Prof. Ji Wang
Prof. Raghu Prakash
Professor Ji Wang is a Chair Professor with the Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, School of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Ningbo University, China. He has also been the Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Studies, and Industrial Relations since 2013.
Ji Wang received his B.S. in structural engineering in 1983 from Gansu University of Technology (currently Lanzhou University of Technology). From 1983 to 1988, he was a structural engineer at a design firm in Xi’an, China. From 1988 to 1990, he was a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) working on structural analysis of nuclear reactors and facilities. From 1990 to 1995, he was a graduate student at Princeton University studying high frequency vibrations of piezoelectric plates in the Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Princeton in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He has been employed by Epson Palo Alto Laboratory from 1995 to 1999, NetFront Communications from 1999 to 2001, and SaRonix from 2001 to 2002.
From 2002, he has been a Qian River Fellow Professor at Ningbo University, Ningbo, China and the founding director of the Piezoelectric Device Laboratory. With the support of Ningbo University, founding agencies, and government agencies, the Laboratory has been focused on studying fundamental issues and problems concerning the design, manufacturing, and applications of piezoelectric acoustic wave devices in frequency control and detection in electronic products. The research work has won eminent reputation from the industry and sponsors. Consequently Professor Ji Wang has been working with major producers of piezoelectric devices worldwide as advisors and board members with sponsored projects and other tasks. The software tools and design methods from his research work have been widely used and adopted in industry.
Professor Ji Wang has been associated with the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (IEEE UFFC-S) through Technical Program Committees and is the founding Chair of the Committee on Electromagnetic Devices within the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CSTAM). In addition to a senior member of the IEEE, he is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has working relation with major acoustic wave device producers worldwide and been participating industrial activities extensively. He is also a technical expert of the IEC/TC-49 on international standards of acoustic wave resonators.
As an expert on the high frequency vibrations of piezoelectric plates with special theories such as the Mindlin and Lee plate equations, Professor Wang has authored over 100 journal papers. He has also co-edited a monograph and several proceedings. He has been given invited and plenary talks on acoustic wave resonators in international conferences and holding visiting appointments in several universities in and outside China. He has collaborative working relations with many leading scholars on wave propagation in device structures in the US, Japan, Russia, and other nations and regions through guest appointments and collaborative programs. He has also been awarded the “National Excellent Teacher in Mechanics” prize by the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Professor Wang has also received prizes from government agencies of Zhejiang Province and Ningbo University for his professional contributions to research, education, and innovation.
Professor Ji Wang is the co-founder of the Symposium on Piezoelectricity, Acoustic Waves, and Device Applications (SPAWDA), which has been continuously held since 2004 with international participations and reputation. The conference is one of the major international events of piezoelectric device community with about 200 participants each year. The proceedings have been distributed internationally with wide acceptance. He has also been successfully organizing other professional and technical activities in China for the mechanics and piezoelectric device community.
Prof. Satya N. Atluri
Prof. Satya Atluri's professional interests lie in the areas of aerospace and mechanical engineering. His teaching and research interests at UCI lie in the disciplinary areas of: applied mathematics; theoretical, applied, and computational mechanics of solids and fluids at various length and time scales; computer modeling in engineering and sciences; meshless and other novel computational methods; structural longevity, failure prevention, and health management.
He received Doctor of Science degrees from: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (earned); National University of Ireland (honoris causa); Slovak Academy of Sciences (honoris causa); and the University of Patras (honoris causa).
He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science.
He previously taught at: UCLA (Distinguished Professor); Georgia Tech (Institute Professor, Regents’ Professor of Engineering, and Hightower Chair in Engineering); MIT (JC Hunsaker Professor); and the University of Washington (Assistant Professor).
He is a Tsing Hua Honorary Chair Professor at the National Tsing Hua University, in Taiwan, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Patras. Previously he was an Honorary Professor at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Korea.
He is Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics; Fellow of AIAA; Fellow of ASME; Honorary Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture, Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India; Fellow of the Chinese Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, and many others. He was elected to membership in the US national Academy of Engineering; the India National Academy of Engineering; the Third World Academy of Sciences (Trieste); and the European Academy of Sciences.
Some notable recognitions he received include those from AIAA ( the Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Medal; the Pendray Aerospace Literature Medal` and the SDM Lecture Award); from the Federal Aviation Administration ( “Excellence in Aviation Award”); from the ASCE ( the Aerospace Structures and Materials Award); from the Society of Engineering Science ( The Eringen Medal); from ICCES ( the “ Hilbert Medal” and the “ICCES Gold Medal”); from JSME, Japan ( the Computational Mechanics Medal); from the Greek National Association of Computational Mechanics( The Computational Mechanics Medal); from JSPS, Japan ( JSPS Fellow); from the US Secretary of Commerce ( Distinguished Service Award, the President’s National Medal of Technology Committee); from Georgia Tech (the annual Distinguished Professor Award; and twice the annual Outstanding Researcher Awards). From Sigma-Xi (the Sustained Research Award); from the Science Citation Index (one of 100 most highly cited researchers in engineering); from the National Academy of Engineering (Technical Achievement Award). He has been a Midwestern Mechanics Lecturer, as well as a Southwestern Mechanics Lecturer.