Dr Sung-Hwan Jang
Profiles

Dr Sung-Hwan Jang

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Qualifications

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, 2015
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Yonsei University, 2008
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Yeungnam University, 2004

Career
  • 2017-Present: Lecturer, Civil & Coastal Engineering, Plymouth University
  • 2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 2015-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow, Robotics Institutes, Carnegie Mellon University

Research interests

Smart and adaptive materials are emerging class of materials that possess unique material properties and multifunctionality, including the ability to sense and respond to different stimuli, such as electrical, mechanical, and thermal stimuli. My research interest is to develop, characterize, and model multifuncational (smart) composites for civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering. 
  • Multi-functional polymer-/cementitious-based composites
  • Advanced sensors for structural health monitoring
  • Smart coating system for temperature sensing and de-icing
  • Self-healing polymer-/cementitious-based composites
For questions relating to any research opportunity, please contact Dr Sung-Hwan Jang on sung-hwan.jang@plymouth.ac.uk

Grants & contracts

1.   Sung-HwanJang, Shakil Awan, Alistair Cree and John Summerscales(2018-2019). Smart Skin for Infrastructure: Fracture Sensing andElectromagnetic Interference Shielding. Funded by the University of Plymouth.Total award £2,500. PI.

2.  AsiyaKhan, Richard Pemberton and Sung-Hwan Jang (2018-2019). Toward SmartCity: Air and Sound Pollution Monitoring using Internet of Things. Funded bythe University of Plymouth. Total award £2,500. Co-PI.

3.  Sung-HwanJang (2018). Breathing Life into TransportInfrastructure: Development of a Hydrophobic, Freezing Temperature Sensing, andSelf-Heating Road Coating System. Funded by the Department for Transport (DfT).Total award £30,000. Single PI.

4.   Sung-HwanJang (2017-2018). Multi-functional Composites for CivilInfrastructures. Funded by the University of Plymouth. Total award £3,000.Single PI.


Dissertation

1. Sung-Hwan Jang, “Characterization and Modeling of Ferromagnetic Particulate Nanocomposites for Strain and Fracture Sensing”, Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia University, May 2015.

2. Sung-Hwan Jang, “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Pier-shaft considering the Interaction with Reinforced Concrete Structures and Multi-layered Soil”, M.S. Thesis, Yonsei University, August 2008.

Book Chapter

1. Greeshma Gadikota, Kyle Fricker, Sung-Hwan Jang, and Ah-Hyung Park, “Carbonation of Silicate Minerals and Industrial Wastes and Their Potential Use as Sustainable Construction Materials”, Advances in CO2 Capture, Sequestration, and Conversion, ACS Symposium Series, 295-322, 2015.

Journal Articles ( * denotes a corresponding author)

9. Sung-Hwan Jang, Yong-Lae Park, "Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Smart Composites for Sensing of the Freezing Temperature and Deicing by Self-Heating", Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 8, 1-8, 2018. [Special Collection: High Performance and Smart Nano Engineered Composites for Civil Infrastructures]

8. Steven Rich, Sung-Hwan Jang, Yong-Lae Park, Carmel Majidi, “Liquid Metal-Conductive Thermoplastic Elastomer Integration for Low-Voltage Stiffness Tuning”, Advanced Materials Technology, 17700179, 2017.

7. Sung-Hwan Jang, Seon-Hong Na, Yong-Lae Park, “Magnetically Assisted Bilayer Composites for Soft Bending Actuators”, Materials 10, 646, 2017.

6. Sung-Hwan Jang, Daniel Hustenin, Shiho Kawashima, Huiming Yin, “Experiments and Micromechanical Modeling for Electrical Conductivity of Cementitious-based Composites with Moisture and Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, Cement and Concrete Composites 77, 49-59, 2017.

5. Sung-Hwan Jang, Huiming Yin, “Characterization and Modeling of the Effective Electrical Conductivity of a Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite containing Chain-Structured Ferromagnetic Particles”, Journal of Composite Materials 51(2), 171-178, 2017.

4. Sung-Hwan Jang*, Yong-Lae Park, Huiming Yin, “Influence of Coalescence on the Anisotropic Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Nickel Power/Polydimethylsiloxane Composites”, Materials 9, 239, 2016.

3. Sung-Hwan Jang, Shiho Kawashima, Huiming Yin, “Influence of Carbon Nanotube Clustering on Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Cement Pastes”, Materials 9, 220, 2016.

2. Sung-Hwan Jang, Huiming Yin, “Effect of Aligned Ferromagnetic Particles on Strain Sensitivity in Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Polydimethylsiloxane Sensor”, Applied Physics Letters 106, 141903, 2015.

1. Sung-Hwan Jang, Huiming Yin, “Effective Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composites: a Simplified Model and Its Validation”, Material Research Express 2, 045602, 2015.

Conference Papers

5. John Morrow, Hee-Sup Shin, Calder Phillips-Grafflin, Sung-Hwan Jang, Jacob Torrey, Riley Larkins, Steven Dang, Yong-Lae Park, Dmitry Berenson, “Improving Soft Pneumatic Actuator Fingers through Integration of Soft Sensors, Position and Force Control, and Rigid Fingernails”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’16), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016.

