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Dr Byung Chul Kim

Biography

Dr. Kim gained his MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering department at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). After his PhD, he worked as a BK21 (Brain-Korea) post-doc for a year, and then worked as a research assistant professor of KIDCS (KAIST Institute of Design for Complex Systems) for another year. In 2010, He joined ACCIS in University of Bristol for ABBSTRACT2 (Airbus-Bristol-Bath STrategic Research Alliance in Composites Technology) project. During the project, he invented a unique tow steering technology, CST (Continuous Tow Shearing), in 2011 to minimise the produce-induced defects of automated fibre placement processes. Based on this technology, he was awarded EPSRC-CIMCOMP (Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites) fellowship in 2013, and is further developing the CTS by adding more advanced capabilities for its application to more complex geometry structures. In 2014, he was appointed as a lecturer in composites design, processing and manufacturing. In 2016, he was selected as a member of EPSRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research.