AEC2016

Dr. Ya Wang

Assistant Professor

Stony Brook University




Dr. Ya Wang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the State University of New York, Stony Brook (2013 - date). Before then, she was a Postdoc research fellow at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. (2007 – 2012) in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on dynamic properties of smart materials, applied to energy harvesting, sensing and control, sponsored by NSF, DOE ARPA-E, DOD ONR, DOT UTRC, and local industrials. Dr. Wang was awarded 2015 Special Congressional Recognition, and 2015 DOE Wave Energy Prize. She is also advisor to Six Semi-finalists of Intel/Regeneron Science Talent Search. She has authored 1 book chapter, 27 journal and 30 conference proceeding papers and filed 1 U.S. utility, and 5 provisional patents.

Presentation: Optically Chopped PIR Sensor for Occupancy Detection and Activity Tracking



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