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Dr. Sheldon Wang Ph.D., P.E.

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(940) 397 4536
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Title
Professor
Department
Engineering
Location
McCoy Engineering Hall
Room
138

Bio

Dr. Sheldon (Xiaodong) Wang is a tenured Full Professor in McCoy School of Engineering at Midwestern State University (MSU), a Member of the Texas Tech University System. He received his B.S. in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (1988), and his M.S. in Ocean Engineering (1993) and Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics (1995) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Subsequently, he has worked in the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (currently, Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech), Polytechnic University (currently, Tandon School of Engineering at New York University), and Department of Mathematical Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) as a faculty member before joining MSU in 2009 as the Chair and Professor of McCoy School of Engineering. Dr. Wang's research interests include computational fluid and solid mechanics, fluid-solid interactions, quantitative modeling of complex dynamical systems. Prof. Wang is the author of around 50 journal papers. He is also the author of the research monograph “Fundamentals of Fluid-Solid Interactions – Analytical and Computational Approaches” published by Elsevier Science in 2008 (ISBN 978-0444528070), the textbook “Essential Mathematical Tools for Engineers” published by Sentia Publishing in 2022 (ISBN 979-8-9855412-9-8), and the research monograph “Immersed Methods for Coupled Continua” (jointly with Prof. Lucy Zhang) published by World Scientific Publishing in 2022 (ISBN 10 9813234504). According to ResearchID/ISI Web of Science, Dr. Wang (ResearchID C-4915-2008) has an average of over 32 citations per journal article and h-index 16. According to Google Scholar, Dr. Wang has a total citation around 2979 with h-index 25 and i10-index 34. Dr. Wang has served as reviewer and editorial board member for US National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Energy, MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, World Congress of Computational Mechanics, Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, and International Conference on Computational Structures Technology along with many technical journals. Dr. Wang was selected by Polytechnic University as one of the five founding Othmer Junior Faculty Fellows from 2002 to 2004. Dr. Wang was the recipient of awards from the US Air Force Summer Fellowship Program in 2008 and 2009 and the National Science Foundation Summer Institutes Fellowship Program from 2003 to 2012. Dr. Wang served as the Chair of McCoy School of Engineering from 2009 to 2015. Dr. Wang also received Award of Appreciation and Certificate of Appreciation from Commissioner of Higher Education in Texas, Raymund Paredes in 2011 and 2013 for his leadership role as the Mechanical Engineering Committee Chair in the Tuning Oversight Council of Engineering for Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Wang has served as the Director of MSU YES camps from 2010 to 2019. Dr. Wang has been serving as the treasurer of the MIT Club of Dallas/Ft. Worth since 2013. Dr. Wang passed FE (Mechanical Engineering) and PE (Thermal and Fluids Systems) exams in 2013 and 2017 respectively and is currently a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas.

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. 1995
Massachusetts Institute of Technology M.S. 1993
Shanghai Jiao Tong University B.S. 1988
Employer Position Start Date End Date
McCoy School of Engineering, Midwestern State University Professor and Chair 08/15/2009 06/01/2014
McCoy School of Engineering, Midwestern State University Professor 08/15/2009 01/01/2042
Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology Associate Professor 08/15/2004 06/01/2009
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University (Currently Tandon School of Engineering NYU) Assistant Professor 08/15/1999 06/01/2004
Institute of Paper Science and Technology (Currently Renewable Bioproducts Institute GaTech) Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor 08/15/1995 06/01/1999

Special Issue Preface, Book, and Book Chapter

  • S. Wang, Essential Mathematical Tools for Engineers, ISBN 979-8-9855412-9-8 Sentia Publishing, 2022.
  • S. Wang and L. Zhang, Immersed Methods for Coupled Systems of Continua, ISBN-10 9813234504, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2022.
  • Z. Li, S. Wang, and L. Zhang, Simulation of Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems, Special Issue of Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, Vol. 119, Number 1, pp. 1-3, 2019. 
  • S. Wang, Immersed Methods for Compressible Fluid-Solid Interactions in Multiscale Simulation and Mechanics of Biological Materials, Chapter 12, Wiley, ISBN 978-1118350799, 2013.
  • T. Wu, S. Wang, and B. Cohen, Modeling of Proteins and Their Interactions with Solvent in Advances in Cell Mechanics. Chapter 3, pp. 55-116, Springer, ISBN 978-3642175893, 2011.
  • S. Wang, Immersed Boundary/Continuum Methods in Computational Modeling in Biomechanics. Chapter 1, pp. 3-49, Springer, ISBN 978-9048135745, 2010.
  • S. Wang, Fundamentals of Fluid-Solid Interactions: Analytical and Computational Approaches, Elsevier, 978-0444528070, 2008.
  • A. Fogelson, S. Wang, and Wing-Kam Liu, Immersed Boundary Method and Its Extensions, Special Issue of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 197, Issues 25-28, pp. 2047-2372, 2008.
  • S. Wang, Instability Analysis of Fluid-Solid Systems, in Computational Mechanics for the Twenty-First Century, Chapter 14, Saxa-Coburg Publications, ISBN 1-874672-13-X, 2000.
  • W.K. Liu, Y. Liu, A. Gerstenberger, D. Farrell, L. Zhang, and S. Wang, Immersed Finite Element Method and Applications to Biological Systems, in Finite Element Methods: 1970s and Beyond, Chapter 4, pp. 233-248, ISBN 84-95999-49-8, 2004.

