Engineering Stimuli-Responsive Material Solutions
Our sincerest gratitude goes out to all the heroes in our communities for their selfless service and sacrifice in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
To safeguard and enhance the capabilities of our structural and human assets by designing stimuli-responsive materials coupled with novel interrogation, modeling, and analytical methods
We are the Active, Responsive, Multifunctional, and Ordered-materials Research (ARMOR) Laboratory at UC San Diego, led by Prof. Ken Loh. We conduct fundamental research, advance innovative ideas and technologies, and prototype new sensing and actuation systems. Our work spans the broad spectrum of technology readiness levels (TRL), with both civilian and military applications.
Bio-inspired material systems
Composites and nanocomposites
Damage characterization and structural health monitoring
Human health and performance sensing
Noncontact and nondestructive sensing
Soft actuators and robotics
Smart infrastructure materials
Tomographic algorithms and techniques
Our physical structures and human assets are susceptible to different types of degradation and damage that can adversely impact their performance. We are not only motivated to develop new technologies that can characterize or mitigate the onset of damage and offer effective countermeasures, but we also seek to enhance and augment their functionality, safety, and performance.
August 3, 2020
Congratulatiosn to Dr. Long Wang for accepting an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Cal State San Luis Obispo! Dr. Wang will start his position this Fall 2020.
July 31, 2020
Congratulations to ARMOR Lab alumni, Prof. Donghyeon Ryu, for being promoted to Associate Professor at New Mexico Tech!
July 20, 2020
Congratulations to Ms. Yun-An Lin and Mr. Xinlun Zhao for completing their M.S. in Structural Engineering! Both of them are continuing as Ph.D. students in the ARMOR Lab.
June 1, 2020
The ARMOR Lab welcomes new MS student, Mr. Jeffrey Liu in Structural Engineering, as well as new 3+2 BS/MS students, Mr. Chih-Yen Wang and Mr. Shih-Chao Huang!
May 1, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Sumit Gupta for successfully defending his thesis and finishing his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering!
April 24, 2020
Congratulations to Ms. Yun-An Lin for being awarded the prestigious J. Yang Foundation Scholarship. The purpose of the J Yang Scholarship is to recruit and retain future scholars for successful graduate careers. Congrats Ann!
March 17, 2020
Information about UC San Diego's response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.
The ARMOR Lab is physically located in the UC San Diego, Structural and Materials Engineering (SME) Building, Lab 413 (main lab) and Lab 410 (Center for Extreme Events Research Lab).
Visitor parking is available in Gilman Parking Structure (5 min on foot to the SME Building). Note that construction is underway near the SME Building. Follow detour signs and exercise caution when near construction zones.
Contact Information for Prof. Ken Loh:
E-mail (preferred contact method): firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: (858) 822-0431
Fax: (858) 534-1310
Office: SME 445E
Mailing Address: UC San Diego, Structural Eng., 9500 Gilman Dr MC 0085, SME 445E, La Jolla, CA 92093-0085
Pronouns: He / His