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

  • D.D.L. Chung. Processing-structure-property relationships of continuous carbon fiber polymer-matrix composites. Mater. Sci. Eng. R 113, 1-29 (2017).
  • D.D.L. Chung, Carbon Composites: Composites with Carbon Fibers, Nanofibers and Nanotubes, 2nd Ed., Elsevier, 2017, 700 pages.
  • D.D.L. Chung and Sanjaya Somaratna. Laboratory simulation of capacitance-based layer-by-layer monitoring of three-dimensional printing. Sensors and Actuators A 268, 101-109 (2017).
  • Patatri Chakraborty, Naga B. Gundrati, Chi Zhou and D.D.L. Chung. Effect of stress on the capacitance and electric permittivity of three-dimensionally printed polymer, with relevance to capacitance-based stress monitoring. Sensors and Actuators A, 263C, 380-385 (2017).
  • D.D.L. Chung. A review of exfoliated graphite. (invited paper, 50th Anniversary edition), J. Mater. Sci. 51, 554-568 (2016).
  • Xinghua Hong and D.D.L. Chung. Carbon nanofiber mats for electromagnetic interference shielding. Carbon 111, 529-527 (2017).
  • Asma A. Eddib and D.D.L. Chung. Radio-frequency linear absorption coefficient of carbon materials, its dependence on the thickness and its independence on the carbon structure. Carbon 124, 473-478 (2017).
  • Xinghua Hong, Weidong Yu and D.D.L. Chung, Electric permittivity of reduced graphite oxide. Carbon 111, 182-190 (2017).
  • Yulin Wang and D.D.L. Chung. Capacitance-based defect detection and defect location determination for cement-based material. Materials and Structures 50, 237 (2017).
  • Yulin Wang, D.D.L. Chung. Effect of the fringing electric field on the apparent electric permittivity of cement-based materials. Composites, Part B, 126, 192-201 (2017).
  • Alexander S. Haddad and D.D.L. Chung. Decreasing the electric permittivity of cement by graphite particle incorporation. Carbon 122C, 702-709 (2017).
  • Andi Wang and D.D.L. Chung. First report of fumed alumina incorporation in carbon-carbon composite and the consequent improvement of the oxidation resistance and mechanical properties. Carbon 101, 281-289 (2016).
  • Yoshihiro Takizawa, Daojun Wang and D.D.L. Chung. Carbon black and fumed alumina exhibiting high interface-derived mechanical energy dissipation. Carbon 103, 436-448 (2016).
  • Lifeng Xiao and D.D.L. Chung. Mechanical energy dissipation modeling of exfoliated graphite based on interfacial friction theory. Carbon 108, 291-302 (2016).
  • Miguel Ramirez and D.D.L. Chung. Electromechanical, self-sensing and viscoelastic behavior of carbon fiber tows. Carbon 110, 8-16 (2016).
  • Po-Hsiu Chen, Chi Xu and D.D.L. Chung. Sound absorption enhancement using solid-solid interfaces in a non-porous cement-based structural material. Composites, Part B, 95, 453-461 (2016).
  • Yoshihiro Takizawa and D.D.L. Chung. Through-thickness thermal conduction in glass fiber polymer-matrix composites and its enhancement by composite modification. J. Mater. Sci. 51, 3463-3480 (2016).
  • Yoshihiro Takizawa and D.D.L. Chung. Continuous carbon fiber polymer-matrix composites in unprecedented antiferroelectric coupling providing exceptionally high through-thickness electric permittivity.  J. Mater. Sci. 51(14), 6913-6932 (2016).
  • Xinghua  Hong, Daojun Wang and D.D.L. Chung. Boron nitride nanotube mat as a low-k dielectric material with relative dielectric constant ranging from 1.0 to 1.1. J. Electronic Mater.45(1), 453-461 (2016).
  • Xinghua Hong, Daojun Wang and D.D.L. Chung. Strong viscous behavior discovered in nanotube mats, as observed in boron nitride nanotube mats. Composites, Part B, B91, 56-64 (2016).