Su Su Wang
Su Su Wang is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Professor in the mechanical engineering department at University of Houston. He is also the director of Composites Engineering and Applications Center (CEAC) for Offshore Exploration and Production Operations in Houston, a consortium of government agencies, international energy industry and the university. Since 2010, he also directs the National Wind Energy Center (NWEC), a center of excellence sponsored by US DoE and State of Texas. He earned his Sc. D. degree in 1974 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the faculty of University of Houston, he was Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during 1977-1991. He also served as Director of the National Center for Composite Materials Research (NCCMR) during 1985-91 at the University of Illinois, a center of excellence funded by U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) for R & D of deep submersibles. He was Distinguished Visiting Professor with Laboratorie de Mechanique et Technologie, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France in 2000 and a lecturer and research associate in Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT during 1974-77. Professor Wang has edited and published seven books and more than 200 papers in referred journals and conference proceedings, and served on editorial boards of various technical journals. He was given many national and international awards for his research on advanced composite materials and structures. His current research focuses on advanced composite materials and structures for aircraft and aero-propulsion systems, deepwater offshore petroleum E & P operations, and innovative large wind energy production systems.