Deborah Chung.

Deborah Chung


Research Area: Materials

Contact Information

608 Furnas Hall



Ph.D., Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977

Research Interests

Materials science and engineering, particularly smart materials, concrete, thermal management, battery electrode materials, carbon fibers and filaments, composites processing and interfaces, metal-matrix composites, electronic packaging materials, and activated carbon.

Selected Publications

  • Patatri Chakraborty, Chi Zhou and D.D.L. Chung. Converse piezoelectric behavior of three-dimensionally printed polymer and comparison of the in-plane and out-of-plane behavior. Mater Sci Eng B 252, 114447 (2020).
  • Hongtao Guan and D.D.L. Chung. Radio-wave electrical conductivity and absorption-dominant interaction with radio wave of exfoliated-graphite-based flexible graphite, with relevance to electromagnetic shielding and antennas. Carbon 157, 549-562 (2020).
  • Xiang Xi and D.D.L. Chung. Electret behavior of unpoled carbon fiber with and without nickel coating. Carbon 159, 122-132 (2020).
  • Xiang Xi and D.D.L. Chung. Piezoelectret-based and piezoresistivity-based stress self-sensing in steel beams under flexure. Sensors Actuators A 301, 111780 (2020).
  • Xiang Xi and D.D.L. Chung. Piezoresistivity and piezoelectricity, dielectricity discovered in solder. J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. Electronics 30(5), 4462–4472 (2019).
  • Xiang Xi and D.D.L. Chung. Capacitance-based self-sensing of flaws and stress in carbon-carbon composite, with reports of the electric permittivity, piezoelectricity and piezoresistivity. Carbon 146, 447-461 (2019).
  • D.D.L. Chung. A review of multifunctional polymer-matrix structural composites. Composites, Part B, 160, 644-660 (2019).
  • D.D.L. Chung. Interface-derived solid-state viscoelasticity exhibited by nanostructured and microstructured materials containing carbons or ceramics. Carbon 144, 567-581 (2019).
  • Kairong Shi and D.D.L. Chung. Piezoelectricity-based self-sensing of compressive and flexural stress in cement-based materials without any admixture requirement and without poling.  Smart Mater. Struct. 27(10), 105011 (20 pp) (2018).
  • D.D.L. Chung. Development, design and applications of structural capacitors. Applied Energy 231, 89-101 (2018).