Changhong Ke

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    • Media Contact:
      Ryan Yarosh
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Assoc. Professor of Mechanical Engineer.
    • Organization:Binghamton University, SUNY
    • Area of Expertise:Mechanical Engineering
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Mechanical Engineering
      Summary of expertise:
      Ke's research interests include experimental mechanics of 1D and 2D nanostructures, nanoscale adhesion and interfaces, nanocomposites, bio-inspired complex and hybrid nano-systems, and NEMS.
      Blog/Web site: https://www.binghamton.edu/mechanical-engineering/people/profile.html?id=cke
      White paper/research:
      Working closely with NASA researchers, Ke's latest research includes the testing of a material that can withstand the extreme condition of hypersonic travel, which would substitute carbon nanotubes in the construction of hypersonic passenger planes [allowing the aircraft to reach five to 10 times the speed of sound and reduce a 7-hour flight, to about an hour].
      Books/articles published:
      For more information about books and articles, visit:
      https://www.binghamton.edu/mechanical-engineering/people/profile.html?id=cke

      Awards/associations/memberships:
      Dr. Ke is a member of ASME, SEM, and BPS.
      Prior media experience:
      Ke has been featured by publications such as Newsweek and IFL Science for his research identifying boron nitride nanotubes as a material that could be used to boost aircraft travel to hypersonic speeds.
      Educational background:
      Ke received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing and M.S. degree in Fluid Mechanics from Beijing Institute of Technology in China, and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on the development of a carbon nanotube based bistable nanoswitch for applications of memory elements and sensors. After finishing his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University, where he conducted research on the topics of measuring DNA/RNA elasticity using AFM based single molecule force spectroscopy and detecting radiation induced DNA damage at the single molecule level by AFM imaging and pulling measurements.

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