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Welcome to Smart Structures and Systems (Thrust Area II) Lab
The INHA Smart Structures and Systems Lab was established by Professor Seung-Bok Choi in 1991. It aims at conduction multi-disciplinary future-trended high technology programs focused on smart material-based mechanical applications(ER/MR Fluids, Shape Memory Alloys, Piezoelectric Materials, Electroactive Polymers). The thrust area-II of Smart Structures and Systems Laboratory is directed by Professor Gi-Woo Kim, and includes a targeted research related to new types of smart materials (e.g., PR fluids, mechno-luminescence materials, carbon nanotube/Graphene etc.), with an emphasis on exploring the development of smart material-based new sensory and actuation systems. Our collaborated lab will continue to explore new research opportunities and to find potential graduate students with the expertise to conduct our on-going research projects. Please feel free to contact if you need further information.

Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University - University Park, 2004 ~ 2009
  - Advisor: Prof. Kon-Well Wang, Timoshenko Professor and Dept. Chair of Mechanical Eng. at University of Michigan

  - Dissertation Title: Design and Nonlinear Force Control of a Power-By-Wire Actuation System via Piezoelectric- Hydraulic
   Pump for Automotive Transmissions
M. S., Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea, 1994 ~ 1996
  - Advisor: Prof. Seung-Bok Choi, Inha Fellow Professor and Director of the Smart Structures and System Laboratory

  - Thesis Title: Active Tension Control Using ER brake Actuator
B. S., Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea, 1994

Professional History

2016.03 ~ present : Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Inha University
2015.09 ~ 2016.02 : Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Inha University
2011.03 ~ 2015.08 : Assistant Professor, School of Automotive Eng., Kyungpook National University,

  - Director of Smart Vehicular Electronics Lab (SVEL)
2009.05 ~ 2011.02 : Research Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
2004.08 ~ 2009.05: Research Assistant, Mechanical Eng., The Pennsylvania State University - University Park
1996.02 ~ 2004.08 : Senior Research Engineer, Powertrain R&D Center, Hyundai Motor Co.

Professional Society Membership & Activities

Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE), 한국 자동차 공학회 평의원, 편집 이사, 2014 ~ present
Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering, 한국소음진동공학회 평의원, 편집 이사, 2015 ~ present
Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME), 대한기계학회, 정회원, 1995 ~ present

Editorial Board Member of Current Smart Materials, 2016 ~ present

Program Committee Member of the Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Mechanical, and Aerospace at SPIE 2018

Honors and Awards

'제 27회 과학기술 우수논문상' 수상, 한국과학기술단체 총연합회, 2017

Awarded a Best Paper Award in Inter-noise 2015 Conference, 2015
Awarded a Prize of Excellence of Achievements from Hyundai Motor Company, 2001

Foundation Scholarship, Inha University, 1990~1994