Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director Smart Materials and Structures Laboratory
University of Houston
Gangbing Song is the founding Director of the Smart Materials and Structures Laboratory and a Professor of both Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Houston. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER grant in 2001. He 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. He received his B.S. degree in 1989 from Zhejiang University, P.R.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 300 papers, including 96 peer reviewed journal articles (H-factor: 19). He is also an inventor or co-inventor of 4 US patents and 6 pending patents. He has received research funding in smart materials and related research from NSF, DoE, NASA, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Texas Higher Education Board, TSGC (Texas Space Grant Consortium), UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch), Texas Heart Institute, OSGC (Ohio Space Grant Consortium), OAI (Ohio Aerospace Institute), ODoT (Ohio Department of Transportation), HP, GE, OptiSolar, and Cameron.