Dr. Shengkai Wang works at the interdisciplinary frontier of optical sciences, fluid mechanics and thermal engineering. He develops and applies precision laser diagnostic tools to study the fundamental physical and chemical processes in gasdynamics, aerothermodynamics and combustion kinetics. He is also exploring research opportunities of advancing laser spectroscopy to other research areas, such as novel energy conversion strategies, atmospheric and oceanic monitoring, and noninvasive biomedical diagnoses, to address emerging measurement needs unmet by conventional methods.