Journal Papers

  • T. Grejtak, S. Wang, and J. Shao, Modeling of a Blast Furnace with Both CFD and Thermodynamics Principles. MDPI Appl. Mech. 2022, 3(2), 1019-1039. https://doi.org/10.3390/applmech3030057
  • S. Wang, E. Ndip-Agbor, and E. Atamenwan, "On Hierarchical Applications of Finite Element Methods and Classical Applied Mechanics Approaches for Complex Structures," Appl. Mech. 2022, 3, 464–480. https://doi.org/10.3390/applmech3020027.
  • S. Wang, L. Rowlan, A. Henderson, S.T. Aleman, T. Creacy, and C.A. Taylor, "Viscoelastic Representation of the Operation of Sucker Rod Pumps," Fluids 2022, 7, 70. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids7020070.
  • S. Wang and J. Mou, "Buckling Analysis of a Large Shelter with Composites," Materials 2021, 14, 7196, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14237196.
  • S. Wang, “Scaling, Complexity, and Design Aspects in Computational Fluid Dynamics”, Fluids, 2021, 6, 362, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6100362.
  • S. Wang, “A Revisit of Implicit Monolithic Algorithms for Compressible Solids Immersed Inside a Compressible Liquid,” Fluids, 2021, 6, 273, pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6080273.
  • S. Wang, L. Rowlan, M. Elsharafi, M.A. Ermila, T. Grejtak, and C.A. Taylor, “On Leakage Issues of Sucker Rod Pumping Systems,” ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 141(11), 111201-1-7, 2019.
  • S. Wang, Y. Yang, and T. Wu, “Model Studies of Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems,” Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, Vol. 119(1), pp. 5-34, 2019.
  • S. Wang, T. Grejtak, and L. Moody, “Structural Designs with Considerations of Both Material and Structural Failure,” ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 04016025, Vol. 22(2), pp 1-8, 2016.
  • S. Wang and Y. Guo, “Causality of Manufacturing Processes with Significant Time Delays,” TAPPI Journal, 14(11), pp 725-738, 2015.
  • T. Wu, S. Wang, B. Cohen, and H. Ge, “Molecular Modeling of Normal and Sickle Hemoglobins,” International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 8, pp 237-244, 2010.
  • S. Wang, L.T. Zhang, and W.K. Liu, “On Computational Issues of Immersed Finite Element Methods,” Journal of Computational Physics, 228, pp. 2535-2551, 2009.
  • S. Lim, A. Ferent, X. Wang, C.S. Peskin, “Dynamics of a Closed Rod with Twist and Bend in Fluid,” SIAM J. Scientific Computing, 31(1), pp. 273-302, 2008.
  • X. Wang, “On Issues of Immersed Boundary/Continuum Methods,” AMS Contemporary Mathematics, 466, pp. 147-177, 2008.
  • X. Wang, “An Iterative Matrix-Free Method in Implicit Boundary/Continuum Methods,” Computers & Structures, 85, pp. 739-748, 2007.
  • P.N. Watton, X.Y. Luo, X. Wang, G.M. Bernacca, P. Molloy, D.J. Wheatley, “Dynamic Modelling of Prosthetic Chorded Mitral Valves Using the Immersed Boundary Method,” Journal of Biomechanics, 40, pp. 613-626, 2007.
  • X. Wang, “From Immersed Boundary Method to Immersed Continuum Method,” International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, Vol. 4(1), 127-145, 2006.
  • W.K. Liu, Y. Liu, D. Farrell, L. Zhang, X. Wang, Y. Fukui, N. Patankar, Y. Zhang, C. Bajaj, X. Chen, and H. Hsu, “Immersed Finite Element Method and Its Applications to Biological Systems,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 195, pp. 1722-1749, 2006.
  • Y. Liu, L. Zhang,, X. Wang, and W.K. Liu, "Coupling of Navier-Stokes Equations with Protein Molecular Dynamics and Its Application to Hemodynamics," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluid, Vol. 46, pp. 1237-1252, 2004.
  • L. Zhang, A. Gerstenberger, X. Wang, and W.K. Liu, “Immersed Finite Element Method,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 193, pp. 2051-2067, 2004.
