Assistant Professor
Materials Science & Engineering
Phone: 480.965.0070
Office: ISTB4 377 (Map)


Qing Hua Wang obtained her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University in 2010 working with Prof. Mark Hersam, and her B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto in 2005. She conducted postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Chemical Engineering working with Prof. Michael Strano. Her research is focused on the synthesis, characterization, and application of 2D nanomaterials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides, in particular studying the interactions of these materials with molecules and materials for applications in electronics and energy. Her research interests also include scanning probe microscopy, optical spectroscopy, self-assembly, and nanofabrication. Qing Hua’s research has resulted in publications in Nature Chemistry, Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, and the Journal of the American Chemical Society. She joined the Materials Science and Engineering faculty at ASU in 2014.


Doctor of Philosophy, Materials Science and Engineering (2010)
Northwestern University

Bachelor of Applied Science, Engineering Science (2005)
University of Toronto

Research Interests

Nanostructured materials, 2D atomic layered materials, graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, electronic materials, self-assembled monolayers, scanning probe microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, materials synthesis, nanofabrication, surface science, materials chemistry

Graduate Faculties

  • Materials Science & Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Morton M. Traum Surface Science Award, Surface Science Division, American Vacuum Society (2009)
  • Terminal Year Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University (2009)
  • Best Student Presentation Award, Nanometer-Scale Science & Technology Division, American Vacuum Society (2008)
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Fellowship, Northwestern University (2008)
  • Ryan Fellowship, Northwestern University (2008)
  • Walter P. Murphy Fellowship, Northwestern University (2005)