Dr. Jonghwan Suhr

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
228 Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716

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Executive Summary

Dr. Suhr's research interests include energy absorbing composites, lightweight multifunctional composites, nano-composite and bio-inspired material systems. An advocate of interdisciplinary research, his work focuses on composite materials, mechanical engineering, aerospace structures and bio-mimetics that impact structural applications to stimulate scientific discovery, support novel material development, advance future aerospace technologies, facilitate technology transfer and enhance student learning. In 2009, he received an NSF CAREER Award for biologically inspired artificial skins with continuous carbon nanotube composites.

Key Publications

J. Jang, J. Varischetti, G. W. Lee, and J. Suhr, "Experimental and analytical investigation of mechanical damping and CTE of both SiO2 and carbon nanofiber reinforced hybrid epoxy composites", Composites Part A, Vol. 41, 2011.

J. Suhr, L. Ci, V. Pushparaj, X. Zhang, P. M. Ajayan, "Continuous Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites", Nano Letters, Vol. 8, No. 12, pp. 2762~2766, 2008.

J. Suhr, V. Pushparaj, L. Ci, S. Sreekala, X. Zhang, O. Nalamasu, P. Ajayan, "Viscoelastic Response and Fatigue Resistance of Carbon Nanotube Blocks Under Cyclic Compression", Nature Nanotechnology , Vol. 2, pp. 417~421, 2007.

J. Suhr, N. Koratkar, P. Keblinski and P. Ajayan, "Viscoelasticity in Carbon Nanotube Composites", Nature Materials, Vol. 4, pp. 134~137, 2005.

Research Areas

Composite Materials
Energy absorbing composites; nanocomposites, multiscale composites; polymer composites

Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, nanostructured materials, and nanocomposites.

Aerospace Engineering
Lightweight multifunctional composites; Aircraft and rotorcraft structures

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