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Welcome to the Laboratory for Smart Structural Systems at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Our mission is to explore and disseminate advanced smart structural technologies for the monitoring and protection of civil infrastructure systems, such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, dams, and others. The safety and reliability of infrastructure systems are essential for human societies, while the condition of these systems may deteriorate rapidly due to material aging, improper usage, harsh environment, and damages resulting from natural or man-made hazards. We are dedicated in exploring state-of-the-art sensing, control, and information technologies for the development of future large-scale smart structural systems.
Dr. Yang Wang joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. With a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering awarded by Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, he received a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering at Stanford University in 2007, as well as an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Wang’s research interests include structural health monitoring and damage detection, decentralized structural control, wireless and mobile sensors, and structural dynamics. He received an NSF Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2012 and a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in 2013. Dr. Wang is the author and coauthor of over 100 journal and conference papers, and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Journal of Bridge Engineering.