Dr. Wang was educated in the two fields, (i) Solid Mechanics with the focus on theoretical and computational mechanics of composites, fatigue and fracture, and smart materials and structures, and (ii) Mechanical Engineering with the focus on understanding the fabrication and mechanics of nanostructures using atomistic modeling.
Currently, his research interests are focused on quantitative exploring the structure-properties relationships of structural and nanostructured materials using multi-scale methods and techniques. Combining theory, modeling and experiment, at atomic scale using Crystallography and Defect theory, Density Function Theory and Molecular Dynamics, and Transmission Electron Microscopie; at micro/meso-scales using Dislocation Theory and Interface Defect Theory, Interface Dislocation Dynamics, and Microscopies (TEM, SEM and EBSD); and at macro-scale developing physics-based predictive materials modeling tools (Interface Crystal Plasticity Models) that incorporate interface physics characterized and simulated at atomic/micro-scales.
The goal is to develop principles of designing materials with the desired properties (strength, ductility, deformability, fracture toughness, and damage resistance under mechanical and radiation extreme) by tailoring microstructures and interfaces.
Ph.D. (Aug. 2006), Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
M. S. (Dec. 1996), Solid Mechanics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.
B. S. (Jul. 1994), Engineering Mechanics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.
Aug. 2018 - Current
Full Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Nebraska, US.
Aug. 2015 - Aug. 2018
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Nebraska, US.
May. 2015 - Jun. 2015
Visiting Professor of Department of Mathematics at Hong Komg University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, P.R.China
July. 2014 ~ Aug. 2014
Visiting Professor at Université de Lorraine site de Metz, France.
Aug. 2009 ~ Aug. 2015
Technical Staff Member (Scientist-level 3), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, US.
Sept. 2006 ~ Aug. 2009
Postdoctoral Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, US.
Aug. 2002 ~ Aug. 2006
Research Assistant at Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US.
Jan. 2000 ~ Aug. 2002
Research Assistant/Associate, University of HongKong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R.China.
Mechanical & Materials Engineering University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE 68588
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