Dr. Nam-Ho Kim

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Dr. Nam-Ho Kim is presently a 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 seven books and more than two hundred refereed journal and conference papers.


Ph.D., 1999, University of Iowa

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Member
American Society of Engineering Education, Member
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Member

Teaching Interests

Finite element method, structural optimization, verification validation and uncertainty quantification, prognostics and health management, Aerospace structures, Applied elasticity.

Research Interests

Design under uncertainty, Prognostics and health management, Verification validation and uncertainty quantification, Nonlinear structural mechanics.