Research Page

Research Overview

The SMIS Laboratory performs research at the Intersection of Ultrasound, Applied Mechanics, and Polymer Chemistry, and Bioengineering. We use unique sets of ultrasonic tools to enable mechanochemical activation in synthetic polymers and evaluate the damage evolution in engineering materials from nano- to macro-scale. Ultmately, we apply these advancements to address a variety of infrastructure challenges and develop new construction components capable of self-visualizing, -resisting, and -healing. Check out the Publications page for our research.


[1] "Construction material and structural system laboratory for carbon sequestration" funded by NRFBasic Research Laboratory (BRL), 2022-

[2] "Development of stress-visualizing polymers and platform for real-time damage assessment" funded by NRFBasic Science Research, 2022-

[3] "Development of carbon-neutral high-performance cementless concrete and structural application technologies" funded by NRF, Basic Research Laboratory (BRL), 2021-

[4] "Epoxy 보강 콘크리트 거동 실험 연구, (주) Foresys, 2021-2022 (Completed)

[5] "교량의 실시간 거동 예측 및 건전도 평가를 위한 인공지능 기술 개발, KAIA (국토교통과학기술진흥원), 2021 (Completed)

[6] "Enhanced Characterization of Concrete Damage using Nonlinear Ultrasound" funded by UNIST, 2020-

[7] "Sonodynamic Therapy (SDT) for Cancer" funded by Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL), IL, USA, 2019-2020 (Completed)

Collaborations and Funding Agencies