Featured Research Assistant for March 2018: Kun-Hao Yu

Kun-Hao Yu is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USC advised by Dr. Qiming Wang. His current research focuses on self-healing materials from theoretical modeling and additive manufacturing to resilient structures and wastewater treatment. Their theoretical model demonstrates high accurate prediction of self-healing materials in documented experimental results. Moreover, he has been working on additive manufacturing of self-healing materials and its application on wastewater treatment (e.g. dye and heavy metal). His next goal is to design lightweight architected materials that can autonomously heal the cracks or fractures. He believes these materials may find great potential in next-generation civil-infrastructures, aircrafts, automobiles, and electronics.

Kun-Hao was born and raised in Taiwan. He received his MS from USC and BS from the National Central University (NCU) in Taiwan. He has been awarded with the Viterbi/Graduate School Merit Fellowship and USC-Taiwan Fellowship, which is one of the most prestigious fellowships offered jointly by the University of Southern California and the Taiwan Ministry of Education. Before he came to USC, he was working on FEM modeling of new earthquake-resistant RC structures in the Laboratory for Advanced Concrete Materials and Structures (LACMAS) directed by Dr. Chung-Chan Hung in NCU.

In his spare time, Kun-Hao loves playing tennis and working out. He also likes playing musical instruments, particularly guitar, and singing.

Published on March 9th, 2018

Last updated on March 9th, 2018