Gangbing Song is the Founding Director of the Smart Materials and Structures Laboratory and a Professor of both mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston. Dr. Song is a recipient of the NSF CAREER grant in 2001. Dr. Song received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University in the city of New York in 1995 and 1991, respectively. Dr. Song received his B.S. degree in 1989 from Zhejiang University, China. He has expertise in smart materials and structures, structural vibration control, and structural health monitoring and damage detection. He has developed two new courses in smart materials and published more than 200 papers, including 80 peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Song is also an Inventor or Coinventor of 3 US patents and 6 pending patents. He has received research funding in smart materials and related research from NSF, NASA, Department of Education, Texas Higher Education Board, TSGC (Texas Space Grant Consortium), UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch), OSGC (Ohio Space Grant Consortium), OAI (Ohio Aerospace Institute), ODoT (Ohio Department of Transportation), HP, OptiSolar, and Cameron.
Biography Updated on 3 January 2011