Khalifa University professor gets Canadian fellowship

He was also a founding associate editor of the ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine.



By (Wam)

Published: Fri 19 Jun 2015, 12:06 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:51 PM

Abu Dhabi — Khalifa University’s professor of mechanical engineering, Dr Quan Wang, has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering at a ceremony that was held recently in Ontario, Canada.

There are about 500 active Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr Wang was recognised for his research into smart materials and nanotechnology, in addition to his extensive activities with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). His work as an active board member, author and editor for several major engineering publications, such as the Journal of Sound and Vibration, and the journal “Carbon” for the American Carbon Society were also taken into account.

He was also a founding associate editor of the ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine.

“I’m honoured to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering,” said Dr Wang. “It’s wonderful to be recognised among many of Canada’s most accomplished engineers, not only for my research achievements and academic pursuits, but also for my activities in promoting and assisting academic societies. Such a recognition enhances my ability to contribute to Khalifa University and my research community while encouraging me to continue with ground-breaking research.”

Dr Tod Laursen, president of Khalifa University, said: “Dr. Wang’s contributions to mechanical and civil engineering have made him a leader in the field. He has advanced the use of nanotechnology in engineering and medicine, and, due to the feasibility, novelty and simplicity of some of his applications, (he) has been widely acknowledged by his peers, industry and by other academic societies and institutions around the world. We are pleased to count him as one of our faculty, and look forward to seeing what his future research brings.”— Wam


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