Jinkyu "JK" Yang
Aeronautics & Astronautics
- (206) 543-6612
- GUG 311E
- Laboratory for Engineered Materials and Structures (LEMS)
- CV (PDF)
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
AIAA student conference awards
Two A&A papers won recognition from the 2020 AIAA Region VI Student Conference.
Ferrante and Yang win FACET awards
A&A's Ferrante and Yang are recognized for their influence on the professional development of their students.
Origami work featured on Crosscut
A&A's JK Yang informs design, medicine and the future of space travel with a single sheet of folding paper.