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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

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.

March 17, 2015

Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors (VOTERS) was featured in the Boston Globe for their van which detects where potholes and road problems are as it is driving.