Lily Wang

Lily Wang, PhD, PE, FASA

Lily Wang

Contact Information:

PKI 100C (Scott Campus)
NH 121B (City Campus)
City Campus (Lincoln) / Scott Campus (Omaha)
(402) 554-2065 (Scott Campus)
(402) 472-8897 (City Campus)
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Director, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Acoustics, Pennsylvania State University
  • BSE in Civil Engineering with Certificate in Architecture, Princeton University

Recent News

Our paper "Listening effort by native and non-native listeners due to noise, reverberation and talker foreign accent during English speech perception" has received the 2020 ASHA Editor's Award in the JSLHR-Hearing Section!

The International Year of Sound has been extended through 2021! Learn more at My research group's article "Building a Sound Future for Students: Considering the Acoustics in Occupied Active Classrooms" has been selected for the special International Year of Sound Issue of Acoustics Today.

Get an inside look at the Nebraska Acoustics Group Lab (PKI Room 210) and Acoustics Testing Chamber (PKI Room 131) through this virtual tour of the UNL Architectural Engineering Program!  To experience the 360 video fully, access it through the YouTube app on your mobile device, or on Firefox or Chrome web browsers.

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About Lily Wang

Dr. Lily Wang is Director of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Her primary research interests are in room acoustics and noise control.  Her research group's work on human perception and performance in noise, classroom acoustics, uncertainty in acoustic measurements, and room acoustics computer modeling has been funded by AHRI, ASHRAE, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Veneklasen Research Foundation.  

Dr. Wang is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA); Board-Certified by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering; a Professional Engineer licensed in Acoustics through the state of Oregon; and a recipient of the ASA Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, ASA R. Bruce Lindsay Award, NSF CAREER Award, and ASHRAE Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award.  
She has also received a number of teaching and mentoring awards, including the ASA Student Council Mentoring Award. She has served as ASA President (2018-19),  Vice-President (2015-16) and Chair of the its Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics (2004-07). 


Academic Appointments:
  • Director, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction (2021-present)
  • Associate Dean for Faculty and Inclusion, UNL College of Engineering (2018-2021)
  • Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Development, UNL College of Engineering (2013-2018)
  • Professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction (2013-present)
  • Program Coordinator, Architectural Engineering (2010-2013)
  • Graduate Committee Chair, Architectural Engineering (2010-2013)
  • Associate Professor, Architectural Engineering (2006-2013)
  • BS/MAE Program Officer, Architectural Engineering (2005-2009)
  • Assistant Professor, Architectural Engineering (2000-2006)
Professional Affiliations:
Acoustical Society of America (ASA): Fellow (2007-present) ASHRAE Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)
  • INCE Board Certified (2006-present)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Honors and Awards

  • Acoustical Society of America Student Council Mentoring Award (2015)
  • ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer (2012-16)
  • ASHRAE Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award (2012)
  • ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award (2012)
  • Girls Preparatory School (GPS) Margaret Rawlings Lupton Award of Excellence (2009)
  • Elected to Fellowship in the Acoustical Society of America (2007)
  • Acoustical Society of America R. Bruce Lindsay Award (2005)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2002-07)
  • Acoustical Society of America F.V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (1999)
  • UNL Architectural Engineering Student Leadership and Advisory Committee (AESLAC) Award for Extracurricular Support (2014)
  • UNL AESLAC Mentoring Award (2015, 2013, 2009, 2006)
  • UNL AESLAC Teaching Award (2012)
  • UNL University Distinguished Teaching Award, joint with College of Engineering Holling Family Master Teacher Award (2012)
  • UNL College of Engineering Holling Family Senior Distinguished Teaching Award (2011)
  • UNL College of Engineering Holling Family Distinguished Teaching/Advising/Mentoring Award (2009)
  • UNL College of Engineering Faculty Service Award (2009)
  • UNL Architectural Engineering Directors Award (2009)
  • Vranek Distinguished Scholar: UNL College of Engineering Endowed Professorship at the Associate Level (2008-11)
  • UNL Excellence in Graduate Education Award (2006)
  • UNL College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award (2005-07)


Selected Publications

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Recent Presentations