Dr. Kon-Well Wang is the Stephen P. Timoshenko Professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Michigan (U-M). He has been the U-M ME Department Chair from 2008 to 2018, and has served as a Division Director at the U.S. National Science Foundation for two years, 2019-20, via an Executive Intergovernmental Personnel Act rotator appointment. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, worked at the General Motors Research Labs as a Sr. Research Engineer, and started his academic career at the Pennsylvania State University in 1988. At Penn State, Dr. Wang has served as the William E. Diefenderfer Chaired Professor, co-founder and Associate Director of the Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, and a Group Leader for the Center for Acoustics & Vibration. He joined the U-M in 2008. Dr. Wang’s main technical interests are in structural dynamics and controls, especially in the emerging fields of programmable metastructures and metamaterials, origami mechanics & dynamics, and intelligent structural & material systems, with applications in vibration, wave & noise controls, energy harvesting, and sensing & monitoring. He has received various recognitions, such as the ASME Rayleigh Lecture Award, the Pi Tau Sigma-ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, the ASME J.P. Den Hartog Award, the SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award, the ASME Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Prize, the ASME N.O. Myklestad Award, and the ASME Rudolf Kalman Award. He has been Chair of the ASME Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound and ASME ME Department Heads Executive Committee, Editor in Chief for the ASME Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, and an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member for many journals. Dr. Wang is a Fellow of the ASME, AAAS, and IOP.