  • X. Wang and W.K. Liu, “Extended Immersed Boundary Method Using FEM and RKPM,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 193, pp. 1305-1321, 2004.
  • J. Mou, G.R. Straley, and X. Wang, “A Study of the Spontaneous Air Flow through a Moving Porous Medium,” Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 34(8), pp. 507-514, 2003.
  • X. Wang, “Instability Analysis of Some Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems,” Computers & Fluids, Vol. 32(1), pp. 121-138, 2003.
  • P. Carbonell, X. Wang, and Z.P. Jiang, “On the Suppression of Flow-Induced Vibration with a Simple Control Algorithm,” Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, Vol. 8(1), pp. 49-64, 2003.
  • X. Wang and F. Bloom, “Stability Issues of Concentric Pipes Conveying Steady and Pulsatile Fluids,” Journal of Fluids & Structures, Vol. 15(8), pp. 1137-1152, 2001.
  • A.G. Giorges, L.J. Forney, and X. Wang, “Numerical Study of Multi-Jet Mixing,” Transaction of Institution of Chemical Engineers, Vol. 79, Part A, pp. 515-522, 2001.
  • W.Z. Bao, X. Wang, and K.J. Bathe, “On Inf-Sup Conditions of Mixed Finite Element Formulations for Acoustic Fluids,” Mathematical Models & Methods in Applied Sciences, Vol. 11(5), pp. 883-901, 2001.
  • A.G. Giorges, X. Wang, and L.J. Forney, “The Jet Shape of Concentric Mixers,” The Canadian Journal Chemical Engineering, Vol. 79(1), pp. 87-93, 2001.
  • X. Wang and J.K. Hale, “On Monodromy Matrix Computation,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 190, pp. 2263-2275, 2001.
  • X. Wang, “Velocity Pressure Mixed Finite Element and Finite Volume Formulation with ALE Descriptions for Nonlinear Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems,” Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 31(1), pp. 35-44, 2000.
  • L.J. Forney, Z. Feng, and X. Wang, “Jet Trajectories of Transverse Mixers at Arbitrary Angle in Turbulent Tube Flow,” Transaction of Institution of Chemical Engineers, Vol. 77, Part A, pp. 754-758, 1999.
  • Z. Feng, X. Wang, and L.J. Forney, “Single Jet Mixing at Arbitrary Angle in Turbulent Tube Flow,” Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 121, pp. 762-765, 1999.
  • X. Wang and F. Bloom, “Dynamics of a Submerged and Inclined Concentric Pipe System with Internal and External Flows,” Journal of Fluids & Structures, Vol. 13, pp. 443-460, 1999.
  • X. Wang, A.G. Giorges, and C. Park, “Simulation of a Deformable Ball Passing through a Step Diffuser,” Computers & Structures, Vol. 72, pp. 435-456, 1999.
  • M. Ostoja-Starzewski and X. Wang, “Stochastic Finite Elements as a Bridge between Random Material Microstructure and Global Response,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 168(1/4), pp. 35-49, 1999.
  • X. Wang, “Analytical and Computational Approaches for Some Fluid-Structure Interaction Analyses,” Computers & Structures, Vol. 72(1/3), pp. 423-433, 1999.
  • X. Wang, “Numerical Analysis of Moving Orthotropic Thin Plates,” Computers & Structures, Vol. 70(4), pp. 467-486, 1999.
  • X. Wang, Z. Feng, and L.J. Forney, “Computational Simulation of Turbulent Mixing with Mass Transfer,” Computers & Structures, Vol. 70(4), pp. 447-465, 1999.
  • X. Wang and K.J. Bathe, “On Mixed Finite Elements for Acoustic Fluid-Structure Interactions,” Mathematical Models & Methods in Applied Sciences, Vol. 7(3), pp.329-343, 1997.
  • X. Wang, “Finite Element Analysis of Air-Sheet Interactions and Flutter Suppression Devices,” Computers & Structures, Vol. 64(5/6), pp. 983-994, 1997.
  • X. Wang and K.J. Bathe, “Displacement/Pressure Based Mixed Finite Element Formulations for Acoustic Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 40(11), pp. 2001-2017, 1997. • K.J. Bathe, C. Nitikitpaiboon, X. Wang, “A Mixed displacement-based finite element formulation for acoustic fluid-structure interaction,” Computers & Structures, Vol. 56(2/3), 225-237, 1995.

