University Distinguished Professor Weihong Tan has been appointed as an Associate Editor of Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS). JACS, founded in 1879, is the flagship journal of the American Chemical Society and the world’s preeminent journal in all of chemistry and interfacing areas of science. In 2015, JACS published 2379 papers with more than half a million citations. JACS is devoted to the publication of fundamental research papers and publishes approximately 19,000 pages of Articles, Communications, and Perspectives a year. Published weekly, JACS provides research essential to the field of chemistry and interfacing areas.
Professor Tan’s research is in the general area of Chemical Biology and Bioanalytical Chemistry. He specializes in molecular engineering, nucleic acid chemistry, aptamers and DNA nanotechnology as well as biosensors. He served as the Associate Editor for Analytical Chemistry from 2014 till 2016. He is currently on the editorial board of many renowned scientific journals such as JACS, ACS Nano, Chemical Sciences, National Science Review and Science China: Chemistry, Science Bulletin, Nano Research, NPG Asia Materials, and American Journal of Translational Research, Nanomedicine etc.