Engineering professor receives Provost’s Award for research endeavors and mentorship

| Author: Hadlee Rinn | Media Contact: Kara Owens

Chanseok Jeong, Ph. D., an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology, is a recipient of the 2023 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity. Jeong’s research areas are computational mechanics, inverse problems, and artificial intelligence associated with wave propagation in solids and fluids. Since joining CMU faculty in Fall 2020, Jeong has published nine journal articles.  Additionally, Jeong has received over $350,000 in external grants from several different funding agencies, including two National Science Foundation grants. 

His mentorship has also led to many students publishing their own research. For example, he advised Shashwat Maharian, whose research was published in the journal Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering and the Journal of Engineering Mechanics. Maharian also received the President’s Award for Undergrad Research and Creative Accomplishments in Spring 2022.  

Jeong’s students' achievements are supported by his systematic out-of-classroom training in his lab. Namely, he has created training videos for his lab advisees in the areas of finite element method, inverse modeling and artificial neural network, and these efforts are far beyond the normal expectation of teaching.  

Additionally, he has been proactive in involving individuals from groups underrepresented in engineering as shown by the majority of his undergraduate mentees being women and three postdocs of diverse profiles. 

Jeong expresses his gratitude for the 2023 Provost’s Award, sharing, “CMU has provided outstanding support for me to work with undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs in my lab and collaborate with the best and brightest scholars in my research community. I am very delighted to continue my scholarly activities at CMU.” 


Under his NSF projects, measurements from seismic-motion sensors are used in simulations to reconstruct unknown wave motions in structures and soils during seismic events. 

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