Brown University School of Engineering Professor Kyung-Suk Kim PhD ’80 will receive the 2012 Engineering Science Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (SES). The prize is awarded in recognition of a singularly important contribution to engineering science. Professor Kim will receive his award during the 49th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science to be held at Georgia Institute of Technology from October 9-12, 2012. The Society of Engineering Science has only awarded the Engineering Science Medal eight previous times since its inception in 1987.
Professor Kim receives the prize for his singularly important
contributions to experimental micro and nano-mechanics. These include his
inventions of transverse displacement interferometer for high strain rate
combined normal and shearing load, stress intensity tracer for time dependent
fracture testing, Moiré interferometry for finite displacement measurement at
the micro and nano-length scales, field projection methods to extract cohesive
laws, residual stress measurements via chemical etching, high resolution TEM
analysis to extract near atomic resolution constitutive laws and extension of
the AFM range to measure the size scaling in contact and adhesion.
Professor Kim received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul
National University of Korea in 1974 and 1976, respectively, and his Ph.D. from
Brown University in 1980. He worked on the faculty of the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1980-1989 before returning to Brown as
Professor of Engineering in 1989. He is currently the director of Nano and
Micromechanics Laboratory in the Mechanics of Solids and Structures Group in the
School of Engineering at Brown University.
About the Society of Engineering Science
Founded in 1963, the Society of Engineering Science (SES) was established to
promote the free exchange of information on all aspects of engineering science
and to provide a forum for discussion, education, and recognition of the
talents of the engineering science community. Since its founding in 1963, the
SES has established its reputation as the most vibrant and relevant technical
society to promote the field of engineering science, where science and
engineering meet. The annual technical meetings organized by SES bring leading
engineers, scientists and mathematicians from around the world together to
tackle some of the most challenging problems at the interface between
engineering, sciences and mathematics.