Professor, School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Systems Engineering,
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 Republic of Korea

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Education

  • • B.S.,1976, Seoul National University
  • • M.S.,1978, Seoul National University
  • • Ph.D., 1986, University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • • The Major Field: Plasticity Solid Mechanics and Numerical Analysis
  • • Sheet Metal Forming
  • • High Strain-rate Material Properties
  • • Crashworthiness and Auto-body Design
  • • Failure Analysis and Impact Analysis for Design
  • • Dynamic Deformation Behavior

Career

  • • Board of director, Metals and Materials International (1997-)
  • • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Automotive Technology(2003-)
  • • President, Korean Society for Technology of Plasticity (2006-2007)
  • • Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST (2005-2008)
  • • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2009-)
  • • President of Division of Manufacturing and Materials, Korea Society of Automotive Engineers (2010-)
  • • Vice-President, Korea Society of Automotive Engineers (2011-)
  • • National Standards Coordinator for Electric Vehicle (2011-)
  • • Director of POSCO Steel Research Lab
  • • Director of High Speed Material Properties Data Center, National Center for Standard Reference Data
  • • Director of ADD HIPIE Research Center

Honors & Awards

  • • Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Michigan
  • • Korean-American Honor Scholarship, The Embassy of Korea in the U.S.A (1984)
  • • Distinguished Achievement Award, Korean Society for Technology of Plasticity (2003)
  • • Academic Award, Korea Society of Automotive Engineers (2003)
  • • Distinguished Achievement Award, KAIST (2005)
  • • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow (2009- present)
  • • Technology Innovation Award, KAIST(2012)
  • • Springer, IJAT Most Cited Article Award (2014)

Membership

  • • Korea Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME)
  • • Korea Society for Technology of Plasticity (KSTP)
  • • Korea Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE)
  • • Korea Society for Composite Materials (KSCM)
  • • Korea Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (KSTAM)
  • • Computational Structure Engineering Institute of Korea (COSEIK)
  • • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • • Society of Engineering Science (SES)