Kang, Sung Hoon

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
http://kang.me.jhu.edu

Malone Hall 111
(410) 516-4135
shkang@jhu.edu

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MechE’s Kang selected to attend National Academy of Engineering’s 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

June 8, 2016

Sung Hoon Kang, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, set for September 19 through 21 in Irvine, CA.. The event brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to […]

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HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Internship Program celebrates first students

September 3, 2015

Faculty and students from the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Malone Hall to celebrate the work of the 2015 HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program summer Interns. Samantha French and Amanda Metcalf worked with HEMI faculty, staff, and students to complete the 10-week program […]

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About

Education
  • Ph.D. 2012, Harvard University
Experience
  • 2012 - 2014:  Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University
  • 2008 - 2012:  Research Assistant, Harvard University
  • 2004 - 2009:  Staff Scientist, EIC Laboraties, Inc.
  • 2001 - 2004:  Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Areas
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced materials with tailored properties
  • Advanced structures with tailored properties
  • Computational Modeling
  • Liquid wetting and repllency of bioinspired surfaces
  • Novel micro/nanostructure fabrication approach
  • Pattern formation by interactions between bioinspired polymeric micro/nanostructures and liquids
  • Tunable mechanical metamaterials and systems by harnessing behaviors of soft materials
Awards
  • 2017:  FY 2018 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program Award
  • 2016:  Invitee, National Academy of Engineering’s US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • 2013:  Early Career Development Workshop Fellowship
  • 2012:  Poster Award, Aspen Winter Conference on Growth and Form: Pattern Formation in Biology
  • 2011:  Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award Gold Medal
  • 2011:  Second Place Poster Award, NSF Workshop and Freund Symposium on Future Directions of Mechanics Research
  • 2010:  Second Place in Science as Art Competition
  • 2010:  First Place in Photography Category of International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
Presentations
  • "Bioinspired materials with self-adaptable mechanical properties and self-regeneration", 7th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues.  December 14, 2017
  • "Synthesis of polymeric composites for ultrasensitive low-cost sensors and bone-inspired materials with self-adaptable mechanical properties and self-healing", School of Chemical Engineering Seminar, Sungkyunkwan University.  November 24, 2017
  • "Harnessing behaviors of piezoelectric polymer composites for enhancing charge generation and bone-inspired materials with self-adaptable mechanical properties and self-healing", Department of Materials Science and Engineering Seminar, Seoul National University.  November 23, 2017
  • "Synthesis of polymer composites for ultrasensitive low-cost sensors and bone-inspired materials with self-regulating mechanical properties", Dept. of Materials Sci.and Eng. Seminar , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.  November 22, 2017
  • "Ultrasensitive low-cost tactile sensors and bioinspired mineralized scaffolds with self-adaptable mechanical properties and self-regeneration", Department of Bio and Brain Engineering Seminar, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.  November 22, 2017
  • "Harnessing behaviors of polymer composites for ultrasensitive low-cost sensors and bone-inspired materials with self-regulating mechanical properties", Department of Materials Science Engineering Seminar at Pohang University of Science and Technology.  November 21, 2017
  • "Architected materials for tunable elastic wave propagation and reversible energy absorption,”", Seminar at Korea Institute of Science and Technology.  November 20, 2017
  • "Viscoelastic Effects on the Performance of Soft Piezoelectric Nanocomposites", ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.  November 7, 2017
