Ben Wang is the Eugene C. Gwaltney Jr. Chair in Manufacturing Systems in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. In addition, Dr. Wang jointly serves as the executive director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (formerly the Manufacturing Research Center).
Dr. Wang's primary research interest is in applying emerging technologies to improve manufacturing competitiveness. He specializes in process development for affordable composite materials. Dr. Wang is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the growing field of nanomaterials science. His main area of research involves a material known as "buckypaper", which has shown promise in a variety of applications, including the development of aerospace structures, the production of effective lightweight body armor and armored vehicles, improvements in energy and power efficiency, enhancements in thermal management of engineering systems, and construction of the next-generation of computer displays.