ARMOR Team Members
DIRECTOR
Ken Loh
 
Kenneth J. Loh, Ph.D.
Director of ARMOR Lab
Associate Professor of Structural Engineering
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2008)
M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2008)
M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2005)
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2004)


PH.D. STUDENTS
Morgan Funderburk

Morgan Funderburk
Ph.D. Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego
M.S. Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Alabama (2015)

Research: Multifunctional structures for scour monitoring


Sumit Gupta
 
Sumit Gupta
Ph.D. Candidate in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

M.S. in Civil Engineering, UC Davis (2015)
B.S. in Construction Engineering, Jadavpur University, India (2014)

Research: Tomographic and optimization methods for structural and human health monitoring


Bo Mi Lee
 
Bo Mi Lee
Ph.D. Candidate in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego
 
M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea (2011)
B.S. in Physics, Hanyang University, South Korea (2009)

Research: Multi-scale model-enabled design of nanocomposites

Han-Joo Lee
 
Han-Joo Lee
Ph.D. Student in Materials Science & Engineering, UC San Diego

M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea (2016)
B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea (2014)

Research: Soft material actuators for soft robotics


Haenara Shin
 
Haenara Shin
Ph.D. Student in Materials Science & Engineering, UC San Diego

M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST, South Korea (2011)
B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST, South Korea (2009)

Research: Multifunctional nanocomposites for sensing and energy harvesting


Long Wang
 
Long Wang
Ph.D. Candidate in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis (2016)
M.S. in Civil Engineering, UC Davis (2015)
B.S. in Port, Waterway, and Coastal Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China (2014)

Research: Nano-engineered fabric-based sensors for distributed structural and human sensing


Tianjiao Zhang
 
Tianjiao Zhang
Ph.D. Student in Nano Engineering, UC San Diego

M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, UC San Diego (2016)
B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Pennsylvania State University (2014)

Research: Noncontact imaging methods for biomedical engineering and diagnostics


M.S. STUDENTS
Gaochen Fan
 
Gaochen Fan
M.S. Student in Materials Science & Engineering, UC San Diego

B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Purdue University (2015)

Research: Curing and damage monitoring of pristine and nano-engineered epoxies

Julie Jackson
 
Julie Jackson
M.S. Student in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis

B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis (2013)

Research: Stimuli-responsive and micro-architected materials



Tae Hoon Kang
 
Tae Hoon Kang
M.S. Student in Nanoengineering, UC San Diego

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, UC San Diego (2011)
B.A. in Economics, UC San Diego (2011)

Research: Additive-manufactured stimuli-responsive nanocomposites


Yumeng Ma
 
Yumeng Ma
M.S. Student in Materials Science & Engineering, UC San Diego

B.S. in Textile Engineering, Donghua University, China (2014)

Research: Noninvasie dental implant imaging and monitoring



Sashank Shivakumar
 
Sashank Shivakumar
M.S. Student in Materials Science & Engineering, UC San Diego

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, PES Institute of Technology, India (2015)

Research: Additively-manufactured self-sensing nanocomposites


Yening Shu
 
Yening Shu
M.S. Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Hunan University, China (2016)

Research: Imaging methods for biomedical engineering


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Megan Boelter

Megan Boelter

4th-year Undergraduate Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

Research: Smart and multifunctional cementitious composite materials
Graduate student mentor: Sumit Gupta


Zachary Huang

Zachary Huang

4th-year Undergraduate Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

Research: Numerical modeling of carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites
Graduate student mentor: Bo Mi Lee


Arash Rohani

Arash Rohani

4th-year Undergraduate Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

Research: Non-destructive evaluation using ultrasonic techniques
Graduate student mentor: Morgan Funderburk


FORMER PH.D. STUDENTS
Bryan Loyola
Dr. Bryan Loyola
Current Position: Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Labs (Livermore, CA)

Ph.D. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis (2012)
M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis (2010)
B.S. in Physics, UC Davis (2005)

Thesis: Distributed In Situ Health Monitoring of Conductive Self-sensing Fiber-reinforced Polymers using Electrical Impedance Tomography


Donghyeon Ryu
Prof. Donghyeon Ryu
Current Position: Assistant Professor, New Mexico Institute of Technology (Socorro, NM)

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, UC Davis (2014)
M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis (2014)
M.S. in Civil Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea (2008)
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea (2004)

Thesis: Multi-modal, Self-sensing, and Photoactive Structural Coatings for Sustainable Infrastructures

Fae Azhari
Prof. Faezeh Azhari
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (Canada)

Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis (2016)
M.Eng. in Industrial Engineering & Operations, UC Berkeley (2015)
M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada (2009)
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Isfahan Tech, Iran (2003)

Thesis: Sensor Development and Response Analysis for Bridge Scour Monitoring and Prognosis