Professor Wang is the Head of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (FTSE). He joined UNSW in 2016 as a SHARP professor in recognition of his world-leading research and leadership. Previously he held the appointments as the Head of Advanced Composites Technologies at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation between 1995 and 2009, and the Director of the Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Research Centre at RMIT University between 2009 and 2016. He received his bachelor's degree from Huazhong University Science and Technology in 1985 and PhD from the University of Sheffield in 1991, where he carried out his post-doc research until 1993.
He serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of a number of professional journals, including Composites Science and Technology, Composites Part A, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, and Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures. He also served on the ARC College of Experts (2013-2015), as the Chair of the National Committee on Applied Mechanics (2013-2015) and President of the Australian Fracture Group. He has chaired and co-chaired a number of international conferences, including the 11th International Fatigue Congress (Melbourne Australia, 2014) and the 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials in 2019.
2018 Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (FTSE)
2015 RMIT University Research Excellence Award
2013 Best Research Performance Award, RMIT University
2011 Achievement Award for Science and Engineering Excellence, DSTO
2009 Best Research Award, DSTO
2002 Defence Science Fellowship, DSTO
2000 Best Research Award, DSTO
1999 Australian Academy of Science Fellowship Award.
1998 Best Scientific Paper Award, DSTO.
1995 Best Paper Award by the Journal of Strain Analysis.
Some current research projects include: