Biography

KEN LOH, PH.D.

Contact Information:

  • E-mail: kenloh@ucsd.edu

  • Office: (858) 822-0431

  • Fax: (858) 534-1310

  • Office Location: SME 445E

  • Lab Locations: SME 413 and SME 410 (CEER Lab)

  • Mailing Address: 9500 Gilman Dr MC 0085, La Jolla, CA 92093-0085, USA

Positions at the University of California San Diego:

  • Director of ARMOR Lab

  • Associate Director of the Center for Extreme Events Research (CEER)

  • Professor, Department of Structural Engineering

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering Program

Academic Preparation:

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship, UC San Diego (2019)

  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2008)

  • M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2008)

  • M.S. in Structural Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2005)

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2004)

Appointments:

  • 2018/07 - present :: Professor, Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

  • 2018/07 - 2021/06 :: Vice Chair, Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

  • 2018/07 - present :: Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, UC San Diego

  • 2017/09 - present :: Affiliate Faculty, Center for Wearable Sensors (CWS), UC San Diego

  • 2016/01 - present :: Associate Director and Affiliate Faculty, Center for Extreme Events Research (CEER), UC San Diego

  • 2015/11 - present :: Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Graduate Group, UC Davis

  • 2015/11 - 2018/06 :: Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

  • 2015/11 - 2018/06 :: Associate Professor, Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

  • 2015/06 - 2015/12 :: Director, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), Davis

  • 2015/06 - 2015/07 :: Visiting Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, & Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy

  • 2014/07 - 2015/10 :: Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

  • 2014/07 - 2015/10 :: Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Graduate Group, UC Davis

  • 2014/03 - 2014/11 :: Visiting Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  • 2010/12 - 2014/06 :: Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Graduate Group, UC Davis

  • 2008/11 - 2014/06 :: Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

Selected Awards and Honors:

  • 2020 Office of Naval Research, Summer Faculty Research Program, Senior Fellow

  • 2018 Structural Health Monitoring Person-of-the-Year Award (IWSHM)

  • 2015 Joseph Wang Award in Nanoscience (Cognizure)

  • 2014 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, UC Davis

  • 2013-2014 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Core Program

  • 2013 Achenbach Medal (IWSHM)

  • 2013 NSF CAREER Award

  • 2013 SPIE Senior Membership Honor

Patents:

  • K. J. Loh and Y-A. Lin, “Smart Kinesiology Tape for Densely Distributed Human Motion Monitoring,” U.S. Provisional Patent Application 63/053,404. Submitted July 17, 2020.

  • J. A. Jackson, E. Duoss, A. Golobic, M. Messner, C. Spadaccini, and K. J. Loh, “Systems and Methods for Additive Manufacturing to Encapsulate Transformative Colloidal Suspensions,” U.S. Patent 10,661,549. Issued May 26, 2020.

  • K. J. Loh and S. Gupta, “Non-Contact Tomographic Imaging and Thin Film Sensors for Monitoring Prosthesis and Infection,” U.S. Patent 2018/0220920 A1. Issued August 9, 2018.

  • K. J. Loh, L. Wang, H.S. Koo, and S. Gupta, "Multifunctional and Distributed Sensing Fabrics," Provisional U.S. Patent 62/299,344. Filed February 24, 2016.

  • K. J. Loh and J. Gonzalez, “Multifunctional Cement Composites with Load-Bearing and Self-Sensing Properties,” Provisional U.S. Patent 62/165,847. Filed May 22, 2015.

  • J. P. Lynch, N. A. Kotov, and K. J. Loh, “Passive Wireless Readout Mechanisms for Nanocomposite Thin Films Sensors,” U.S. Patent 8,451,124. Issued May 28, 2013.

  • J. P. Lynch, T-C. Hou, N. A. Kotov, N. W. S. Kam, and K. J. Loh, “Electrical Impedance Tomography of Nanoengineered Thin Films,” U.S. Patent 8,159,235. Issued April 17, 2012.

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