Dr. Wang Yuanfeng is a Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, China. He is an adjunct professor at Tongji University, also a mentor for the global leadership program of Stephen Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University.
Dr. Wang is the Chairman of the Sustainable Civil Engineering Committee of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Association of Development Strategy Studies(CADSS) and Chairman of the Social Strategy Committee of the CADSS, and he has served a member of the China Highway Society.
Dr. Wang is the author of three academic monographs, and two additional monographs will be published by the China Science Press. He has published more than 230 journal and conference papers including more than 60 papers in prestigious international journals and two comment articles in Nature.
Dr. Wang was the executive chairman of the 559th Xiangshan Science Conference which is a very influential strategic science conference in China, with the theme Challenge and Technology Path for the Sustainable Development of Civil Engineering and the S42 Xiangshan Science Conference, with the theme The Internet and the Future Education. In addition, he was also the executive chairman of the 599th Xiangshan Science Conference with the theme Improving Science and Technology Assessment, and Boosting Innovation-driven Development.
He served as the committee member of 5 China’s national code committees.Dr. Wang is also a writer and poet, and he has published two novels describing young Chinese intellectuals’ life and thinking in 1995 and 2002, respectively.
He has published a poetry anthology, “The Trumpets in Storm”, in 2014. He frequently writes comment articles on science, education, sustainability, the economy as well as world affairs for some influential Chinese newspapers. He has published more than 180 articles in newspapers such as the People’s Daily in China and United Morning Post in Singapore. The articles are widely quoted and reprinted by the People's Daily, Xinhuanet.com, UN website, New York Times, and other famous websites from domestic and abroad.
Dr. Wang pursues a broad range of research interests, including long-term behaviors of concrete material and structures, dynamic properties and damping of concrete and confined concrete, green buildings and prefabricated buildings, and quantitative sustainability assessment of civil engineering and infrastructures, etc.