王作剛

Tso-Kang Wang

願我於前行之際,能夠留下一路餅乾碎屑。即使被現實蠶食,餘繞的那一絲甜蜜氣味,仍能讓我回憶起過往種種。

Pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Florida State University, Tso-Kang focuses his research on fluid-structure interaction and flow control. He received his MS degree from National Taiwan University in 2016 with research on enabling a bio-inspired robot to traverse on rough terrain with a model-based control method. He received his BS degree in physics in 2014 from NTU.

This website is my ever-growing time capsule, freezing every bit of the best, the worst, and the most unforgettable moment in words and frames. 

Curriculum Vitae

(Updated 04/2022)

Education

Ph.D. Canditate, Florida State University, ME, Tallahassee, USA, 2017.08 - present

  • Advisor: Kourosh Shoele

  • Research Topic: Fluid-structure interaction, Flow control, Modal analysis

M.S., National Taiwan University, Mechanical Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan, 2014.09 - 2016.06

  • Advisor: Pei-Chun Lin

  • Thesis Title: Running of a hexapod robot on viscoelastic terrain by using a torque-actuated, dissipative and spring-loaded inverted pendulum model with rolling contact

B.S., National Taiwan University, Physics, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010.09 - 2014.06

  • Undergraduate Research Advisor: Hong-Ren Jiang

  • Research Title: Direct Measurement of non-equilibrium depletion interaction of colloids in flow

Working Experiences

Director, FLUX Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, 2015.09 - 2021.07

  • The modular FLUX 3D printer campaign raised $1,641,075 USD on Kickstarter in Dec. 2014.

  • All pre-ordered units had been shipped and received positive customer feedback.

  • FLUX Inc. now has more than 100 local distributors around the world and keeps working toward the goal of letting digital fabrication become accessible to anyone who has a desire for creation.

Hardware Engineer & Operations Manager, FLUX Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, 2015.01 - 2016.07

  • Participated in the development of different modules for the FLUX 3D printer, including the pen holder and the extruder modules.

  • Took part in the decision on mass production and overall development timeline.

  • Supervised the customer relationships with international Kickstarter backers.

  • In charge of communication on different platforms including writing the monthly update on Kickstarter and building the help center to provide instructions and tips for users.

Publications & Academic Activities

Journal Publications

  • Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Mode competition in a plunging foil with an active flap: A multiscale modal analysis approach." Phys. Rev. Fluids 7 (2022): 044701. [link]

  • Wang, Tso-Kang, Tomas Solano, and Kourosh Shoele. "Bridge the gap: correlate face mask leakage and facial features with 3D morphable face models." J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol (2021): 1-9. [link]

  • Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Geometrically weighted modal decomposition techniques." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 911 (2021). [link]

  • Hu, Chia-Jui, Tso-Kang Wang, Chun-Kai Huang, and Pei-Chun Lin. "A torque-actuated dissipative spring loaded inverted pendulum model with rolling contact and its application to hexapod running." Bioinspiration & biomimetics 14.2 (2019): 026005. (First two authors contributed equally) [link]

Conference Proceedings

  • Wang, Tso-Kang, Akriti Tripathi, Al Shahriar, Vahid Tavanashad, Rajan Kumar, and Kourosh Shoele. "Flow-Informed Vibration-Based Health Monitoring Technique." AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum. 2021. [link]

  • Rosenberg, Kevin T., Albert Medina, Tso-Kang Wang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Resolvent Analysis of Morphing Bodies." AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum. 2021. [link]

  • Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Identification of Transient Modes During Formation and Detachment of a Laminar Separation Bubble using Kernel Mode Decomposition." AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. 2021. [link]

  • Richardson, Ross, Tso-Kang Wang, Louis N. Cattafesta, and Kourosh Shoele. "Dynamics of a Separation Bubble Subject to Compliant Surface Motion." AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum. 2019. [link]

  • Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Aeroelastic flutter in the presence of an active flap." 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference. 2018. [link]

  • Chen, Chung-Li, Tso-Kang Wang, Chia-Jui Hu, and Pei-Chun Lin. "Model-based dynamic gait in a quadruped robot with waist actuation." 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). IEEE, 2016. [link]

Technical Presentation​​

  • Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Kernel Mode Decomposition for Time-Frequency Localization of Transient Flow." APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting. 2021. [link]

  • Shoele, Kourosh, and Tso-Kang Wang. "Geometrically Weighted Modal Decomposition Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems." AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum. 2021. (Invited talk as presenter)

  • Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Aeroelastic Flutter of an Airfoil in the Presence of an Active Flap." APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting. 2020. [link]

  • Shoele, Kourosh, and Tso-Kang Wang. "Geometrically-weighted Modal Analysis Technique." APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting. 2019. (Second author was the presenter) [link]

  • Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Separation Bubble Subject to a Compliant Surface: A Linear Approach." APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting. 2019. [link]

  • Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Stability Analyses of a Foil with an Active Trailing-edge Flap." APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting. 2018. [link]

Poster Presentation

  • Tso-Kang Wang, Hong-Ren Jiang, “Direct Measurement of non-equilibrium depletion interaction of colloids in flow.” 2014 Annual meeting of PSROC, 2014

Extracurricular Experiences

Co-Chair and Co-Founder, ME Graduate Student Association, Florida State University, 2019 - 2022

  • Co-founded the first grad student association in College of Engineering

  • Supervise the outreach & volunteering branch

President, Students' Society of Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, 2012 - 2013