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UT Tyler Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jae Joong Ryu

Jae Joong Ryu

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building: RBN 1014
Phone: 903.565-5914


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering Iowa State University 2009

Research Interests
Stress AnalysisFatigue and Fracture Mechanics
Tribology and Surface Engineering
Biomaterials and Biomechanics
Biotribocorrosion of Orthopaedic Implants


Dr. Jae Joong Ryu joined Mechanical Engineering faculty of The University of Texas at Tyler in the Fall Semester of 2012. Dr. Ryu started his undergraduate study at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea. After junior year, he transferred to Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He received the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. During his graduate study, Dr. Ryu specialized in biomedical application of engineering materials. The Ph.D. thesis topic is "Surface damage of metallic implants due to mechanical loading and chemical reactions". In this project, he studied tribological responses of artificial joints to elucidate the fatigue damage mechanism in the combined environment of biological and corrosive media. He also collaborated with Aesculap.Inc in Germany on two projects of analysis of fretting corrosion wear of implants and development of new design characteristics of Total Hip Joint interface. From the research activities, Dr. Ryu developed his expertise in a variety of experimental skills of Atomic Force Microscopy, Auto Focus Surface Profilometry, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Optical Interferometry, Open-circuit Potential Electrochemistry, Electromechanical Control System and Chemical Mechanical Planarization.

In the Fall semester of 2009, Dr. Ryu joined as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Kingsville (TAMUK). At TAMUK he performed researches on stress-assisted corrosion of stainless steel pipelines using the hybrid method of experimental and numerical simulations, high temperature corrosion of Pebble Bed-Advanced High Temperature Nuclear Reactor (PB-AHTNR), Multi-functional surface stress using curvature interferometry principle, and Delamination wear of stressed surface using Finite Element Method. He taught undergraduate and graduate level courses of Design of Machine Element, Machine Design, Finite Element Method, Advanced Dynamics and Advanced Engineering Analysis, and he proposed a new teaching methodology in Engineering Design practice using 3D printer with other Science and Engineering faculties. Dr. Ryu has served as an advisor and mentor of many of undergraduate design teams and graduate thesis projects. He also initiated the Honor Society of Mechanical Engineering, PI TAU SIGMA student chapter at TAMUK and contributed as a primary advisor for two years. As a result, he was awarded the Professor of The Year presented by Class of 2011 at TAMUK. He has published a total 8 peer reviewed journal and proceeding papers as well as co-authored textbooks. The more papers and textbooks are under review and expected to be published.