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 is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also holds an adjunct position in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include structural health monitoring, wireless and mobile sensors, structural system identification, model updating, and decentralized structural control. Dr. Wang 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. In 2017, he received the Achenbach Medal from the international research community in structural health monitoring. Dr. Wang currently serves as an Associate Editor for Structural Health Monitoring – an International Journal (SHMIJ).