Feng Wang

Professor Feng Wang

Professor Feng Wang

Degrees and Positions

  • B.S., Peking University 1998
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah, 2003-2005


  • 2009 NSF Career Award,
  • 2002 Mellon Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2001 IBM Graduate Student Award in Computational Chemistry, Subdivision of Theoretical Chemistry, American Chemical Society

Adaptive force matching is a revolutionary method for force field development in the condense phase. The Wang Group’s publication in the Journal of Computational Physics was the 4th most downloaded article of the Aug. 2009.


The Wang Group focuses on developing new methodologies for advancing molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations. They are currently developing methods for accurate force field development and enhanced sampling. The objective of their work is to significantly advance the power and accuracy of molecular modeling.  Their method is being used to address challenging problems related to materials, energy and biology. Group members are investigating interesting physical and chemical properties of ice, methane clathrate, graphene, and simple molecular crystals of pharmaceutical importance.

Techniques & Resources

  • Molecular dynamics simulations are carried out, and the Wang Group uses electronic structure packages to do our research.
  • Wang Group computational cluster is housed in the fifth floor of the Metcalf Science Center.


Wang doctoral students benefit from a rich environment for interdisciplinary computational science research at Boston University that is complemented by participation in active collaborations with leading experimental biophysical research laboratories.

What’s Next for Graduates of the Wang Group?

Previous Graduate students from the Wang Group include:

  • Omololu Akin-ojo,  The International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy
  • Thomas Castonguay, Assistant Professor, Iona College

Assistant Professor
SCI 501
Phone: 617.353.2082
Fax: 617.353.6466
Office Hours: by Appointment
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