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A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Associate 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.