Sang Yup Kim

updated 10.20.2019

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Science and Engineering               August 2010 - July 2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL                                                   
◦ Thesis: Self-healing laminated composites using prepreg fabrics
◦ Advisor: Scott R. White, Ph.D. deceased as of 2018

◦ Thesis committee: Nancy R. Sottos, Ph.D.
                                    Philippe H. Geubelle, Ph.D.
                                    Randy H. Ewoldt, Ph.D.

Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering                August 2008 - July 2010
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
◦ Thesis: Effects of piezoelectric ceramic particles on the vibration damping behavior of
                carbon fiber reinforced plastic composite
◦ Advisor: Woo Il Lee, Ph.D.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering             March 2002 - February 2008
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
◦ Thesis: Knee pad using a polymer foam with negative Poisson’s ratio
◦ Advisor: Woo Il Lee, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Manufacturing and characterization of robotic materials systems
Research Experience

Postdoctoral Associate                                                                                                                                 November 2017 - present
Yale University, New Haven, CT
◦ Stretchable textile sensors using a Pickering emulsion.
◦ Composite lamina for programming soft bodies.
◦ Shear-thinning fluid for metal particle fabrication.
◦ Self-healing FRP with embedded metal particles.

Graduate Research Assistant                                                                                                           August 2010 - July 2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
◦ Developed two lab-scale machines to manufacture prepreg fabrics.
◦ Incorporated functional capsules (ca. 3 µm) into glass and carbon composites.
◦ Characterized processing parameters for self-healing prepreg/composites.
◦ Examined microstructures of composites; confocal microscopy, CT, SEM.
◦ Analyzed crack multiplications within a laminated composite on quasi-static tension.
◦ Investigated the fatigue response for self-healing composites.
◦ Composed a module to detect acoustic emissions from crack multiplication.
◦ Thermal analysis for vascularized composites using infrared.
◦ Lab manager at the Composites Manufacturing Laboratory since August 2015.
◦ Supervised multiple projects as a lab manager.

Graduate Research Assistant                                                                                                           August 2008 - July 2010
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
◦ Optimized ceramic processing conditions for PZT particles with micro-scale.
◦ Developed method to implement ceramic-interlayer within fiber-reinforced composite.
◦ Investigated dynamic response of material and assessed damping ability.
◦ Assisted in fabricating CNT/epoxy composites for assessing CNT dispersion.

Research Engineer                                                                                                                             March 2008 - July 2008
Samsung Engineering Co Ltd, Seoul, Korea
◦ Assisted in designing blue prints for factory pipe lines.

Undergraduate Researcher                                                                                                              March 2007 - February 2008
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
◦ Fabricated a knee pad using polyethylene foam with negative Poisson’s ratio.
◦ Examined impact absorbance properties of the foam.