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Chih-Ming (Jack) Wang

Jack Wang was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He received a Ph.D. degree in Statistics from Colorado State University, in 1978. Between 1979 and 1984 he worked for SPSS, Inc., in Chicago, where he developed, programmed, and documented statistical software for mainframe systems. From 1984 to 1988 he worked for the General Motors Research Laboratories in Warren, Michigan, where he collaborated with engineers and computer scientists on various automobile-related projects. He has been with NIST in Boulder since 1988.

Jack's research interests include statistical metrology and the application of statistical methods to physical sciences. Current research focuses on developing statistical methods for analyzing high-speed optoelectronic measurements.

Technical Areas of Research and Consulting:

  • Interval estimation on variance components
  • Statistical graphics and computing
  • Application of statistical methods to physical sciences

Professional Activities and Societies and Standards Activities:


  • U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal (2014) 
  • Outstanding Authorship Award, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST (2013) 
  • Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award, NIST (2009)
  • W. J. Youden Award, American Statistical Association (2005)
  • Special Recognition Award, NCSL International (2001)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (1998)
  • James L. Madison Memorial Award, Colorado State University (1977)


Low-temperature growth of carbon nanotubes catalyzed by sodium-based ingredients

Renu Sharma, Richard Li, Erica F. Antunes, Estekke Cohen, Akira Kudo, Luiz Acauan, Wei-Chang D. Yang, Chih-Ming Wang, Kehang Cui, Andrew Liotta, Ananth G. Rajan, Jules Gardner, David C. Bell, Michael S. Strano, James A. Liddle, Brian L. Wardle
Nanoparticle-catalytic synthesis of carbon nanostructures is an attractive route for producing 1-dimensional carbon nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes1
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 13, 2019