Name:Hongjoo Rhee
Associated Centers:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Position:Associate Director
Email: hrhee@cavs.msstate.edu
Office:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, 2216
Office Phone:(662) 325-9221

Biography:Dr. Hongjoo Rhee is an Associate Director and Associate Research Professor for the Computational Engineering Mechanics and Materials Science thrust at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), Mississippi State University (MSU). He earned his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Inha University, Incheon, South Korea. He held positions as an Assistant Research Professor at CAVS, MSU, 2009-2015; as a Post-doctoral Associate at CAVS, MSU, 2006-2009; as a Visiting Research Associate, a Research Assistant, and a Teaching Assistant at Michigan State University, 2000-2005; as a Research Staff at Inha University, 1998-1999; and worked as an Assistant Manager and a Research Staff at R&D Center for Metallurgy, KIA Steel Co., Ltd., Seoul/Kunsan, South Korea, 1992-1998.

Research Interest: Bio-Inspired Materials Design; 3rd Generation Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) Design; Novel Metal Matrix Metallic Composites Design; High Strain Rate Material Testing and Internal State Variable (ISV) / Damage Model Development; Site-Specific Studies on Inhibition Layer Formation and Galvanneal Growth on AHSS; Domestic and International Collaborative Research Program Development; Simulation of Weld Joints Subject to Fatigue, Corrosion, and Blast; Microstructure-Property Responses of Biological and Synthetic Foams at Different Strain Rate Regimes; Materials Design for Mg Alloys; Process Simulation for Hot Press Forming; Modeling in the Resistance Spot Welding of Mg Alloy; Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) Process and Performance Modeling; Material Database and Model Development for Polymeric Materials.

Other research interests include, but not limited to:
materials and mechanical properties characterization; model development, calibration, and validation for various alloys; characterization of protective metallic coating processes; multiscale process-structure-property-performance relations characterization; functionally gradient materials (FGM) designing and manufacturing process; lead-free solder joints characterization; steel manufacturing process; specialty steels development and evaluation; heat treatments; nanoindentation; thermomechanical fatigue (TMF); stress relaxation; plasma sprayed coatings characterization, etc.

Publications: Rhee, H., Whittington, W. R., Oppedal, A. L., King, R., Kim, H., & Lee, C. (2015). Mechanical Properties of Novel Aluminum Metal Matrix Metallic Composites: Application to Overhead Conductors. Materials & Design. Elsevier. 88(25), 16-21. DOI:10.1016/j.matdes.2015.08.109. [Abstract]

Doude, H., Rhee, H., Wang, P., Horstemeyer, S., Malley, R., Ritter, T., Baker, D., & Radzilowski, R. (2014). Microalloying to Develop Third Generation Advanced High Strength Steels (3GAHSS). AIST Birmingham Region Chapter Meeting. New Orleans, LA. [Document]

Parajuli, P., Patnaik, S.S, Prabhu, R., Rhee, H., Williams, Lakiesha N., & Liao, J. (2014). Characterization of the Viscoelastic Property of Mitral Valve Leaflets. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Kim, H. S., Youn, J. W., & Rhee, H. (2014). Development of Combined Tube Drawing Process for Straight-type Cowl Cross Bar of Automobile. International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacutring. 15(10), 2093-2099.

Horstemeyer, M., Rhee, H., Nabors, B., Liao, J., & Williams, Lakiesha N. (2014). Hierarchical Multiscale Structure-property Relationships of the Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Beak. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 11(96). DOI:10.1098/rsif.2014.0274.

Total Publications by this Author: 55