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Lifeng Wang 

Lifeng WangAssociate Professor

Light Engineering, Room 141
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

Contact Info
Phone: (631) 632-1182
Fax: (631) 632-8544
Personal Web Page


  • Tsinghua University, Ph.D. & M. S. 2006
  • Tsinghua University, B. E. 2001

Professional Experience

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2013 - present
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, 2011-2013
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006-2011

Research Interests and History

Lifeng Wang’s research interests include materials modeling, computational mechanics, micro- and nano-mechanics, materials testing and characterization, materials fabrication, rapid prototyping and 3D printing; mechanical behaviors of polymer fibers, thin films, microstructures, and composites; design and nanomechanics of biological materials, cells, and bio-inspired materials; and mechanics of carbon nanotubes, graphite, and their composites.

Lifeng Wang received his B.E. and Ph.D. both from Tsinghua University, majoring in Solid Mechanics. Before joining Stony Brook, he worked as an assistant professor at Clarkson University and a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lifeng Wang has coauthored 25 journal articles and 1 US patent and has presented at even more conferences. He serves as a frequent reviewer for many journals and conferences. He received the National Science Award from China’s Ministry of Education and China’s National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award. He is a member of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.