Ryan Wang

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Experimental particle physics, University of New Mexico, 2017


Dr. Wang’s research is in the field of experimental particle physics, developing detector techniques for direct dark matter detection. He is interested in discovering and understanding the nature of dark matter which constitutes about 25% of the mass of our Universe. He has rich experience in both liquid noble gas and liquid scintillator R&D, characterization, and data analysis.

He is currently involved in LZ direct dark matter detection using a dual-phase liquid xenon Time Projection Chamber (TPC) and a liquid scintillator-based outer detector. He is also involved in the new generation of the veto detector for future dark matter or neutrino experiments.

Dr. Wang received his doctoral degree from the University of New Mexico in 2017. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Brandeis University (2017-2020) and the University of Michigan (2020-2021). He joined the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alabama in 2021.