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Employment History

Centennial Professor of Mech Engineer, Emeritus
Vanderbilt University

Microgravity Science and Applications Program Director
JPL

Senior Scientist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

Post
JPL

Affiliations

Returning Member
NASA

Fellow
Acoustical Society of America

Education



Vanderbilt University


physics
UCLA

B.S.

University of California

Bachelor of Science
Physics
University of California at Los Angeles

Master of Science
Physics
University of California at Los Angeles

doctor of philosophy
physics
University

doctorate
Physics
University of California at Los Angeles

Web References (61 Total References)


The Saudi International Space and Aeronautics Technology Conference 2012

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Dr. Taylor G. Wang Centennial Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University, USA

Dr Taylor Wang holds a PhD in solid state and fluid physics and a BS and MS both in physics, all from the University of California.
From 1972-78 Dr Wang worked as a Senior Scientist in the Physics Department at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, and in 1979 became the Microgravity Science and Applications Program Director also at JPL, a position he remained in until 1988.
Between 1984 and 1986 he was an Astronaut-Scientist, Payload Specialist Spacelab 3 for NASA. He became a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at JPL, between 1988 and 1991, and a Centennial Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Vanderbilt University between 1988 and 1993. He also became the Director of the Center for Microgravity Research and Applications at Vanderbilt the same year, a position he held until 2005. From 1993 until 2012, Dr Wang was the Centennial Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and the Director of the Applied Physics Program at Vanderbilt University.
Dr Wang has many awards and recognitions for his work, some of which include: 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, World Most Influential Chinese to Mankind Foundation, 2004 Group Achievement Award, USRA/ANSER-NASA NIAC Team, NASA, 1989 Asian Pacific American Achievement Award, Outstanding Contribution in Science and Technology, OCA, 1987 Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, NASA, and many more.
He has also authored and edited books, journal articles and textbook chapters on his areas of expertise, and holds 28 US patents.


Scholarship Page

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In 2011, an Education Committee was formed by Acacia Foundation that included both board members and community leaders in education to offer guidance and direction to Acacia Foundation and we very fortunate to have Dr. Taylor Wang, a professor at Vanderbilt University as well as a past astronaut in the NASA Space Shuttle program to agree to help.


III Congress

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Taylor Wang (US) suggested that the Association decide during the week what role it should play in advocating international cooperation in space. As a result of his initiative, Wang was chosen to chair a new congress working group on space cooperation.

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Wednesday morning the working groups completed their discussions, and in the afternoon the members gathered in plenum to hear reports from group chairmen Vladimir Dzanibekov (USSR), Dumitru Prunariu (Romania) and Taylor Wang (US).
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Taylor Wang (US) then presented his group's proposals on how the ASE should promote international cooperation in space.


Space History for May 6 - L5Development.com

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The flight crew for STS 51-B was: Robert F. Overmyer, Commander; Frederick D. Gregory, Pilot; Don L. Lind, Mission Specialist; Norman E. Thagard, Mission Specialist; William E. Thornton, Mission Specialist; Lodewijk van den Berg, Payload Specialist; Taylor G. Wang, Payload Specialist.


Space History for April 29 - L5Development.com

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The flight crew for STS 51-B was: Robert F. Overmyer, Commander; Frederick D. Gregory, Pilot; Don L. Lind, Mission Specialist; Norman E. Thagard, Mission Specialist; William E. Thornton, Mission Specialist; Lodewijk van den Berg, Payload Specialist; Taylor G. Wang, Payload Specialist.

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