Dr. Ya Wang

Senior Member | Associate Professor at Texas A&M Univ
Wang, Ya
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SPIE Membership: 6.7 years total | 4.7 years voting
SPIE Awards: Senior status
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Dr. Wang is currently a tenured Associate Professor (2018 - date), and the holder of the Leland T. Jordan Career Development Professorship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEEN), Texas A&M University. Before then, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University (2013-2018) after her Postdoc research fellowship in the Aerospace Engineering at University of Michigan (2012-2013) and her Ph.D. study in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech (2007-2012). Dr. Wang's research interest is focused on nanorobotics, sensors, controls, and machine learning with applications to human sensing, activity tracking, Internet of Things, energy harvesting, nanomedicine, and biomedical devices. The overall goal of her research is to be vibrant and adaptable to the high impact innovations in the areas of mechanical, materials science, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering. Dr. Wang was awarded 2018 NSF Career Award, 2015 Special Congressional Recognition, and 2015 DOE Wave Energy Prize. She was also the advisor to Six Semi-finalists of Intel/Regeneron Science Talent Search. She has authored 1 book chapter, 45 journal papers and 38 conference proceeding papers and filed 4 U.S. utility patents, and 2 provisional patents. She is the associate editor of the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (2019 - date). She is a member of ASME, SPIE, AIAA and IEEE, the conference symposium chair of 2018 ASME SAMSIS, and the technical committee member of ASME SMASIS, and SPIE NDE/smart structures

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