Prof. Dr. Shuao Wang is one of the leading young radiochemists in China. He is a full professor and the director of the Nuclear Environmental Chemistry at Soochow University. He leads a research group working in the area of solid state chemistry, materials chemistry, separation chemistry, and environmental chemistry of the key radionuclides in the nuclear fuel cycle including uranium, neptunium, plutonium, americium, thorium, and technetium. His group has recently looked into two parallel research directions, both combining two fields of radiochemistry and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The first one is the synthesis and characterizations of actinide MOF compounds, which have many interesting potential applications including actinide waste form design for geological disposal, ion-exchange for remediation of radioactive contamination, and detection of extremely low-dose ionization radiations. The other research direction is the design and build of non-radioactive MOFs for rapid, efficient, and selective removal and detection of soluble radioisotope ions including UO22+, Sr2+, Cs+, and TcO4- from aqueous solutions, showing advantages as ideal radioisotope sorbent materials including high capacity, fast kinetics, excellent selectivity, and great stability and recyclability. Prof. Wang has published more than 120 journal articles, with a H-index of 29. He is the recipient of the Young Investigator Award from American Chemical Society, Division of Inorganic Chemistry in 2012 and the Young Chemist Award from Chinese Chemical Society in 2016.
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