Jerry Wang joined CMU after a postdoctoral researcher position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Chemical Engineering. He has past research in the areas of nanophotonics and metamaterials (Argonne National Lab), high-energy physics (Yale/CERN), fluid mechanics at non-infinitesimal Reynolds numbers (Yale), and cell biology (University of Illinois). His research interests involve using mechanics, statistical physics, and high-performance computing to understand nanoscale structural and transport phenomena, with the goal of developing very small solutions for very big problems in the water-energy nexus.
Computational Modeling of Liquid Crystals
Understanding nanoscale structural and transport phenomena
2019 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Computation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 S.M., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2013 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics & Physics, Yale University
Liquid crystals and the hunt for defects
Civil and environmental engineering researchers are creating tools to help unlock the secrets of liquid crystals.
Wang receives ASCE Civil Engineering Education New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
CEE’s Jerry Wang received the ASCE Civil Engineering Education New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for his dedication to his students and their education.
Small particles research reveals benefits of interaction
Undergraduate research opportunity gave Kelby Kramer the chance to explore topics and gain skills outside his chosen field.
Meitz first in 25 years to receive DOE graduate fellowship
Mechanical engineering student Ethan Meitz is working to create predictive nanoscale models for the thermophysical properties of liquids.
Krause and Wang named Wimmer Faculty Fellows
CEE’s Jerry Wang and MSE’s Mandie Krause have been named Wimmer Faculty Fellows at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation.
Understanding active matter unlocks new material properties
An interdisciplinary collaboration provides news insights into modeling and understanding the inner workings of active-matter systems. "Active matter" describes particles with the ability to convert stored or ambient energy into motion.
Carnegie Bosch Institute
Engineering faculty receives CBI funding
CEE’s Burcu Akinci and Gerald Wang; CyLab’s Eunsuk Kang; ECE’s Gauri Joshi; EPP’s Alex Davis; and MechE’s Satbir Singh, and Conrad Tucker, and Ding Zhao were awarded funding from the Carnegie Bosch Institute.
Trans-disciplinary team investigates topological defects
Amit Acharya is leading a multidisciplinary, university-spanning team in an NSF Grand Convergence Research project to unravel one of the most ubiquitous physical phenomena known to science.
Carnegie Mellon University
Engineering professors named teaching fellows
BME’s Rosalyn Abbott, MechE’s Mark Bedillion, and CEE’s Gerald Wang have been named Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows. This is awarded to faculty who are working with the Eberly Center to develop new approaches to inclusive and equitable teaching in their classrooms.
Virtual spaces for realistic learning
This year, the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department offered more summer research positions than ever before, as well as a novel and engaging virtual poster session.
Going with the flow
In solving an age-old physics problem, a team led by Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Jerry Wang has helped enable a future permeated with nanoporous materials.