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Young Wuk Kwon

Distinguished Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-3468
NPS Experience
  • 2010 - current: Distinguished Professor
  • 2000 - 2010: Professor
  • 1993 - 2000: Associate Professor
  • 1990 - 1993: Assistant Professor
Other Experience
  • 1997 Visiting Professor, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de lÕEtat, France
  • 2003 - 2005 Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes, Southern Illinois University
  • 1987 - 1990 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mech. & Aero. Eng. and Eng. Mech., University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 1985 - 1987 Senior Engineer, Oil Technology Services, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • 1982 - 1983 Teaching and Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University
Research Interests
Computational Modeling and Simulation: Multi-scale and multi-level modeling and simulation Finite element method, Boundary element method, Nanomechanics, Molecular Dynamics, Mesh-free technique, Cellular automata, Lattice Boltzman method
Mechanics of Materials (Metals & Composites) and Structures: Strength (progressive damage and fracture) and stiffness in various materials and structures such as Fibrous composites, Particulate omposites, Woven fabric composites, Sandwich structures, Porous materials, Nano-tubes

Nanotechnology:
Carbon nanotube, Nanocomposites, Thermal management using nanoparticles and nanotubes

Multiphysics Problems:
Modeling of thermal, fluid and structure interaction, Underwater explosion
Coupling of lattice Boltzmann and finite element methods

Biomechanics:
Kinematics of the human knee and other joints, Mechanical characterization of bones and joints, Mathematical modeling of the human body for potential injury evaluation
Teaching Interests
Finite Element Method, Computational Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Structural Mechanics, Composites, Fracture and Failure, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Underwater Explosion, Statics & Dynamics

Awards

  • 2019 - S. Y. Zamrik Pressure Vessels and Piping Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2017 - Menneken Faculty Award for Significant and Sustained Contribution, NPS Foundation
  • 2017 - Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who
  • 2017 - Letter of Commendation, DTRA
  • 2017 - Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, NPS
  • 2015 - Plenary Lecture, Canadia's National Composite Conference CANCOM 2015
  • 2014 - Cerificate of Appreciation, ASME
  • 2014 - Invited Evaluator for Times Higher Eduaction World University Ranking, Thomson Reuters
  • 2010 - 2010 ASME PVP Conference General Chair, ASME PVP Conference, Bellevue, Washington
  • 2009 - 2009 ASME PVP Conference Technical Program Chair, ASME
  • 2009 - Certificate of Appreciation for Serving as Technical Program Chair, ASME PVP-2009 Conference
  • 2008 - Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2007 - Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2007 - Invited Plenary Speaker, Korea Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • 2007 - Listed in WhoÕs Who in America
  • 2007 - Listed in WhoÕs Who in American Education
  • 2007 - Listed in WhoÕs Who in the World
  • 2005 - Invited Keynote Speaker, Advances in Multi-Scale Modeling of Composite Material Systems & Components
  • 2004 - Invited Special Lecture, Seventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2004 - Listed in WhoÕs Who Among AmericaÕs Teachers
  • 2004 - Pressure Vessel and Piping Division Outstanding Service Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2003 - Listed in WhoÕs Who in Computational Science and Engineering
  • 2002 - Certificate of Appreciation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2002 - Two Certifications of Appreciation, ASME
  • 2001 - Invited Keynote Speaker, Structural Integrity of Composite Materials and Structures: Optimization of Micro-structural Design
  • 1999 - Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1999 - Listed in Who's Who in American Education
  • 1999 - Listed in Who's Who in American Teachers
  • 1998 - Certificate of Recognition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1997 - Excellence in Research Award, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • 1997 - Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • 1995 - Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1995 - Menneken Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1994 - Who's Who Among Asian American
  • 1993 - Certificate of Recognition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1993 - Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Instruction, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1992 - Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Research, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1990 - Doctoral Faculty Members, University of Missouri-Rolla
  • 1989 - Cedric K. Ferguson Medal, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • 1984 - Scholarship and Fellowship, Rice University
  • 1983 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 1983 - Sigma Xi Honorary Scientific Research Society
  • 1983 - U.S. National Dean's List
  • 1981 - Magna cum laude, Seoul National University
  • 1977 - Fellowship, Seoul National University

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • AIAA Journals
  • American Petroleum Institute Leak Resistance Work Group
  • American Petroleum Institute Task Group on Upsets of Drill Pipes
  • Applied Mathematical Modeling
  • ASCE Journals
  • ASME Journals
  • ASME PVPD - Operations, Application, and Components Committee
  • Composites, Part B
  • Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences
  • Computers and Structures
  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics
  • International journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
  • International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Multiphysics
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Journal of Acoustical Society of America
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Composite Materials
  • Journal of Composite Materials
  • Journal of Sandwich Structures & Materials
  • Journal of Vibration and Control
  • Journals of Shock and Vibration
  • Mathematical and Computer Modeling
  • National Science Foundation Review Panelist, Division of Materials Research
  • Reviewer for Technical Journals including
  • Technical Program Representative for FSI and OAC Committees for PVP Conference and IMECE
  • 2010 Editorial Board Member, Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2008 Editorial Board Member, Ninth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2007 Co-organizer, International Meeting for Stretching the Endurance Boundary of Composite Materials: Pushing the Performance Limit of Composite Structures
  • 2006 ASME IMECE Pressure Technology Group Representative
  • 2006 Editorial Board Member, Eighth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2005 ASME IMECE Pressure Technology Group Representative
  • 2004 Editorial Board Member, Seventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2002 Editorial Board Member, Sixth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2001 Guest Editor, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology
  • 1999 Member, Review Board, 12th IntÕl Conference on Composite Materials, Paris, France
  • 2010 - 2011 Division Chair, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division
  • 2010 - 2011 Division Chair , American Society of Mechnaical Engineers
  • 2009 - 2012 ASME Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2009 - 2012 ASME Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2009 - 2010 Conference Chair, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division
  • 2008 - 2009 Conference Technical Program Chair, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division
  • 2006 Honorary Theme Editor, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, under the auspices of UNESCO
  • 2005 - 2009 Executive Committee Communication Chair, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division
  • 2003 - 2005 Chair of Membership Committee, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division - Administrative Committee
  • 2003 - 2005 University Policy Committee of Center for Advanced Friction Studies, SIUC
  • 1999 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1999 - 2001 Scholarship Committee of Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association
  • 1998 - 2002 Chairman, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division - Fluid Structure Interaction Committee
  • 1996 - 2002 Associate Editor, ASME Transaction, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology
  • 1994 - 1998 Secretary, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division - Fluid Structure Interaction Committee