School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Changki Mo

Associate Professor

Changki Mo
Changki MoInterim Academic 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
  • 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), pp. 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, Vol. 47(6), pp. 3127-3135,, 2018.
  • Wang, W., Lu, H., Mo, C., Yang, Z., Hohimer, C., and Qiu, G., “Experiments on the mechanical harvesting of litchis and its effects on litchi storage,” Transactions of the ASABE, Vol. 60(5), pp. 1529-1535, 2017.
  • Silwal, A., Davidson, J., Karkee, M., Mo, C., Zhang, Q. and Lewis, K., “Design, Integration, and Field Evaluation of a Robotic Apple Harvester,” Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 34(6), pp. 1140-1159,, 2017.
  • Han, F., Guo, X., Mo, C., Gao, H., and Hou, P., “Parameter identification of nonlinear rotor-bearing system based on improved Kriging surrogate model and evolutionary algorithm,” Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 23(5), pp. 794-807, 2017.
  • Davidson, J., Silwal, A., Karkee, M., Mo, C., and Zhang, Q., “Hand Picking Dynamic Analysis for Undersensed Robotic Apple Harvesting,” Transactions of the ASABE, Vol. 59(4), pp. 745-758, 2016.
  • Balogun, O. A. and Mo, C., “Three-Dimensional Thermo-mechanical Viscoelastic Model for Shape Memory Polymers with Binding Factor,” Journal of Intelligent Material systems and Structures, Vol. 27(14), pp. 1908-1916, 2016.

Publications and Citations on Google Scholar

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