> Our RhB molecule with a quadruple bond (Rh≣B) has been selected as one of the Molecules of the Year by Chem & Eng News. Please read the article here. (December 2020).
> Graduate Student Tian Jian won Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. (2016).
> The Wang’s group and colleagues from China have shown that boron can form a cage-like molecule similar to the buckyball. (2014).
> Brown University has done a news release for our B36 work. B36 may be the preferred building blocks for “borophene”, which attracts a lot attention worldwide. (2014).
> Professor Lai-Sheng Wang receives the 2014 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics. (2013).
> Graduate Student Weili Li won Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. (2013).
> Cluster Size Controls Dioxygen Binding. (2012).
> Graduate Student Zachary Piazza awarded NSF’s EAPSI fellowship. (2012).
> What is the Maximum Coordination Number in a Planar Structure? (2012).
> Boron Runs Rings Around Metals. C & E News, February 13, 2012, page 38. (2012).
> 10 out of 10 for boron’s coordinated effort (2012).
> B17– and B18– paper selected as editor’s choice by J. Chem. Phys. (2011).
> Our work on Aluminum Doped Boron Cluster with unique Umbrella geometries was highlighted on the cover of the Journal of Chemical Physics. (September 2011).
> Coulomb’s Law confirmed: ‘An interesting piece of chemical physics’ (December 2010).
> Boron cluster forms unique ring system (January 2010).
> Covalent Gold (November, 2009)
> “A Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Study of the Structure and Bonding in Al7N–and Al7N” featured on the Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry A (March, 2008).
> “Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity in Transion-Metal Systems” is featured on the cover of Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 10, 257-267 (2008).
> Professor Lai-Sheng Wang is elected as a fellow of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) (October, 2007).
> Hightlight of our recent Cu@Au16– work by Nature Nanotechnology (May, 2007).
> Delta aromaticity spied in metal clusters (May, 2007).
> Professor Lai-Sheng Wang is named to receive the 2007 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts (February, 2007).
> Professor Lai-Sheng Wang wins a 2006 Humboldt Research Award.
> “Pb122-:Plumbaspherene” featured on the Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry A. (August, 2006).
> Highlights on Bucky Gold:
> Sighting the golden cage (May, 2006).
> In the hunt for golden buckyballs (May, 2006).
> Hollow gold cages stand alone (May, 2006).
> Feeling cagey (May, 2006).
> 16 golden atoms in search of a catchy name (May, 2006).
> Goldenballs (May, 2006).
> Buckyballs worth their weight in gold (May, 2006).
> Goldener kaefig fuer atome (August, 2006).
> Nature Research Highlight – Full Circle: Observation of d-orbital aromaticity, Nature, Vol. 438, No.7066, Page 261 (November, 2005).
> Observation of d-orbital aromaticity (October, 2005).
> Professor Lai-Sheng Wang is named a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow.
> Professor Lai-Sheng Wang receives the 2005 College of Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award (April, 2005).
> “Toward the Solution Synthesis of the Tetrahedral Au20 Cluster” featured on the cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry B (August, 2004).
> Science Profile (May, 2004).
> Boron flat out (March, 2004).
> Chemistry Highlights 2003, C&E News, Vol. 81, No. 51, Page 45 (December, 2003).
> Deciphering metal antiaromaticity (December, 2003).
> W@Au12 work featured on the cover of Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (July, 2003).
> Nanoscience class one of few (May, 2003).
> Inorganic Antiaromaticity (April, 2003).
> Nanosprings jump into place (Apri, 2003).
> Highlights on Au20:
> Au20: a chip off the old block (February, 2003).
> A bigger gap in gold clusters (February, 2003).
> Richland Scientists conduct experiments with gold (February, 2003).
> Researchers study new uses for gold (February, 2003).
> “Helical SiC/SiO2 Core-Shell Nanowires” featured on the cover of Nano Letters (September, 2002).
> Surprises in nanoribbon synthesis (February, 2002).
> Solvating anions (November, 2001).
> Cluster solutions (November, 2001).
> Metalloaromatics (September, 2001).
> Highlights on All-metal Aromatic Molecules:
> How metals square with aromaticity (February, 2001).
> Aromatic metal clusters (February, 2001).
> It’s a metallic aromatic (February, 2001).
> Chemists find new metals cluster (February, 2001).
> Accidental find yields sweet smell of success (February, 2001).
> New all-metal molecules ape organics (February, 2001).
> Semiconducting possibilities as metals are made aromatic (February, 2001).
> Spectra reveal electrostatics in gas-phase zwitterions (September, 2000).
> It’s a flat world for rare tetracoordinate carbon molecules (August, 2000).
> Despite repulsion, multiply charged anions keep electrons (July, 1999).