Meet the Faculty: Long Wang


Long WangDr. Long Wang received his Bachelor’s degree in Port, Waterway, and Coastal Engineering from the Dalian University of Technology, China in 2014. He earned a Master’s in Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Wang earned his Doctorate degree and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Wang’s research lies at the intersection of structural engineering, material science, and data analytics. Wang is interested in developing multifunctional smart materials (e.g., nanomaterials and polymers) that can be integrated with structural systems for simultaneously bearing loads, actuating, and especially monitoring structural performance.

“My research will help create a more collaborative environment for faculty and students across different backgrounds. And will create more visibility for the Civil and Environmental Engineering department,” said Wang.

Wang looks forward to teaching at Cal Poly. “As a recent graduate, I like working with students and Cal Poly is a great place to continue to do so. I’m also looking forward to potential research collaborations with the faculty,” Wang said.

Wang’s advice for his future students is to “be active in your learning. Pursue your interests and be proactive in looking for resources. Go to peers and faculty for advice. Don’t be shy.”

Students that are interested in Wang’s area of research are encouraged to reach out. His research works with new technologies in emerging fields of civil engineering, creating great career experience for students.



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