Yoon Young Kim received BS (1981) and MS (1983) from Seoul National University and Ph.D (1989) from Stanford University. His research areas includes MPTs, metamaterials, Topology Optimization and Thin-walled Beam Structure Analysis.
He is a member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and also a member of the National Academy of Engineering in Korea. Currently, he is the president of the Asian Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and a vice-president of the International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. He is also the president of the KSCM (Korean Society for Computational Mechanics) and was the president of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (2016). He has been recently elected as an Executive Committee for IACM (International Association for Computational Mechanics). His research has been recognized by many invited/plenary talks and awards including recent ones such as Seoul National University Award for Academic Excellence (2017), KSCM Computational Mechanics Award (2017), APACM (Asian-Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics) Award for Computational Mechanics (2016), and ASSMO (Asian Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization) Award (2016). He is also consulting Samsung Electronics Co. and SEMES.