Recent Research and Education Funding (2010 to Present)

  • S. Wang, MSU EURECA Undergraduate Research Project, On More Friendly Refrigerants: AAARS Score, with student researcher Anna Razavi and Aryian Razavi as well as Co-PI Dr. Halford and Dr. Terry Griffin, funded, September, 2022 - June, 2023.
  • S. Wang, MSU EURECA Undergraduate Research Project, On More Environmentally Friendly Refrigerants, with student researcher Anna Razavi, Aryian Razavi, and Andrea Repici and Co-PI Dr. Halford, funded, September, 2021 - June, 2022.
  • S. Wang, Arconic Foundation Young Engineer Summer Camp, PI, $120,000, funded, June, 2016 – May, 2019.
  • S. Wang, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Young Engineer Summer Camp, PI, $ 11,727, funded, June, 2017.
  • S. Wang, Alcoa Foundation Young Engineer Summer Camp, PI, $40,000, funded, June, 2016.
  • S. Wang, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Young Engineer Summer Camp, PI, $13,158, funded, June, 2016.
  • S. Wang, MSU EURECA Undergraduate Research Project, Aquaponics: The Future of Farming, with student researcher William Statham and Co-PI Dr. Guo, funded, January, 2016.
  • S. Wang, MSU EURECA Undergraduate Research Project, Beam Column Buckling Issues and Materials or Structural Failures, with student researchers Latham Moody and Thomas Grejtak, funded, January, 2016.
  • S. Wang, MSU EURECA Undergraduate Research Project, Computational Study of Film Boiling Droplet Motion on Micro- and Nanoscale Ratchets, with student researchers Kiran Chapagain and Daniel Goodey and Co-PI Dr. Ok, Dr. Guo and Dr. Elsharafi, funded, January, 2016.
  • S. Wang, MSU UGROW Undergraduate Research Project, “Noise and Power Law Distribution of Complex Systems,” with student researcher Suman Bhandari, funded, June, 2016.
  • S. Wang, Alcoa Foundation “Young Engineer Summer Camp,” PI, $20,000, funded, June, 2015.
  • S. Wang, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) “Young Engineer Summer Camp,” PI, $14,000, funded, May, 2015.
  • S. Wang, WPT, Wichita Falls, “On Design Issues of High Efficiency Power Transmission Systems,” PI, $29,772, funded, July, 2015.
  • S. Wang, MSU EURECA Undergraduate Research Project, Beam Column Buckling Issues and Material or Structural Failures, PI, $4,000, funded, January, 2015.
  • S. Wang, MSU UGROW Undergraduate Research Project, Monitoring and Improving a Combustion Chamber with Thermodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics: Another Step for Emission Reduction, PI, $3,000, funded, June, 2015.
  • S. Wang, MSU Faculty Internal Research & Creative Project, Reduced Order Modeling of Fluid-Solid Interaction Systems, PI, $5,000, funded, October, 2014.
  • S. Wang, MSU College of Science & Mathematics Research Grant, Experimental and Analytical Studies of Leakage Issues of Rod Pumping Systems, PI, $1,400, funded, October, 2014.
  • S. Wang, Alcoa Foundation Young Engineer Summer Camp, PI, $20,000, funded, June, 2014.
  • S. Wang, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Young Engineer Summer Camp, PI, $12,500, funded, May, 2014.
  • S. Wang, Transland, Co., Wichita Falls, “Welding Material Testing, PI, $1,224, funded, April, 2014.
  • S. Wang, Alcoa Foundation “Young Engineer Summer Camp, PI, $20,000, funded, June 15, 2013.
  • S. Wang, Shanghai Dian Zhi Ya Cultural Exchange Co. Chinese High School Student Winter Camp, PI, $56,727, funded, Jan. 15, 2013.
  • S. Wang, ArrowMP and FAA Mobile Airport Traffic Control Tower System Design, PI, $19,392, funded, Nov. 10, 2011.
  • S. Wang, Wichita Tank Analysis of Structural Designs of Holding Tanks, PI, $13,431, funded, Jan. 3, 2011.
  • S. Wang, Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. and ONR Immersed Boundary Methods with Heat Transfer, PI, $3,501.10, awarded, 2010.
  • S. Wang, THECB ESP MSU YES Camp, PI, $18,000, awarded, June, 2010.