• Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Leland T. Jordan Career Development Professor
  • Affiliated Faculty, Biomedical Engineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ya Wang

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – 2012
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico – 2007
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University – 2004

Research Interests

    • Magnetic nanorobots, nanomedicine
    • Occupancy sensing and human activity tracking
    • Machine learning, Deep Learning
    • Sensors, actuators, and controls
    • Dynamics, vibrations, and energy harvesting

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 NSF Growing Convergence Award
  • 2020 SPIE Senior Member
  • 2019 Texas A&M TEES Engineering Genesis Award
  • 2018 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2017 U.S. Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Fellowship
  • 2015 Wave Energy Prize, a pubic challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy
  • 2015 Special Congressional Recognition (by Congressman Lee Zelkin)
  • 2013 ASME SMASIS Best Student Hardware Competition

Selected Publications

  • Yuan M, *Yan T, *Li J, *Xiao Zh, Fang Y, Wang Y, Zhou H, & Pellois J 2021, Superparamagnetic iron oxide–gold nanoparticles conjugated with porous coordination cages: towards controlled drug release for non-invasive neuroregeneration, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. 35. pp. 102392.
  • Hua R & Wang Y, 2021, Foot Motion Recognition from Continuous Movements Using Robust Stride Detection and Weak Supervision-based Fast labelling, IEEE Sensors Journal. Date of Publication: 22 April 2021, DOI:10.1109/JSEN.2021.3075151
  • Wu L, & Wang Y, 2021, Stationary and Moving Occupancy Detection Using the SLEEPIR Sensor Module and Machine Learning, IEEE Sensors Journal, 21 (13), pp. 14701-14708.
  • Chen Zh, & Wang Y, 2021, Remote Recognition of In-bed Postures Using a Thermopile Array Sensor with Machine Learning, IEEE Sensors Journal, 21 (9). pp.10428-10436.
  • Chen J, & Wang Y, 2020, Personalized dynamic transport of magnetic nanorobots inside the brain vasculature, Nanotechnology, 31(49), pp.5706