Kon-Well Wang

Kon-Well Wang
Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Address

2370D 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, 1985
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1982
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1976

Research Interests

Structural dynamics and vibration, metastable and multi-stable metastructures, vibration energy harvesting, adaptive material systems, structural control and health monitoring, vehicle system dynamics and controls.

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, Institute of Physics
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
J.P. Den Hartog Award, for lifetime contributions to the teaching and practice of vibration engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2017
Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Best Paper Award in Structures and Structural Dynamics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016
Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award, SPIE, 2011
Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Best Paper Award in Structures and Structural Dynamics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2010
Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2009
Stephen P. Timoshenko Collegiate Chair in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, June 2008 - present
Adaptive Structures and Materials System Award, for significant contributions to the advancement of the sciences associated with adaptive structures and/or material systems, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008
NASA Tech Brief Award, 2008
N. O. Myklestad Award, for major innovative contribution to vibration engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2007
Design Engineering Division Citation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1999, 2003, 2007
Premier Research Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 2004
William E. Diefenderfer Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University, August 2000 - May 2008
Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 2000
Outstanding Research Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 1993
Penn State Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, 1991-92
Ralph R. Teetor Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1990

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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