Research Interests 
Understanding material plastic deformation and failure mechanisms at atomic level
Investigating the effect of defects on the material properties and engineering desired materials
Predicting mechanical properties of materials at nano-scale
Developing atomistic calculation methods
03/01/2013-Current: Assistant Professor at School of Mech. Engr., Yonsei Univ., Seoul, S. Korea 
03/07/2011-01/10/2013: Postdoctoral Researcher at Theoretical Div., Los Alamos National Lab., Los Alamos, NM, U.S.A.
01/2011: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, U.S.A.
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06/2004: M.S., Mech. Engr., Stanford University, Stanford, CA, U.S.A.
02/2001: B.S., Mech. Engr., POSTECH, Pohag, S. Korea


2014 우수 강의 교수상
2015 대한기계학회 CAE 및 응용역학 젊은 연구자상
2016 APACM Young Investigator Award

Journal Articles
  1. S. Yoo, J. Doh, J. Lim, O. Kang, J. Lee and K. Kang, "Topologically optimized shape of CFRP front lower control arm", Int. J. of Automotive Tech., in print (2017)
  2. 임주희, 도재혁, 유상혁, 강오성, 강건욱, 이종수, "강도 및 강성 조건을 고려한 탄소섬유강화플라스틱(CFRP) 로어 컨트롤 아암의 치수 최적설계", 한국CDE학회 논문집, 21 389 (2016)  DOI
  3. J. Kim, K. Kang and S. Ryu, "Characterization of the misfit dislocations at the ferrite/cementite interface in pearlitic steel: An atomistic simulation study", Int. J. Plasticity, 83 302 (2016)
  4. S. Kim, D. T. Ho, K. Kang and S. Y. Kim, "Phonon scattering during motion inducing stress-drop in cubic metals" Acta Mater. 115 143 (2016)
  5. S. H. Park, K. J. Lee, J.Y. Lee, J. H. Yoon, D. H. Jo, J. H. Kim, K. Kang and W.H. Ryu, "Microneedle-based minimally-invasive measurement of puncture resistance and fracture toughness of sclera", Acta Biomaterialia 44 286 (2016)
  6. B. Kim, S.H. Yoo, Y.-J. Kim, J. Park, B. Kang, S. Haam, S.-W. Kang, K. Kang and U. Jeong, "A strain-regulated, refillable elastic patch for controlled release", Adv. Mater. Interfaces 3 1500803 (2016)
  7. H. Ghaffarian, A. Karimi Taheri, S. Ryu and K. Kang, "Nanoindentation study of cementite size and temperature effects in nanocomposite pearlite: A molecular dynamics simulation", Current App. Phys., 16 1015 (2016)
  8. H. Ghaffarian, A. Karimi Taheri, K. Kang and S. Ryu, "Molecular dynamics study of the effect of temperature and grain size on the deformation behavior of polycrystalline cementite", Scripta Mater., 95 23 (2015)
  9. S.-H. Park, D. Mishra, Y. E. Pak, K. Kang, C. Y. Park, S.-H. Yoo, Y.-H. Cho, M.-B. Shim and S. Kim, "Polarization characteristics of semipolar (11-22) InGaN/GaN quantum well structures grown on relaxed InGaN buffer layers and comparison with experiment", Opt. Express, 22 14850 (2014) DOI:10.1364/OE.22.014850
  10. S.-H. Park, Y.-H. Cho, M.-B. Shim, S. Kim, C. Y. Park, Y. E. Pak, D. Mishra, S.-H. Yoo and K. Kang, "Effects of crystal orientation on the optical gain characteristics of blue AlInGaN/InGaN quantum-well structures", J. Korean Phys. Soc., 65 457 (2014)
  11. K. Kang, J. Yin and W. Cai, "Stress Dependence of Cross Slip Energy Barrier for Face-Centered Cubic Nickel", J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 62 181 (2014) DOI information: 10.1016/j.jmps.2013.09.023
  12. S. Zheng, I.J. Beyerlein, J.S. Carpenter, K. Kang, J. Wang, W. Han, and N.A. Mara, "High-strength and thermally stable bulk nanolayered composites due to twin-induced interfaces", Nat. Comm. 4 1696 (2013)
