Associate Director, Engineering Mechanics and Materials Science Thrust
Mississippi State University, USA
Dr. Hongjoo Rhee earned his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Inha University, Incheon, South Korea. He held positions as a Post-doctoral Associate at CAVS, Mississippi State University; as a Visiting Research Associate at Michigan State University; as a Research Staff at Inha University, and worked as an Assistant Manager at R&D Center for Metallurgy, KIA Steel Co., Seoul/Kunsan, South Korea.
materials/mechanical properties characterization, 3rd generation advanced high strength steel (AHSS) alloys development for automotive application, bio-inspired safety systems characterization, laser engineered net shaping (LENS) process optimization, microstructure-property relations characterization, ceramic functionally gradient materials (FGM) designing/manufacturing process, lead-free solder joints characterization, steel manufacturing process, specialty steels development/evaluation, heat treatments, nanoindentation, thermomechanical fatigue (TMF), stress relaxation, plasma sprayed coatings characterization.