University (WSU) in 1993. He joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 1994 as a postdoc, and was promoted to laboratory Fellow in 2005. Dr. Yong is currently a Laboratory Fellow and Associate Director of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the endowed Voiland Distinguished Chair Professor in Chemical Engineering at Washington State University. Dr. Wang is best known for his leadership in the development of novel catalytic materials and reaction engineering to address the issues with energy and atom efficiency related to the conversion of fossil and biomass feedstocks to fuels and chemicals. Dr. Wang has authored >300 peer reviewed publications in lead scientific journals (H index=70 and >22,000 citations), and is an inventor on 286 issued patents including 108 issued U.S. patents (>90% of his patents are licensed to industries). He is elected to National Academy of Inventors and Washington State Academy of Sciences. He has won numerous awards, including 2017 ACS I&EC Division Fellow Award, 2006 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award, Presidential Green Chemistry Award, 3 R&D 100 Awards.