Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Gang Wang, Assistant Professor

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-Ph.D., Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2003-2005 
-Ph.D., Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Harbin Institute of Technology (China), 1993-1996
-M.S., Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Harbin Institute of Technology (China), 1989-1992
-B.S., Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Harbin Institute of Technology (China), 1985-1989

Research & Teaching Interests

District Heating and Cooling Systems, Laboratory Exhaust Systems, Solar Energy Application in Residential House, Modeling, Analysis, Control, and Optimization of Building Energy Systems, Fault Detection and Diagnosis on Building Energy Systems, Engineering Numerical Analysis, Building Energy Conservation.

Recent Research Projects

Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research, 2007-2009, Passive Solar Powered Earth Contact Heat Exchangers for Cooling Buildings, Funding level: $108,660, Co-PI

Professional Development

-Participant, National Science Foundation Workshop for the Advancement and Retention of Underrepresented and Minority Engineering Educators, March 2006

-Graduate Teaching Academy Fellow, May 2005

-Engineer-in-Training, Spring 2000

Recent Publications

Journal Papers

Wang, G., P. He, X. Wu and L. Dong. 1997. Several Concepts in Mechanical Design for Directly Buried Pre-insulated Hot Water Pipe Systems, District Heating, 1997 No.3, p3-6.

Wang, G. and P. He. 1997. Introduction and Discussion of Current Mechanical Design Principle and Methods for Directly Buried Pre-insulated Hot Water Pipes in Northern Europe, District Heating, 1997 No.6, p 14-18.

Wang, G. and P. He. 1998. Mechanical Calculation for Bend in Directly Buried Pre-insulated Hot Water Pipe Systems, District Heating, 1998 No.2, p3-7.

Wang, G., P. He and L. Dong. 1998.  Design Method and Installation for Directly Buried Pre-insulated Hot Water Pipe Systems, District Heating, 1998 No.4, p3-8.

Wang, G., B. Zheng and P. He. 1999. Mechanical Calculation for Straight Pipe in Directly Buried Pre-insulated Hot Water Pipe Systems, District Heating, 1999 No.2.

Wang, G., B. Zheng and L. Zhang. 2000. Mechanical Design Method of Large Directly Buried Hot Water Pipes, District Heating, 2000 No.3, p19-21. p3-8

Wang, G. and X. Wu. 2000. Research and development of Directly Buried Pre-insulated Hot Water Pipe Systems in China, District Heating, 2000 No.5, p23-27

Wang, G., P. He and X. Wu. 2001. Theory and method of strength design of buried heat-supply pipelines, Journal of Harbin University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol.34, No.4, p83-86.

Wang, G. and M. Liu. 2003. Two Energy Efficiency Measures for Constant Air Volume Exhaust Systems Using Dampers and Variable Frequency Drives, ASHRAE Transactions, Vol.109, Part 2, p30-35.

Wang, G. and M. Liu. 2003. Variable Frequency Drive Applications in Non-Makeup-Air Exhaust Systems, Journal of Architectural Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 4,  p134-140.

Wang, G., M. Liu., Y. Cui and D. Yuill. 2004.  Retrofit Constant Speed Fan Laboratory Exhaust Systems Using Multi-stack and Variable Speed Drive Techniques, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 126, No.1, p610-613.

Wang, G. and M. Liu. 2004. Using Multi-stack and Variable Speed Drive Systems to Reduce Laboratory Exhaust System Fan Energy, International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 29, No. 1, p1-12.

Liu, M., G. Liu, I. Joo, L. Song, and G. Wang. 2005. Development of In-situ Fan Curve Measurement for VAV AHU Systems, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol.127, No.2, p287-293.

Wang, G., M. Liu and D. Claridge. 2007. Decouple Modeling of Chilled Water Cooling Coils, ASHRAE Transactions, Vol.113, Part 1. p 484-493

Conference Papers

Wang, G., M. Liu and D. E. Claridge. 2006.  Decoupled Modeling of Chilled Water Cooling Coils, Submitted for ASHRAE.

