Stanislaus S. Wong earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1999 under the tutelage of Professor Charles M. Lieber. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University with Professor Louis E. Brus, he joined Stony Brook University with a joint appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and is currently Professor of Chemistry. Professor Wong was recently appointed as an Executive Editor for ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, and was formerly the section editor of the ‘Materials: synthesis and self-assembly’ section of Nanotechnology.
Over the years, Professor Wong has earned a U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER award, and has been named as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, as well as a Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow. He received the 2009 Buck-Whitney Award from the Eastern New York ACS section in addition to the 2015 American Chemical Society Inorganic Nanoscience Award from the ACS Inorganic Division for his body of work investigating not only the covalent surface chemistry of carbon nanotubes but also the synthesis, characterization, and applications of metal-containing nanostructures.
In recent years, he was elected as a member of the inaugural class of the Stony Brook University Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, and earned the 2017-2018 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities from the State University of New York. He and his group are fundamentally interested in developing viable sustainable strategies for producing novel nanomaterials of relevance not only for energy storage and conversion, including as components of batteries, fuel cells, and solar cells, but also for critical complementary areas, such as nanomedicine and theranostics.