A prestigious physicist and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Wang Enge was appointed president of Peking University (PKU) in March 2013. He had served as the institute’s executive vice president since June 2012. A professor at PKU since 2009, he also served dean of the School of Physics and of the Graduate School until 2011, when he was appointed provost and vice president for teaching and research.
Prior to the start of his academic career in 1995 as a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Physics, Wang was a student, postdoctoral fellow, and a research scientist at Princeton University; L'Institut d'Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie; and the University of Houston. He holds a degree in theoretical physics from Lianing University and a Ph.D. from Peking University.
He was director of the CAS Institute of Physics from 1999 to 2007, and director the Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics from 2004 to 2009. Wang was elected as a member of CAS in 2007, the top honor for a Chinese scientist. He served as executive vice president of the CAS Graduate University and deputy secretary-general of CAS from 2008 to 2009.
In addition to his academic duties, Wang has served on several editorial boards and professional committees for physicists. Among several other organizations, he has been a member of the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (then named Academy of Sciences for the Developing World) since 2008 and a fellow of the American Physical Society since 2006.
His profile on PKU’s International Center for Quantum Materials website outlines his many awards, publications, and presentations.