Former student returns as visiting scholar from Seoul, Korea
A former Turbomachinery Laboratory student has returned to his alma mater as a visiting scholar.
Dr. Tae Ho Kim, Associate Professor of mechanical engineering at Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea will serve one year as a Visiting Scholar at Texas A&M University in the Turbomachinery Laboratory. The appointment is a recognition of Dr. Kim’s work in the fields of gas foil bearing and microturbomachinery rotordynamics.
Dr. Luis San Andrés, Mast-Childs Chair professor of Mechanical Engineering will serve as the host professor. Kim received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2007.
“I feel very comfortable here in College Station,” said Kim, who considers the Turbo Lab and College Station his second homes. He said he is honored to work with his Turbo Lab colleagues, including former classmate, Dr. Adolfo Delgado.
He credits participation in the Turbomachinery Research Consortium while working at Korea Institute of Science and Technology and serving as assistant chair during the Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia for creating additional learning opportunities during his career in turbomachinery. Kim first attended TPS as a graduate student more than ten years ago and compared his experience to TPS 2018 in Houston this year. “I have seen the technology of companies change over the years at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia,” Kim said. Kim’s field of expertise includes the application of rotordynamics and microturbomachinery for automobiles and home appliances such as air conditioners and vacuums.
The visiting scholar program is an opportunity to invite an established scholar in the field to collaborate on research and scholarly topics of mutual interests.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Turbomachinery Laboratory makes a vital impact on turbomachinery and related industries through research, education and professional workforce development.
I have seen the technology of companies change over the years at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia.
Dr. Tae Ho Kim