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Faculty Profile

Ming L. Wang

429 SN
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Ph.D., Structural Dynamics and Random Vibration, University of New Mexico, 1983
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1980

Research & Scholarship Interests

Network-wide pavement and bridge deck inspections: sensor technology for infrastructure; saliva-based sensor technology for disease diagnosis and monitoring; structural health monitoring for bridges; subsurface fault detection using air-coupled GPR systems
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 Fellow of International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • 2011 "Students Speak" Teaching Award
  • 2001 College of Engineering Research Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1989-1992 Halliburton Lectureship Award, University of New Mexico
  • 1987 Jefferson Goblet Paper Award

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • British Society of Strain Measurement
  • International Association for Fracture Mechanics of Concrete
  • International Society for Optics and Photonics, Fellow
  • Material Research Society
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Society of Experimental Mechanics

Selected Publications

  • Y. Du, W. Zhang, M.L. Wang, An On-chip Disposable Salivary Glucose Sensor for Diabetes Control, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 2016
  • Y. Du, W. Zhang, M.L. Wang, Sensing of Salivary Glucose Using Nano-structured Biosensors, Biosensors, 6(1), 2016, 10
  • W. Zhang, M.L. Wang, S. Khalili, S. Cranford, Materiomics for Oral Disease Diagnostics and Personal Health Monitoring: Designer Biomaterials for the Next Generation Biomarkers, OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 20, 2016, 12-29
  • W. Zhang, M.L. Wang, S. Cranford, Ranking of Molecular Biomarker Interaction with Targeted DNA Nucleobases via Full Atomistic Molecular Dynamics, Scientific Report, Nature Publishing Group, 6, 2016, 18659
  • N. Martino., K. Maser, R. Birken, and M.L. Wang, Quantifying Bridge Deck Corrosion Using Ground Penetration Radar, Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, 27(2), 2016, 112-124
  • W. Zhang, Y. Du, M.L. Wang, Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring using Saliva Nano-biosensor, Sensing and Biosensing Research, 4, 2015, 23-29
  • M. Lee, R. Vilbig, D. Busuioc, R. Birken, N. Sun, and M.L. Wang, Novel Miniaturized Designs for In-traffic Air-coupled Ground Penetration Radar Systems, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 20(1), 2015, 71-79
  • Y. Zhang, G. McDaniel, M.L. Wang, Pavement Microtexture Measurement using Tire/Road Noise, Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 5(3), 2015, 253-261

Selected Research Projects

  • VOTERS: Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors, Principal Investigator, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Breath and Saliva Based Nano-bio Sensing System for Disease Diagnosis and Monitoring, Principal Investigator, Northeastern University

Related News

April 26, 2017

CEE Professor Ming Wang, PhD graduate Nicole Martino, Ken Maser of the VOTERS Center, and former CEE Research Faculty member Ralf Birken have won the 2017 Outstanding Paper in Research award from the...

January 31, 2017

Northeastern University is one of 18 “forward thinking and influential institutions” selected by the USDOT to focus on exploring the challenges facing land and transit systems in America’s Northeast.

October 4, 2016

Ming Wang (CEE), Sara Wadia-Fascetti (CEE), & Carey Rappaport's (ECE) patent for “Roaming mobile sensor platform for collecting geo-referenced data and creating thematic maps” was nominated for the Boston Patent Law Association’s Invented Here ! program.