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Wang, Nam Sun

Wang, Nam Sun

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
1210 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building


Ph.D., Caltech, 1989

Biochemical/bioprocess engineering, biotechnology/bioengineering, on-line chemical/biochemical process monitoring, biosensors, alternative fuels.

Professor Wang currently teaches or has taught the following courses:

  • ENCH 250: Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering
  • ENCH 333: Chemical Engineering Seminar
  • ENCH 482: Biochemical Engineering
  • ENCH 485: Biochemical Engineering Laboratory
  • ENCH 648B: Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • ENCH 620: Methods of Engineering Analysis
  • ENES 489Q: Biotechnology and Bioproduction
  • ENPM 808B: Chemical and Biological Detection

Maryland Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million to Pioneer Batteries for Electric Rail and Maritime Transportation

New technologies could reduce the carbon footprint attributed to the freight transportation sector.

Maryland’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ranks 27th Among Nation’s Undergraduate Programs

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering rose to 17th among public universities. 

Chunsheng Wang Named Electrochemical Society Fellow

Chunsheng Wang Named Electrochemical Society Fellow

New Electrolyte Design Could be the Answer for Safer Rechargeable Batteries even in Extreme Cold

UMD published in Nature paper on electrolyte design for high energy batteries capable of operating under extreme temperature conditions.

ChemE Students Discuss Climate Change Policy on Capitol Hill

During a visit to the office of Congressman Sean Casten, chemical engineering students learned how applicable their degree can be to the forging of public policy.

Nine Maryland Engineers Recognized as Being "One in 1,000"

Clark School researchers among the "who's who" of influential researchers, according to Clarivate.

Next-Gen Lithium-Metal Batteries

UMD's Wang Research Group develops polymer-inorganic solid-electrolyte interphase for use in polymeric solid-state lithium batteries.

Chunsheng Wang Wins 2021 ECS Battery Division Research Award 

Wang will be recognized at a ceremony during the fall meeting.

Student Researchers Recognized with Wylie Dissertation Fellowships

Fourteen Clark School students pursuing their Ph.D.s in engineering have been awarded Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowships by the University of Maryland Graduate School.

Chemical Engineering at Maryland On the Rise

2022 USNWR Graduate Rankings put ChemE at Maryland at #19.

Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the Nation

From extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.

2020 Dean's Doctoral Student Research Awards

The competition recognizes distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

Chunsheng Wang Named 1 of 10 Li-ion Battery Researchers to Watch

Wang, known for his versatile battery research, cited by Research Interfaces.

Potassium Metal Battery Emerges as a Rival to Lithium-Ion Technology

UMD collaborates on battery-healing development

MEI² Scientists Named Highly Cited Researchers in 2019

Hu and Wang identified by Web of Science

Innoworks Offers Summer Camp Workshop for Disadvantaged Kids

Advised by ChBE Professor Nam Sun Wang, the group aims to encourage STEM education amongst local middle school students

Modeling Cellular Membranes

Klauda research group published in Chemical Reviews.

UMD Undergraduate Student Receives NSF Award

Eric Wang was honored at the undergraduate awards ceremony this week for outstanding achievement.

3 UMD Projects Receive DOE Funding

Building Energy Efficient Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) awards announced

UMD Student Eric Wang Named Churchill Scholar

Advised by Jeffrey Klauda, Wang's research focuses on modeling the outer layer of the skin.

Clark School Faculty Members Named Highly Cited Researchers

Hu, Wang demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

UMD Undergrads Encourage STEM Study in Teens

InnoWorks - a free, student-run, summer program - gets kids excited about science.

Research Team Uses Dark Field Optical Microscopy to 'See' Nanoparticles

Method utilized to develop physics model for how NPs behave in electric fields under various conditions.

ChBE Alumnus David Ramos Takes 2nd Place at BI-ON 2018

Ramos was a Columbian Fulbright scholar, advised by Nam Sun Wang.