  • "Harnessing behaviors of piezoelectric polymer composites for enhancing charge generation and bone-inspired materials with self-adaptable mechanical properties and self-healing", College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado-Denver.  October 23, 2017
  • "3D Printing: A Technology That Transforms Our Lives", Engineering Innovation.  June 29, 2017
  • "3D Printing for Micro/Nanotechnology", EN. 540.440/640 (The Science and Engineering of Small Structure).  April 17, 2017
  • "Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Architected Materials for Energy Absorption and Vibration Propagation Control", Department Seminar.  December 1, 2016
  • "Harvesting Energy from the Flow-Induced Flutter of a Piezoleaf", 2016 APS March Meeting.  Baltimore, MD.  November 1, 2016
  • "A Bidirectional Self-Folding Actuator Based on Bilayer Shape Memory Polymers and Its Application to a Self-Folding Transformer", ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.  Phoenix, AZ.  November 1, 2016
  • "Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Architected Materials for Energy Absorption and Vibration Propagation Control", Department Seminar.  Calgary, AB, Canada.  October 1, 2016
  • "The Future of Vibration Energy Transfer in Solids and Structures: Needs and Opportunities", Army Research Office Invited Workshop on the Future of Vibration Energy Transfer in Solids and Structures.  Seattle, WA.  October 1, 2016
  • "Steering Behaviors of 3D Printed Materials and Structures".  Aberdeen, MD.  August 1, 2016
  • "3D Printing: A Technology That Transforms Our Lives", Engineering Innovation.  Baltimore, MD.  July 1, 2016
  • "Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Architected Materials for Energy Absorption and Tunable Vibration Propagation".  Baltimore, D.  July 1, 2016
  • "Architected Materials for Tunable Elastic Wave Propagation and Reversible Energy Absorption", Department Seminar.  Stony Brook, NY.  May 1, 2016
  • "Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Architected Materials for Tunable Wave Propagation and Shape-Recoverable Energy-Absorption", Department Seminar.  Portland, OR.  May 1, 2016
  • "Harnessing Deformation of Soft Materials for Multifunctionality", Gordon Research Conference (Multifunctional Materials and Structures).  Ventura, CA.  February 1, 2016
  • "Architected Materials for Reversible Trapping of Elastic Strain Energy", Materials Research Society Fall Meeting.  Boston, MA.  December 1, 2015
  • "Design and Fabrication of Shape-Recoverable Energy-Absorbing Structures by Numerical Modeling and 3D Printing", ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.  Houston, TX.  November 1, 2015
  • "Harnessing Soft Materials for Functionality through Deformation and Instability", 4th EITA Young Investigator Conference.  Cambridge, MA.  August 1, 2015
  • "Steering Interactions between Bioinspired Polymeric Fibrous Structures and Fluids".  Gaithersburg, MD.  June 1, 2015
  • "3D Technologies and Their Applications for Architected Materials", Greater Baltimore Committee on Education and Workforce Meeting.  Baltimore, MD.  May 1, 2015
  • "Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Architected Materials for Tunable Wave Propagation and Shape-Recoverable Energy-Absorption", 2015 Mach Conference.  Annapolis, MD.  April 1, 2015
  • "Steering Evaporation-Induced Self-Assembly of Nanopost Arrays by Interplay between Mechanics and Surface Chemistry", FNANO 15.  Snowbird, UT.  April 1, 2015
  • "Harnessing Snapthrough Instablity for Shape-Recoverable Energy-Absorbing Structure", American Physical Society March Meeting.  San Antonio, TX.  March 1, 2015
  • "Harnessing Deformation and Instability of Soft Structured Materials for Tunable Structures and Devices", Aerospace Engineering Colloqium.  Seatle, WA.  February 1, 2015
  • "Formation of Complex Ordered Patterns in Buckling Induced Geometrically Frustrated Triangular Cellular Structures", Materials Research Society Spring Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.  April 1, 2014
  • "Shape Programmable Metamaterials", Materials Research Society Spring Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.  April 1, 2014
  • "Soft Structured Materials: Functionality through Deformation and Instability", Materials Research Society Spring Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.  April 1, 2014
  • "Complex Ordered Patterns in Mechanical Instability Induced Geometrically Frustrated Triangular Cellular Structures", American Physical Society March Meeting.  Denver, CO.  March 1, 2014
