Tom WANG

Tom Wang is a leading expert on science, technology, and international relations. Dr. Wang has provided strategic and programmatic leadership in science, policy, and diplomacy at the international level inside and outside of government for 14 years on issues ranging from science diplomacy, U.S.-EU and U.S.-China scientific cooperation, and science policy capacity. He was formerly the Chief International Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where he was responsible for guiding the association’s international engagement strategy and overseeing the Office of International & Security Affairs and Center for Science Diplomacy, which he co-founded in 2008. Dr. Wang also was the founding executive editor of the Science & Diplomacy journal (www.sciencediplomacy.org). Before AAAS, Dr. Wang served in the U.S. Department of State as a science policy adviser on science, technology, environment, health, and economic policy related to East Asia. With expertise in polymeric materials, his scientific career has included research and engineering positions at Johnson & Johnson and Hewlett-Packard. Dr. Wang holds doctorate and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and political science from the University of California at Berkeley.