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Ming L. Wang

COE Distinguished Professor,  Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact

Office

  • 617.373.3900

Research Focus

Network-wide pavement and bridge deck inspections: sensor technology for infrastructure; saliva-based sensor technology for disease diagnosis and monitoring; structural health monitoring for bridges; subsurface fault detection using air-coupled GPR systems

Education

  • Ph.D., Structural Dynamics and Random Vibration, University of New Mexico, 1983
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1980

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

Research Focus

Network-wide pavement and bridge deck inspections: sensor technology for infrastructure; saliva-based sensor technology for disease diagnosis and monitoring; structural health monitoring for bridges; subsurface fault detection using air-coupled GPR systems

Research Initiatives

Advancing Nanotechnology through Innovation in Materials Engineering
Critical Infrastructure Sustainability and Security
Engineered Water, Sustainability and Health
Security, Sensing and Surveillance Systems

Department Research Areas

Civil Infrastructure Security

Selected Publications

  • Y. Du, W. Zhang, M.L. Wang, An On-chip Disposable Salivary Glucose Sensor for Diabetes Control, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 2016
  • Y. Du, W. Zhang, M.L. Wang, Sensing of Salivary Glucose Using Nano-structured Biosensors, Biosensors, 6(1), 2016, 10
  • W. Zhang, M.L. Wang, S. Khalili, S. Cranford, Materiomics for Oral Disease Diagnostics and Personal Health Monitoring: Designer Biomaterials for the Next Generation Biomarkers, OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 20, 2016, 12-29
  • W. Zhang, M.L. Wang, S. Cranford, Ranking of Molecular Biomarker Interaction with Targeted DNA Nucleobases via Full Atomistic Molecular Dynamics, Scientific Report, Nature Publishing Group, 6, 2016, 18659
  • N. Martino., K. Maser, R. Birken, and M.L. Wang, Quantifying Bridge Deck Corrosion Using Ground Penetration Radar, Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, 27(2), 2016, 112-124
  • W. Zhang, Y. Du, M.L. Wang, Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring using Saliva Nano-biosensor, Sensing and Biosensing Research, 4, 2015, 23-29
  • M. Lee, R. Vilbig, D. Busuioc, R. Birken, N. Sun, and M.L. Wang, Novel Miniaturized Designs for In-traffic Air-coupled Ground Penetration Radar Systems, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 20(1), 2015, 71-79
  • Y. Zhang, G. McDaniel, M.L. Wang, Pavement Microtexture Measurement using Tire/Road Noise, Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 5(3), 2015, 253-261

Selected Research Projects

  • VOTERS: Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors, Principal Investigator, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Breath and Saliva Based Nano-bio Sensing System for Disease Diagnosis and Monitoring, Principal Investigator, Northeastern University

Faculty

Mar 19, 2019

Wang Awarded Patent for Wireless SWNT Sensor

CEE Professor Ming Wang was awarded a patent for “Wireless SWNT sensor integrated with microfluidic system for various liquid sensing applications.”

Faculty

May 01, 2018

Faculty and Staff Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2017-2018 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Guohao Dai, BioE Matteo Rinaldi, ECE Outstanding Teachers of First Year Engineering Students Emily Barnard, Mathematics Thomas Kelley, Physics Jennifer Love, Engineering Christopher Toher, Chemistry Martin W. […]

Faculty

Apr 02, 2018

Real-time Pavement Profile Sensing System

CEE Professor Ming Wang was awarded a patent for creating a “Real-time pavement profile sensing system using air-coupled surface wave”.

Faculty

Mar 19, 2018

Why did Miami bridge collapse? More than one reason likely

CEE Professor Ming Wang was interviewed by NBC News in the article “Why did Miami bridge collapse? More than one reason likely” for the safety systems that should be in place during the installation of new bridges.

Faculty

Feb 15, 2018

Wang Awarded Patent

CEE Professor Ming Wang awarded patent for “Conformal & configurable millimeter-wave integrated array radar in a compact package”. Abstract Source: USPTO The invention provides a compact, high-frequency, transmit and receive millimeter-wave radar sensor device, system, and method of use. The sensor can operate at a variety of distances, speeds, and resolutions depending on the hardware […]

Faculty

Apr 26, 2017

Paper wins ASNT Outstanding Paper in Research Award

CEE Professor Ming Wang, PhD graduate Nicole Martino, Ken Maser of the VOTERS Center, and former CEE Research Faculty member Ralf Birken have won the 2017 Outstanding Paper in Research award from the American Society for Nondestructive Testing for an article published in the May 2016 issue of Research in Nondestructive Evaluation.   The article, entitled “Quantifying […]

Faculty

Jan 31, 2017

Addressing the Nation’s Pressing Transportation Challenges

Northeastern University is one of 18 “forward thinking and influential institutions” selected by the USDOT to focus on exploring the challenges facing land and transit systems in America’s Northeast.

Oct 04, 2016

StreetScan Patent Nominated for Invented Here!

Ming Wang (CEE), Sara Wadia-Fascetti (CEE), & Carey Rappaport's (ECE) patent for “Roaming mobile sensor platform for collecting geo-referenced data and creating thematic maps” was nominated for the Boston Patent Law Association’s Invented Here! program.

Jul 14, 2016

VOTERS Awarded Patent

VOTERS professors Ming Wang (CEE), Sara Wadia-Fascetti (CEE), & Carey Rappaport (ECE) were awarded a patent for “Roaming mobile sensor platform for collecting geo-referenced data and creating thematic maps”. Abstract Source: USPTO A roaming sensor system collects data on the condition of roads and bridge decks and identifies and maps defects, including cracks, potholes, debonding, […]

Jun 07, 2016

Advancing Teaching and Learning at Northeastern

Northeastern has awarded grants to two groups of faculty to promote Advancing Teaching and Learning at Northeastern.

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