Sangtae Kim

Sangtae “Sang” Kim is Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, where he was also the inaugural Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His other professional experiences include Executive Director, Morgridge Institute for Research; (inaugural) Director, National Science Foundation Cyberinfrastructure Division; and Vice President of R&D IT at pharmaceutical companies Eli Lilly and Warner Lambert. He started his career as a faculty member in chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin where he engaged in mathematical and computational methods for microhydrodynamics and coauthored (with Seppo Karrila) the 1991 book on this topic. Dr. Kim is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers and a Trustee of the AIChE Foundation. His honors and awards include the 2013 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering, AICHE’s George Lappin Award (2008) and Colburn Award (1993), and the 1992 Award for Initiatives in Research from the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kim received concurrent BSc and MSc degrees (1979) from Caltech and a PhD (1983) from Princeton.