Dr. Taesung Kim received his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea in 1994. He received his Master’s, and Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota, USA in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He joined Seagate Technology in 2002 and worked as Sr./Staff Engineer in Recording Head R&D.
Since 2005 Dr. Kim has been a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering and SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University in Suwon, Korea. In 2014, he was appointed as SKKU Young Fellow and started working for SKKU Research & Business Foundation as a Vice President. His research interests include 2-D material synthesis, optical fiber sensors, semiconductor/display manufacturing process (CMP, cleaning and contamination control), and atmospheric/indoor aerosol control.