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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Il Yong Kim, Ph.D

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Welcome to SMSD!

We are the SMSD (Structural and Multidisciplinary Systems Design) Lab at Queen’s University, specializing in advanced FEM (Finite Element Modeling) and multi-disciplinary design and optimization. Our state-of-the-art research body has extensive experience in developing and publishing novel academic research for automotive, aerospace, and defense driven applications, utilizing analytical and computational optimization techniques to develop new principles and methodologies to solve practical problems with various industrial partners.

Please visit our website ilyongkim.ca for more information.

Research News

New Research in Metal Coated Polymers!
Expanded Research Collaboration with Magna Powertrain!
New Research Collaboration with Pratt & Whitney Canada

Member/Alumni News

Assistant Professorship Appointment
Visiting PhD Student
Successful Masters Defense!

Associate Professor

McLaughlin Hall, Room 305
Queen's University

Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-3077
Fax: (613) 533-6489                     Email: kimiy@me.queensu.ca

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Dr. Il Yong Kim

Professor Il Yong Kim received his Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). He has worked as a postdoctoral reseracher and course instructor at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Dr. Kim is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen's Unviersity in Kingston, Canada.

Student wins paper award for topology optimization research

Research Interests:

  • Automotive design and Aerospace design, including hybrid vehicles and lightweight design.
  • Advanced, multi-physics modeling and analysis, including FEM (Finite Element Modeling).
  • Multi-disciplinary, multi-objective design and optimization, including multi-disciplinary topology optimization
  • Advanced manufacturing, including additive manufacturing (3D printing) and metal forming processes.
  • Accurate fatigue analysis; Multi-physics neural network modeling; Machine learning; Prognostics and health monitoring.
  • Composite modeling; Lightweight design and manufacturing using composites, especially CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics).

Teaching:

Merits & Awards:

  • Paper Award (Top 10), Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME), 2014
  • Paper Award (second place), Canadian Congress for Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), 2011
  • Nominated for the Steacie Prize, Queen's University, 2011
  • The Early Researcher Award, Ministry of Research and Innovation, Ontario, 2010
  • Educational excellence and innovation grant for an MIT undergraduate design course "Engineering design and rapid prototyping", MIT, 2003
  • Best paper prize, KAIST, 2002
  • Silver medal, Samsung Electronics International Paper Contest, 2001
  • Fellowship, KOSEF (Korea Science and Engineering Foundation), 2002
  • Fellowship, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), 1998
  • Fellowship, JISTEC (Japan International Science & Technology Exchange Center), 1996

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