Professor Wang Quan received his BS (Solid Mechanics) from Zhejiang University in 1988, his MEng (Solid Mechanics) in 1991 and PhD. (Solid Mechanics) in 1994 both from Peking University. He is now the Executive Vice-President of Shantou University. He has been an assistant professor, associate professor, professor and chair professor at the National University of Singapore, the University of Central Florida, University of Manitoba, City University of Hong Kong as well as Southern University of Science and Technology since 1999 respectively.
Prof. Wang is an influential scholar in his research areas of energy harvesting, smart materials and nanotechnology. Based on his outstanding academic achievements, Prof. Wang was inducted to the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2016 and 2015 respectively. He was also elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2018, as well as a member of the European Academy of Science in 2019. He has been a fellow of several international professional societies such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Institute of Physics. He was awarded the Exceptional Alumni of Peking University 2013-2015, the International Friendship Award of Liaoning Provence in 2017, the Outstanding Talent Award of Shenzhen City in 2017 and the Blaise Pascal Medal of the European Academy of Sciences in Engineering in 2019. In addition, he has served as an Associate Editor and/or an editorial board member for a dozen of renowned international journals such as Journal of Modeling in Mechanics & Materials, Smart Materials and Structures, International Journal of mechanical science, et al.