Feng Huang, a fifth-year graduate student in chemistry, died January 28, after a battle with cancer. He was 29.
Mr. Huang, known to many as "Frank", suffered from leukemia for over a year, during which time he underwent a bone marrow transplant, according to George Palladino, Chemistry Department Vice Chairman .
Mr. Huang obtained his bachelor's degree in 1991 from Nanjing University in China. He came to Penn in 1994 to pursue his doctoral degree in polymer chemistry after teaching and earning his master's degree in chemistry at Kansas State University.
Mr. Huang served as a graduate instructor and research fellow at Penn. Among the many awards he has won, Feng Huang was awarded the Maro Publication's Future Technology Award in 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Xiaorong Wang, a graduate student in the
Medical School. A memorial service for the Penn community was held February
2 at Lynch Hall in the Chemistry Building.
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 20, February 8, 2000