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: Metamaterials and nanocomposites for actuation


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, South Korea (2011)
B.S. in Physics, Hanyang University, South Korea (2009)

Research: Multi-scale modeling of nano-structured materials

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: Stimuli-responsive micro-composites


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


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: Self-sensing 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



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

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

Research: Human performance assessment using wearable sensors



Xi Qiu
 
Xi Qiu
M.S. Student in Materials Science & Engineering, UC San Diego

B.S. in M
aterials Science & Engineering, Chongqing University, China (2016)

Research: Subsurface corrosion monitoring and nondestructive evaluation



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: Sprayable nanocomposite paints and performance characterization


Jintao Zhang
 
Jintao Zhang
M.S. Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, China (2014)

Research: Model updating for structural health monitoring


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Zachary Huang

Zachary Huang

3rd-year Undergraduate Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

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


Miranda Mellor

Miranda Mellor

3rd-year Undergraduate Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

Research: Stimuli-responsive nanocomposites for structural health monitoring
Graduate student mentor: Han-Joo Lee



Ramin Mousacohen

Ramin Mousacohen

3rd-year Undergraduate Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

Research: Printed wearable nanocomposite sensors
Graduate student mentor: Long Wang



Christina Ngo

Christina Ngo

2nd-year Undergraduate Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

Research: Rapid nanocomposite and thin film assembly
Graduate student mentor: Sumit Gupta


Arash Rohani

Arash Rohani

3rd-year Undergraduate Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

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


Aaron Vongsa

Aaron Vongsa

3rd-year Undergraduate Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

Research: Fabric-based pressure sensors
Graduate student mentor: Long Wang


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