FAMU-FSU Chair:

Dr. Ben Wang

 

List of Accomplishments

Fellow, World Innovation Foundation, 2005

WIF is an independent think tank dealing with scientific, technological, engineering and applied economics matters. Its membership, which numbers approximately 2,000 and include 86 Nobel Laureates, offers advice to governments and corporations throughout the world or a wide range of critical issues fosters innovative ideas to enhance the welfare of humanity.

AFRL ML Lab Director Funding Award, 2005

One of the 14 out of 139 proposals selected for “high-risk, high payoff” revolutionary technology research.

R&D 100 Award, 2004

Successful technology transition of Resin Infusion between Double Flexible Tooling (RIDFT) into industry.

Best Poster Prize, International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling, London, U.K., 2002

Awarded by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom due to its uniqueness and the quality of research in nano-materials.

Outstanding Alumni Lecture Speaker, Tunghai University, 2002

Selected to deliver three Tunghai University Outstanding Alumni Lectures due to contributions to industrial engineering and management science.

Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2001

Awarded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for outstanding contributions to academia, industry and profession.

Simon Ostrach Professor of Engineering, 2001

Dr. Simon Ostrach is credited for his pioneering studies in Microgravity. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and NAE Home Secretary 1996-2000. Dr. Ostrach was instrumental in the creation of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Dr. Want was selected by FSU to hold this Named Professorship for his exemplary achievements in engineering.

AT&T Faculty Fellow in Industrial Ecology, 2001

Awarded by AT&T in recognition of research contributions to industrial ecology and pollution prevention in service industries.

Keynote Speaker, 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theories and Applications, 2000

Delivered a keynote speech on critical technologies and technology enablers in the 21st century and their impact on knowledge economy.

United Nations Development Program Fellowship Award, 2000

Awarded by the United Nations for providing excellent professional and technical guidance for developing countries.

Institute of Industrial Engineers UPS Minority Advancement Award, 2000

Awarded by the Institute of Industrial Engineers for his deep personal commitment and a tremendous record of accomplishment, as an industrial engineering professional, for women and minority recruitment and retention.

Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1999

Awarded by the Institute of Industrial Engineers for outstanding contributions to academia, industry and profession.

DOE Outstanding Research and Educational Accomplishment Award, 1999

Awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy for outstanding research and educational accomplishments as Massie Chair and incessant efforts to increase the number of well-trained minority engineers.

AT&T Faculty Fellow in Industrial Ecology, 1999

Awarded by AT&T in recognition of research contributions to industrial ecology and pollution prevention.

Alpha Pi Mu, IIE Honor Society Faculty Member, 1999

Recognized by the Industrial Engineering Honors Society for excellence in teaching, research and professional service.

University Service Award, 1999

Recognition of outstanding service to the university community.

United Nations Development Program Fellowship Award, 1998

Awarded by the United Nations for providing excellent professional and technical guidance for developing countries.

IRI/ASEE Engineering Faculty Fellowship Award, 1998

Awarded by the American Society for Engineering Education as a recognition of outstanding collaborations with industrial companies.

US DOE Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence, 1995 - present

Appointed by the US Department of Energy as Massie Chair of Excellence for continuing excellent contributions to environmentally conscious manufacturing.

Certificate of Appreciation, Caterpillar Technical Center, 1995

Recognition of leadership and outstanding R&D performance in areas of preventive maintenance and machinery testing.

Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Professor Award, 1993

Awarded for classroom leadership.

Co-Authorship of Computer-Aided Manufacturing, IIE Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award, 1992

Awarded by the Institute of Industrial Engineers for authoring the best text book in 1992.

Co-Authorship of Computer-Aided Manufacturing, SME M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Textbook Award, 1992

Awarded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for authoring the best text book in 1992.

The University of Iowa Old Gold Iowa Award, 1991

Awarded by the University of Iowa in recognition of faculty excellence.

SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 1990

Awarded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in recognition of significant achievement and leadership in manufacturing engineering.

Paper Advisor of Third Prize Winner of Shingo Award for Manufacturing Excellence, 1989

Supervised a student paper that won the Third Prize in Shingo Award for Manufacturing Excellence competition.

Improvement of Undergraduate Education Award, State Government of New York, 1987

Awarded by the New York State Government in recognition of excellence in undergraduate engineering education.

Machine Fault Diagnostics System and Method, U.S. Patent No. 5566092, inventor with Huang, Knapp, Lin, Lin and Spoerre, issued 10-15-96.

Supervised Training of a Neural Network, U.S. Patent No. 5566273, inventor with Huang, Lin and Knapp, issued 10-15-96.

Machine Performance Monitoring and Fault Classification Using an Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Scheme, U.S. Patent No. 5602761, inventor with Spoerre and Lin, issued 2-11-97.

Process and Apparatus for the Production of High Strength Polymer Composite Structures, U.S. Patent No. 5939013, inventor with Han and Zhang, issued 8-17-99.

Use of Acoustic Emission for In-Process Detection of Micro-scratches in Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) Process, Inventor: Qing Liu, Co-Inventors: B. Wang, U.S. Patent No. 6488568, issued 12-3-02.

System for In-situ and Online Monitoring of  Preform Layup Process for Liquid Composite Molding, Inventor: C. Zhang, Co-Inventors: Z. Liang, B. Wang, and C. Shih, U.S. Patent No. 6532799, issued 3-18-03.

A Method for Mechanically Chopping Nanotubes and Nanoscale Fibrous Materials, Inventor: R. Liang, Co-Inventor: Z. Wang, B. Wang and C. Zhang, US 2006/0017191A1.

A Method for Fabricating Nanocomposites with Preformed Carbon Nanotube Network and Resin Infusion Techniques,” inventor with B. Wang, Z. Liang, J. Gou, Z. Wang and L. Kramer, US Patent Application Pending, Patent Office ID: 10/726,024, Filing Date: November 30, 2002.

A Method for Continuous Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Networks for Membrane Materials, inventor with Z. Liang, B. Wang, J. Ugarte, C. Lin and J. Thagard, US Patent Application Pending, Patent Office ID: 60/589,681.

Nano and Micro Electrical Discharge -Machining with Carbon Nanotubes, inventor with Z. Liang, B. Wang, R. Wysk, P. Cohen and H. Miao, US Patent Application Pending, Patent Office ID: 60/737788; Filing Date: November 17, 2005.

A Method to Prepare and Fabricate Backlight Units (BLU) and Illumination Products Using Carbon Nanotube Films, inventor with B. Wang, Z. Liang, H. Miao and Y. Chen, US Patent Application Pending.

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