Clark School Undergraduate Named 2018 Goldwater Scholar

Junior bioengineering major Eric Wang recognized for work in molecular dynamics.

Hybrid Electrolyte Bridges Gap Between Aqueous and Non-aqueous Battery Technology

Study conducted by University of Maryland Prof Chunsheng Wang and U.S. Army Research Lab Scientist Kang Xu's research groups, published in Joule. 

ChBE Reasearchers Offer New Salt-Water-Based Battery Chemistry

Chunsheng Wang and team offer highest energy density ever achieved in an aqueous battery.

UMERC Awards Three New Wells Graduate Fellowships

The Wells fellowship supports new research in sustainable energy generation and/or storage.

ChemE Jeopardy Team Wins National Competition

UMD's ChemE team topped eight competitor teams in the AIChE national Jeopardy competition.

Undergrads Host AIChE Conference; Chem-E Car Shelldon Heads to National Competition

AIChE welcomes more than 300 chemical engineering students from more than two dozen schools.

2014-2015 ChBE Undergraduate Awards

Exceptional students recognized at annual ceremony.

Wang Helps with Hands On Fun at InnoWorks

Local middle school students attend science workshop on campus.

Department of Energy renews NEES EFRC for four years

The center develops highly ordered nanostructures that offer a unique way of looking at the science of energy storage.

ChBE Announces Teaching Assistant Awards

Arya, Emdadi and Gibbons honored by department.

ChBE Graduate Research Awards Announced

Winners will represent department in college-level competition.

ChBE Undergrads Win 5 of 29 Prestigious Industrial Internships

"Exceptional sophomores and juniors" chosen from nationwide field of applicants for $6K-$10K internships.

2010-2011 ChBE Undergraduate Awards

Exceptional students recognized by the Department, Clark School, and professional societies.

Breger, Pendse Win at GRID

ChBE grad students win health, modeling divisions of university-wide research showcase.

Bad Virus Put to Good Use: Breakthrough Batteries

Virally structured nano-electrodes boost energy capacity tenfold.

ChBE Senior Named Merrill Presidential Scholar

YiAn Sun receives university honor.

InnoWorks Makes Science Fun for Kids

Summer program hosts local middle school students, offers hands-on learning.

Gonzales, Subramanian Win Department Research Awards

Grad students recognized for work on thesis, dissertation.

Ramos Takes 2nd in Video Competition

Sustainability short focuses on creative use of steam.

Yechun Wang Appointed to North Dakota State Faculty

Former student specializes in physiological fluid dynamics and microfluidics.

Student Named Chair of a VT Advisory Board

Grad student Brady advises biological systems engineering department.

Breger Takes Diabetes Technology Bronze

Grad student invited to conference and to submit solicited research to journal.

Greer Wins Poole and Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty

Professor recognized for dedication to teaching, ethics, and supporting female students.

Lu, Wang Take 2nd Place in Business Plan Competition

SymViva Technologies receives $2K for further development.

ChBE Shines at Maryland Day

Popular, fun activities help visitors explore and learn.

Choi Takes 4th in SAMSUNG Competition

Paper on biocompatible fluorescent nano materials earns award money, trip to Korea.

Alumnus Becomes Faculty at Tianjin University

Jingtao Wang accepts position as an associate professor.

ChBE Welcomes 3 New Faculty

Klauda, Wang arrive Fall 2007; Sriram Spring 2008.

AIChE Picks Top Profs

Student chapter recognizes outstanding teaching, advising.

Fond Farewell to Graduates

Nariman Farvardin presides over final graduation as Clark School dean.

Wang Wins Faculty Service Award

Professor recognized for service to department and the Clark School.

Castellanos, Gonzales Selected for Future Faculty Program

Program prepares graduate students for a career in academia.

Wang, Alumnus Publish Work on Enzyme-Immobilization

Enhanced process could improve biotransformation reactions.

Department Mourns Passing of Alumna

Alice Gillette Forman, 30, process engineer.