Dr. Namsoo Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and President of Korea Printed Electronics Research Association (KoPERA) in Korea. He received his Engineering Ph.D. from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA. He was formerly Director of the KEN Research Center and WCU (World Class University) Program and Assistant Professor at SeoKyeong University (SKU) in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Kim is the Director of Printing Nano Engineering (SKU-UTEP Dual Program which is supported 2.1 Million USD) at UTEP and specializes in the field of printable materials, printing technologies, printed electronics and standardization of printed devices. PNE program was also supported by NSF grant entitled, “NUE-PINE-TREE: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education Printing Innovative Nano-Engineering Technology Research and Elite Education” until 2016. He is one of the leading research experts in the role of creating strategy plans on education. His expertise includes research on printed electronics with printing origami and material convergence concept. During his service at UTEP he has brought external funds exceeding $3 million as primary investigator. In the past five years, more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students have benefited from his leadership. He has published more than 100 journal papers and peer reviewed conference papers and has more than 20 issued and pending patents nationally and internationally. He serves on various grant and journal review committees nationally and internationally.
Namsoo Peter Kim
University of Texas at El Paso