  • "Experiments, Modeling, and Analysis of Geometrically Frustrated Cellular Structures", Materials Research Society Fall Meeting.  Boston, MA.  December 1, 2013
  • "Complex Ordered Patterns in Buckling-Induced Geometrically Frustrated Cellular Structures", 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.  San Diego, CA.  November 1, 2013
  • "Self-Organization of Polymer Nanofiber Arrays for Bioinspired Multifunctional Systems", 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress.  San Diego, CA.  November 1, 2013
  • "Complex Patterns with Tunability by Coupling Mechanical Instability with Geometrical Frustration", New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures.  Boston, MA.  October 1, 2013
  • "Harnessing Pattern Formation by Interaction between Liquid and Bioinspired Structured Surfaces", Invited Seminar.  Seoul, Korea.  July 1, 2013
  • "Self-Organization of Bioinspired Structured Surfaces by Interaction with Liquid", Department Seminar.  Seoul, Korea.  July 1, 2013
  • "Formation of Complex Ordered Patterns by Harnessing Mechanical Instability in Geometrically Frustrated Lattices", Society of Engineering Science 50th Annual Technical Meeting.  Providence, RI.  July 1, 2013
  • "Coupling Geometrical Frustration with Mechanical Instabilities to Design Surfaces with Three Dynamically Changing States", American Physical Society March Meeting.  Baltimore, MD.  March 1, 2013
  • "Chiral Pattern Formation in Polymer-Based Supported Cellular Structures by Elastic Instabilit", Materials Research Society Fall Meeting.  Boston, MA.  November 1, 2012
  • "Evaporation-Induced Self-Organization of Polymer Nanorod Arrays: When Structured Solids Met a Liqui", Society of Engineering Science 49th Annual Technical Meeting.  Atlanta, GA.  October 1, 2012
  • "Steering Nanostructures: Controlling Self-Assembly of Bio-inspired Nanofibers", American Chemical Society Meeting.  San Diego, CA.  March 1, 2012
  • "Capillary-Induced Self-Organization of Soft Pillar Arrays into Moiré Patterns by Dynamic Feedback Process", American Physical Society March Meeting.  Boston, MA.  March 1, 2012
  • "Pattern Formation by Self-Organization of Biologically-Inspired Fibrous Surfaces", Aspen Conference on Growth and Form: Pattern Formation in Biology.  Aspen, CO.  January 1, 2012
  • "Instability-Induced Chiral Structure Formation in Surface-Attached Honeycombs", Materials Research Society Fall Meeting.  November 1, 2011
  • "Buckling-Induced Chiral Pattern Formation in Rationally Designed Surface-Attached Honeycombs", New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures.  Cambridge, MA.  October 1, 2011
  • "Shape and Size Control of Polymer Nanopost Assembly by Adhesion-Mediated Elastocapillary Interaction: Interplay between Mechanics and Surface Science", Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar (Adhesion).  Lewinston, ME.  July 1, 2011
  • "Self-Assembly of Nanofibers with Controlled Hierarchy and Shape by Adhesion Mediated Elastocapillary Interaction", NSF Workshop and Freund Symposium on Frontiers of Mechanics Research.  Providence, RI.  June 1, 2011
  • "Robust Slippery Surfaces as Optically Transparent, Oleophobic, and Anti-icing Materials", 14th Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) Nanotech Conference and Expo.  Boston, MA.  June 1, 2011
  • "Meniscus Lithography: Using Moiré Effect for Controlling Self-Assembly by Evaporation", New England Complex Fluid Meeting.  New Haven, CT.  March 1, 2011
  • "Controlling Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Polymer Bristles by Manipulating Meniscus Movement", Materials Research Society Fall Meeting.  Boston, MA.  November 1, 2010
  • "Dynamic Wetting of Soft Fibrous Surface", Faraday Discussion 146 - Wetting.  Richmond, VA.  April 1, 2010
  • "Fine Tuning of Pattern Formation in Evaporation-Induced Self-Assembly of Polymer Bristles", Materials Research Society Spring Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.  April 1, 2010
  • "Controlled Assembly of Biologically Inspired Arrays of Polymeric Fibers: Potential Applications", Materials Research Society Fall Meeting.  Boston, MA.  November 1, 2009
  • "Effects of Meniscus Formation and Movement on Self-Assembly of Polymer Post Arrays", Kavli Institute Seminar.  Cambridge, MA.  November 1, 2009
  • "Capillary Induced Chiral Self-Organization of High Aspect Ratio Polymeric Nanoposts: Investigating the Effects of Geometry and Elasticity", Gordon Research Conference (Soft Condensed Matter Physics).  New London, NH.  August 1, 2009

