Jin Wang

Assistant Professor

Postdoc, Wind Engineering, University of Western Ontario (2022)
Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Clemson University (2017)
Ph.D., Bridge and Tunnel Engineering, Tongji University (2017)

Dr. Wang completed two Ph.D. in Bridge and Tunnel Engineering from Tongji University, China and Structural Engineering from Clemson University, USA in 2017 and received a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Tongji University, China in 2011. In 2013, she visited Wind Engineering Research Center of Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan as a Short-term Fellow of the Global Center of Excellence Program, MEXT Japanese Government. Since September 2018, she joined Western University as a postdoctoral associate working in the research project “Advancing the ASCE 7 MWFRS Wind Provisions: A proposal to consolidate Chapters 27 & 28” to unify the two approaches to design wind loads in ASCE 7.

Dr. Wang’s research interests include experimental simulations of boundary-layer winds and tornadoes, bluff-body aerodynamics, wind effects on structures, and risk assessment of multi-hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding. She is currently trying to establish a framework to evaluate the tornado effects on buildings, including the simulation of tornadic flows, aerodynamics caused by transient tornadic flows, tornado wind field models, flying debris and performance of buildings exposed to tornadic flows.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE)
  • Member, International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS)

Journal Reviewer Experience

  • Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
  • Journal of Structural Engineering
  • Engineering Structures
  • Advances in Structural Engineering
  • Wind & Structures

Honors & Awards

  • National Scholarship for Doctorate (2015)
  • Scholarship of the Global Center of Excellence Program (GCOE) (2013)
  • Excellent Student in Tongji University (2011-2014)
  • Shanghai Excellent Undergraduate (2011)