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. He received a B.Eng. degree (1998) in mechatronics engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and his M.Phil (2000) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in mechanical engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). 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, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Besides research, Prof. Wang also received a few teaching awards including the CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award in 2008. His philosophy is that a good teacher not only imparts knowledge but also inspires students to seek truth beyond tradition, definition and image.