Meung J. Kim

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Email: mkim@niu.edu
Tel: 815-753-9965

Education

  • B.S.M.E.(1977) Seoul National University
  • M.S. Study (1979) University of Oklahoma
  • Ph.D.(1985) in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Research Interests

CAD/CAM and NC; FEM/BEM Analyses; Virtual Reality; Laser/Micro-Laser Machining/Welding; Mechanical Systems Design; Fuel Cell; Alternate Energy; Hydraulic, Solar and Wind Energy.

Work Experience

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIU (1985-present)
  • Research Assistant, ESM Department, Virginia Polytechnic and State University (1980-1985)
  • Assistant Head of New Development Dept., HyunDai Heavy Industry, Seoul, Korea (1978-1979)
  • Design Engineer, SamSung Heavy Industry, Seoul, Korea (1977-1978)
  • Training for Military Tank Design (structures, power trains, laser systems), AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, MD (1977)

Professional Associations and Honors

  • AIAA Member (1985-present)
  • Student Member, National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (1980 – 1984)
  • Associate member, Sigma Xi (1990 – present)
  • Member, Korean Scientist and Engineers Association (1979 – present)

Selected Publications

  • Meung Jung Kim, Meshfree Isoparametric Finite Point Interpolation Method (IFPIM) with Weak and Strong Forms for Evaporative Laser Drilling, Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp. 1615-1625, April 2012.
  • Seshu P. Chunduru, Meung J. Kim and Cliff Mirman, Failure Analysis of railroad couplers of AAR type E, Journal of Engineering Failure Analysis Volume 18 No. 1 pp. 374-385 (2011).
  • Meung Jung Kim, Meshfree Isoparametric Point Interpolation Method (IPIM) for Evaporative Laser Drilling, International Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling, Volume 35, Issue 6 pp. 2639–2649 (2011).
  • Meung J. Kim, CAD/CAM Theory and Application, Whittier Publications, Inc., NY, USA, Fall 2009, ISBN=978-1-57604-300-4, Total Pages 643
  • Meung J. Kim, 3D Finite Element Analysis of Evaporative Laser Cutting, Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling,, Volume 29, Issue 10 , 2005, Pages 938-954
  • Meung J. Kim, Transient Evaporative Laser Cutting with a Moving Laser by a Boundary Element Method, Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 28, Issue 10, pp. 891-910, 2004
  • Varad Srinivastava and M.J. Kim, Personal Flying Workstations, Vertical Flight Conference, 2004,  Vertiflite (official quarterly magazine of American Helicopter Society), vol.50, No.1, pp-43-45 [Conference Article]
  • Meung J. Kim, Finite Element Analysis of Evaporative Cutting with a Moving High Energy Pulsed Laser, Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling, 2001, Vol. 25, pp.203-220
  • Meung J. Kim, Transient Evaporative Laser Cutting with Boundary Element Method, Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling, 2000, Vol. 25, pp. 25-39

Research Projects

  • Thin Film Heat Transfer Analysis (Phase 3), Tee-Group Films Inc., Ladd, IL, PI: 2/12-7/12
  • Thin Film Heat Transfer Analysis (Phase 2), Tee-Group Films Inc., Ladd, IL, PI: 8/11-1/12
  • Thin Film Heat Transfer Analysis (Phase 1), Tee-Group Films Inc., Ladd, IL, PI: 2/11-7/11
  • EIR/JIAC Manufacturing Technology Group,  EIR program support under the JIAC program, 7/12 – 8/12
  • EIR/JIAC Accelerated Machine Design (Phase 1), EIR program support under the JIAC program, 7/12 – 8/12
  • Laser Micro Machining, (one student support), Rapid Optimization of Commercial Knowledge (ROCK); Rockford, IL, 1/08 – 12/09
  • DOE-Norfolk Southern, 8/08 – 12/09
  • NICADD: (Four student supports) 1/08 – 8/08.
    • Design of Scintillator Extrusion Die
    • HCAL Structure Design/Analysis
    • Injection Molding Simulation
  • Neumann Turbine Design, NIU Outreach Office, 5/08 – 8/08
  • LIREEF grant, Graduate School, NIU
  • Laser micro machining, ROCK, 7/06 – 7/07
  • Design of Extrusion Triangular Dies for Fermi Lab. Scintillator (Phase 5)
  • Analysis and Building of Multi-Channel Hydraulic System for Turbine, ACS, Aurora, IL, 10/05 – 8/08, PI
  • Thermo Compensation of Gear Shaper Machine FS400-125 Phase I: Heat Transfer Finite Element Analyses of Three Major Parts, Machine Tool Builders, Inc., IL. PI, April 2005
  • Sample Preparation & Analysis and Powder Feeding Analysis, Alion Science, St. Charles, IL, 2004 
  • Wind Mill Analysis/Design, Rapid Optimization of Commercial Knowledge (ROCK); Rockford, IL, 2008-2009
  • Neumann project: Hydroturbine Analysis/Design Rapid Optimization of Commercial Knowledge (ROCK), 2008-2009
  • Fuel Cell Simulation, Graduate School, NIU, 2006-2007

 

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