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.

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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

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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.