Jinkyu "JK" Yang

Jinkyu Yang

Assistant Professor
Office: 311B Guggenheim
Phone: (206) 543-6612

PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
BS, Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Jinkyu “JK” Yang joined the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics in the summer of 2013. Formerly, he was an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering as well as 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 is 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., composite materials, metamaterials, phononic crystals) 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.