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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


  • Ph.D., (ME) University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2010
  • M.S., (ME) Hanyang University, South Korea, 1999
  • B.S., (ME) Hanyang University, South Korea, 1997

Teaching Specialties

  • Micro and Nano Science and Fabrication
  • Finite Element Method and Optimization Engineering
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Applied mathematics and numerical analysis for Engineers

Research Interests

  • Advanced Manufacturing (MEMS, NANO)
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Harvesting Technology
  • Bio and medical application
  • Mathematical and simulation work for multi-physic applications


  • IEEE
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 
  • Korea-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA)
  • Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME)
  • Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE)


Dr. Seok joined ASU in September of 2010 after finishing Ph.D degree in UCLA. His research interests are in renewable energy, devices for energy harvesting, small scale sensors for bio- and medical application, and thin film secondary cells. Those research works are performed using micro and nanoscale fabrication technology. Dr. Seok is working on the renewable energy systems in the Center for Efficient and Sustainable Use of Resources (CESUR). Prior to coming U.S., Dr. Seok worked for 6 years as a research and development engineer in Hyundai Motors, Samsung Electro-mechanics, and Bosch. His expertise was in mechanical design, stress analysis, control system, and quality engineering in various applications, being linked with multi-physics.