The Catholic University of America

Zhaoyang Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
202-319-6703 phone
202-319-5173 fax


B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, China, 1995

M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, China, 1997

Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, China, 1999

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2003


Dr. Zhaoyang Wang’s research interests include solid mechanics, experimental techniques, optical methods, nanotechnology, computer vision, image and data processing, robot control, failure and reliability analysis, etc. Dr. Wang has published numerous technical papers in relevant fields, and developed two free software packages for scientific and engineering applications. The packages are being used by over 1500 registered users in academia and industry.

Representative Publications

[1] M. Vo, Z. Wang, B. Pan, and T. Pan, “Hyper-accurate flexible calibration technique for fringe-projection-based three-dimensional imaging,” Optics Express, Vol. 20, No. 15, 16926-16941, 2012.

[2] J. Ma, Z. Wang, M. Vo, etc., “Hybrid two-dimensional continuous wavelet transform for analysis of phase-shifted interferograms,” Optics Communications, Vol. 285, No. 19, 3917-3920, 2012.

[3] J. Ma, Z. Wang, M. Vo, and B. Pan, “Wavelet selection in two-dimensional continuous wavelet transform technique for optical fringe pattern analysis,” Journal of Optics, Vol. 14, No. 6, 065403, 2012.

[4] Z. Wang, J. Ma, and M. Vo, “Recent progress in two-dimensional continuous wavelet transform technique for fringe pattern analysis,” Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 50, No. 8, pp. 1052-1058, 2012.

[5] B. Pan, D. Wu, and Z. Wang, “Internal displacement and strain measurement using digital volume correlation: A least squares framework,” Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 23, No. 4, 045002, 2012.

[6] L. Luu, Z. Wang, M. Vo, T. Hoang, and J. Ma, “Accuracy enhancement of digital image correlation with B-spline interpolation,” Optics Letters, Vol. 36, No. 16, pp. 3070-3072, 2011.

[7] T. Hoang, Z. Wang, M. Vo, J. Ma, L. Luu and B. Pan, “Phase extraction from optical interferograms in presence of intensity nonlinearity and arbitrary phase shifts,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 99, No. 3, 031104, 2011.

[8] Z. Wang, “Vapor pressure modeling for plastic encapsulated microelectronics subjected to lead-free solder reflow profile,” Strain, Vol. 47, No. s1, e148-e155, 2011.