Professor Chien-Ming Wang elected to the European Academy of Science and Arts

15 Apr 2024

University of Queensland structural engineer Professor Chien-Ming Wang has been elected to the European Academy of Science and Arts (EASA) for his outstanding achievements in technical and environmental sciences. 

The Academy brings together over 2000 eminent scholars and practitioners, among them 38 Nobel Prize winners, from across Europe and other non-European countries.

Professor Wang from the School of Civil Engineering received the award at Salzburg University on 6 April. 

“It’s a privilege and a great honor to be a member of EASA and I hope to develop collaborations with some of these great minds in the future,” Professor Wang said.

“This is a truly great recognition, and from what I’ve been informed, the selection process is exceptionally rigorous, particularly for candidates who aren’t located in Europe.”

Prof Wang with EASA membership certificate at the entrance of Assembly Hall of Salzburg University

Professor Wang is one of the world’s top Civil Engineering researchers and has previously been listed as a most cited researcher in civil engineering in the Shanghai Ranking for academic subjects.

Professor Wang's ground-breaking research on "thick beam/plate theories" has left a lasting impact on a wide range of structural engineering challenges, from buckling and dynamics issues in plate-like structures to the development of award-winning offshore engineering projects and floating developments in Asia.

Professor Wang's illustrious career includes esteemed fellowships with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, the Academy of Engineering in Singapore, the Institution of Structural Engineers in the United Kingdom, the Institution of Engineers in Singapore and coupled with multiple leadership roles and awards.