Team Members

ARMOR LAB DIRECTOR

Ken Loh, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair of Structural Engineering

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

Office: SME 445E

  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2008)
  • M.S. in Materials Science and 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)

POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLARS

Dr. Yingjun (Irene) Zhao

ORISE Post-Doctoral Fellow, DoD-VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE)

Co-supervised by Naval Medical Center San Diego

Office: SME 343D

  • Ph.D. in Mechatronics, Johannes Kepler University, Austria (2018)
  • M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis (2015)
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, UC Davis (2011)
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, UC Davis (2009)
  • Research: Warfighter protection and performance assessment

PH.D. STUDENTS

Morgan Funderburk

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

  • M.S. in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego (2018)
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Alabama (2015)
  • Research: Multifunctional structures for scour monitoring

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

Han Joo Lee

Ph.D. Candidate 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

Yujin Park

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

  • M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Pusan National University, South Korea (2018)
  • B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Pusan National University, South Korea (2015)
  • Research: Stimuli-responsive metamaterials

Yening Shu

Ph.D. Student in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

  • M.S. in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego (2018)
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Hunan University, China (2016)
  • Research: Tomographic imaging methods for health assessment

M.S. STUDENTS

Tae Hoon Kang

M.S. Student in Nano Engineering, 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 composites

Sijia Li

M.S. Student in Structural Engineering, SHM&NDE, UC San Diego

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Iowa State University (2019)
  • Research: Distributed sensing for structural health monitoring

Yun-An Lin

M.S. Student in Structural Engineering, SHM&NDE, UC San Diego

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (2018)
  • Research: Wearable nanocomposite sensors for human performance monitoring

Xinlun Zhao

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

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering & Architecture, China (2018)
  • Research: Machine learning

FORMER PH.D. STUDENTS

Dr. Bryan Loyola

Researcher, Microsoft

Formerly, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Labs (Livermore, CA)

Prof. Donghyeon Ryu

Assistant Professor, New Mexico Institute of Technology (Socorro, NM)

Prof. Faezeh Azhari

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (Canada)

Dr. Bo Mi Lee

Post-Doctoral Scholar, UC Davis

  • B.S. in Physics, Hanyang University, South Korea (2009)
  • M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea (2011)
  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego (2019)
  • Thesis: Model-enabled Design of Nanostructured Thin Film Sensors

Dr. Long Wang

Post-Doctoral Scholar, UC San Diego

  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego (2019)
  • 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)
  • Thesis: Development of Multifunctional Nanocomposite Sensing Systems for Structural and Human Health Monitoring
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