Jae-il Jang is an Associate Professor at the Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Hanyang University in Seoul, Republic of Korea since September 2005. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in metallurgical and materials science and engineering from the Seoul National University, Republic of Korea in 1992, 1994, and 2000, respectively. After earning his Ph.D. degree, he spent two years as a Senior Researcher at Frontics, Inc. in Seoul, Republic of Korea. From 2002 to 2005, he worked at Pharr group in the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and then a Research Assistant Professor. His early research was focused on the fracture mechanism/mechanics for structural steel weldments (especially at cryogenic temperature). Then, he turned his attention to the analysis of the small-scale mechanical behavior of materials using indentation technique. He has developed a variety of new applications for the instrumented microindentation technique and has also investigated small-scale deformation, fracture, and phase transformation of various materials through nanoindentation experiments. His current research interests include the influences of both the size and loading time on mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline materials and bulk metallic glasses; time-dependent deformation of materials; damage assessment for structural integrity evaluation and life time prediction. He has authored and coauthored more than 60 papers in international journals and more than 20 papers in Korean journals.
Biography Updated on 13 December 2010