About Ross

Dr. Chieh “Ross” Wang joined the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as an R&D Staff in July 2018.  Prior to ORNL, he was an on-site engineer for the Applied Research Associates Inc. at the Florida Department of Transportation’s State Materials Office.  He earned his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech in May, 2017.  He received his M.S. and B.S. in Civil Engineering at the National Taiwan University in 2007 and 2005.  Dr. Wang’s research revolves around utilizing emerging sensing technologies (e.g., 3D laser imaging and computer vision) for advanced condition evaluation and monitoring of transportation assets (e.g., pavements, traffic signs, and pavement markings) and traffic safety awareness in work zones and intelligent vehicles.  In addition, Dr. Wang has extensive experience in teaching, including being a full-time teaching assistant (TA) at National Taiwan University for two years and a graduate TA of several undergraduate and graduate courses at Georgia Tech. Dr. Wang’s goal is to become a civil engineering professor, dedicating his career to advancing the collective knowledge in transportation research and preparing the future generations of engineers.  Outside of academia, he enjoys singing in the choir, playing the guitar, traveling with family, biking, and shooting some hoops.



More about Ross

  • Engineering Georgia (July/August 2016) – A picture of me as one of the three invited student speakers with the GAITE president at a GAITE meeting.
  • Engineering Georgia (March/April 2016) – Abstract of my award winning essay was featured in the magazine.
  • Student Profile on NCTSPM (September 2015) – A very nice article about who I am, where I came from, and what I do, published on the National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM) website.
  • News on CEE@GT (February 2015) – An article about the IRF Road Scholar Program and elected class president.
  • IRF Notes (January 2015) – A newsletter about the IRF Road Scholar Program and a picture of the IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey and Ross (as the 2015 IRF Road Scholar Program President).
  • News on CEE@GT (November 2014) – A summary of departmental awards honoring top teachers, researchers, staff, and students.