Binbin Wang selected for National Academies’ Gulf Research Fellowship

Binbin Wang

Binbin Wang

Feb. 15, 2022

Binbin Wang, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was recently selected for an Early-Career Research Fellowship through the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences. He is one of only six scientists in the U.S. to receive the fellowship.

Wang will work with the program’s offshore energy safety track, which is focused on contributing to the advancement of safer, more reliable and more efficient offshore energy operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Wang’s research focuses on particle-flows in turbulence — including the fluid systems in the Gulf.

“With the applications of my fundamental research, this is a great opportunity for Missouri to be involved in national projects happening at the Gulf,” Wang said.

In the fellowship announcement, the National Academies of Sciences stressed that today’s offshore oil and gas personnel must be prepared for a variety of scenarios. The six Fellows will aim to understand, manage and reduce systemic risks to offshore energy production and transportation.

“These exceptional Early-Career Research Fellows are working every day to pursue new research, technical capabilities and approaches that promote environmental stewardship and ensure the safety of hardworking crews offshore,” said Karena Mary Mothershed, program head and senior program manager for the Gulf Research Program’s Board on Gulf Education and Engagement. “We are incredibly excited to announce this cohort of Fellows and to continue supporting them as they take on some of the biggest challenges in the offshore energy sector.”

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