Dae‐Eun Kim received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA, in 1984. He then went on to receive his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT, in 1986 and 1991, respectively. From 1991 to 1993, Kim was an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and, since 1993, he has been a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Yonsei University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Kim is interested in the area of tribology, functional surfaces, and micromachining. He has conducted extensive research in micro‐ /nanotribology, probe‐based nanolithography, nano‐/biotribology, and reliability of precision components. In recognition of his contributions, 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 the Editor‐in‐Chief of the International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Tribology, and Editorial Board Member of Tribology Letters, Friction, and Advances in Tribology.
Biography Updated on 28 March 2014