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

  • Seungjin Han and D.D.L. Chung, “Through-thickness thermoelectric power of a carbon fiber/epoxy composite and decoupled contributions from a lamina and an interlaminar interface”, Carbon 52, 30-39 (2013).
  • D.D.L. Chung, “Carbon Materials for Structural Self-Sensing, Electromagnetic Shielding and Thermal Interfacing”, Carbon 50, 3342-3353 (2012).
  • Seungjin Han and D.D.L. Chung, “Increasing the Through-Thickness Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Fiber Polymer-Matrix Composite by Curing Pressure Increase and Filler Incorporation”, Compos. Sci. Technol. 71(16), 1944-1952 (2011).
  • Yong Fu and D.D.L. Chung, “Coagulation of Oil in Water Using Sawdust, Bentonite and Calcium Hydroxide to Form Floatable Sheets”, Appl. Clay Sciences 53, 634-641 (2011).
  • Sivaraja Muthusamy, Shoukai Wang and D.D.L. Chung, “Unprecedented Vibration Damping with High Values of Loss Modulus and Loss Tangent, Exhibited by Cement-Matrix Graphite Network Composite,” Carbon 48(5), 1457-1464 (2010).
  • D.D.L. Chung, Book series titled “Engineering Materials for Technological Needs”, Vol. 2, Functional Materials: Electrical, Dielectric, Electromagnetic, Optical and Magnetic Applications, World Scientific, 2010.
  • D.D.L. Chung. Composite Materials: Science and Applications, 2nd Ed., Springer, 2010.
  • Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, Chia-Ken Leong and D.D.L. Chung, “Factors that Govern the Performance of Thermal Interface Materials”, J. Electron. Mater. 38(1), 175-192 (2009).
  • Chuangang Lin and D.D.L. Chung, “Graphite Nanopletelet Pastes versus Carbon Black Pastes as Thermal Interface Materials “, Carbon 47(1), 295-305 (2009).
  • Chuangang Lin and D.D.L. Chung, “Nanostructured Fumed Metal Oxides for Thermal Interface Pastes”, J. Mater. Sci., 42(22), 9245-9255 (2007).
  • D.D.L. Chung, “Damage Detection Using Self-Sensing Concepts” (Invited Review), J. Aerospace Eng. (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G) 221(G4), 509-520 (2007).