Joseph Wang
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
New Mexico State University • Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Phone: (505) 646-2140 • FAX: (505) 646-6033

D.Sc., Chemistry, Technion, I.I.T., Israel, 1978
M.Sc., Chemistry, Technion, I.I.T., Israel, 1974
B.Sc., Chemistry, Technion, I.I.T., Israel, 1972


Regents Professor, NMSU, 2002-present
Manasse Chair, NMSU, 2000-2002
Professor of Chemistry, New Mexico State University, 1988-present
Associate Professor of Chemistry, New Mexico State University, 1984-1988
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, New Mexico State University, 1980-1984


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (over 610 journals, 21 book chapters, & 7 books)
Related Publications
“Solubilization of Carbon Nanotubes by Nafion Towards the Preparation of Amperometric Biosensors”, J. Wang, M. Mushama, and Y. Lin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125(2003)2408.

“Metal Nanoparticles based Electrochemical Stripping Potentiometric Detection of DNA Hybridization”, J. Wang, N. Kawde, D. Xu, and R. Polsky, Anal. Chem., 73(2001)5576.

”Electrochemical Coding Technology For Simultaneous Detection of Multiple DNA Targets”, J. Wang, G. Liu, and A. Merkoçi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125(2003)3214.

“Magnetically-Induced Solid-State Electrochemical Detection of DNA Hybridization”, J. Wang, D. Xu, R. Polsky, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 124(2002)4208.

“Nanoparticle-based Electrical DNA Assays”, J. Wang, Anal. Chim. Acta, (Invited/Special Issue 500) in press (Nov. 2003).

Significant Publications
“On-Chip Integration of Enzyme and Immunoassays: Simultaneous Measurements of Insulin and Glucose”, J. Wang, A. Ibáñez, and M.P. Chatrathi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125(2003)8444.

“Dendritic Nucleic Acid Probes for DNA Biosensors”, J. Wang, M. Jian, T. Nilsen and R. Getts, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 120(1998)8281.

“From DNA Biosensores to Gene Chips”, Nucleic Acids Research, J. Wang, 28(2000)3011.

“Towards Genoelectronics: Electrochemical Biosensing of DNA Hybridization”, J. Wang, (Invited Concept Article), Chemistry – A European J. (Angnew Chem.), 5(1999)1681.

”Electrochemical Immunoassays on Microchip Platforms”,J. Wang, A. Ibáñez, M. Chatrathi, and A. Escarpa, Anal. Chem., 73(2001)5323.


Chief-Editor, Electroanalysis (international journal; VCH Publishers); 1988-present.
Affiliate Scientist, Battelle PNL, 1994-present.
External Advisory Board, Sandia National Labs, 2002-present.
U.S. representative, IUPAC Commission V5 on Electroanalytical Chemistry, 1991-present
Editorial Advisory Board: Analyst , 1989-present; Talanta, 1990-present; Encyclopedia of Analytical Sciences, 1991-present; Analytical Instrumentation, 1991-present, Analytica Chimica Acta, 1992-present, Electrochemistry Communications, 1998-present, Anal. Letters, 1991-present, Anal. Communications, 1995-2000, Sensors, 2001-present, Sensor Lett., 2003-present, Analysis Europa, 1994-1998, Quimica Analitica, 1997-present; Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry, 1996-present ,General Physiolgy and Biophysics, 1998-present, Croation Chemica Acta, 1992-present.

Dr. A. Mulchandani (UC-Rieverside); Dr. Gregg Collins (ONR)

Former graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting professors (over past 5 years)
Dr. E. Palecek (Brno), Dr. X. Cai (Nova Biomed. Inc.) , Dr. G. Rivas (Argentina), Dr. N. Dontha (UC-Riverside) , Dr. Q. Chen (Cygnus Inc.), Dr. M. Pedrero (Spain) , Dr. X. Zhang (WPI Inc.), Dr. A. Walcarius (France).

D.Sc. Advisor: M. Ariel - IIT (Israel)
Post-doc Advisor: W. Blaedel - UW (Madison)


M. Landau Research Prize for best doctoral dissertation in Israel, Tel-Aviv, 1978.
Young Investigator Award, Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, 1981.
Heyrovsky Memorial Medal (Academy of Science of the Czech Republic), 1994.
Westhafer Award, NMSU's most prestigious university-wide honor for excellence in research, 1990
Most Cited Electrochemist in the World – 1995
American Chemical Society Award for Analytical Instrumentation, 1999.
Sandia Recognition Award, Sandia’s Microlab Challenge, 2000.
ISI Citation Laureate - Most Cited Scientist in Engineering, 1991-2001