Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Welding Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, 2022
  • M.S., Welding Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, 2020
  • M.Eng., Material Processing Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2018
  • B.Eng., Welding Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2016
  • Mandarin Chinese

Dr. Kang's expertise in welding engineering with focuses on welding metallurgy and metal plasticity is used to conduct failure analysis investigations and quality evaluations of metallic systems. He has extensive experience in metallography and material characterization methods including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). He is also skilled in full field displacement/strain analysis using digital image correlation (DIC). At Exponent, he focuses on the failure analysis of components in consumer electronics with an emphasis on the characterization and fracture analysis of metal and ceramics.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Kang was a post-doctoral researcher at The Ohio State University, where he studied metal plasticity under the effect of ultrasonic vibration. Advanced characterization techniques such as high-speed imaging, high-resolution DIC, and EBSD were utilized to study the non-uniform deformation and the change in lattice misorientation. Dr. Kang also worked on a project that investigated the effect of Niobium in weld metal toughness of pipeline steel.