Chuji Wang

Chuji Wang

Chuji Wang

Professor, AMO Physics

138 Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Chuji Wang is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Mississippi State University.

Graduate Students

  • Yukai Ai, PhD TBD
  • Pubuduni Ekanayaka, 2018 MS, PhD TBD
  • Rongrong Wu, MS TBD, PhD TBD
  • Haifa Alali, 2014 MS, PhD TBD
  • Zhiyong Gong, 2019 PhD
  • Che A Fuh, 2016 MS, 2018 PhD
  • Maheshwar Ghimire, 2018 PhD
  • Shane Clark, 2018 MS
  • Wei Wu, 2013 MS, 2016 PhD
  • Meixiu Sun, Former Postdoctoral Associate, 2014-2015
  • Zhennan Wang, 2014 PhD
  • Peeyush Sahay, 2010 MS, 2013 PhD
  • Malik Kaya, 2011 MS, 2013 PhD
  • Susan S. Scherrer, 2011 PhD
  • Nimisha Srivastava, 2009 MS, 2011 PhD
  • Chamini Gerath, 2010 MS
  • Armstrong Mbi, 2006 MS
  • Sudip P. Koirala, 2005 MS
  • Pawal Cias, Former Postdoctoral Associate, 2004-2006
  • Jason Fuller, Former Postdoctoral Associate, 2004-2005

Teaching Areas

  • PH8213 Mechanics
  • PH8803 Molecular Structure
  • PH2233 Physics III
  • PH4223/6223 Intermediate Mechanics II
  • PH4213/PH6213 Intermediate Mechanics I
  • PH2223 Physics II


  • Ph. D., Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 1998
  • B.S., Physics, Anhui Normal University, China, 1986


  • 2013-present: Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2010-2013: Associate Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2006-2010: Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2002-2006: Assistant Research Professor, (April 2006) Associate Research Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2001-2002: Senior Laser Scientist, Tiger Optics LLC, PA
  • 2000-2001: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mississippi State University
  • 1998-2000: Postdoctoral Fellow, State University of New York
  • 1986-1993: Instructor, Anhui Normal University, China

Research Interests

  • Breath analysis and biomarkers for disease diagnostics and metabolic status monitoring
  • Low-temperature nonthermal plasmas (laser diagnostics, plasma-assisted combustion, plasma processing)
  • Sensors and actuators (Chemical, physical, and biomedical sensors)
  • High sensitivity and high precision instrumentation (for energy, environment, and medicine)
  • Optical trapping and manipulations (CRDS, Raman and LIF) of single aerosol particles


  • Chuji Wang, Fiber Bragg grating loop ringdown method and apparatus, US Patent NO. 7,323,677, (January, 2008).
  • Robert Augustine, Calvin R. Krusen, Chuji Wang, and Wen-Bin Yan, System and method for controlling a light source for cavity ring-down spectroscopy. US Patent NO. 7,277,177, (October, 2007). View publication here
  • Chuji Wang, Fiber ringdown pressure/force sensors, US Patent NO. 7,241,986, (July, 2007). View publication here
  • Chuji Wang, Christopher Winstead, and Yixiang Duan, Method and apparatus for elemental and isotope measurements and diagnostics-microwave induced plasma-cavity ring-down spectroscopy. US Patent NO. 7,054,008, (May, 2006).
  • Jilei Zhang, Chuji Wang, and Hossein Toghiani, Synthesis methods of multilayered carbon-encapsulated metal core nanoparticles from wood char, Application filed in September 2010.
  • Chuji Wang, Peeyush Sahay, and Susan S. Scherrer, Method of measuring electron impact excitation cross section using cavity ringdown spectroscopy, Application filed in March, 2011.
  • Yongle Pan and Chuji Wang, Method for repeatedly trapping of individual airborne absorbing particles using a counter-flow co-axial double-nozzle and photophoretic trap for continuous sampling and analysis, Application filed in Dec. 2013.

