An Wang (awang38)

An Wang

Assistant Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering


  • PhD (2017) University of Maryland, College Park (Mechanical Engineering)
  • BE (2010) Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)


Dr. An Wang primarily uses various experimental methods to explore the fundamental and critical problems in free surface flows, fluid-structure interactions, slamming and next-generation marine vehicles/robots.

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society Member

Selected Publications

Wang, A., Kim, H., Wong, K. P., Yu, M., Kiger, K. T. and Duncan, J. H., The Impact of a Flexible Plate on a Quiescent Water Surface, Proceedings of 33rd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Osaka, Japan, June 2020.

Wang, A. and Duncan, J.H. , 2019, The controlled vertical impact of an inclined flat plate on a quiescent water surface, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 879, 468–511.

Wang, A., Kim, H.T., Wong, K.P., Yu, M., Kiger, K.T. and Duncan, J.H. , 2019, Spray formation and structural deformation during the oblique impact of a flexible plate on a quiescent water surface, Journal of Ship Research, 63(3), 154–164.

Wang, A., Ikeda-Gilbert, C.M., Duncan, J.H., Lathrop, D.P., Cooker, M.J. and Fullerton, A.M., 2018, The impact of a deep-water plunging breaker on a wall with its bottom edge close to the mean water surface, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 843, 680-721.

Wang, A., Wang, S., Balaras, E., Conroy, D., O’Shea, T. T. and Duncan, J. H., Spray Formation during the Impact of a Flat Plate on a Water Surface, Proceedings of 31st Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Monterey, California, USA, September 2016.

Wang, A., Ikeda, C. M., Drazen, D. A., Fullerton, A. M., Fu, T. and Duncan, J. H., The Impact of a Deep-Water Plunging Breaker on a Partially Submerged Cube, Proceedings of 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, November 2014.


NA224/OE524 Introduction to Ship Design and Ship Building
OE630 Hydrodynamics
CE342 Fluid Mechanics