Dr. Yong-Yi Wang is a highly experienced technology developer and consultant with over 30 years of expertise in the pipeline industry. He is renowned for his extensive knowledge of energy pipelines and piping systems, particularly welds and joints. Dr. Wang is a global leader in developing and implementing fitness-for-service (FFS) assessment procedures and strain-based design and assessment (SBDA) technology. He has received numerous accolades, including being honored as a Distinguished Lecture Series speaker at the International Pipeline Conference and being recognized as an “Outstanding Researcher” by PRCI. Dr. Wang has led various initiatives related to crack and anomaly management, geohazard mitigation, and weld integrity. He has played key roles in multiple industry publications and standards, authored numerous papers, and edited significant volumes on pipeline integrity. Dr. Wang holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanics and Materials from MIT, specializing in constraint-sensitive fracture mechanics.