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11-09-2011

Lifeng Wang Appointed Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University

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Lifeng Wang has been appointed assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University.

Lifeng WangHe received his bachelor of engineering, master of science and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University in the People’s Republic of China.

Before coming to Clarkson, Wang was a postdoctoral associate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program mentor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a teaching assistant and research assistant at Tsinghua University.

His research interests include the mechanical behaviors of polymer fibers, thin films, microstructures, and composites; the design and nanomechanics of biological materials, cells, and bio-inspired materials; and the mechanics of carbon nanotubes, graphite, and their composites.

He has coauthored more than 20 articles for academic journals and has presented at even more conferences. Among a dozen awards are the National Science Award from China’s Ministry of Education and China’s National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award.

He is a member of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society and Society for Experimental Mechanics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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