Prof. Weihong Tan earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Michigan in 1993 after he earned his M. Sc. in Physical Chemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences and B. Sc. in Chemistry from Hunan Normal University. In addition to his current position as the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biology at Hunan University, he is also a University Distinguished Professor and a V.T. and Louis Jackson Professor at the University of Florida.
Prof. Tan’s research is in the general area of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He specializes in bioanalysis, molecular engineering and DNA nanotechnology as well as biosensors. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers. According to Thomson Reuters, he was among the small, prestigious group of Highly Cited Researchers in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The total citations of his publications exceed 33000 with an H index of 100 (SCI Web of Science). He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of American Chemical Society and an Associate Editor for Science Bulletin (China). He served as the Associate Editor for Analytical Chemistry (USA). He is serving as either editorial or advisory board member for many journals, including JACS, ACS Nano, and Chemical Sciences. He has received over thirty awards and honors, including the election to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015 and to the World Academy of Sciences in Developing Countries in 2016, Second Class National Natural Science Award in China (2014), the GuangZhao Science Achievement Award from Hunan Province in 2016, the ACS Florida Achievement Award (2012), Elected Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2005), Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award for Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (2004) and Beckman Young Investigator Award (1997), etc.