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Biography

Kang is an assistant professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy. His current research interests include biomaterials/biomechanics for understanding of injury and wound healing mechanisms and characterization of functional materials for energy/manufacturing applications. Before joining ASU, he was a leading scientist at the US Naval Research Laboratory. He is the recipient of several awards including the postdoctoral fellowship from the American Society for Engineering Education.

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2012

Honors / Awards
  • FY19 Leidos Technical Publication Competition Award, 2019. 

  • Best Poster Award at International Symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury Mechanisms and Protection, 2019.

  • FY18 Leidos Technical Publication Competition Award, 2018.  

  • American Society for Engineering Education-Naval Research Laboratory Research Program Fellowship, 2014.  

  • Best Poster Award at 2014 Nanotechnology for Defense Conference, 2014.

  • Outstanding ME PhD Award for 2012 Graduates at UIUC, 2013.

  • NSF NMC2013 Registration Award, 2013.

  • NSF Student Travel Grants for the ASME IMECE Micro/Nano Poster Forum, 2011.

  • Schaller Fund and Conference Travel Awards at UIUC, 2009.

  • FMC Fellowship at UIUC, 2008-2009.

  • Frank & Marie Wheeler Fellowship at UNL, 2005-2006.

  • Exchange Student Fellowship, 2003-2004.

  • Several Honor Student Fellowships, 2000-2003.