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

  • Xiang Xi and D.D.L. Chung. Electret, piezoelectret and piezoresistivity discovered in steels, with application to structural self-sensing and structural self-powering. Smart Mater. Struct. 28(7) 075028 (18 pp) (2019).
  • Xiang Xi and D.D.L. Chung. Colossal electric permittivity discovered in polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based carbon fiber, with comparison of PAN-based and pitch-based carbon fibers. Carbon 145, 734-739 (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. Interface-derived solid-state viscoelasticity exhibited by nanostructured and microstructured materials containing carbons or ceramics. Carbon 144, 567-581 (2019).
  • D.D.L. Chung and Asma A. Eddib, Effect of fiber lay-up configuration on the electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of continuous carbon fiber polymer-matrix composite. Carbon 141, 685-691 (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. A review of multifunctional polymer-matrix structural composites. Composites, Part B, 160, 644-660 (2019).
  • D.D.L. Chung. Development, design and applications of structural capacitors. Applied Energy 231, 89-101 (2018).
  • D.D.L. Chung. Thermoelectric polymer-matrix structural and nonstructural composite materials. Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research 1, 61-65 (2018).
  • D.D.L. Chung. Processing-structure-property relationships of continuous carbon fiber polymer-matrix composites. Mater. Sci. Eng. R 113, 1-29 (2017).