Jinkyu "JK" Yang
Aeronautics & Astronautics
- (206) 543-6612
- GUG 311E
- Laboratory for Engineered Materials and Structures (LEMS)
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Jinkyu “JK” Yang received his Ph.D. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 2000. Before joining the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics in the summer of 2013, he was an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and an interim Program Director of Aerospace Program at the University of South Carolina (2011-2013). He was a postdoctoral research scholar at Caltech (2009-2011) and also has industrial experience in product development as a senior engineer at Samsung Electronics (2006-2009).
His research has been directed towards developing advanced structures and sensing systems for aerospace, mechanical, and biomedical applications. To achieve this goal, he employs novel engineered material systems (e.g., nonconventional composite materials and metamaterials) that offer enhanced degrees of freedom in controlling the mechanical response of structures. Based on the understanding of the mechanics and dynamics of these media, his research aims at designing a new class of lightweight and intelligent structures with tailored mechanical characteristics and sensing capabilities. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER, University of South Carolina’s Rising Star, and Samsung Think Tank Team Awards.
- PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
- MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
- BS, Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Wearable sensors paper
UW engineers have turned tissue paper into a wearable sensor that can detect human movement.
A&A Australia summer program
A&A Australia, a summer program led by Professor JK Yang and supported by LSAMP, fuses art and STEM into structures and...
JCATI supports composites work
A&A has partnered with JCATI and aerospace company Chomarat to advance composites research and bring hands-on experience...
Aerospace applications of origami
Professor Jinkyu Yang’s research team in the LEMS Lab is designing and fabricating origami-inspired aerospace...
$1.2 million for composites research
A&A's composites research and industry collaborations to receive a boost through BARC award from Washington state.
Origami inspires new rocket leg design
In the 50th anniversary year of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, A&A researchers are designing rocket legs inspired by...
A&A researchers have developed a novel solution, inspired by origami, to help reduce impact forces.