Harold S. Park

Associate Professor
Boston University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Boston, MA 02215
Curriculum Vitae (August, 2014)
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  • Dr. Park was named to the Editorial Board of the journal Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (April, 2014)
  • Dr. Park was named to the Editorial Board of the journal Nature Scientific Reports (March, 2014)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Shuangxing Dai, who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on December 11, 2012! Dr. Dai's dissertation title was entitled "Atomistic study of Surface Effects on the Electromechanical Behavior of ZnO Nanostructures."
  • Dr. Park was awarded the 2012 Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award from the ASME (September 2012)
  • Dr. Park was awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor effective September 1, 2012
  • Dr. Park was named Assistant Editor of the journal Computational Mechanics for the 2012-2015 period.
  • Dr. Park was named to the editorial board of the journal Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • Congratulations to Dr. Geng Yun, who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on April 9, 2010! Dr. Yun's dissertation title was entitled "Multiscale Analysis of Surface Dominated Nanomaterials."
  • Dr. Park was awarded the R.H. Gallagher Young Investigator Award from the US Association for Computational Mechanics (July, 2009)
  • Dr. Park was awarded the Young Faculty Award from DARPA (March 18, 2008)
  • Dr. Park was awarded the CAREER Award from the NSF (August, 2007)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Changjiang Ji, who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on July 2, 2007! Dr. Ji's dissertation title was "Surface Effects on the Mechanical Properties of FCC Metal Nanowires."


    PhD, Northwestern University (2004)
    MS, Northwestern University (2001)
    BS, Northwestern University (1999)

    Current Research Interests

  • Mechanics of soft, active materials
  • Long time-scale simulation techniques for hard (amorphous solid) and soft materials
  • Coupled physics (thermomechanical, optomechanical, electromechanical) analyses of one and two-dimensional nanomaterials
  • Dissipation mechanisms in nanoelectromechanical systems

    Journal Publications

  • List Of All Publications (Journal Articles, Books, Book Chapters, Journal Special Issues Edited)
  • Amorphous Solid Papers
  • Soft Materials Papers
  • Electromechanical Coupling Papers
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance Papers
  • Graphene/2D Materials Papers
  • Surface Cauchy-Born/Surface Elasticity Papers
  • Nanowire Papers
  • Multiscale Papers
  • Meshfree Papers

  • Books

    1. W.K. Liu, E.G. Karpov and H.S. Park. Nano Mechanics and Materials: Theory, Multiscale Methods and Applications, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN:0-470-01851-8, 2006.

    Current Research Group

  • Dr. Gwonchan Yoon (Postdoctoral associate)
  • Mr. Zenan Qi (Ph.D. student)
  • Ms. Xue Ben (Ph.D. student)
  • Ms. Weiwei Tao (Graduate student)
  • Mr. Rui Dai (Graduate student)
  • Mr. Xin Jiang (Graduate student)

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    Harold Park
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Boston University
    730 Commonwealth Avenue, ENA 212
    Boston, MA 02215
    Phone: 617.353.4208
    Fax: 617.353.5866
    Last Modified October 22, 2014