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YongTae "Tony" Kim

Assistant Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

YongTae Kim

Kim joined the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in July 2013. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, where he developed biomimetic microsystems for probing nanoparticle behaviors in the inflamed endothelium and for synthesizing therapeutic and diagnostic nanomaterials. His doctorate research at CMU focused on closed-loop microfluidic control systems for lab-on-a-chip applications to biochemistry and developmental biology. Prior to his PhD, he was a researcher in areas of dynamics, controls, and robotics at R&D Divisions of Hyundai-Kia Motors and Samsung Electronics for 6 years.


Research Areas of Interest:

  • Biomimetic microsystems (Organ-on-a-Chip)
  • Multifunctional nanomaterials
  • Microfluidics (Point-of-Care Microchip)
  • Biomaterials
  • Dynamics and controls

 

Awards and Distinctions: 
  • 2010, Best Presentation Award at American Control Conference
  • 2008, Dowd ICES Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2007, Dean's Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University
  • 1999, BrainKorea21 Project Scholarship at Seoul National University
  • Principle Investigator, MBMN Lab
  • Faculty, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
  • Affiliate Faculty, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience

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Contact
404.385.1478
Education:
PhD: 
Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
Masters: 
Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 2001
Bachelors: 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, 1999