Dr. Jang

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Shinae Jang, Ph.D. P.E.

Professor in Residence & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director, Smart Infrastructure Laboratory

University of Connecticut



Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, 2010
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. in Civil Engineering, 2003
Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST, Korea
B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2001
Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST, Korea


Professional Engineer (P.E): Connecticut board

Teaching Expertise

  • Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Geomatics and Spatial Measurement
  • Basic and Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Vibrations
  • Senior Capstone Projects
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Sensors

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Structural Dynamics and Experimental Dynamics
  • System Identification
  • Structural Health Monitoring Algorithms
  • Long-term Bridge Health Monitoring
  • Wireless Smart Sensor Technology
  • Finite Element Modeling and Model Updating
  • Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • RFID-based Crack Sensors