Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering



Bio-inspired materials with self-adaptable mechanical behaviors and architected materials with extreme energy absorption & deep subwavelength sound absorption.


Prof. Sung Hoon Kang


Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.


Friday, September 16, 2022 at 11:00:00 AM   Add to Calendar


GTMI Building, Room Auditorium


Hu, Yuhang


I will present our ongoing efforts to synthesize and manufacture novel materials and structures guided by mechanics and numerical modeling and/or enabled by 3D printing. First, I will present a material system that can self-adapt to mechanical loadings and mitigate damages inspired by bone [1]. Second, I will present architected materials (or metamaterials) with extreme and adaptive energy dissipation based on liquid crystal elastomers [2]. Third, I will present architected materials absorbing deep subwavelength sounds with tunable frequency ranges. [1] Orrego et al., Advanced Materials, 32, 1906970 (2020). [2] Jeon et al., Advanced Materials, 2200272 (2022).


Sung Hoon Kang is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics at Harvard University and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and Seoul National University, respectively. He co-authored 58 papers, gave ~170 presentations (including >100 invited talks), and has six patents. His honors include 2022 Hanwha Non-Tenured Faculty Award, Invitee for 2022 U.S.-Africa Frontiers of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium, 2021, 2020 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, Invitee for 2019 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, FY 2018 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Award, and Invitee for 2016 National Academy of Engineering US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. He served as the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Editor of ASME Technical Committee on Mechanics of Soft Materials.


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