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Dr. Do Kyun Kim Appointed as Professor at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

2014-07-14 2,176

Dr. Do Kyun Kim


Dr. Do Kyun Kim, a POSTECH senior researcher in the Graduate School of Engineering Mastership, has been appointed as a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). UTP was established by the Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).   

His research focus is on nonlinear structural mechanics and analysis in association with limit states and risk-based approaches for ships and offshore structures. He is also interested in the structural analysis of subsea systems, floating structures, risers, and pipelines.

Dr. Kim has won two best paper awards from the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA) (UK, 2009 and 2013) and an ASME-OOAE best paper award at the 2013 International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE). He received his bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees, and postdoctoral research at Pusan National University.

Since 2013, he has worked as a senior researcher at the Graduate School of Engineering Mastership (GET) at POSTECH founded with assistance from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

“I want to act as a bridge between Malaysia’s state oil and marine engineering companies and South Korea for the future development of our country’s shipbuilding and offshore industry,” said Dr. Kim.

Dr. Kim will carry out research into marine resource development starting this fall semester at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.