Suning Wang (1958 – 2020)

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Professor Suning Wang, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada, passed away on April 27, 2020. She was well-known for her work on the chemistry of luminescent, photochromic, photoresponsive, and charge-transport materials, as well as organoboron compounds.

Suning Wang was born on September 19, 1958. She studied chemistry at Jilin University, Chang-Chun, China, and received her Ph.D. in 1986 from Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, under the supervision of Richard D. Adams. After post-doctoral research with John P. Fackler, Jr., at Texas A&M University, College Station, USA, Wang joined the University of Windsor, ON, Canada, as Assistant Professor in 1990. She was promoted to Associate Professor there in 1993 and moved to Queen’s University in 1996. In 2000, she was promoted to Full Professor of Chemistry at Queen’s University and since 2004, she was Queen’s University Research Chair.

Among many other honors, Wang received a Robert Welch Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1987, the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry from the Royal Society of Canada in 2002, and the Alcan Award for Distinguished Contributions in Inorganic Chemistry from the Canadian Society for Chemistry in 2007. She was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, and of the Chemical Institute of Canada. Among other commitments, she served on several Editorial Advisory Boards, including those of ChemPlusChem, Materials Chemistry Frontiers, and Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers.

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