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 materials and architectures (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. His research has been featured in news media, such as Reuters, NSF News, and U.S. Public Broadcasting Service, and he has received 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