(Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineer, Ph.D., Laureate of the 1st prize in the Laka Competition 2016)
Jongmin Shim is an Assistant Professor in the Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at University at Buffalo (UB). Prior to joining University at Buffalo, He received a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Mechanics from MIT in 2010 and worked as a Post-Doc Fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Shim’s research at UB centers on the buckling-induced behavior of flexible mechanical metamaterials, which can be characterized by tunable non-conventional material properties such as high-stiffness/high-damping, phononic band-gaps, negative Poisson’s ratio, etc. Through computational and experimental analysis, he explores the mechanism of various buckling-induced pattern transformations and pursues the improvement of their functionality through enhanced designs.

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