Kon-Well Wang

Kon-Well Wang
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Address

2468
GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125


Phone
(734) 764-8464

Degrees

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Research Interests

Structural dynamics and controls, including metastable & multi-stable metastructures, origami mechanics & dynamics, adaptive structural & materials systems, with applications in vibration & wave controls, vibration energy harvesting, structural health monitoring, and vehicle and robotics dynamics & controls.

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Fellow, Institute of Physics (IOP)
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME Robert E. Abbott Award, a lifetime service award to recognize a society member who has served beyond the call of duty, 2021
ASME Rayleigh Lecture Award, for pioneering contributions in noise control and acoustics, to the sciences as well as application to industry, 2020
University of Michigan (U-M) Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, honors senior faculty with outstanding achievements in scholarly research, creative endeavors and other activities that have brought distinction to the University, 2019
U-M College of Engineering Stephen S. Attwood Award, for extraordinary achievement in teaching, research, service, and other activities that have brought distinction to the College and University, 2019
Pi Tau Sigma & ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, for outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering for 20 years or more following graduation, 2018
ASME J.P. Den Hartog Award, for lifetime contributions to the teaching and practice of vibration engineering, 2017
ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Best Paper Award in Structures and Structural Dynamics, 2016
Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011
ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Best Paper Award in Structures and Structural Dynamics, 2010
ASME Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award, Dynamic Systems and Controls, 2009
Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, June 2008 - present
ASME Adaptive Structures and Materials System Prize, for significant contributions to the advancement of the sciences associated with adaptive structures and/or material systems, 2008
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Tech Briefs Award, 2008
ASME N. O. Myklestad Award, for major innovative contribution to vibration engineering, 2007
Penn State Engineering Society Premier Research Award, 2004
William E. Diefenderfer Endowed Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University, August 2000 - May 2008
Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Teaching Award, 2000
Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Research Award, 1993
Penn State Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, 1991-92
Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph R. Teetor Award, 1990

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

American Society of Mechanical Engineers honored Professor Kon-Well Wang with the Rayleigh Lecture Award.

The Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards honor senior faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements in scholarly research and/or creative endeavors.

For the 2018-19 academic year, CoE has honorably awarded seven ME faculty.

Wang will provide strategic leadership in strengthening center-type research and engineering education efforts, promoting convergence, and addressing the grand challenges with high societal impact.

The Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award is presented to an engineering graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering twenty years or more following graduation.

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