Ting Wang, Ph.D., is currently the Director of Energy Conversion and Conservation Center and Jack & Reba Matthey Endowed Chair for Energy Research at the University of New Orleans. He is also a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He came to UNO in 1999. Prior to UNO, he taught 15 years at Clemson University. He has been involved in energy conservation and power generation in full spectrum for the past 31years. He is an experimentalist with significant computational fluid dynamics (CFD) experience. He specializes in integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), gasification simulation, poly-generation, gas turbine power generation, alternative fuel generation and applications, turbomachinery, energy efficiency, and general thermal-flow engineering. He has conducted both fundamental and applied research with funding from U.S. governmental agencies and various industries.
Professor Wang received a PhD from University of Minnesota at Twin Cities in 1984 and an M.S. degree from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1981 with a major in mechanical engineering. He has published over 230 research papers and reports and was the recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Society (ASME) George Westinghouse Silver Medal for his contributions to power engineering in general. He was the past Chair of ASME Coal, Biomass, and Alternative Fuels Committee and Chair of ASME Gas Turbine Heat Transfer Committee. He also serves on the editorial board of International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Journal of Mechanics, and ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications. He is a member of the Advisory Board of International Pittsburgh Coal Conference. He is an ASME Fellow and member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He was appointed by former Louisiana Governor Foster as a member of the Louisiana Comprehensive Energy Policy Advisory Commission.