Junmin Wang

Junmin Wang, professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar on behalf of the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Program. 

Wang will serve as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at Yonsei University in South Korea. He will travel to the university and others in the region through fall 2024. 

Fulbright Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad. Fulbright scholars also play a critical role in U.S. public diplomacy, establishing long-term relationships between people and nations. Alumni of the Fulbright Program include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 80 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of leaders and world-renowned experts in academia and many other fields across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Distinguished Scholar awards are viewed as the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Awards are open to scholars who have more than seven years of experience in their discipline or area of expertise.  

Wang currently holds the Lee Norris and Linda Steen Norris Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering and directs the Mobility Systems Laboratory at UT Austin.