Biography

C.M. Wang is the TMR Chair Professor in Structural Engineering, The University of Queensland as well as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the National University of Singapore as well as Monash University. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore, a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Fellow of the Society of Floating Solutions (Singapore). His research interests are in the areas of structural stability, vibration, optimization, plated structures and Mega‐Floats. He has published 460 journal papers and coauthored10 books such as Very Large FloatingStructures, StructuralVibration, Shear Deformable Beams and Plates and Exact Solutions for Buckling of Structural Members. He is an Editor‐in‐Chief of the International Journal ofStructural Stability and Dynamics and an Editorial Board Member in several journals including Engineering Structures,International Journal of Applied Mechanics, and Ocean Systems Engineering.He holds patents on floating pontoons, floating hydrocarbon storage facility and floating breakwater-windbreak structure. Currently, he is the Leader of the Offshore Engineering Programme of the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre to conduct research projects that combine seafood, renewable energy and offshore engineering for the first time, underpinned by a $329 million from the Australian Government and 45 industry partners over a 10-year period. He is chairperson of the International Engineering Science Consortium, and the Vice-Chairman of the East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction steering committee. His many awards include the 2019 Nishino Medal, 2019 JN Reddy Medal, 2018 Singapore’s Minister of National Development's R&D Award (Special Mention Category), 2018 IStructE Singapore Structural Awards, 2014 Keith Eaton Award, 2009 Lewis Kent Award, 2013 IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, 2011 IES/IStructE Best Paper Award and the Grand Prize of the 2013 Next Generation Container Port Challenge. He was the consultant and advisor on many structural and floating projects. His current research in UQ includes the development of floating forest and the next generation offshore fish farms; both projects are funded by the Australian Research Council.