Gang Wang, Ph.D.

Gang WangAssistant Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


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Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park
Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park
Computational Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, China
Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, China 


Dr. Gang Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at UAHuntsville.  His areas of research include: Structural Dynamics; Solid Mechanics; Adaptive Structures; Rotorcraft and Emerging Technologies.  Before joining UAHuntsville, Dr. Wang was employed with Techno-Sciences Inc. as a Principal Engineer. He directed and performed research development focused on rotorcraft systems technologies, smart materials, advanced actuators and controls for vehicle performance enhancement, vibration and shock control, mechanical and dynamic analysis, and test and evaluation of prototype aerospace systems. He has authored and presented more than 25 technical papers in professional conferences and 16 archival journals related to smart structures and structural dynamics research. Dr. Wang is a senior member of the AIAA and a member of the ASME. Dr. Wang is a co-inventor of two US Patents entitled “Adaptive Energy Absorption System For A Vehicle System.” (No. 7822522, issued on October 26, 2010; 7,921,973, Issued on April 12, 2011).

Research Expertise

  • Adaptive Structures
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Rotorcraft
  • Emerging Technologies

Honors & Awards

  • AIAA National Capital Section Young Researcher/Scientist Award, 2006
  • University of Maryland Minta-Martin Fellowship, 2000/2001

Recent Publications

G. Wang and N.M. Wereley, “Analysis of Fly Fishing Rod Casting Dynamics,” 2011, Journal of Shock and Vibration, SHOCK AND VIBRATION Vol. 18, Issue: 6 pp: 839-855.

N. M. Wereley, G. Wang, and A. Chaudhuri, 2011, “Demonstration of Uniform Cantilevered Beam Bending Vibration Using a Pair of Piezoelectric Actuators,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 22, Issue 4, March, 2011, pp. 307-316.

H.J Song, Y.T. Choi, G. Wang, and N.M. Wereley, 2009, “Energy Harvesting Utilizing Single Crystal PMN-PT Material and Application to a Self-power Accelerometer,” Journal of Mechanical Design, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, September, Vol. 131.

S. John, J. Sirohi, G. Wang, and N.M. Wereley, 2007 “Comparison of Piezoelectric, Magnetostrictive, and Electrostrictive Hybrid Hydraulic Actuators,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 18, Issue10, PP 1035-1048.

S.R. Hong, G. Wang, W. Hu, and N.M. Wereley, 2006, “Liquid Spring Shock Absorber With Controllable Magnetorheological Damping,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechnical Engineers Part D- Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 220, Issue 8, Pages: 1019-1029.

D.C. Chang, T. Nguyen, G. Wang, and N.M. Wereley, 2006, “Applications of the Poincare Inequality to Extended Kantorovich Method,” Journal of Inequalities and Applications, Volume 2006, Article ID 32356, Pages 1–21.

Chaudhuri, G. Wang, N.M. Wereley, V. Tasovksi, and, R. Radhakrishnan, 2005 “Substitution of Micron by Nanometer Scale Powders in Magnetorheological Fluids,” International Journal of Modern Physics B, 19 (7-9): 1374-1380 Part 1 Special Issues. SI, April, 10 2005.

G. Wang, N.M. Wereley, and D.C. Chang, 2005, “Analysis of Bending Vibration of Rectangular Plates Using Two Dimensional Plate Modes,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 42, No. 2, March-April, pp. 542-550.

G. Wang and N.M. Wereley, 2004, “Free Vibration Analysis of Rotating Blades With Uniform Tapers,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 42, No. 12, December, pp. 2429-2437.