• BSc, Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Master degree student, Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China
  • PhD, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
  • PostDoc, DuPont Marshall laboratory & Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
  • Professor, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chief Scientist, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of US Department of Energy
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University
  • Professor, School of Science, Westlake University

Prizes and awards

    Wang was selected to the Hundred Talent Program, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999; Then in 2004, Wang was awarded the Distinguished Young Scholar of the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC). He was elected Fellow of American Physical Society (APS Fellow) in 2012.


  • Xiao-hua Hu, FengWei, Hui Wang, Hong-fei Wang*.α-Quartz Crystal as Absolute Intensity and Phase Standard in Sum-Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy,J. Phys. Chem. C., 123, 15071-15086, 2019.
  • Aashish Tuladhar, Zizwe A. Chase, Marcel D. Baer*, Benjamin A. Legg, Jinhui Tao, Shuai Zhang, Austin D. Winkelman, Zheming Wang, Christopher J. Mundy, James J. De Yoreo*, and Hong-fei Wang*. Direct Observation of the Orientational Anisotropy of Buried Hydroxyl Groups inside Muscovite Mica,J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 2135-2142, 2019.
  • Paul E. Ohno, Sarah A. Saslow, Hong-fei Wang, Franz M. Geiger*, and Kenneth B. Eisenthal. Phase-referenced Nonlinear Spectroscopy of thea-Quartz/Water Interface,Nature Comm., 7, 13587, 2016.
  • Hong-fei Wang*. Sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy (SFG-VS) for complex molecular surfaces and interfaces: spectral lineshape measurement and analysis plus some controversial issues,Prog. Surf. Sci., 91, 155-182, 2016.
  • Hong-fei Wang*, Luis Velarde, Wei Gan, Li Fu. Quantitative Sum-Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy of Molecular Surfaces and Interfaces: Lineshape, Polarization, and Orientation,Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem., 66, 189-216, 2015.
  • Ran-Ran Feng, Yuan Guo, and Hong-Fei Wang*. Reorientation of the “free OH” group in the top-most layer of air/water interface of sodium fluoride aqueous solution probed with sum-frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy,J. Chem. Phys., 141, 18C507, 2014.
  • Luis Velarde, Hongfei Wang*. Unified treatment and measurement of the spectral resolution and temporal effects in frequency-resolved sum-frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy (SFG-VS),Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 19970-19984, 2013.
  • Luis Velarde, Xianyi Zhang, Zhou Lu, Alan Joly, Zheming Wang, and Hong-fei Wang*. Spectroscopic phase and lineshapes in high-resolution broadband sum frequency vibrational spectroscopy: Resolving interfacial inhomogeneities of `identical' molecular groups,J. Chem. Phys., 135, 241102, 2011.
  • Wei Gan, Dan Wu, Zhen Zhang, Ran-ran Feng, and Hong-fei Wang*. Polarization and experimental configuration analyses of sum frequency generation vibrational spectra, structure, and orientational motion of the air/water interface,J. Chem. Phys., 124, 114705, 2006.
  • Hong-fei Wang*, Wei Gan, Rong Lu, Yi Rao, Bao-hua Wu. Quantitative spectral and orientational analysis in surface Sum Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy (SFG-VS),Int. Rev. Phy. Chem., 24, 191-256, 2005.
  • Courses

    Molecular Spectroscopy and Group Theory

    4#509, Wednesday 9:25-12:00