Lihua Wang

Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of metal complexes and nanoparticles for potential biomedical applications.

Analysis and characterization of antioxidant activities of plant extracts.



B.S. Analytical Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China 1984

Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1991

Post Doctoral Research Fellow Biochemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1992-1993



Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1998-present

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1994-1998

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 1994



Wang, L.; Sntos, E; schenk, D.; Rabago-Smith, M.,  “ Kinetics and mechanistic study on the reaction between cytochrome c and tea catechins”, Antioxidants, 2014, 3(3), 559 – 568.

Preciado-Flores, S.; Wang, D; Wheeler, D.; Newhouse, R.; Hensel, J.; Schwartzberg, A.; Wang, L.; Zhu, J.; Barboza-Flores, M.; Zhang, J. “Highly Reproducible Synthesis of Hollow Gold Nanospheres with Near Infrared Surface Plasmon Absorption Using PVP as Stabilizing Agent”, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 2344-2350.

Rabago-Smith, M; McAllister, R.; Newkirk, K.; Basing, A.; Wang, L. “Development of an Interdisciplinary Experimental Series for the Laboratory Courses of Cell and Molecular Biology and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry”, J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89(1), 150 – 155.

Wang, L. “Using Molecular Modeling in Teaching Group Theory Analysis of the Infrared Spectra of Organometallic Compounds”, J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89(3), 360 – 364.


Contact Information

Email: lwang@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7917

Office: 3-109 MC