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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., 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 for Noise and Vibration Engineering, 한국소음진동공학회 평의원, 편집 이사, 2015 ~ present

Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE), 한국 자동차 공학회 종신 회원, 평의원, 편집 이사, 2014 ~ 2016

Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME), 대한기계학회 정회원, 동역학제어부문 편집 이사, 2018 ~ 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 the Best Paper Award in Inter-noise 2015 Conference, 2015
Awarded the Prize of Excellence of Achievements (우수사원상) from Hyundai Motor Company, 2001

Granted a Full Scholarship from Foundation, Inha University, 1990~1994