Yeqing Wang, Ph.D.

Yeqing Wang

Assistant Professor

Office: 316D Walker Engineering Building
P 662.325.0847
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Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2016.

Dr. Wang received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Iowa in 2016. He worked in the Air Force Research Lab (Eglin AFB) and University of Florida as a Postdoc Research Associate before joining Mississippi State University in 2018. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Vehicle Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2009.

Research Interests

  • Multiphysics Analysis
  • Composite Materials and Structures
  • Laser/Plasma Interaction with Materials
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Design Optimization
  • Finite Element Analysis

Teaching Interests

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Aerospace Structural Analysis
  • Aerospace Structural Design

Funding Agencies

  • National Science Foundation
  • Air Force Research Laboratory


  • Y. Wang, “Lightning Analysis of Wind Turbines,” in Advanced Wind Turbine Technology, Editor: W. Hu, Springer, 2018. DOI: 2017. 10.1007/978-3-319-78166-2.

Select Journal Publications

  • Y. Wang, T. K. Risch & C. L. Pasiliao (2018). “Modeling of Pyrolyzing Ablation Problem with ABAQUS: A One-Dimensional Test Case,” J. of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 32(2), pp. 544-548.
  • Y. Wang, G. K. Befekadu, H. Ding & D. W. Hahn (2018). “Uncertainty Quantification for Modeling Pulsed Laser Ablation of Aluminum Considering Uncertainty in the Temperature-dependent Absorption Coefficients,” Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 120, pp. 515–522.
  • Y. Wang & C. L. Pasiliao (2018). “Modeling Ablation of Laminated Composites: A Novel Manual Mesh Moving Finite Element Analysis Procedure with ABAQUS,” Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 116, pp. 306-313.
  • Y. Wang & O. I. Zhupanska (2018). “Modeling of Thermal Response and Ablation in Laminated Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites Due to Lightning Strike,” Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 53, pp. 118-131.
  • Y. Wang, N. Shen, G. K. Befekadu & C. L. Pasiliao (2017). “Modeling Pulsed Laser Ablation of Aluminum with Finite Element Analysis Considering Material Moving Front,” Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 113, pp. 1246-1253.
  • Y. Wang (2017). “Multiphysics Analysis of Lightning Strike Damage in Laminatesd Carbon/Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Materials: A Review of Problem Formulation and Computational Modeling,” Composites Part A, Vol. 101, pp. 543-553.
  • Y. Wang & W. Hu (2017). “Investigation of the Effects of Receptors on the Lightning Strike Protection of Wind Turbine Blades,” IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vol. 59 (4), pp. 1-8.
  • Y. Wang & O. I. Zhupanska (2017). “Estimation of the Electric Fields and Dielectric Breakdown in Non-conductive Wind Turbine Blades Subjected to a Lightning Stepped Leader,” Wind Energy, Vol. 20 (5), pp. 927-942.
  • Y. Wang & O. I. Zhupanska (2015). “Lightning Strike Thermal Damage Model for Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites and its Application to Wind Turbine Blades,” Composite Structures, Vol. 132, pp. 1182-1191.

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate & Professional Student Government Travel Award, University of Iowa, 2016
  • Second Place Award, IWEA (Iowa Wind Energy Association) Conference Research Poster Competition, 2014
  • First Place Award, Paper Competition at the 15th Annual James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference, University of Iowa, 2013
  • First Place Award, Iowa EPSCoR Annual All-Hands Meeting Poster Competition, 2013
  • Recipient, Best Paper Award, 27th American Society for Composites (ASC) Technical Conference, 2012

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Composites (ASC)