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Gerald Wang

Carnegie Mellon University
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019

Jerry Wang joined Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019. He received his BS in 2013 from Yale University (Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics & Physics), SM in 2015 from MIT (Mechanical Engineering), and PhD in 2019 from MIT (Mechanical Engineering and Computation), working with Professor Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou. He performed postdoctoral research at MIT in Chemical Engineering, working with Professor James W. Swan.


Dr. Wang's 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.
The M5 Lab's research is centered around the use of theory and high-performance computation to address problems in micro- and nanoscale mechanics; their core motivation is to inform and inspire the design of materials and devices for CEE applications, including higher efficiency molecular-scale separation processes, more resilient structural materials, more recyclable polymers, and tunable thermal interfaces. Their tools of choice include statistical physics, molecular mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and a wide range of computational methods for modeling small-scale phenomena, including (in almost all cases) particle simulations and (in appropriate cases) techniques from machine learning. They are also interested in developing efficient simulation methods for simulating micro- and nanoscale phenomena.


Title Position Email
Arman Ghaffarizadeh Graduate Student
Kelby Kramer Undergraduate Student
Yuanhao Li Graduate Student
Ryan Rusali Undergraduate Student
Shuyuan Wang Graduate Student
Chunzhi Wu Graduate Student
Most Cited Publications

"Measurement of τ polarization in W→τν decays with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV." The ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, G.J. Wang, et al. The European Physical Journal C.
"Hsp90 inhibition increases p53 expression and destabilizes MYCN and MYC in neuroblastoma." Paul L Regan, Joshua Jacobs, Gerald J Wang, Jaime Torres, Robby Edo, Jennifer Friedmann, Xao X Tang. International Journal of Oncology.
"Why are fluid densities so low in carbon nanotubes?" Gerald J Wang, Nicolas G Hadjiconstantinou. Physics of Fluids.
"Molecular mechanics and structure of the fluid-solid interface in simple fluids." Gerald J Wang, Nicolas G Hadjiconstantinou. Physical Review Fluids.
"Layered Fluid Structure and Anomalous Diffusion under Nanoconfinement." Gerald J Wang, Nicolas G Hadjiconstantinou. Langmuir.

Recent Publications

"Dynamic Tracking and Visualization of Thanks-Giving Flows in the Classroom." Gerald Wang. Bulletin of the American Physical Society.
"On the Role of Fluid-Solid Interaction Strength in Anomalous Fluid Diffusion under Nanoscale Confinement." Yuanhao Li, Gerald Wang. Bulletin of the American Physical Society.
"Mo'Mobilities, No Problems: An Excess Entropy Scaling Relation for Diffusivity of an Active Fluid." S Arman Ghaffarizadeh, Gerald Wang. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 
"Social distancing slows down steady dynamics in pedestrian flows." Kelby B Kramer, Gerald J Wang. Physics of Fluids. 
"Gratitude and Graph Theory in the Time of Coronavirus." Gerald J Wang. 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access.