Dae-Eun Kim received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University in 1984. He then went on to receive his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from M.I.T. in 1986 and 1991, respectively. From 1991 to 1993 Dr. Kim was an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Ohio State University, and since 1993, he has been a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Kim’s research interests are in the area of tribology, functional surfaces, and micro-machining. He has conducted extensive research in head/disk interface of hard disk drives, probe-based nanolithography, nano/bio-tribology, and reliability of precision components. In recognition of his contributions, Dr. Kim has received numerous awards including the Best Paper Award from the ASME Journal of Tribology, KSME Baek-Am award, KSPE Hun-Song award, and KSTLE Hak-Sul award. He is currently also serving as an Editor of the International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing as well as Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology.
Biography Updated on 19 January 2009