Team

ARMOR LAB DIRECTOR

Ken Loh, Ph.D.

Professor and former Vice Chair of Structural Engineering

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

Director of Center for Extreme Events Research (CEER)

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 Civil Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2005)

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

Interests: Navy, entrepreneurship, anything with wheels, cooking, eating, and travel

POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLARS

Dr. Said Quqa

Post-Doctoral Scholar, ARMOR Lab, UC San Diego

  • Ph.D. in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy, and co-advised with Prof. Luca Landi and Prof. Pier Paolo Diotallevi (2022)

  • B.S. and M.S. in Architecture and Building Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy (2017)

PH.D. STUDENTS

Shih-Chao Huang

Ph.D. Student in Structural Engineering, SHM&NDE, UC San Diego

  • M.S. in Structural Engineering with Specialization in SHM&NDE, UC San Diego (2022)

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (2021)

  • Research: Machine learning methods for enhancing human performance

Yun-An Lin

Ph.D. Student in Structural Engineering, SHM&NDE, UC San Diego

  • M.S. in Structural Engineering with Specialization in SHM&NDE, UC San Diego (2020)

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (2018)

  • Research: Wearable nanocomposite sensors for tactical and athletic performance monitoring and enhancement

  • ORCID: 0000-0001-9440-6164

  • Contact: yul095@eng.ucsd.edu

  • Interests: Home improvement, fashion, fitness, and boba tea

Meme dictionary

Vishnu Naidu

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

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University

  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Univ. of The Witwatersrand, South Africa

  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Durban-Westville, South Africa

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 for active camouflage

  • ORCID: 0000-0003-2333-6175

  • Contact: my CV

  • Interests: All kinds of puzzles and watching baking shows

I absolutely love the beautiful beach in San Diego! Waiting for a sunset with a cup of ice cream (or boba) is my favorite thing to do.

Taylor Pierce

Ph.D. Student in Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC San Diego

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, UC Davis (2020)

  • Research: Field-deployable, wireless, wearable Sensors

  • Interests: San Diego Padres, wildlife, and Starcraft 2

Yening Shu

Ph.D. Candidate 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 characterizing damage in complex structures

  • ORCID: 0000-0003-2615-0827

  • Interests: Guitar playing, singing, yoga-practicing, and spicy foods

Curiosity has its own reason for existing. I like my curiosity about the world.

Elijah Wyckoff

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

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico (2022)

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University (2020)

  • Research: Human and athletic performance

M.S. STUDENTS

Ting-Ya Chang

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

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, National Yung Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (2022)

  • Research: Wearable sensors for human performance assessment

Prithviraj Desai

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

  • B.Tech. in Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India (2020)

  • Research: Piezoelectric rods for scour monitoring

Adam J. Kreutter

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

  • Project Management Professional Certification, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (2017)

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Marquette University (2010)

  • Research: Nondestructive evaluation of aerospace composites

Sijia Li

Ph.D. Student in Structural Engineering, SHM&NDE, UC San Diego

  • M.S. in Structural Engineering with Specialization in SHM&NDE, UC San Diego (2021)

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Iowa State University (2019)

  • Research: Distributed sensing methods for structural health monitoring

  • ORCID: 0000-0002-3015-6466

  • Interests: Hip hop dancing, cooking, and traditional Chinese painting

Emerson Noble

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

  • B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC San Diego (2022)

  • Research: Portable, flexible, and active electronic systems

Chih-Yen Wang

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

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, National Central University (2021)

  • Research: Human digital twin

B.S. - M.S. STUDENTS

TBD

FORMER PH.D. STUDENTS

Dr. Bryan Loyola, Product Technical Lead, Meta

Prof. Donghyeon Ryu, Associate Professor, New Mexico Institute of Technology (Socorro, NM)

Prof. Faezeh Azhari, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (Canada)

Dr. Bo Mi Lee, Post-Doctoral Scholar, University of Central Florida

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar in Computer Science, UC Davis

  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego (2019)

  • Thesis: Model-enabled Design of Nanostructured Thin Film Sensors

Dr. Sumit Gupta, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego (2020)

  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, UC Davis (2016)

  • Thesis: Multifunctional Nanocomposite-Enabled Tomographic Imaging for Structural and Human Health Monitoring

Prof. Long Wang, Assistant Professor, California State Univ - San Luis Obispo

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar in Structural Engineering, 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)

  • Thesis: Development of Multifunctional Nanocomposite Sensing Systems for Structural and Human Health Monitoring

Dr. Yingjun (Irene) Zhao-Duboc, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego

  • ORISE Post-Doctoral Fellow, DoD-VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE), Naval Medical Center San Diego

  • Ph.D. in Mechatronics, Johannes Kepler University, Austria, and co-advised with Prof. Martin Schagerl (2018)

  • M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis (2015)

  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, UC Davis (2011)

  • Thesis: Inkjet-Printed Carbon Nanotube Thin Films for Spatial Damage Sensing on Lightweight-Designed Structures

Dr. Han Joo Lee, Senior Scientist, ASML

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar in Microsystems Technology Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, UC San Diego (2021)

  • Thesis: The Development of Soft Actuation and Selective Control Methods through Vaporization

Dr. Morgan L. Funderburk

  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, UC San DIego (2021)

  • M.S. in Structural Engineering, UC San Diego (2018)

  • Thesis: Development of Passive and Active Piezoelectric Scour Depth Monitoring Sensors

Dr. Said Quqa, Visiting Post-Doctoral Scholar at UC San Diego

  • Ph.D. in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy, and co-advised with Prof. Luca Landi and Prof. Pier Paolo Diotallevi (2022)

  • B.S. and M.S. in Architecture and Building Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy (2017)

  • Thesis: Exploiting the Environment for Structural Health Monitoring: Strategies, Algorithms, and Technologies

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