Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, Applied
Physics, and Astronomy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D., Materials Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
M.S., Physics, Northern Illinois University, 1973
B.S., Physics, Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 1968
Wang spent two years at the National Institute of Standards
and Technology and four years at Oak Ridge National Lab before
joining Rensselaer in 1984. She is a Rensselaer Early Career
Award winner, a Nottingham Prize winner in Physical Electronics,
and is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and
the American Vacuum Society. She has published over 150 journal
papers, two books, and four book chapters, and has given over
70 national and international invited talks and 80 contributed
Eight of her former doctoral students have
received twelve national student awards. Some of her former
students work for such prestigious companies as Intel, Motorola,
Applied Materials, Iomega, and Sharp Microelectronics; others
have gone on to work for Wall Street, the U.S. Navy and other
Wang has served as the director and principal
investigator of the National Science Foundation's Research
Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) since 1992. Through REU,
over 150 undergraduates from colleges all over the U.S. have
participated in summer research programs. Over 95 percent
of these participants have gone on to graduate schools during
the past eleven years. She also served as the traineeship
supervisor from 1993 to 1995 for an Office of Naval Research
program that allowed high school students to participate in
her group's research prior to attending college.
Wang's research interests include nanometer scale characterization
of physical, chemical, and magnetic properties of surfaces,
interfaces, ultrathin films, and nanostructures; mechanical
and electronic properties of nanostructures; surface phase
transitions and thin film stability; magnetism of ultrathin
ferromagnetic films; and dynamic scaling in submonolayer and
thin film growth/etch fronts.
J.P. Singh, G.-R. Yang, T.-M. Lu, and G.-C. Wang, "Retardation
of Oxidation in Co Nanocolumns: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,"
Applied Physics Letters, 81,
Q.M. Hudspeth, K.P. Nagle (2001 REU student),
Y.-P. Zhao, T. Karabacak, C.V. Nguyen (ELORET Corp.), M. Meyyappan
(NASA), G.-C. Wang, and T.-M. Lu, "How Does an MWNT AFM
Tip Affect the Determination of Surface Roughness Statistics?"
accepted by Surface Science, 515,
D.-X. Ye, Y.-P. Zhao, G.-R. Yang, Y.-G.
Zhao, G.-C. Wang, and T.-M. Lu, "Manipulating the Column
Tilt Angles of Nanocolumnar Films by Glazing Angle Deposition,"
Y.-P. Zhao, D.-X. Ye, G.-C. Wang, and T.-M.
Lu, "Novel Nano-column and Nano-flower Arrays by Glancing
Angle Deposition," Nano Letters, 2,
Y.-P. Zhao, D.-X. Ye, Pei-I Wang, G.-C.
Wang, and T.-M. Lu, "Fabrication of Si Nano-columns and
Si Square Spirals on Self-assembled Monolayer Colloid Substrates,"
International Journal of Nanoscience, 1,
J.B. Wedding, G.-C. Wang, and T.-M. Lu,
"Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Study of Rough Si Films
Deposited on Si(111)," Surface Science, 478,
Y.-P. Zhao, G.-C. Wang, and T.-M. Lu, Characterization
of Amorphous and Crystalline Roughness - Principles and Applications,
Academic Press (2001).
Y.-P. Zhao, B.-Q. Wei, P.M. Ajayan, G. Ramanath,
T.-M. Lu, G.-C. Wang, A. Rubio, and S. Roche, "Anomalous
Frequency Dependent Electrical Transport in Carbon Nanotubes,"
Physical Review B, 64,
J.T. Drotar, B.-Q. Wei, Y.-P. Zhao, G. Ramanath,
P.M. Ajayan, T.-M. Lu, and G.-C. Wang, "Reflection High
Energy Electron Diffraction from Carbon Nanotubes," Physical
Review B, 64, 125417,
Y.-P. Zhao, J.T. Drotar, G.-C. Wang, and
T.-M. Lu, "Morphology Transition During Low-Pressure
Chemical Vapor Deposition," Physical Review Letters,
87, 136102, (2001).
Y.-P. Zhao, J.B. Fortin, G. Bonvallet (1999
REU student), G.-C. Wang, and T.-M. Lu, "Kinetic Roughening
in Polymer Film Growth by Vapor Deposition," Physical
Review Letters, 85,
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