Dr. Ya Wang
Associate Professor at Texas A&M Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Profile Summary

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
Publications (12)

Proceedings Article | 27 March 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10970, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2019
KEYWORDS: Thermography, Infrared sensors, Data modeling, Cameras, Sensors, Motion detection, Infrared radiation, Feature selection, Motion models, Prototyping

Proceedings Article | 15 March 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10595, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII
KEYWORDS: Oscillators, Ferromagnetics, Resonators, Magnetism, Energy harvesting, Transducers, Nonlinear dynamics, Motion models, Electromagnetism, Inductive coupling

Proceedings Article | 10 May 2017 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10164, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2017
KEYWORDS: Composites, Magnetism, Wind energy, Smart structures, Microsoft Foundation Class Library, System integration, Electromagnetism, Wind measurement, Current controlled current source

Proceedings Article | 10 May 2017 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10164, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2017
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Infrared sensors, Ferroelectric materials, Human subjects, Sensors, Silicon, Magnetism, Automatic control, HVAC controls, Shape memory alloys

Proceedings Article | 15 April 2016 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9799, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2016
KEYWORDS: Microsystems, Resistance, Magnetism, Numerical simulations, Energy harvesting, Transducers, Distance measurement, Aluminum, Mechanical engineering, Electromagnetism

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Conference Committee Involvement (8)
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XV
7 March 2021 | Long Beach, California, United States
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
7 March 2021 | Long Beach, California, United States
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XIV
27 April 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
27 April 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XIII
4 March 2019 | Denver, Colorado, United States
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