Dr. Wang received his BSc and MSc degrees from Tongji University, China and his PhD degree from Virginia Tech, USA. Dr. Wang is an internationally recognized expert in the field of micromechanical characterization and modeling of granular soils. His research aims to explore the multiscale physics and mechanics underlying the macroscopic soil behavior using the discrete element method (DEM) simulation and X-ray computed tomography (CT). His works over the past 20 years include the X-ray CT characterization of micro-structures and micro-morphologies of geomaterials, and the DEM modeling and analysis of fundamental soil behaviors of crushable sands and their applications in various kinds of geotechnical engineering problems such as pile foundation, slope stability and retaining structures, etc. Dr. Wang's work has been awarded the prestigious international prizes including 2011 Geotechnical Research Medal (UK Institution of Civil Engineers) and 2010 Higher Education Institutions Outstanding Research Award - Natural Science Award (the Ministry of Education of China). His research has attracted over 7 million HKD of external grants including the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong SAR and National Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Dr. Wang currently serves as an Editorial Board Member of three top journals including Géotechnique (Institution of Civil Engineers, UK), Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (The Chinese Academy of Science), and Soils and Foundations (The Japanese Geotechnical Society). So far Dr. Wang has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles including 80 SCI journal papers and over 60 international conference papers, with a Google Scholar H-index of 27.
Micromechanics of granular media; Discrete Element Modelling (DEM); Slope stability; Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials; Multiscale modelling and simulation of geomaterials; Computational geomechanics