School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Changki Mo


Changki Mo
Changki MoAcademic Director; Professor, Mechanical EngineeringTFLO 134ACurriculum Vitae
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, the University of Oklahoma, 1996
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering the University of Oklahoma, 1992
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea, 1983

Joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2010 from the University of Pittsburgh

Academic Interests


  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanical System Design
  • Control Systems
  • Advanced Dynamics of Physical Systems
  • Vibration Control Systems


  • Robotics and Automation
  • Renewable Bio-nanomaterials
  • Vehicular and Structural Vibration Control
  • Smart Materials and Structures
    • Vibration-based Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting
    • MEMS Actuators and Sensors
    • Adaptive Structures using Shape Memory Polymers
Recent Publications
  • Price, J., Aaberg, E., Mo, C., and Miller, J., “Tracking Sensor Location by Video Analysis in Double-Shell Tank Inspections,” Applied Sciences, Vol. 13, 8708,, 2023.
  • Singh, B., Mahzan, N., Abdul Rashid, N. S., Isa, S., Hafeez, M. A., Saslow, S., Wang, G., Mo, C., and Um, W., “Efficient Sequestration and Immobilization of 99Tc in Suitable Matrices,” Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 57, pp. 6776-6798, 2023.
  • Arnoldussen, B., Alhamid, J., Wang, P., Mo, C., Zhang, X., Zhang, Q., and Whiting, M., “Internal freezing and heat loss of apple (Malus Domestica Borkh.) and sweet cherry (Prunus Avium L.) reproductive buds are decreased with cellulose nanocrystal dispersions,” Frontiers in Plant Science, 13: 949537, doi:3389/fpls.2022.949537, 2022.
  • Alhamid, J. and Mo, C., “Numerical Analysis of Cellulose Nanocrystals CNC for Reducing Cold Damage to Reproductive Buds in Fruit Crops,” Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Vol. 26, 101123,, 2021
  • Breur, P. A., Ortega, G. S., Rowson, P. C., Saldanha, R., Mong, B., Oriunno, M., and Mo, C., “Measurement of the onset of nucleate boiling in liquid xenon,” Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 16, T02004, 2021.
  • Mohammed, A., Mo, C., Miller, J., Lowry, D., and Alhamid, J., “Simulating Ultrasound Piezoelectric Power Transfer in the Near Field and Experimental Validations,” Current Smart Materials, Vol. 5, No. 2,, 2021.
  • Cree, C., Carter, E., Wang, H., Mo, C., and Miller, J., “Automation in Robotic Inspection of Double-Shell Nuclear-Waste Storage Tanks,” Applied Sciences, Vol. 10, 7318, 2020.
  • Davidson, J., Bhusal, S., Mo, C., Manoj, K., and Zhang, Q., “Robotic Manipulation for Specialty Crop harvesting: A Review of Manipulator and End-Effector Technologies,” Global Journal of Agricultural and Allied Sciences, Vol. 2(1), 2020.
  • Hohimer, C. J., Petrossian, G., Ameli, A., Mo, C. and Pötschke, P., “3D Printed Conductive Thermoplastic Polyurethane/Carbon Nanotube Composites for Capacitive and Piezoresistive Sensing in Soft Pneumatic Actuators,” Additive Manufacturing, Vol. 34, 101281, j.addma.2020.101281, 2020.
  • Karri, N. K. and Mo, C., “Geometry Optimization for Structural Reliability and Performance of a Thermoelectric Generator,” SN Applied Sciences Journal, 1: 1097,, 2019.
  • Hohimer, J. H., Wang, H., Bhusal, S., Miller, J., Mo, C., and Karkee, M., Received a 2020 Superior Paper Award, “Design and field evaluation of a robot apple harvesting system with 3D printed soft-robotic end-effector,” Transactions of the ASABE, Vol. 62(2), pp. 405-414, 2019.
  • Han, F., Mo, C., and Hao, H., “An Adaptive Hybrid Differential Evolution Algorithm for the Parameter Identification of Rotating Machinery,” Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 24(21), 5087-5096, 2018.
  • Karri, N. K. and Mo, C., “Structural Reliability Evaluation of Thermoelectric Generator Modules – Influence of End Conditions, Leg Geometry, Metallization, and Processing Temperatures,” Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 47(10), pp. 6101-6120, 2018.
  • Alhamid, J., Mo, C., Zhang, X., Wang, P., Whiting, M. and Zhang, Q., “Research Note: Cellulose Nanocrystals reduce cold damage to reproductive buds in fruit crops,” Biosystems Engineering Journal, Vol. 172, pp. 124-133, 2018.
  • Karri, N. K. and Mo, C., “Reliable Thermoelectric Module Design under Opposing Requirements from the Structural and Thermoelectric Considerations,” Journal of Electronic Materials, 47(6), pp. 3127-3135,, 2018.

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