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Shane Miguel
Shane Miguel Johnson
Associate Professor
Office 506
Tel +86-21-34206765 Ext. 5061
Email shane.johnson@sjtu.edu.cn


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2010)
M.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2006)
B.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2005)

Work Experience

2018.9 – present Associate Professor at UM-SJTU JI
2014.8 – 2018.9 Assistant Professor at UM-SJTU JI
Director of the Center for Advanced Mechanics Materials and Structures (CAMMS)
Fellow of the State Key Laboratory for Mechanical System and Vibration
2012.8 – 2014.8 Research Scientist and Lecturer at UM-SJTU JI
2010.1 – 2012.8 Senior Research Engineer at Materials Technologies Corporation, Atlanta, GA
Research and development on projects with NASA, NAVAIR, and the U.S. Air Force
2010.1 – 2011.5 Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Mechanics, Materials, and Structures

  • Multi-disciplinary research applications (aerospace, biological, civil, electrical, material, and mechanical systems) with focus on combination of structural analysis, mechanics of materials, and materials science
  • Computational analysis of foot and ankle, orthotics, control of the structure and development of control mechanisms
  • Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of structures (including the human structure). i.e. force sensor development, infrared thermography, etc.
  • Development of Rapid Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
  • Development of analytical and stochastic tools to predict damage evolution, damage mechanisms, and failure in structures
  • Specialty: Structural analysis, computational and experimental mechanics and materials science


  1. Johnson, S., Kang, L., Akil, H., 2016 “Mechanical Behavior of Jute Hybrid Bio-Composites,” Composites Part B: Engineering , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.12.052. In Press 1/31/2015.
  2. Qaiser, Z. , Qureshi, O., Johnson, S., 2015, “Thin walled circular beams with sinusoidal embedded patterns under axial impacts,” Thin Walled Structures. 99; 76-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.tws.2015.11.005.
  3. Rashidi, M., Johnson, S., Zhigang, Y., 2015, “Theoretical Study of Moving Magnetic Beads on an Inclined Plane and its Application in the Ratchet Separation Technique,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 398; 13-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2015.08.124.
  4. Johnson,S., Popil, R., 2015, “Corrugated Board Bonding Defect Characterization,” International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. * 59(2015) 105-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2015.02.03.
  5.  Jafari, S., Rashidi, M., Johnson, S., 2014, “Analytical Solution of the Nonlinear Vibration of Euler-Bernoulli Beams via the Homotopy Analysis Method and Differential Transform Method,” International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 10 (9) : 96-110.
  6.  Johnson, S., 2014, “Thermoelastic Stress Analysis for Detecting and Characterizing Static Damage Initiation in Composite Lap Shear Joints,” Composites Part B: Engineering, 56, 740-748.
  7. Johnson, S., Wei, B.S., Haj-Ali, R., 2010, “A Stochastic Fatigue Damage Model for Composite Single Lap Shear Joints Based on Markov Chains and Thermoelastic Stress Analysis,” Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures 33 (12) 897-910.
  8.  Wei, B.S., Johnson, S., Haj-Ali, R, 2009, “A Stochastic Fatigue Damage Method for Composite Materials Based on Markov Chains and Infrared Thermography,” International Journal of Fatigue 32 (2) 350-360.
  9.  Haj-Ali, R., Wei, B.S., Johnson, S. and El-Hajjar, R., 2007, “Thermoelastic and Infrared-Thermography Methods for Surface Strains in Cracked Orthotropic Composite Materials,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics (EI, SCI), 75 (1) 58-75.

Funded Research Projects

  • “Foreign Professor Stimulant Fund,” Principal Investigator for Shanghai Jiao Tong University Grant in 2016. Amount: 127,000 USD (800,000RMB).
  • “Multi Scale, Region Specific Modeling of the Plantar Soft Tissue,” Principal Investigator for National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) funded Young International Scientist Grant in 2016, Amount: 60,000 USD (400,000RMB). Contract #: 51550110233.
  • “Parameter Specific Efficacy of Foot Orthotics, and the Development of a Tunable Stiffness Orthosis for Biomechanical Investigations,” Principal Investigator for National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) funded Young Scientist Grant in 2016, Amount: 39,200 USD (247,000RMB). Contract #: 51505282.
  • Foot and Ankle Modeling, Soft Tissue and Contact Mechanics, Principal Investigator (PI) for State Key Laboratory of Mechanical System and Vibration, Shanghai Jiao Tong University funded project in 2015, Amount: $30,000 USD (200,000RMB).
  • Exercise Load Measurement Insole (ELMI), Technical Principal Investigator (PI)for NASA funded Phase I SBIR in 2012, Amount: $100,000. Contract # 11-1 X12.02-8627.
  • Bayesian Reliability Assessment of Non-Destructive Evaluation systems (BRANDE), PI for Air Force funded Phase I SBIR in 2011-2012, Amount: $150,000. Contract # FA8650-11-M-5181.
  • Thermoelastic Residual Stress Analysis System (THERSA), PI for NAVAIR funded Phase I SBIR in 2011, Amount: $80,000. Contract # N68335-11-C-0014.
  • Coating Enhanced Thermal Analysis Techniques–DURACON-IR, PI for NASA funded Phase I SBIR in 2011, Amount: $100,000. Contract # NNX11CG38P.
  • Portable IR based Inspection System (PIRIS), Technical Principal Investigator (PI) for The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)funded Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) in 2010, Amount: $100,000. Contract # NNX10CE55P.


  • Vg100 Introduction to Engineering
  • Vm211 Statics and Mechanics of Materials
  • Vk250 Materials Science and Engineering
  • Vm382 Mechanics of Materials
  • Vm418 Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • Vm450 Capstone Design

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Candle Light Teaching Award, Presented by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • 2005 Graduated with Highest Honor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2005 Presidents Undergraduate Research Award, Presented by Georgia Institute of Technology