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Nam-Ho Kim

Professor and Daniel C. Drucker Faculty Fellow
Address Office MAE-A 210 Lab MAE-A 333 Phone: (352) 846-0665 Fax: (352) 392-7303 Website:


Dr. Nam-Ho Kim is presently Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He graduated with a Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1999 and worked at the Center for Computer-Aided Design as a postdoctoral associate until 2001. He is an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and an Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanical Design and Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. He has published five books and more than hundred refereed journal and conference papers.


Ph.D., 1999, University of Iowa

Teaching Interests

Finite element method, structural optimization, Aerospace structures, Applied elasticity, Computer-aided design.

Research Interests

Design optimization, Sensitivity analysis, Design under uncertainty, Prognostics and health management, Uncertainty quantification, verification and validation (UQV&V), Nonlinear structural mechanics, Structural-acoustics, Meshfree analysis and design, Wear and tribology.