Professor Chuan Wang joined Washington University in St. Louis as an assistant professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering in 2018. Before joining WashU, he was an assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Michigan State University since 2013. Professor Wang received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California in 2011 working with Professor Chongwu Zhou and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral scholar with Professor Ali Javey in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley from 2011 to 2013. His work during PhD and postdoc pioneered in the field of using solution-processed semiconducting carbon nanotube networks and CVD-grown horizontally aligned carbon nanotubes for high-performance thin-film transistors, integrated circuits, display electronics, and RF electronics.

Professor Wang’s current focus areas of research include: 1) flexible and stretchable electronics for displaying, sensing, and energy harvesting applications; 2) low-cost additive manufacturing of flexible and stretchable electronics using inkjet printing; and 3) high-performance nanoelectronics and optoelectronics using 2-dimensional semiconductors. He has published over 70 journal papers, many of which in high impact journals such as Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Chemical Society Reviews, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, etc. His work has also been widely reported by Nature, Science, Nature Materials, Technology Review, TIME, Wired, Fast Company, ABC News, CNET, C&EN, IEEE Spectrum, EE Times, and many other media.




Electrical Engineering

University of Southern California




Peking University, China




Peking University, China

Academic Appointments


Assistant Professor

Electrical & Systems Engineering

Washington University in St. Louis


Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Michigan State University




University of California, Berkeley


Postdoc Affiliate

Materials Sciences Division

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Professional Activities

Editorial Board:

• Scientific Reports
• Nanoscale Research Letters

Guest Editor:

• Journal of Semiconductors
• Flexible and Printed Electronics
• Journal of Nanomaterials
• BioNanoScience

Journal Reviewer:

• Nature
• Nature Nanotechnology
• Nature Communications
• Scientific Reports
• Science Advances
• Chemical Society Reviews
• Nano Letters
• ACS Nano
• ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
• ACS Photonics
• ACS Sensors
• Advanced Materials
• Advanced Functional Materials
• Advanced Electronic Materials
• Advanced Materials Interfaces
• Advanced Materials Technologies
• Small
• Nano Energy
• 2D Materials
• Nano Research
• Nanoscale
• Journal of Materials Chemistry A
• Carbon
• Applied Physics Letters
• Nanoscale Research Letters
• NPG Microsystems & Nanoengineering
• Flexible and Printed Electronics
• IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
• Proceedings of the Royal Society A
• Materials
• Applied Physics A
• Journal of Nanomaterials
• Frontiers of Optoelectronics
• International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications


• Materials Research Society (MRS)
• Electrochemical Society (ECS)