Welcome to the SMIS Lab @UNIST!

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Research at the Intersection of Ultrasound, Applied Mechanics, and Polymer Chemistry, and Bioengineering. 

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"Discovery consists of what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought." - Albert von Szent-Györgyi -

 Our mission

The mission of the Smart Materials and Intelligent Structures (SMIS) Laboratory is to design adaptive structural components/systems for next-generation urban infrastructure, which possess unprecedented properties and functionalities. Our research in the SMIS Lab is thus directed towards advancing multi-disciplinary knowledge at the crossroads between ultrasonics, dynamics/mechanics, polymer chemistry, and bioengineering, with the particular goal of developing a new sensing material that can seamlessly interact with structures and environments. At the intersections of these fields, we develop a unique set of ultrasonic tools capable of not only quantifying the current state of damage evolution in solid materials, but also stimulating molecules, and biological cells in soft materials. We welcome applicants with strong background in any of these subjects and techniques.

News

(September 2021) Paper accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)!

(September 2021) Dr. Eunjong joins the SMIS Lab as an Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome!

(September 2021) Jong Sik and Tae An join our group!

(August 2021) Prof. Kim delivered the lecture on smart materials and intelligent structural health management at The Korean Society for Nondestructive Testing (KSNT).

(June  2021) Prof. Kim delivered the lecture on stress-visualizing polymers as a structural sensor and new strategy on structural health monitoring at his alma mater, Yonsei University.

(April  2021) Prof. Kim delivered the lecture on nondestructive evaluation of cementitious materials using ultrasound at KAIST.

(December 2020) Paper accepted for publication in Journal of Fluid Mechanics (L1).

(October 2020) Gun joined Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology as Assistant Professor.

(May 2019) Gun's work on the development of smart materials was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America and featured in EurekAlert!UIUC News Bureau, Phys.org, etc.