4. Greeshma Gadikota, Xiaozhou Zhou, Sung-Hwan Jang, Ah-Hyung Alissa Park, “Synthesis and Evaluation of Sustainable Construction Materials via Mineralization of CO2 from Energy Production Cycles”,  The 249th ACS National Meeting & Exhibition 2015, Denver, CO, USA, 2015.

3. Sung-Hwan Jang, Sang-Hyeok Nam, Ha-Won Song, “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Pier-Shaft System considering Interaction with Multi-Layered Soil”, The 11th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering & Construction, Taiwan, 2008.

2. Sang-Hyeok Nam, Sung-Hwan Jang, Asgaripour Polly, Ha-Won Song, “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Underground Reinforced Concrete Structures”, 4th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asia Region, Taiwan, 2007.

1. Ha-Won Song, Sang-Hyeok Nam, Sung-Hwan Jang, “Seismic Analysis of Underground Reinforced Concrete Structures and a New Challenge for Numerical Solution”, 4th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Japan, 2007.

Conference Presentations

16. Sung-Hwan Jang, “Multi-functional Polymer-based Composites for Civil Infrastructure”, 7th International Workshop on Structural Life Management of Eco-Power Structures, Daejeon, South Korea, 2017.

15. Sung-Hwan Jang, Wouter Post, Sybrand van der Zwaag, Santiago J. García, “Delamination Healing in GFRP Interlayers by Localized Induction Heating”, 6th International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 2017.

14. Sung-Hwan Jang, Yong-Lae Park, “Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composite for Temperature Sensor and De-icing Element”, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI), University of California – San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA, 2017.

13. Sung-Hwan Jang, Shiho Kawashima, Huiming Yin, “Multi-Scale Micromechanics for Electrical Conductivity of Cementitious-based Composite with Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Moisture”, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, 2016.

12. Sung-Hwan Jang, Daniel Hustenin, Shiho Kawashima, Huiming Yin, “Influence of Carbon Nanotube Clustering and Moisture on Electrical Properties of Cementitious-based Composite: Experiments and Micromechanics”, American Concrete Institute (ACI), Milwaukee, USA, 2016.

11. Sung-Hwan Jang, Huiming Yin, “Influence of Aligned Nickel Particles on Electromechanical Behavior of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Polymer-based Composite”, US-Korea Conference 2015 (UKC 2015), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2015. [2nd Place Poster Presentation Award]

10. Xiaozhou Zhou, Greeshma Gadikota, Sung-Hwan Jang, Huiming Yin, Shiho Kawashima, Ah-Hyung Alissa Pak, “Carbonated Silicate Minerals and Industrial Wastes as Sustainable Construction Materials”, 5th International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Materials Engineering (ACEME 2015), New York, NY, 2015.

9. Sung-Hwan Jang, Huiming Yin. “Multi-scale Modeling for Effective Electrical Conductivity of a Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite containing Chain-Structured Ferromagnetic Particles for Strain Sensing”, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI), Stanford University, CA, USA, June, 2015. [Winner of Student Poster Presentation Competition]

8. Sung-Hwan Jang, Huiming Yin. “Characterization and Modeling of Effective Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotubes with Curvature Polymer-based Composites”, US-Korea Conference (UKC), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2014.

7. Sung-Hwan Jang, Huiming Yin. “Characterization and Modeling of Effective Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotubes filled Polydimenthysiloxane Composites”, Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), Hamilton, ON, Canada, 2014.

6. Sung-Hwan Jang, Huiming Yin, Shiho Kawashima, “Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Cement Paste with Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, 5th Advanced in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling, and Sensing, Cookeville, TN, USA, 2014.

5. Sung-Hwan Jang, Huiming Yin. “Modeling and Characterization of Graphene Nanoplatelet/Carbon Nanotube (GNP/CNT) Modified Polymer for Strain Sensing”, Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI 2013), Evanstone, IL, USA, 2013.

4. Sung-Hwan Jang, Hua Zhang, Huiming Yin. “Fabrication and Characterization of Chain-Structured Ferromagnetic Polymer Film for Strain Sensing”, 2012 Joint Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute and the 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, South Bend, IL, USA, 2012. [2nd Place Student Poster Presentation Competition]

3. Sung-Hwan Jang, Do-Gyeum Kim, Jang-Hwa Lee, “An Alternative Method of Measuring Carbonation in Cement Paste by Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy”, Korea Concrete Institute, South Korea, 2009.

2. Sung-Hwan Jang, Do-Gyeum Kim, Jang-Hwa Lee, “The Fundamental Research of Concrete Structures using Microstructure Analysis Techniques”, Korea Institute for Structural Maintenance Inspection, South Korea, 2009.

1. Sung-Hwan Jang, Sang-Hyeok Nam, Ha-Won Song, Byung-Chul Kim, “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Pier-Shaft System with Multi-Layered Soil”, Korea Concrete Institute, South Korea, 2008.