Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Dr Simon Wang PhD

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Senior Lecturer in Applied and Computational Mechanics


  • Post-doctoral researcher, Birmingham University, 1990 -1996.
  • Lecturer, Loughborough University, 1996 – 2003.
  • Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University, 2003 - present


  • PhD (Birmingham University and Tsinghua University), 1985 -1990.

Key Awards and accomplishments:

  • Science, Engineering and Technology Award, 2009.
  • Plenary Lecture on Delamination Propagation in Composites in ICCE16, 2008.
  • Plenary Lecture on Fracture Mode Partition Theory in FEOFS, 2010.
  • Plenary Lecture on Mixed Mode Delamination in Composites in ICCS16, 2011.
  • Keynote Lecture on Impact Response of Composite Laminates in ICCES11, 2011.
  • Invited Lecture on High-Supersonic/Hypersonic Flutter in the 39th AIAA Con., 1998.
  • Invited Lecture on Dynamic Instability of Composite Shell Structures in ICCE8, 2001.
  • Invited Lecture on the 2nd Part of Hilbert’s 16th Problem in the 4th WCNA, 2004.
  • Invited Lecture on the Limit Cycles in Lienard Equation in ICNAAM, 2005.
  • Invited Lecture on Mixed Mode Fracture in ICCE17, 2009.


Outline of main research interests:

  • Fracture Mechanics Theory: From Quantum to Continuum.
  • Fracture Mechanics Modelling: From Macro-Scale to Multi-Scale.
  • Numerical Methods: From FEM to XFEM.
  • Residual Stress: From Creation to Liberation.
  • Buckling, post buckling, delamination, dynamic instability, aero-dynamic flutter, vibration, transient impact response and crashworthiness of advanced fibre reinforced composite plate and shell structures.
  • Analysis and design of intelligent structures with imbedded piezo-electrical sensors and actuators.
  • Vibration characteristics and noise radiation of power-train assembly in auto vehicles.
  •  Limit cycle oscillation and the second part of Hilbert's 16th problem.

Research groups

  • Mechanics of Materials and Light Weight Structures


Current teaching responsibilities:

  • TTC053 Stress and Structural Analysis
  • TTC068 Crashworthiness
  • TTP402 Body Engineering


External roles and appointments:

  • Chief editor of the World Journal of Engineering
  • Editor of the International Journal of Engineering System Simulation and Modelling
  • Member of scientific committee of  ICCE.
  • Concurrent  Professor of Hebei University of Engineering