Tributes paid to Professor Wenbin Wang

Dear colleagues,

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Professor Wenbin Wang died on Sunday.  He passed away peacefully with his family at his side.

Wenbin joined us from the University of Science & Technology Beijing in 2014 as a 0.2fte Professor of Operational Research and Applied Statistics. Previously he had worked in a senior role at Salford University as Director of the Centre for Operational Research and Applied Statistics before becoming Dean of Donlinks School of Economics and Management at USTB. At Manchester Metropolitan he has worked closely with colleagues in providing leadership in the development of our academic and research activities in China. Wenbin always secured a prodigious research output and since joining us he had published at least a further 12 papers adding to the publication of 170 high ranking articles over the course of his academic career.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday 13th September, 9:40 until 11:00 at Altrincham crematorium (Whitehouse Lane, Altrincham, WA14 5RH). Instead of flowers, the family have asked for donations to be made to St Ann’s Hospice. There will be a donation box on the day.  Anybody who is not going to the funeral but would like to make a donation then please pass this to Alison Jones in room 2.15.

Best wishes


Professor Julia Clarke

Pro-Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty of Business and Law

Manchester Metropolitan University