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Quan Wang


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Quan Wang
Professor Q. Wang received his BS (Solid Mechanics) from Zhejiang University in 1988, his MEng (Solid Mechanics) in 1991 and PhD. (Solid Mechanics) in 1994 both from Peking University. He is now a chair professor at the City University of Hong Kong. He joined the University of Manitoba in 2006 as a Canada Research Chair Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has been an assistant and associate professor at the National University of Singapore and the University of Central Florida since 1999-2003 and 2003-2006 respectively.
Prof. Wang was inducted to the Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2016 and 2015 respectively based on his outstanding scholarly and scientific achievements. He has also been a fellow of some international professional societies such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Institute of Physics. He was awarded the exceptional alumni of Peking University 2013-2015. In addition, he has served as an Associate Editor and/or an editorial board member for a dozen of renowned international journals such as Journal of Modeling in Mechanics & Materials, Smart Materials and Structures, and et al. He has also been invited to serve as a professional reviewer for over 90 international journals. Prof. Wang is an influential scholar in his research areas of energy harvesting, smart materials, and nanotechnology. His more than 200 papers in international referred journals, such as Advanced Materials, Chemical Sciences, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Physical Review B, Carbon, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Journal of Sound and Vibration et al, have received more than 8100 and 5200 citations with an H-value of 46 and 39 as of April 2017 as per Google Scholar Citations and SCI respectively. He has also been invited to present keynote presentations at international conferences. Because of the high impact of his research work, he was interviewed by the American Chemical Society and the Radio Canada International in 2009. Some of his research papers were also highlighted in cover pages of respective journals.
 ◆ Chair Professor , Acting head, June 2016-
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Professor and Canada Research Chair, April 2008- October 2015
University of Manitoba, Mechanical Engineering Department
 ◆ Professor, Jan. 2015- June 2016
Khalifa University, Mechanical Engineering Department
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, May 2006-March 2008
University of Manitoba, Mechanical Engineering Department
 ◆ Associate Professor, June 2003-May 2006
University of Central Florida, MMAE Department
 ◆ Associate Professor, January 2002-June 2003
National University of Singapore, Civil Engineering Department
Assistant Professor, April 1999-Dec. 2001
National University of Singapore, Civil Engineering Department
 ◆ Research Associate, Jan. 1997– April 1999
Purdue University, Aeronautics and Astronautics School
University of South Carolina, Mechanical Engineering Department
 ◆ Research fellow, June 95- Jan. 97
Nanyang Tech. Univ., Mechanical and Production Engineering School
 ◆ Research Fellow, Sept. 1994- June 1995
University of Hong Kong, Civil Engineering Department, Hong Kong

 ◆ Degree of PhD
Peking University, Department of Mechanics, Beijing, P.R. China
Sept. 91-June 94
 ◆ Degree of M.S.
Peking University, Department of Mechanics, Beijing, P.R. China
Sept. 88-June 91
 ◆ Degree of B.S.
Zhejiang University, Department of Mechanics, Hangzhou, P.R. China
Sept. 84-June 88