A Brief Biography of Wujian Miao (Fall 2016)
Dr. Wujian Miao is an Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi, where he has been employed since 2004. His research interests include electroanalytical chemistry in solution-phase and solid-state, chemically modified composite electrodes, electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance, electrochemical methodology, scanning electrochemical microscopy, electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL), biosensors based on ECL technology, ECL detection of explosive materials, nanotechnology, electrocatalysts for formic acid oxidation fuel cells, and photocatalysts for water splitting. Dr. Miao is the author or coauthor of 7 book chapters, 40+ peer-reviewed research papers, 80+ conference proceedings, and 1 US/WO patent. He is an active member of the American Chemical Society, the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry, the Electrochemical Society, the International Society of Electrochemistry, and the Chinese Chemical Society.
Before joining Southern Miss, Dr. Miao was a Postdoctoral Fellow (Feb. 2001-July 2004), working with Dr. Allen J. Bard in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Miao was a Research Scientist in the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia, upon the completion of his PhD degree (1999) from Monash University (Australia) under the guidance of Prof. Alan M. Bond. Dr. Miao received his M.S. degree (1991) from Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University (China).
After completing his undergraduate study (1982) from Nantong University (China), Dr. Miao remained at the same college until he went to Australia (1995) for pursuing his PhD degree. In Nantong, he served as chemistry technician (1982-1985), director of the chemistry labs (1986-1988), lecturer (1991-1995), assistant chairman (1992-1994) and chairman (1994-1995) of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Dr. Miao has taught a number of courses, including Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Chemical Literature, Analytical Electrochemistry, and General Chemistry.
Dr. Miao has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including “Top Young Teacher in General Universities & Colleges of Jiangsu Province” (The Education Commission of Jiangsu Province, China, 1994), “Study Abroad Scholarship” (The State Education Commission of China, 1995), “Monash Graduate Scholarship” (Monash University, Australia, 1996-1999), “Aubrey Keith Lucas & Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award” (University of Southern Mississippi, 2008), “NSF CAREER Award” (The National Science Foundation, 2010), “Innovation Award for Applied Research” (University of Southern Mississippi, 2011), and “Distinguished Visiting Professor” (Beijing University of Technology, Selected by the Beijing Overseas Talent Center, 2016-2018).
Dr. Miao served in the Editorial Board of ISRN Analytical Chemistry (2012-2014), and has been an Editor of CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water (Wiley) since 2012.
Dr. Miao's complete C.V. can be found here.