Professor Chang's primary research interest is in the areas of multi-functional materials and intelligent structures with particular emphases on structural health monitoring, intelligent self-sensing diagnostics, and integrated health management for space and aircraft structures as well safety-critical assets and medical devices. His specialties include sensors and sensor network development, built-in self-diagnostics, integrated diagnostics and prognostics, damage tolerance and failure analysis for composite materials, and advanced multi-physics computational methods for multi-functional structures. Most of his work involves system integration and multi-disciplinary engineering in structural mechanics, electrical engineering, signal processing, and multi-scale fabrication of materials. His recent research topics include: Integrated health management for aircraft structures, bio-inspired intelligent sensory materials for fly-by-feel autonomous vehicles, active sensing diagnostics for composite structures, self-diagnostics for high-temperature materials, etc.
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|Detection of bolt loosening in C-C composite thermal protection panels: II. Experimental verification||Yang, JK; Chang, FK||Smart Materials and Structures||04-2006|
|Detection of bolt loosening in C-C composite thermal protection panels: I. Diagnostic principle||Yang, JY; Chang, FK||Smart Materials and Structures||04-2006|
|Scattering of plate waves by a cylindrical inhomogeneity||Chang, FK, et. al.||Journal of Sound and Vibration||04-2005|
2010 SPIE NDE/SHM Life-Time Achievement Award, 2009 the Best Paper Award at 7th International National Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 2006 the Best Paper Award at 3rd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 2004 Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) Lifetime Achievement Award, The Boeing Company, 1988 Presidential Young Investigator Award, Editor in Chief of Int. J. of Structural Health Monitoring, Fellows of AIAA and ASME