Kenan Song

Academic Fellow 2021
Assistant Professor
ASU School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy; The Polytechnic School

Polytechnic Campus


Kenan Song is currently an assistant professor with the Polytechnic School (TPS) and graduate faculty in areas of aerospace and mechancial engineering and materials dcience and engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE). Before joining Atizona State University in 2017 Fall,  Song was a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, jointly affiliated with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), and Department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE). Song obtained his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University (Boston, MA) in 2014, and B.S. in engineering mechanics as well as minor in International Economic Law from Northeastern University (Shenyang, P.R.China) in 2010.

Song’s research interest includes the processing-structure-property relationships in advanced composite materials (AMCs). Specifically, Song’s research is focused on the advanced manufacturing, characterization, simulation, and application of polymer-based nanoparticle-filled composites, aiming for high performance in structural and functional utilizations. Nanoparticles of interest include one-dimensional nanotubes, two-dimensional nanochips, and zero-dimensional nanospheres. 


Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2017

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 2014

B.S. Engineering Mechanics; minor: International Economic Law, Northeastern University, Shenyang, P.R.China 2010

Expertise Areas

Materials Development

Materials Analysis

Soft Matter Physics


Thin Film Materials

Mechanics of Composite Materials




Modeling and Simulation