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Winner in SCI Academic Thesis of ASME/ Professor Kim Tae Ho (Mechanical Systems Engineering Department)

  • 12.11.08 / 최규찬

This prize according to a recently published paper (Rotordynamic Performance of Shimmed Gas Foil Bearings for Oil-Free Turbochargers) was selected as the best thesis among all papers printed in the Journal of Tribology, which is the SCI journal of ASME. It focused on reducing engine weight and maximizing efficiency in existing diesel automobiles by replacing the turbocharger’s bearing, which uses engine oil as a lubricant, with a highly efficient air bearing.


The turbocharger is the technology that recycles energy by driving a small turbine, which burns emissions directly inside the automobile engine instead of producing burned emissions outside the car. This makes cars more powerful, enabling them to use fuel more effectively through the torque obtained from the small turbine by compressing outside suction air and injecting it into the combustion chamber. It was made for aircraft engines at first but in recent days, most diesel motorcars from major domestic and foreign motor companies use this.


Diesel motorcars with turbochargers are being produced in the domestic market; however, development and production are still difficult because of the lack of highly efficiency bearing technology. So Professor Kim’s team has, for 2 years, been developing eco friendly automobile technology with support from KIST. Through this, we can expect improvement in domestic eco friendly diesel automobile technology with high fuel efficiency.

Professor Kim also won the ASME Journal of Tribology Best Paper Award in 2011 with a research paper titled: “Oil-free Bearings for Next Generation Helicopter Turbo Propellers,” supported by NASA when he worked at KIST before joining KMU. When we consider someone winning the best paper award of the SCI academic journal of the ASME from the domestic academic world, it is a very rare case and Professor Kim won the prize for 2 consecutive years, this year and last. His technical skills on highly efficient bearing research and development seem to be recognized worldwide.

 

Date of
winning prize
Organization and Venue Contents
2012.10.09 ASME/ Denver, USA Winner of Best Thesis,  International SCI academic paper, Journal of Tribology , 2012
2011.11.11 Korea Industrial Technology Association/ Seoul, S. Korea Winner of Prime Minister prize, National Green Tech Award: Permanent magnet super speed motor technology.
2011.10.25 ASME/ Los Angeles, USA Winner of Best Thesis,  International SCI academic paper, Journal of Tribology , 2011
2011.08.25 Ministry of Knowledge Economy/ Seoul, S. Korea NET certification prize: Permanent magnet super speed motor technology
2009.06.08 IGTI-ASME/ Orlando, USA Winner of Best Thesis, International Academic Symposium Turbo Expo, Dynamics Department
2006.11.10 ASME/ Chicago, USA Winner of Superior Thesis, Tribology department, International Young Scientist Paper Contest.
2002.10.03 IFToMM/ Sydney, Australia Winner of Best Thesis, International Academic Symposium , Rotodynamic Conference
2003.02.10 Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology Selected as a state scholarship student of International Master and Degree.
2002.03.15 Korea Research Foundation Selected as a rising researcher.

Winner in SCI Academic Thesis of ASME/ Professor Kim Tae Ho (Mechanical Systems Engineering Department)

This prize according to a recently published paper (Rotordynamic Performance of Shimmed Gas Foil Bearings for Oil-Free Turbochargers) was selected as the best thesis among all papers printed in the Journal of Tribology, which is the SCI journal of ASME. It focused on reducing engine weight and maximizing efficiency in existing diesel automobiles by replacing the turbocharger’s bearing, which uses engine oil as a lubricant, with a highly efficient air bearing.


The turbocharger is the technology that recycles energy by driving a small turbine, which burns emissions directly inside the automobile engine instead of producing burned emissions outside the car. This makes cars more powerful, enabling them to use fuel more effectively through the torque obtained from the small turbine by compressing outside suction air and injecting it into the combustion chamber. It was made for aircraft engines at first but in recent days, most diesel motorcars from major domestic and foreign motor companies use this.


Diesel motorcars with turbochargers are being produced in the domestic market; however, development and production are still difficult because of the lack of highly efficiency bearing technology. So Professor Kim’s team has, for 2 years, been developing eco friendly automobile technology with support from KIST. Through this, we can expect improvement in domestic eco friendly diesel automobile technology with high fuel efficiency.

Professor Kim also won the ASME Journal of Tribology Best Paper Award in 2011 with a research paper titled: “Oil-free Bearings for Next Generation Helicopter Turbo Propellers,” supported by NASA when he worked at KIST before joining KMU. When we consider someone winning the best paper award of the SCI academic journal of the ASME from the domestic academic world, it is a very rare case and Professor Kim won the prize for 2 consecutive years, this year and last. His technical skills on highly efficient bearing research and development seem to be recognized worldwide.

 

Date of
winning prize
Organization and Venue Contents
2012.10.09 ASME/ Denver, USA Winner of Best Thesis,  International SCI academic paper, Journal of Tribology , 2012
2011.11.11 Korea Industrial Technology Association/ Seoul, S. Korea Winner of Prime Minister prize, National Green Tech Award: Permanent magnet super speed motor technology.
2011.10.25 ASME/ Los Angeles, USA Winner of Best Thesis,  International SCI academic paper, Journal of Tribology , 2011
2011.08.25 Ministry of Knowledge Economy/ Seoul, S. Korea NET certification prize: Permanent magnet super speed motor technology
2009.06.08 IGTI-ASME/ Orlando, USA Winner of Best Thesis, International Academic Symposium Turbo Expo, Dynamics Department
2006.11.10 ASME/ Chicago, USA Winner of Superior Thesis, Tribology department, International Young Scientist Paper Contest.
2002.10.03 IFToMM/ Sydney, Australia Winner of Best Thesis, International Academic Symposium , Rotodynamic Conference
2003.02.10 Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology Selected as a state scholarship student of International Master and Degree.
2002.03.15 Korea Research Foundation Selected as a rising researcher.
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