  13. S.J. Fensin, S.M. Valone, E.K. Cerreta, G.T. Gray III, K. Kang, and J. Wang, “Effect of grain boundary structure on plastic deformation during shock compression using molecular dynamics”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 21 015011 (2013)
  14. I.J. Beyerlein, J. Wang, K. Kang, S.J. Zheng, and N.A. Mara, “Twinnability of bimetal interfaces in nanostructured composites”, Mater. Res. Lett. 1 89 (2013)
  15. I.J. Beyerlein, N.A. Mara, J. Carpenter, T. Nizolek, W. Mook, T. Wynn, R. McCabe, J. Mayeur, K. Kang, S. Zheng, J. Wang, and T. Pollock, “Interface-driven microstructure development and ultra high strength of bulk nanostructured Cu/Nb multilayers fabricated by severe plastic deformation”, J. Mater. Res. 28 1799 (2013)
  16. N. Gunkelmann, E. M. Bringa, K. Kang, G. Ackland, C.J. Ruestes, and H. Urbassek, “Polycrystalline iron under compression: plasticity and phase transitions”, Phys. Rev. B, 86 144111 (2012)
  17. K. Kang, S.J. Zheng, J. Wang, and I.J. Beyerlein, "Minimum energy structures of faceted incoherent interfaces", J. of App. Phys., 112 073501 (2012)
  18. I.J. Beyerlein, N.A. Mara, J. Wang, J.S. Carpenter, S.J. Zheng, W.Z. Han, R.F. Zhang, K. Kang, T. Nizolek, and T.M. Pollock, “Structure-Property-Functionality of Bimetal Interfaces”, JOM, 64 1192 (2012)
  19. J. Wang, K. Kang, R.F. Zhang, S.J. Zheng, I.J. Beyerlein, and N.A. Mara, “Structure and property of interfaces in ARB Cu/Nb laminated composites”, JOM, 64 1208 (2012)
  20. K. Kang, V. Bulatov, and W. Cai, "Singular orientations and faceted motion of dislocations in body-centered cubic crystals", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 109 15174 (2012)
  21. T. Filleter, S. Ryu, K. Kang, J. Yin, R. Bernal, K. Sohn, S.-Y. Li, J. Huang, W. Cai, and H. Espinosa, "Nucleation-controlled distributed plasticity in penta-twinned silver nanowires", Small, 8 2986 (2012)
  22. K. Kang, J. Wang, and I. J. Beyerlein, "Atomistic structure variations of mechanically stable fcc-bcc interfaces", J. App. Phys., 111 053531 (2012)
  23. C. R. Weinberger, A. T. Jennings, K. Kang, and J. R. Greer, "Atomistic simulations and continuum modeling of dislocation nucleation and strength in gold nanowires", J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 60 84 (2012)
  24. S. Ryu, K. Kang, and W. Cai, "Predicting the dislocation nucleation rate as a function of temperature and stress", J. Mater. Res., 26 2335 (2011)
  25. S. Ryu, K. Kang, and W. Cai, "Entropic Effect on the Rate of Dislocation Nucleation", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 108 5174 (2011)
  26. S. Aubry, S. Ryu, K. Kang and W. Cai, "Energy Barrier for Homogeneous Dislocation Nucleation: Comparing Atomistic and Continuum Models", Scripta Mater., 64 1043 (2011)
  27. K. Kang and Wei Cai, "Size and Temperature Effects on Brittle and Ductile Fracture of Silicon Nanowires", Int. J. of Plasticity, 26 1387 (2010)
  28. K. Kang and Wei Cai, "Brittle and Ductile Fracture of Semiconductor Nanowires – Molecular Dynamics Simulations", Philosophical Magazine, 87 2169 (2007)
  29. V. V. Bulatov, Wei Cai, R. Baran, and K. Kang, "Geometric aspects of the ideal shear resistance in simple crystal lattices", Philosophical Magazine, 86 3847 (2006)
  30. W. R. Hwang, K. W. Kang, and T. H. Kwon, "Dynamical Systems in Pin Mixers of Single-Screw Extruders", AiChE. J 50 1372-1385 (2004)
  • K. Kang and W. Cai, "Size effect on dislocation nucleation in silicon nanowires" p.109, The 2013 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM13), Jeju, Korea, Sep. 8-12, 2013

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