Bu Wang

Grainger Institute for Engineering Assistant Professor, Energy and Sustainability

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering



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Bu Wang moved from China to the United States for graduate school, and joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison in January 2018 as an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Grainger Institute for Engineering fellow.

Wang is thrilled to have the resources for building a research program that revolves around materials, from glass and concrete to next-generation batteries and ceramics for fuel cells.

His longstanding interest in materials can perhaps be traced to his dad’s job as a construction company manager, while his mom—a college-level Chinese literature instructor—may have passed on the teaching skills he uses in his courses here at UW. But he found his true calling at Alfred University in New York, where he completed his PhD in ceramic engineering in 2015.