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Faculty Profile

Ming L. Wang

COE Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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

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

  • 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

  • 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

September 28, 2015

CEE PhD student David Vines-Cavanaugh won first place for the Young Researcher Award at the International Symposium on Non-Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering (NDT-CE 2015).

July 6, 2015

CEE Distinguished Professor Ming Wang and Research Assistant Professor Ralf Birken's StreetScan's project was selected as a finalist in MassChallenge 2015.

March 30, 2015

CBS News interviewed members of VOTERS on the technology they use to spot potholes before they even develop.