Prof. Charlie C. L. Wang is a Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering with expertise in geometric computing, design and manufacturing. Before being re-appointed back to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in July 2018, he was a tenured Professor and Chair of Advanced Manufacturing (2016-2018) at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands and Professor (2015-2016) / Associate Professor (2009-2015) / Assistant Professor (2003-2009) of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at CUHK. He holds a non-paid position as Professor of Advanced Manufacturing at TU Delft (2018-2023) at present, and was a visiting professor at University of Southern California (2011). Prof. Wang received a few awards from professional societies including the ASME CIE Excellence in Research Award (2016), the ASME CIE Young Engineer Award (2009), the Best Paper Awards of ASME CIE Conferences (twice in 2008 and 2001 respectively), the Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award of ASME CIE Conference (2011), and the NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award (2013). He received his B.Eng. degree (1998) in mechatronics engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and his M.Phil (2000) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in mechanical engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE).
Besides research, Prof. Wang also received a few teaching awards including the CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award in 2008. His philosophy is that a good teacher not only imparts knowledge but also inspires students to seek truth beyond tradition, definition and image.