Jin Wang

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United Kingdom


Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Prof. Jin Wang has served as Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) since 2015 and also as Director of the LOOM Research Institute since 2002. He received his BEng in Marine Automation from Dalian Maritime University, China, MSc in Marine Engineering and PhD in Maritime Safety from Newcastle University, UK, respectively. After 5 years as a Research Associate at Newcastle University, Prof. Wang joined LJMU as a lecturer in 1995. He was promoted as Reader in Marine Engineering and Professor of Marine Technology in 1999 and 2002, respectively. 

Prof. Wang’s research interests are in design and operation of large maritime engineering systems. He has published extensively in this area, making him among top 70 in Civil Engineering in terms of publications and citations in the World Ranking of Scientists worldwide annually since 2021. He has authored or co-authored over 550 technical research outputs including 2 research monographs and 220 SCI-cited journal papers (h-index 50 and over 10,000 citations in the ISI Web of Knowledge; h-index 66 and over 17,000 citations in Google Scholar). Prof. Wang has led four EU funded projects as coordinator and 7 UK research council funded projects. He has participated in another 10 EU projects. He has completed the supervision of over 100 doctoral/ postdoctoral researchers. He has won several awards for his research work including the 2017 RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects) - Lloyd’s Register Maritime Safety Award for Lifetime Achievement. Prof. Wang was a member of the Engineering sub-panel in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and 2021, assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (a renowned Q1 journal). 

Prof. Wang has been Chair of the UK-Malaysia University Consortium (UK-MUC, of 16 UK and all 20 public Malaysian Universities funded by British Council to expand international higher education between the UK and Malaysia since 2022. He is a Fellow of Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, a Fellow of Royal Institution of Naval Architects, a Fellow of UK Safety and Reliability Society, and an elected Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts.