Sang-Gook Kim joined MIT as a faculty in 2000. He received his B.S. degree from Seoul National University, Korea, M. S. from KAIST and Ph.D. from MIT. He held positions at Axiomatics Co. and Korea Institute of Science and Technology from 1986-1991. He then joined Daewoo Corporation, Korea, as a General Manager and directed the Central Research Institute of Daewoo Electronics Co., as a corporate executive director (1991-2000). His research and teaching at MIT has addressed issues in bridging the gap between scientific findings and engineering innovations, developing novel manufacturing processes for newly-developed materials, and designing and realizing new product at micro- and nano-scales, which include carbon nanotube assembly, muscle inspired actuators and MEMS energy harvesters. He currently serves as Director of the Park Center for Complex Systems at MIT.
Scientific & Professional Societies
CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering), Fellow
National Academy of Engineering of Korea, Foreign Member
Korea Engineers Club, member