Kenneth Loh

Structural Engineering


Research Focus
Human performance monitoring, structural health monitoring, human-structure interactions, multifunctional materials, nanocomposites, soft materials, tomographic methods, wearable technology.

Research Summary

Professor Loh is the Director of the Active, Responsive, Multifunctional, and Ordered-materials Research (ARMOR) Laboratory. The ARMOR Lab’s mission is to advance state-of-the-art stimuli-responsive materials for safeguarding and enhancing the capabilities of our structural and human assets. Loh is also the Director of the Jacobs School of Engineering, Center for Extreme Events Research (CEER) and is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Wearable  
Sensors (CWS).

Kenneth Loh
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Loh joined the Department of Structural Engineering at UC San Diego as an  
Associate Professor in 2015. Prior to this, he held the titles of Assistant  
Professor (2009-2013) and Associate Professor with tenure (2013-2015) in  
the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Davis. He  
received his Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering from the University of  
Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2008. At Michigan, he also completed two M.S.  
degrees in Materials Science & Engineering (2008) and Civil Engineering  
(2005). His B.S. degree in Civil Engineering was from Johns Hopkins  
University in 2004.