Chao Wang, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to receive a 2014 Young Investigator Research Program grant.

The Young Investigators Program recognizes engineers and scientists who have received their PhDs or equivalent degrees within the last five years and who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program aims to foster creative basic research, as well as to enhance early investigators’ career development.

Chao, whose research focuses on the development of advanced nanomaterials and nanotechnologies to address global challenges such as renewable energy and green chemical engineering, is supported for his work in tailoring magnetic nanomaterials for electromagnetic wave absorption.