Dr. Paul J. Tikalsky, dean of College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, has appointed Dr. Qingsheng Wang holder of the Dale F. Janes Endowed Professorship in Fire Protection & Safety.
Wang is an associate professor in Fire Protection & Safety and a graduate faculty in Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University and is also a faculty fellow of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University. Wang earned his bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang University and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.
Wang’s research is focused on process safety and fire protection engineering. His research group is particularly interested in the prevention, protection and mitigation of fire and explosion hazards in the energy industries. In addition, the group is developing new flame retardant materials which, when exposed to fire, char very quickly, creating a physical/chemical barrier that reduces the original material’s flammability.
The Dale F. Janes Endowed Professorship in Fire Protection and Safety was created in 2007. In 2008, FPST stakeholders donated over $400,000 for the creation of a $1.6 million endowed professorship, for the university’s “40 Days and 40 Nights” fundraising campaign, in which donations of over $250,000 were quadrupled.