Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITYB.
KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYM.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)Ph.D.
Sang-Gook Kim is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.S. degree from Seoul National University (1978), M.S. from KAIST (1980), and Ph.D. from MIT (1985). He held positions at Axiomatics Co., Cambridge, MA (1986) and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (1986-1991). Then he became a corporate executive director at Daewoo Corporation, Korea, and directed the Central Research Institute of Daewoo Electronics Co. until 2000 when he joined MIT. He is currently the Micro/Nano Area Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Prof. Kim’s research has been in the field of product realization throughout his career at both the industry and academia. His recent research includes piezoelectric MEMS energy harvesting, micro ultrasonic transducers and nano-engineered energy conversion for carbon neutrality and solar water splitting systems. He is a fellow of CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering), fellow of ASME, and overseas member of Korean National Academy of Engineering.
Selected in the last 5 years
S.G. Kim. et al., AI for Design: Virtual Design Assistance, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology v68.1 (2019)
H Akay, R Xu, D Han, T Teo, SG Kim, Energy Harvesting Combat Boot for Satellite Positioning, Micromachines, 2018, 9(5), 244
R. Xu and S.G. Kim, “MEMS Buckled Plates Based Low-Frequency Vibration Energy Harvesting”, 11th Energy Harvesting Workshop, Blacksburg, Virginia
K. M. Smyth, C. G. Sodini, S. G. Kim "High electromechanical coupling piezoelectric micro-machined ultrasonic transducer (PMUT) elements for medical imaging" International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers) . (2017): 966-969
H. Akay, R. Xu and S.G. Kim, “Energy Harvesting Footwaar”, 12th Energy Harvesting Workshop, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2017
S.G. Kim, “MEMS Energy Harvesting: why so slow to be commercialized?”, 12th Energy Harvesting Workshop, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2017 (invited)
Xin-Hao Li, Jeffrey B. Chou , Wei Lek Kwan, Asma M. Elsharif and Sang-Gook Kim, “The effect of anisotropic electron momentum distribution of surface plasmon on internal photoemission of a Schottky hot carrier device,” Opt. Express, in press 2017
S. Jahanmir, N. Saka, C. Tucker III, S.G. Kim (EDs.), Advances in Multidisciplinary Engineering, ASME Press, NY, 2016
Jeffrey B. Chou, Xin-Hao Li, Yu Wang, David P. Fenning, Asmaa Elfaer, Jaime Viegas, Mustapha Jouiad, Yang Shao-Horn, and Sang-Gook Kim, "Surface plasmon assisted hot electron collection in wafer-scale metallic-semiconductor photonic crystals," Opt. Express 24, A1234-A1244 (2016), doi: 10.1364/OE.24.0A1234
Ryu, S., Chou, J. B., Lee, K., Lee, D., Hong, S. H., Zhao, R., Lee, H. and Kim, S.-G. (2015), Direct Insulation-to-Conduction Transformation of Adhesive Catecholamine for Simultaneous Increases of Electrical Conductivity and Mechanical Strength of CNT Fibers. Adv. Mater.. 2015, v27, issue 21, pp3221, doi:10.1002/adma.201500914
K. Smyth and S.G. Kim, “Experiment and Simulation Validated Analytical Equivalent Circuit Model for Piezoelectric Micro-Machined Ultrasonic Transducer,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol 62., n. 4, 2015
S. Ryu, P. Lee; J. Chou, R. Xu, R. Zhao, J. Hart, S.G. Kim,"Fabrication of extremely elastic wearable strain sensor using aligned carbon nanotube fibers for monitoring human motion," ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (6), pp5929, 10.1021/acsnano.5b00599
G. De Pasquale, S. G. Kim, D. De Pasquale, “GoldFinger: wireless human-machine interface with dedicated software and biomechanical energy harvesting system,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, in press
Chou, J.B., D. P. Fenning, Y. Wang, M. A.M. Polanco, J. Hwang, F. Sammoura, J. Viegas, M. Rasras, A. ElFaer, A. Kolpak, Y. Shao-Horn, S.G. Kim “Broadband Photoelectric Hot Carrier Collection with Wafer-Scale Metallic-Semiconductor Photonic Crystals”, 42th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, New Orleans, 2015
J. B. Chou, Y. X. Yeng, Y. E. Lee, A. Lenert, I. Celanovic, M. Soljacic, E. N. Wang, N.X. Fang, and S.G. Kim, " Enabling Ideal Selective Solar Absorption with 2D Metallic Dielectric Photonic Crystals " Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials, 26, Issue 47, 2014 (Inside Front Cover Article)
J. Chou, Y. X. Yeng, A. Lenert, V. Rinnerbauer , I. Celanovic, M. Soljacic , E. N. Wang, and S.G. Kim, “Design of Wide-Angle Selective Absorbers/Emitters with Dielectric Filled Metallic Photonic Crystals for Energy Applications, “ Optics Express, 22, Issue S1, pp. A144-A154 (2014)
Y. X. Yeng, J. Chou, V. Rinnerbauer , Y. Shen, S.G. Kim, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljacic , I. Celanovic, “Global optimization of omnidirectional wavelength selective emitters/absorbers based on dielectric-filled anti-reflection coated two-dimensional metallic photonic crystals,” Optics Express, 22, No.18 (2014)
G. Gafforelli, A. Corigliano, R. Xu and S. G. Kim, “Experimental verification of a bridge-shaped nonlinear vibration energy harvester, Applied Physics Letters, 105, 203901 (2014)