The research interests of Prof. Wang include synthesis and applications of novel nanowires, nanobioelectronics, nanomotors and nanoactuators, nanomaterials-based sensors, design of nanostructures and novel interfaces, nanobiotechnology, carbon-nanotubes for enhanced sensing and fuel cell applications, nanoparticle tags for amplified/multiplexed biodetection, nanoscale barcodes, nanomedicine, electrochemistry at the nanoscale, DNA and proteins diagnostics, and nanosensors for biomedical, environmental and security applications.
Joseph Wang is a Professor for Nanoengineering at UCSD. He also serves as the Chief Editor of 'Electroanalysis' since 1988. He obtained his higher education at the Israel Institute of Technology and being awarded his D. Sc. in 1978. From 1978 to 1980 he served as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and joined New Mexico State University (NMSU) at 1980. From 2001-2004, he held a Regents Professorship and a Manasse Chair positions at NMSU.
Dr. Wang has authored 730 papers, 10 books, 30 chapters , 15 patents and has presented more than 230 invited (plenary and keynote) lectures in 30 countries. He was the recipient of the 1994 Heyrovsky Memorial Medal (of the Czech Republic) for his contributions to voltammetry, of the 1999 American Chemical Society Award for Analytical Instrumentation, of the 2006 American Chemical Society Award for Electrochemistry, and the ISI 'Citation Laureate' Award for being the Most Cited Scientist in Engineering in the World (during 1991-2001).