Wang, Qingsheng, PhD, PE, CSP
Dr. Qingsheng Wang is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of Safety Engineering Program at Texas A&M University. He was the inaugural holder of the Dale F. Janes Endowed Professorship and Department Head of Fire Protection & Safety, Graduate Faculty of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University from 2010 to 2018. Dr. Wang received his BS and MS degrees in Chemistry with Honors from Zhejiang University, and obtained his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University under supervision of Dr. M. Sam Mannan and Dr. F. Albert Cotton.
He has nearly 15 years of work and research experience in the areas of process safety and fire protection. His experience is wide ranging, covering fire and explosion dynamics, process resilience and risk, flame retardant polymers, and soft matter. Dr. Wang has worked for Shell as Technical Safety Engineer in Houston. During his stay at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, he was involved very closely with various projects from Dow Chemical, BP, and ExxonMobil.
Dr. Wang is a registered professional engineer in the state of California (PE # CH 6666) and a certified safety professional (CSP # 29944). During his tenure at OSU, he was named Big 12 Faculty Fellow and received Halliburton Outstanding Young Faculty Award. As the Department Head, he has developed a Master Program of Fire Safety and Explosion Protection, which is the first MS degree in the 80-year history of OSU fire protection. He is currently a member of the NFPA 18 and NFPA 30 Committees, AIChE CCPS Undergraduate Process Safety Committee. He is an active professional member of the AIChE, NFPA, and ASSP.
Dr. Wang has published over 110 peer-reviewed journal publications, 3 book chapters, 27 proceeding papers, and delivered nearly 100 technical presentations. His work has been internationally recognized and heavily cited, and he is one of the top process safety researchers according to publications from the Web of Science. He was included in Who’s Who in America. He is the invited reviewer for numerous journals and serves on five editorial boards. He received Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing from Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. He is the Subject Editor for Process Safety and Environmental Protection (Elsevier) and Associate Editor for Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer).
Dr. Wang is currently leading an active research group focusing on multiscale process safety research. His research has been supported by NSF, FAA, NRC, NFPA, CalFire and various industry organizations.