Team Members

ARMOR LAB DIRECTOR

Ken Loh, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair of Structural Engineering

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

  • 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)

PH.D. STUDENTS

Morgan Funderburk

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

  • M.S. Student 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

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: Model-enabled multi-scale design of nanocomposite sensors

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

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

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

Ph.D. Student in Materials Science & 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 diagnostics

M.S. STUDENTS

Matthew Gerdes

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

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, CSU Northridge (2017)
  • A.A. in General Science, Santa Monica College (2016)
  • A.A. in Natural Sciences and Humanities, Pasadena City College (2015)
  • Research: System identification of structural systems

Zachary Huang

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

  • B.S. in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego (2018)
  • Research: Numerical modeling of carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites

Yun-An Lin

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

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (2017)
  • Research: Wearable nanocomposite sensors for smart socket prostheses

Julie Mancini

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

  • B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis (2013)
  • Research: Field-responsive micro-architected materials

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

Gianmarco Vella

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

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University (2017)
  • Research: Nanocomposite metamaterials for structural sensing and actuation

FORMER PH.D. STUDENTS

Dr. Bryan Loyola

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)

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