Kenan Song is currently an assistant professor with the Polytechnic School (TPS) and graduate faculty in areas of aerospace and mechancial engineering and materials science and engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE). Before joining Arizona State University in 2017, Song was a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, jointly affiliated with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), and Department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE). Song obtained his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University (Boston, MA) in 2014, and B.S. in engineering mechanics as well as minor in International Economic Law from Northeastern University (Shenyang, P.R.China) in 2010.
Song’s research interest includes the processing-structure-property relationships in advanced composite materials (AMCs). Specifically, Song’s research is focused on the advanced manufacturing, characterization, simulation, and application of polymer-based nanoparticle-filled composites, aiming for high performance in structural and functional utilizations. Nanoparticles of interest include one-dimensional nanotubes, two-dimensional nanochips, and zero-dimensional nanospheres.