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Biography

Cheol Park

Senior Staff Scientist
Ph.D., Macromolecular Sci. and Eng., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1991-1997

National Inst. of Aerospace

Address:   MS-226, 6 West Taylor Street Hampton VA 23681
E-mail:   c.park@larc.nasa.gov
Phone:   (757) 864-8360
Fax:   (757) 864-8312


Research Statement
The research activities of Dr. Park include the development of intelligent polymer nanocomposites with nano-scale inclusions for aerospace applications. In recent years, his work has mainly focused on the utilization of carbon nanotubes to control physical properties of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites. Sensing and actuating capabilities of carbon nanotube reinforced electroactive polymer nanocomposites have been studied to improve controlled responses upon various external stimuli during aerospace aviation.


Education
1991-1997 Ph.D., Macromolecular Sci. and Eng., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1987-1989 M.S., Textile Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
1983-1987 B.S., Textile Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


Positions
2003- Senior Staff Scientist, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA
2001-02 Senior Staff Scientist, Structures and Materials, ICASE at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
2000-01 Staff Scientist, Structures and Materials, ICASE at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
1998-00 NRC Research Associate, Advanced Materials and Processing Branch, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
1997-98 Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Sci and Eng, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1989-90 Second Lieutenant in Korean Army


Selected Honors
2001 Outstanding Achievement Award for Pioneering Technical Contributions to Emerging Materials Technologies (Advanced Materials & Processing Branch, NASA Langley)
2000 Outstanding Achievement Award for Development of Multifunctional Nanocomposites (Advanced Materials & Processing Branch, NASA Langley)
1999 Exceptional Contribution Award for Development of Novel Surface Treatment Methods for High Speed Research Program (Composites & Polymers Branch, NASA Langley)
1997 National Research Council Research Associateship Award
1996 SAMPE Outstanding Graduate Student Award
1989 Best Poster Award in Michigan Chapter of SAMPE (1996) Korean Government Oversee Study Scholarship

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