> 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 Al7Nand 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).