Kevin Wang

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., 2012, Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University, USA
  • M.S., 2009, Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University, USA
  • B.S., 2006, Information and Computational Sciences, Nanjing University, China
  • Multiphysics Modeling and Computation Lab
  • AOE 2074: Computational Methods
  • AOE 5984: Introduction to Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • AOE 3024: Naval Architecture
  • AOE 3224: Ocean Structures

Dr. Wang directs the Multiphysics Modeling and Computation (M2C) Lab, with an allocation of 1.2 million CPU-hours per year on Virginia Tech high-performance computing (HPC) resources.

 - Research Interests

  • Fluid-solid interaction
  • Material behaviors (including failures) in extreme conditions
  • Numerical methods

 - Ongoing & Recent Projects (Selected)

  • Multiphase fluid-material interaction: Cavitation modeling and damage assessment (National Science Foundation)
  • Underwater shock waves for biofouling control (Office of Naval Research)
  • Non-destructive evaluation of alloy sensitization using induction infrared thermography (Office of Naval Research)
  • Thermal energy harvesting using solid/liquid phase change materials (Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science)
  • Diffusive molecular dynamics (DMD) for long-term atomistic simulations (internally funded)
  • Member of USACM, AIAA, SNAME, and ASME
  • Program Manager, Virginia Tech - Naval Undersea Warfare Center (Newport Division) Educational Partnership
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2017
  • AFRL Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2016
  • Teacher of the Week, Virginia Tech, 2016
  • Gene H. Golub Dissertation Award, Stanford University, 2012
  • 12/2013 to present: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 09/2012 to 12/2013: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Aerospace (GALCIT), California Institute of Technology
  • 01/2012 to 08/2012: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
Dr. Kevin Wang
  • (540) 231-7547
  • Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
    Randolph Hall 332-3
    460 Old Turner St
    Blacksburg, VA 24061