Hayoung Chung, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering,

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Republic of Korea



2010.09 – 2017.02 Seoul National University, South Korea

Ph. D., Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
(Multiscale mechanics design division)

Thesis: A multiscale analysis and design of the light-responsive liquid crystal polymer using nonlinear finite element shell model (Advisor: Prof. Maenghyo Cho)

2006.03 – 2010.08 Seoul National University, South Korea

B.S., Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


2023.09 – current: UNIST, South Korea

Associate Professor in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

2019.09 – 2023.08: UNIST, South Korea

Assistant Professor in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

(previously School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering)

2017.03 – 2019.08, UC San Diego, USA

Postdoctoral researcher in Structural Engineering Department

(PI: Hyunsun Alicia Kim)

Technical Thrust Area

Modeling and Analysis of Structural Nonlinearity

Simulation of Multifunctional Behaviors of Novel Materials

Multiscale and Multifunctional Modeling of Materials and Structures

Large-scale (Parallel) Topology Optimization

Structural Optimization considering Nonlinearity

Service to the profession & Affilation

Journal reviewer: 

Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization; International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing; Multiscale Science and Engineering; Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology; PLOS One; Journal of Thermal Stresses; Engineering Optimization; Journal of Mechanical Design

Member of AIAA; USACM; 한국 기계공학회 (KSME), 전산구조공학회 (COSEIK), 멀티스케일역학회 (KMSM), 소음진동공학회 (KSNVE), 한국 최적설계학회 (KSDO)

Contact info:

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
50 UNIST-gil, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, 44919, Republic of Korea
T +82 52 217 2434 F +92 52 217 2459
hychung@unist.ac.kr; http://csmd.unist.ac.kr