Dr. Qi Wang, a Professor in the Mathematics Department, won the 2020 UofSC Educational Foundation Research Award for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. He is a well-known modeler with deep knowledge in various formalisms of non-equilibrium phenomena. His theories have been used to study flows of liquid crystal polymers of nematic, cholesteric, smectic and biaxial phases in various geometries and flow & conditions, biofilms, cytoplasm and active cells. Dr. Wang has published 169 Journal papers and eight conference papers, and edited four special issues/books. He has given invited talks to over 117 national and international meetings, and colloquium/seminar talks at 88 other institutes.