Charlie C.L. Wang is currently a Professor and Chair of Advanced Manufacturing in the Department of Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Prior to this position, he was a Full Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where he started his academic career in 2003. Prof. Wang received a few awards from professional societies including the ASME CIE Excellence in Research Award (2016), the ASME CIE Young Engineer Award (2009), the Best Paper Awards of ASME CIE Conferences (twice in 2008 and 2001 respectively), the Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award of ASME CIE Conference (2011), and the NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award (2013). He serves on the editorial board of a few journals, including Computer-Aided Design and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Besides research, Prof. Wang also received the CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award in 2008. His philosophy of teaching is that a good teach not only imparts knowledge but also inspires students to seek truth beyond tradition, definition and image.