Long Wang

Assistant Professor


Email: lwang38@calpoly.edu 


  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2019

  • M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2016

  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2015

  • B.S. in Port, Waterway, and Coastal Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, 2014


Dr. Long Wang is an Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Prior to joining Cal Poly, he has been a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, from where he obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Structural Engineering (2019). He received his M.S. Degrees in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (2016) and Civil Engineering (2015) from the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Wang’s research interests are multidisciplinary and lie at the intersection of structural engineering, material science, and data analytics. Specifically, Dr. Wang’s research centers on developing robust multifunctional material-based sensing systems and data-driven diagnostic and prognostic techniques for assessing structural performance and human health. Dr. Wang is passionate about promoting research experiences for diverse groups of high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students through participation in hands-on experimental and computational research.

  • Multifunctional Smart Materials
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Damage Prognosis
  • Human Health Monitoring
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • The International Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineering (SPIE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • K. Manna, L. Wang, K. J. Loh, and W.-H. Chiang, 2019, “Printed Strain Sensors Using Graphene Nanosheets Prepared by Water-Assisted Liquid Phase Exfoliation,” Advanced Materials Interfaces, Wiley-VCH, 6: 1900034. Featured on back cover of Advanced Materials Interfaces (9/2019): Back Cover
  • L. Wang, K. J. Loh, W.-H. Chiang, and K. Manna, 2018, “Micro-Patterned Graphene Sensing Skins for Human Physiological Monitoring,” Nanotechnology (0957-4484), IOP, 29(10). Featured by Nanotechweb.org
  • L. Wang and K. J. Loh, 2017, “Wearable Carbon Nanotube-Based Fabric Sensors for Monitoring Human Physiological Performance,” Smart Materials and Structures (0964-1726), IOP, 26.
  • L. Wang, S. Gupta, K. J. Loh, and H. S. Koo, 2016, “Distributed Pressure Sensing using Carbon Nanotube Fabrics,” IEEE Sensors (1530-437X), IEEE, 16(12): 4663-4664.
  • L. Wang, K. J. Loh, L. Brely, F. Bosia, and N. M. Pugno, 2016, “An Experimental and Numerical Study on the Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Latex Thin Films,” Journal of the European Ceramics Society (0955-2219), Elsevier, 36(9): 2255-2262.
  • L. Wang and K. J. Loh, 2015, “Spray-coated Carbon Nanotube-Latex Strain Sensors,” Science Letters Journal (2278-3393), Cognizure, 5(234): 1-10.
  • X.-F. Zhao, X.-J. Lv, L. Wang, Y.-F. Zhu, H. Dong, W. Chen, J.-K. Li, B. Ji, Y.-B. Ding, 2015, “Research of Concrete Residual Strains Monitoring Based on WLI and FBG Following Exposure to Freeze–Thaw Tests,” Cold Regions Science and Technology, ScienceDirect, 116: 40–48.
  • A full list of publications is available on Google Scholar.