Publication Impact Google Scholar

Total number of citations >2800
Number of articles >110
h-index 27
Number of conference presentations >114
Number of peer-reviewed proceedings 13
Invited book chapters 3
Number of books 1

Recent Publications

  • Zhiyong Gong, Yong-Le Pan, Gorden Videen, and Chuji Wang, Optical trapping and manipulation of single particles in air: Principles, technical details, and applications, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 214, 94–119 (2018) (Invited).
  • Zhiyong Gong, Yong-Le Pan, Gorden Videen, and Chuji Wang, Optical trappingRaman spectroscopy (OT-RS) with embedded microscopy imaging for concurrent characterization and monitoring of physical and chemical properties of single particles, Analytica Chimica Acta, 1020, 86–94 (2018)
  • Maheshwar Ghimire, Chuji Wang, Kenneth Dixon, Michael Serrato, In situ monitoring of prestressed concrete using embedded fiber loop ringdown strain sensor, Measurement, 124, 224-232 (2018)

Selected Presentations at Conferences/Workshops

Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics Congress 2018, OSA Technical Digest

Submicron position-resolved Raman spectra for characterizing laser-trapped single airborne particles, Aimable Kalume, Chuji Wang, Joshua Santarpia, and Yong-Le Pan, paper JW3A.39 link

WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment

Detection and characterization of chemical and biological aerosols using lasertrapping single-particle Raman spectroscopy, Aimable Kalume, Zhiyong Gong, Chuji Wang, Joshua Santarpia, Yong-Le Pan, 230:323–329 (2018) link

Honors/Professional Activities

  • Front cover, The temporal evolution process from fluorescence bleaching to clean Raman spectra of single solid particles optically trapped in air, Chemical Physics Letter, 689, 100-104 (Dec. 2017)
  • Front cover, Optical trap-cavity ringdown spectroscopy as a single aerosol-particle-scope. Applied Physics Letters, 107, 241903 (2015).
  • 2013-2014: Senior ORAU Fellowship, US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD
  • 2013: Best Paper Award, Sensors, “Breath Analysis Using Laser Spectroscopic Techniques: Breath Biomarkers, Spectral Fingerprints, and Detection Limits” Sensors 2009, 9(10), 8230-8262.
  • 2011: Best Paper Award, IEEE Sensors Journal, “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, Vol. 10, No. 1, Jan. 2010. link
  • 2011: Dean's Eminent Scholar
  • 2011: MSU Faculty Research Award
  • 2011: James Worth Bagley Faculty Award
  • 2010: State Pride Award
  • 2008: "Highlighted Article", An acetone breath analyzer using cavity ringdown spectroscopy: an initial test with human subjects under various situations, C. Wang and A. B. Surampudi, Measurement of Science and Technology,19, 105604-14 (2008).
  • 2007: Nature News, “Breath test for diabetes: Non-invasive test can pick up the whiff of disease.” Published online: 6 March 2007.
  • 2007: Front cover of the journal, issue 11th, Plasma-cavity ringdown spectroscopy (P-CRDS) for elemental and isotopic measurements, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 22, 1347-1363 (2007).
  • 2005: “Hot Article”, Cavity ringdown measurements of mercury and Its hyperfine structures at 254 nm in an atmospheric microwave plasma: spectral interference and analytical performance”, J. Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 20, 638 - 644 (2005).
  • 2004: Photonics Spectra, “Teams Try New Approaches to Fiber Sensors”, by the Senior Editor, Breck Hitz, May 2004 Edition.
  • 2004: Opto & Laser Europe, “Tough fiber sensor survives extremes”, by Editor, Oliver Graydon, 3/1/2004.
  • USA Today, “Researchers invent diabetes test device”, reported by the Associate Press, 6/10/2004.
  • The New York Times, “Researchers invent diabetes test device”, reported by the Associate Press, 6/10/2004.
  • American Chemical Society, “Don’t Waste Your breath”, by the Associate Editor, Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, 8/1/2004, Analytical Chemistry, 273 A.