Publications

Journal Articles
  • Kang S, Fang, Lichen, Li, Jing, Zhu, Zeyu, Orrego, Santiago (2018).  Piezoelectric polymer thin films with architected cuts.  Journal of Materials Research.  33.  330-342.
  • Li J, Zhu Z, Fang L, Guo S, Erturun U, Zhu Z, West JE, Ghosh S, Kang SH (2017).  Analytical, numerical, and experimental studies of viscoelastic effects on the performance of soft piezoelectric nanocomposites.  Nanoscale.  9(37).
  • Kang S, Chen S, Li J, Fang L, Zhu Z (2017).  Simple Triple-State Polymer Actuators with Controllable Folding Characteristics.  Applied Physics Letters.  110.  133506.
  • Wang P, Zheng Y, Fernandes C, Sun Y, Xu K, Sun S, Bertoldi K (2017).  Harnessing Geometric Frustration to Form Band Gaps in Acoustic Channel Lattices.  Physical Review Letters.  118.  084302.
  • Kang S, Shoele K, Ruas A, Doran K, Caggiano B, Mittal R, Orrego S (2017).  Harvesting ambient wind energy with an inverted piezoelectric flag.  Applied Energy.  194.  212-222.
  • Wadhwa Neal, Chen Justin G., Sellon Jonathan B., Wei Donglai, Rubinstein Michael, Ghaffari Roozbeh, Freeman Dennis M., Büyüköztürk Oral, Wang Pai, Sun Sijie, Kang Sung Hoon, Bertoldi Katia, Durand Fredo, Freeman William T. (2017).  Motion microscopy for visualizing and quantifying small motions.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  114.  11639-11644.
  • Kang S, Dickey M (2016).  Patterning via self-organization and self-folding: beyond conventional lithography.  Materials Research Society Bulletin.  41.  93-96.
  • Liu J, Gu T, Shan S, Kang S, Weaver JC, Bertoldi K (2016).  Harnessing buckling to design architected materials that exhibit effective negative swelling.  Advanced Materials.  28.  6619-6624.
  • Zárate Y, Babaee S, Kang S, Neshev DN, Shadrivov IV, Bertoldi K, Powell DA (2016).  Elastic metamaterials for tuning circular polarization of electromagnetic waves.  Scientific Reports.  6.  28273.
  • Wang P, Zheng Y, Fernandes MC, Sun Y, Xu K, Sun S, Kang S, Tournat V, Bertoldi K (2016).  Harnessing Geometric Frustration to Form Band Gaps in Acoustic Channel Lattices.  arXiv preprint arXiv:1612.09174.
  • Shan S, Kang S, Zhao Z, Fang L, Bertoldi K (2015).  Design of planar isotropic negative Poisson's ratio structures.  Extreme Mechanics Letters.  4.  96-102.
  • Shan S, Kang S, Raney JR, Wang P, Fang L, Candido F, Lewis JA, Bertoldi K (2015).  Multistable Architected Materials for Trapping Elastic Strain Energy.  Advanced Materials.  27(29).  4296-4301.
  • Kang S, Wang P, Casadei F, Bertoldi K (2015).  Locally resonant band gaps in periodic beam lattices by tuning connectivity.  Physical Review B (Rapid Communication).  91.  020103.
  • Kang S, Shan S, Košmrlj A, Noorduin WL, Shian S, Weaver JC, Clarke DR, Bertoldi K (2014).  Complex ordered patterns in mechanical instability induced geometrically frustrated triangular cellular structures..  Physical Review Letters.  112(9).  098701.
  • Shan S, Kang S, Wang P, Qu C, Shian S, Chen ER, Bertoldi K (2014).  Harnessing Multiple Folding Mechanisms in Soft Periodic Structures for Tunable Control of Elastic Waves.  Advanced Functional Materials.  24(31).  4935-4942.
  • Kang S, Shan S, Noorduin WL, Khan M, Aizenberg J, Bertoldi K (2013).  Buckling-induced reversible symmetry breaking and amplification of chirality using supported cellular structures..  Advanced Materials.  25(24).  3380-5.
  • Shim J, Shan S, Kosmrlj A, Kang S, Chen ER, Weaver JC, Bertoldi K (2013).  Harnessing instabilities for design of soft reconfigurable auxetic/chiral materials.  Soft Matter.  9(34).  8198-8202.
  • Grinthal A, Kang S, Epstein A, Aizenberg M, Khan M, Aizenberg J (2012).  Steering nanofibers: An integrative approach to bio-inspired fiber fabrication and assembly.  Nano Today.  7(1).  35 - 52.
  • Kang S, Wu N, Grinthal A, Aizenberg J (2011).  Meniscus lithography: evaporation-induced self-organization of pillar arrays into moiré patterns..  Physical Review Letters.  107(17).  177802.
  • Wong TS, Kang S, Tang SK, Smythe EJ, Hatton BD, Grinthal A, Aizenberg J (2011).  Bioinspired self-repairing slippery surfaces with pressure-stable omniphobicity..  Nature.  477(7365).  443-7.
  • Seminara A, Pokroy B, Kang S, Brenner MP, Aizenberg J (2011).  Mechanism of nanostructure movement under an electron beam and its application in patterning.  Physical Review B.  83(23).  235438.
