From the series Faculty Awards for Excellence 2020-21

Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence: Early Career Achievement

Weisong Wang

Weisong Wang

Weisong Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical engineering, has played a key leadership role in the initiation and ongoing success of the Electrical Engineering Program at the Lake Campus.

Colleagues praise his leadership, perseverance and hard work to make a difference in the Electrical Engineering Program and at the Lake Campus.

“In the few years since Dr. Wang’s appointment at the Lake Campus, he has excelled at his teaching and research and has played an integral role in the success of our Electrical Engineering Program,” said Joseph Cavanaugh, professor of economics and director of graduate studies.

In honor of his efforts, Wang received the 2020–2021 Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence: Early Career Achievement.

In addition to spearheading the Electrical Engineering Program, Wang has significant teaching and research accomplishments. Wang has consistently received external support for his research program and is an exceptional teacher to whom students are naturally drawn.

He has taught a wide variety of courses and labs and regularly updates course materials and develops new labs for his courses. He actively advises undergraduate and graduate students in senior design projects and Ph.D. completion.

Wang developed the Associate of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Programming Technology degree for Lake Campus, resulting in both high student enrollment and successful job placement. He also developed a successful study abroad program with Shanghai Normal University in China.

Since joining the Lake Campus faculty, he has published two refereed journal articles and received a research award for the best poster for his presentation at the IEEE’s premier National Aerospace and Electronics Conference in 2019.

In addition to receiving funding for seven internal grants, he recently received a grant from the Defense Associated Graduate Student Innovators program to work with a 4+1 Lake Campus student to research developing ferroelectric materials.

He has served as chair on a mechanical engineering faculty search committee, co-chair of an electrical engineering faculty search committee and chair of the Lake Campus Governance and Bylaws Committee for the past three years.

The Lake Campus recognized Wang with the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2020 Faculty of the Year Award for his excellence in research, service and teaching.

Wang earned a Ph.D. in engineering and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University and a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in mechatronics from Donghua University in Shanghai, China.

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