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Kyung-Suk Kim is Professor of Engineering and a faculty member of Solid Mechanics Group at Brown, directing Nano and Micromechanics Laboratory.

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Professor Kyung-Suk Kim

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Mazen Diab obtained his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2010.  His research interest includes  wrinkling in thin films bonded to compliant substrate and discrete dislocation plasticity.

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Dr. Mazen Diab

Moon-Hyun Cha earned his Ph.D. from Seoul National University in 2011. His research interests include the effects of chemistry on nanocrystalline material strength.

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Dr. Moon-Hyun Cha

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Chien-Kai Wang has a Masterˇ¦s degree from National Taiwan University. He is currently working on nanomechanics of interface toughness.

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Chien-Kai Wang

Hsiao-Mei Wu has Masterˇ¦s degrees from Brown University and UIUC. She is currently working on battery research.

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Hsiao-Mei Wu

Jahn Torres has a Masterˇ¦s degree from Brown University. He is currently working on adhesion science and its application to maritime environment.

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Jahn Torres







Ruike Zhao has a Bachelorˇ¦s degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University. She is currently working on mechanics of soft materials.

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Ruike Zhao





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