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Wang, Nam Sun

Associate Professor
1210 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
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Ph.D., Caltech, 1989

Research Interests 

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

Honors and Awards 

Related News 

ChBE Alumnus David Ramos Takes 2nd Place at BI-ON 2018
Ramos was a Columbian Fulbright scholar, advised by Nam Sun Wang. May 11, 2018

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. April 21, 2015

Wang Helps with Hands On Fun at InnoWorks
Local middle school students attend science workshop on campus. November 4, 2014

ChBE Announces Teaching Assistant Awards
Arya, Emdadi and Gibbons honored by department. March 9, 2013

Breger, Pendse Win at GRID
ChBE grad students win health, modeling divisions of university-wide research showcase. April 18, 2011

InnoWorks Makes Science Fun for Kids
Summer program hosts local middle school students, offers hands-on learning. August 30, 2010

Gonzales, Subramanian Win Department Research Awards
Grad students recognized for work on thesis, dissertation. June 18, 2009

Ramos Takes 2nd in Video Competition
Sustainability short focuses on creative use of steam. May 8, 2009

Student Named Chair of a VT Advisory Board
Grad student Brady advises biological systems engineering department. September 29, 2008

Breger Takes Diabetes Technology Bronze
Grad student invited to conference and to submit solicited research to journal. September 18, 2008

Greer Wins Poole and Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty
Professor recognized for dedication to teaching, ethics, and supporting female students. May 23, 2008

Lu, Wang Take 2nd Place in Business Plan Competition
SymViva Technologies receives $2K for further development. May 15, 2008

ChBE Shines at Maryland Day
Popular, fun activities help visitors explore and learn. May 1, 2008

Lu Finalist in Annual $50K Business Plan Competition
Winners to be announced May 9. April 14, 2008

Choi Takes 4th in SAMSUNG Competition
Paper on biocompatible fluorescent nano materials earns award money, trip to Korea. February 7, 2008

AIChE Picks Top Profs
Student chapter recognizes outstanding teaching, advising. May 29, 2007

Fond Farewell to Graduates
Nariman Farvardin presides over final graduation as Clark School dean. May 21, 2007

Wang Wins Faculty Service Award
Professor recognized for service to department and the Clark School. May 21, 2007

Castellanos, Gonzales Selected for Future Faculty Program
Program prepares graduate students for a career in academia. January 26, 2007

Wang, Alumnus Publish Work on Enzyme-Immobilization
Enhanced process could improve biotransformation reactions. January 9, 2007

Department Mourns Passing of Alumna
Alice Gillette Forman, 30, process engineer. August 1, 2006