Wang, G., B. Zheng and M. Liu. 2006.  Impacts on Building Return Water Temperature in District Cooling Systems, Submitted for International Solar Energy Conference 2006.

Cho, Y., J. Vondal, G. Wang and M. Liu. 2006. Optimal Terminal Box Control for Single Duct Air Handling Units, Proceedings of international conference for enhanced building operations 2006, Shenzhen, China.

Wang, G. and M. Liu. 2007.  Development of Motor Power Based Fan Airflow Station, Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2007, Long Beach, California.

Wang, Z., B. Zheng, J. Vonda, W. Xu, G. Wang and M. Liu. 2007. Variable Air Volume System Application in Museums, Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2007, Long Beach, California.

Wu, L., M. Liu, G. Wang and X. Pang. 2007. Integrated Static Pressure Reset with Fan Airflow Station in Dual-duct VAV System Control, Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2007, Long Beach, California.

Cho, Y., G. Wang and M. Liu. 2007. Terminal Box Minimum Airflow Optimization of Single Duct Air Handling Units, Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2007, Long Beach, California.

Wang, G., Z. Wang, K. Xu and M. Liu. 2007. Air Handling Unit Supply Air Temperature Optimization during Economizer Cycles. Proceedings of international conference for enhanced building operations 2007, San Francisco, California.

Wang, Z., G. Wang, K. Xu, Y. Yu and M. Liu. 2007. Achieving High Chilled Water Delta T without Blending Station. Proceedings of international conference for enhanced building operations 2007, San Francisco,California

Cho,Y., G. Wang and M. Liu. 2007. Supply Fan Control for Constant Air Volume Air Handling Units. Proceedings of international conference for enhanced building operations 2007, San Francisco, California.

Wu, L., M. Liu and G. Wang. 2007. CC Retrofits and Optimal Controls for Hot Water Systems. Proceedings of international conference for enhanced building operations 2007, San Francisco, California.

Completed Projects

General Growth Properties, Inc. 2002, Studies of Energy System Optimization and Retrofit at WestroadsMall, Omaha, NE, funding level: $20,000, Project Lead Researcher

Omaha Steaks, 2003, Shipping Cooler Performance Optimization, Omaha, NE, Funding level: $40,000, Project Lead Researcher

California Energy Commission (CEC), 2004, Development of Single Fan Multi-Stack Exhaust Systems, Funding level: $74,000, Project Lead Researcher

U.S. Department of Energy, 2002-2004, Rebuild America: Continuation of Create and Identify High Performance and EnergyStar Buildings in the State of Nebraska through the Rebuild America Program, Funding level: $220,000, Project Lead Researcher

U.S. Department of Energy, 2005-2007, Rebuild America: Rebuild Nebraska Partners Identify and Implement High Performance Building Strategies, Funding level: $220,000, Project Lead Researcher

U.S. Department of Energy, 2005-2007, Industries of the Future: Develop and Implement an Industrial Technologies Program in Large Energy Consumption Industrial Plants, Funding level: $200,000, Project Lead Researcher

California Energy Commission (CEC), 2004-2007, Automated Building Commissioning Analysis Tool, Funding level: $240,000, Project Lead Researcher

Professional Experience

01/08-present Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Kingsville, TX

01/06-01/08 Research Associate Professor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Omaha, NE

10/03-12/05 Post-Doc Research Associate, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Omaha, NE

10/00-10/03 Visiting scholar, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Omaha, NE

09/98-09/00 Associate Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

08/95-09/98 Assistant Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

03/92-08/95 Instructor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Invention

Chen B., M. Liu, G. Wang and J. Henkel. Air Conditioned Spaces Employing a Solar Chimney Driven-earth Contact Buried Pipe Heat Exchanger System (CHE-0501), University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2005

Contact Information

Civil and Architectural Engineering

MSC 194 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-4328
fax: (361) 593-2069
email: gang.wang@tamuk.edu
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