Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2019
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2016
  • B.Eng., Civil and Resource Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 2013
Additional Education & Training
  • Attended the 2019 Fluids and Health Conference & Summer School, Corsica, France, July 23 - August 2, 2019.
  • LabVIEW Associate Developer Training in 2017.

Dr. Wang uses her expertise in fluid mechanics to solve complex environmental problems involving contaminant fate and transport. She specializes in the study of mixing, flow, and transport processes via laboratory and field experiments as well as analytical and numerical modeling. 

Dr. Wang's project experience involves deep-sea oil spills, deep-sea mining, waste effluent discharge, land reclamation, and environmental impact assessments of global shipping discharge to water.

Her work has elucidated key physical factors, processes governing fate and transport of oil droplets released from blowouts into the water environment as affected by the subsurface application of dispersants. She has also developed analytical model and employed numerical model to assess the potential environmental impact of mining residual disposal technique and developed a dispersion model for assessing the impacts of shipping discharges on water quality and marine organisms. Additionally, she has designed and executed lab studies for understanding particle dynamics during open-water release of particle plumes relevant to land reclamation and dredging activities.

Her specific skill sets involve developing models to evaluate mixing, dispersion, and dilution rates of multiphase discharges; using numerical models such as the Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC) for this application; oil spill modelling using the Texas A&M Oil Spill Calculator (TAMOC); designing and conducting laboratory and field experiments for investigating contaminant fate and transport processes; analyzing field data to evaluate sediment transport.