  • Lipomi DJ, Martinez RV, Kats MA, Kang S, Kim P, Aizenberg J, Capasso F, Whitesides GM (2011).  Patterning the tips of optical fibers with metallic nanostructures using nanoskiving..  Nano Letters.  11(2).  632-6.
  • Kang S, Pokroy B, Mahadevan L, Aizenberg J (2010).  Control of shape and size of nanopillar assembly by adhesion-mediated elastocapillary interaction..  ACS Nano.  4(11).  6323-31.
  • Lipomi DJ, Kats MA, Kim P, Kang S, Aizenberg J, Capasso F, Whitesides GM (2010).  Fabrication and replication of arrays of single- or multicomponent nanostructures by replica molding and mechanical sectioning..  ACS Nano.  4(7).  4017-26.
  • Pokroy B, Kang S, Mahadevan L, Aizenberg J (2009).  Self-organization of a mesoscale bristle into ordered, hierarchical helical assemblies..  Science.  323(5911).  237-40.
  • Mandal K, Kang S, Choi M, Chen J, Zhang X, Schleicher JM, Schmuttenmaer CA, Fernelius N (2008).  III-VI Chalcogenide Semiconductor Crystals for Broadband Tunable THz Sources and Sensors.  Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of.  14(2).  284-288.
  • MANDAL KC, Kang S, CHOI M, RAUH RD (2008).  RARE-EARTH DOPED POTASSIUM LEAD BROMIDE MID-IR LASER SOURCES FOR STANDOFF DETECTION.  International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems.  18(03).  735-745.
  • Mandal K, Kang S, Choi M, Kargar A, Harrison M, McGregor D, Bolotnikov A, Carini G, Camarda G, James R (2007).  Characterization of Low-Defect Cd0.9Zn0.1Te and CdTe Crystals for High-Performance Frisch Collar Detectors.  Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on.  54(4).  802-806.
  • Mandal K, Kang S, Choi M, Wei J, Zheng L, Zhang H, Jellison G, Groza M, Burger A (2007).  Component Overpressure Growth and Characterization of High-Resistivity CdTe Crystals for Radiation Detectors.  Journal of Electronic Materials.  36(8).  1013-1020.
  • Leblanc V, Chen J, Kang S, Bulovic V, Schmidt M (2007).  Micromachined Printheads for the Evaporative Patterning of Organic Materials and Metals.  Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of.  16(2).  394-400.
  • Chen J, Leblanc V, Kang S, Benning PJ, Schut D, Baldo MA, Schmidt MA, Bulovic V (2007).  High Definition Digital Fabrication of Active Organic Devices by Molecular Jet Printing.  Advanced Functional Materials.  17(15).  2722-2727.
  • Mandal K, Kang S, Choi M, Bello J, Zheng L, Zhang H, Groza M, Roy U, Burger A, Jellison G, Holcomb D, Wright G, Williams J (2006).  Simulation, modeling, and crystal growth of Cd0.9Zn0.1Te for nuclear spectrometers.  Journal of Electronic Materials.  35(6).  1251-1256.
  • Kang S, Crisp T, Kymissis I, Bulovic V (2004).  Memory effect from charge trapping in layered organic structures.  Applied Physics Letters.  85(20).  4666-4668.
Conference Proceedings
  • Mandal,Krishna , Kang S, Choi,Michael , Mertiri,Alket , Pabst,Gary W , Noblitt,Caleb (2007).  Crystal Growth and Characterization of CdTe and Cd0.9Zn0.1Te for Nuclear Radiation Detectors.  Symposium O - Nuclear Radiation Detection Materials.  1038.
  • Leblanc V, Kang S, Chen J, Benning P, Baldo M, Bulovic V, Schmidt M (2005).  Micromachined printhead for the patterning of organic materials and metals.  Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, 2005. Digest of Technical Papers. TRANSDUCERS '05. The 13th International Conference on.  2.  1429-1432 Vol. 2.
  • Chen,Jianglong , Leblanc,Valérie , Kang S, Baldo,Marc A. , Benning,Paul J. , Schmidt,Martin A. , Bulovic,Vladimir (2005).  Direct Patterning of Molecular Organic Materials and Metals Using a Micromachined Printhead.  Symposium H - Giant-Area Electronics on Nonconventional Substrates.  870.
Patents
  • Kang S, Santiago, Orrego  "Biomimetic Self-Adaptable Systems", 2017.
  • Kang S, Katia Bertoldi, Jordan R. Raney, Jennifer A. Lewis, Sicong Shan  "Shape Recoverable and Reusable Energy Absorbing Structures, Systems and Methods for Manufacture Thereof", 2015.
  • Aizenberg J, He X, Kang S, Wong TS  "Anti-counterfeiting methods", 2013.
  • Aizenberg J, Aizenberg M, Kang S, Kim P, Tang KY, Wong TS  "Slippery surfaces with high pressure stability, optical transparency, and self-healing characteristics", 2012.
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