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Faculty Profile

Ming L. Wang

COE Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
501 Stearns Center
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

Structural health monitoring; structural damage assessment; sensor technology for infrastructure; experimental mechanics; fiber reinforced composites; construction materials; recycled waste materials; structural dynamics; earthquake engineering
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College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 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
  • Material Research Society
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Society of Experimental Mechanics

Selected Publications

  • Wang, Q., McDaniel, G. and Wang M. (2012). "Dynamic Tire Pressure Sensor for Measuring Ground Vibration". Sensors, 12, 15192-15205.
  • Saykin, V.V., Zhang, Y., Cao, Y., Wang, M.L., and McDaniel, J. G. (2013). "Pavement Macrotexture Monitoring through Sound Generated by Tire-Pavement Interaction". Journal of Engineering Mechanic, 139(3), 264-271.
  • Cho, S., Yim, J., Shin, S., Jung, H., Yun, C., and Wang, M. (2013). "Comparative Field Study of Cable Tension Measurement for a Cable-Stayed Bridge". Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18(8), 748-757.
  • Liu, Y., Chen, C.-L., Zhang, Y., Sonkusale, S., Wang, M.L., and Dokmeci, M.R. (2013). "SWNT-Based Nanosensors for Wireless Detection of Explosives and Chemical Warfare Agents by Remote Single Chips SWNT Sensors", IEEE Sensor, 13(1), 202-209.
  • Zhang, W., Liu, Y., and Wang, M. (2013). "Highly Efficient DNA-functionalized Carbon Nanotube Sensor Array for Gas Monitoring". Journal of Smart Structures and Systems, 11(8).

Related News

January 16, 2015

CEE Professor Ming Wang has been selected as a fellow of SPIE for his achievements in electro-magnetic sensor and versatile onboard traffic-embedded roaming sensors.

August 12, 2014

Congratulations to CEE Prof. Ming Wang and the VOTERS (Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors) team, whose work was recently featured in Fast Company and BostInno .

August 6, 2014

The research developed by the VOTERS center (led by CEE Professor Ming Wang) for detecting the formation of potholes was featured in Fast Company.