Carnegie Mellon University
November 18, 2020

Ph.D. Candidate Mingyi Wang Named Siebel Scholar

Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Mingyi Wang was named to the 2020 class of Siebel Scholars. Wang, who works in the Donahue lab, has been a prolific researcher studying the formation and growth of atmospheric nanoparticles.

He has so far demonstrated a previously unrecognized mode for the rapid growth of the tiniest (1-10 nm) nucleated particles in highly polluted megacities, where the ability of newly-formed particles to survive had been a mystery. He has also experimentally tested several theoretical methods developed to estimate the vapor pressures of a large number of exceedingly low vapor pressure compounds without authentic standards, confirming the theoretical estimates were largely accurate. 

The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. They are chosen based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership. On average, Siebel Scholars rank in the top 5 percent of their class, many within the top 1 percent. Each receives a $35,000 award for their final year of study.