Laser Spectroscopy and Plasma Lab (LSPL)

Professor Wang's Research Group

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Mississippi State University

Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Wang is awarded by the NSF Plasma Physics program for the study of Particle-Plasma Interactions in Dusty Plasma using Optical Trapping and Multi-Fold Laser Diagnostics. This is an NSF Collaborative research between MSU(lead) and Auburn University via grants 2308947 at MSU (Chuji Wang, $357,868) and 2308948 at AU (Saikat Chakraborty Thakur and Edward Thomas, $300,909). Award Period of Performance : 06/01/2023 - 05/31/2026.


Feb 24, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Rongrong Wu Cohen. Rongrong received a competitive offer from ASML, San Diego. Good luck to her new job!


Oct 19, 2022

Congratulations!  Rongrong Wu Cohen passed her PhD defense


Sept 15, 2021 

Dr. Wang is awarded for the "Collaborative research: Kinetics and quantitative spectroscopy of redox chemistry of atmospheric mercury" from National Science Foundation through the Grant # ECS- 2108712, $496,11709/01/2021-08/31/2024, Chuji Wang (PI, $496.117 @MSU) and Theodore S. Dibble (PI, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry). 


May 30, 2021

Dr. Wang is awarded by the US Department of Defense, Army Research Office for the "Study of surface and heterogeneous of mercury using a single-partical approach" through the Grant # W911NF-21-1-0171, $358,490, 5/10/2021-5/9/2024, Chuji Wang, sole PI


May 20, 2019

Congratulations!  Zhiyong accepted a job offer from WYATT Technology.


March 7, 2019

Congratulations! Zhiyong Gong passed his PhD defense.


June 5, 2018

Congratulations! Shane Clark got a competitive job offer from BAE Systems in New Hampshire. 


March 7, 2018

Congratulations! Maheshwar Ghimire passed his PhD defense.


March 7, 2018

Congratulations! Shane Clark passed his MS thesis defense.


March 6, 2018

Congratulations! Che A. Fuh passed his PhD defense.


March 5, 2018

Congratulations to Zhiyong Gong on being chosen as winner of the prestigious Bagley College of Engineering 2018 Graduate Student Research Award!


Feb. 28, 2018

Congratulations!  Che Fuh got a competitive job offer from Intel Inc.


Feb. 15, 2018

Congratulations!  Che got a competitive job offer from Lam Research Corporation.


August 17, 2017

Welcome Rongrong Wu to our research group! 


September 19, 2016,

Congratulations!  Wei got a competitive job offer from Lam Research Corporation. 


September 10, 2016,

Congratulations!  Wei got a competitive job offer from Micron Technology Inc. 


August 1, 2016,

Dr. Wang is awarded a three-year grant from the US Department of Defense, Army Research Office for single aerosol particle studies using optical trapping- Raman spectroscopy (9/1/2016-8/31/2019, $338,512).


July 5, 2016,

Dr. Wang (Co-PI) and Dr. Dibble (PI at SUNY-ESF) are awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant for study of atmospheric mercury. (7/1/2016-6/30/2019, $510,500).


April 11, 2016,

Wei Wu successfully defended his PhD research. Congratulations to Dr. Wei Wu!

Dr. Wang received a grant from the US Department of Energy for "Fiber Loop Ringdown Sensors for Remote Monitoring of Post Tension Rod" (1/1/2016-9/30/2016, $95,000).

Lab News (Old)

  • Nov. 30, 2011, Nimisha Srivastava got a job in Intel, Portland, Oregon. Good luck!


  • Nov. 1, 2011, Susan Scherrer got a job in Southern Ionics Inc. Gook luck!


  • Oct. 26, 2011, Congratulations on Nimisha Srivastava's successful PhD defense!


  • Oct. 21, 2011, Congratulations on Susan Scherrer's successful PhD defense!


  • Welcome Haifa Alali and Zhennan Wang joining in Wang Research Group!


  • October, 1st, 2011, Dr. Wang receives The IEEE Sensors Council Best Paper Award for the winning paper: A study on breath acetone in diabetic patients using a cavity ringdown breath analyzer: Exploring correlations of breath acetone with blood glucose and glycohemoglobin A1C, IEEE Sensors Journal, 10, 54 – 63, (2010).


  • September, 2011, Dr. Wang has been named the Dean's Eminent Scholar.


  • April, 2011, Dr. Wang has been awarded 2011 MSU Faculty Research Award.


  • April, 2011, Dr. Wang is receiving a DOE grant for fiber loop ringdown sensor research:


  • Department of Energy Savannah River National Lab and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Monitoring of ISD using fiber optic sensors, Grant # AC84132N, $ 75,000, 06/15/2011-12/31/2011, Chuji Wang, sole PI.
  • Dr. Wang is receiving a new NSF grant for plasma and combustion research:

National Science Foundation, Quantitative survey of combustion intermediates towards understanding of plasma-assisted combustion mechanism, Grant # CBET-1066486, $ 318,016, 05/1/2011-4/30/2014, Chuji Wang, sole PI.

Our research in news

Noninvasive Breath Analysis:


Fiber Optical Sensors: