Dr. Kim’s research interest is broadly described as applied mathematics applications to modeling and experimental characterization of material behaviors. His current research focuses on the development of measurement techniques and mathematical models for the quantitative nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of nuclear, aerospace, and civil engineering materials. He has over 20 years of experience in the ultrasonic NDE and related research areas including ultrasonic wave propagation, micromechanics, and fatigue fracture analysis. His past research in aerospace material NDE, attracting more than $3 million research projects, has addressed the most important NDE issues in the safety of aging aircraft structure and the remaining life-time prediction. Dr. Kim has authored and co-authored over 140 technical papers and book chapters in these areas. His research has been supported by FAA, DARPA, DOE, USAF, NASA, FHWA, NSF, Corning Co., etc. Dr. Kim earned his PhD and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).