About the Author
Tongbeum KIM is a Professor of Thermo/fluids in the School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He received a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Kim received the HTFS Best Paper Award from UK National Heat Transfer Committee (09/2003), was recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer by the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer (11/2012), and was rated by the National Research Foundation of South Africa (C1, 01/2012-12/2017). His research interests include 1) Thermo-fluidic science and engineering in multi-scale porous media; 2) Turbomachinery aerodynamics and heat transfer. Tianjian LU is a Professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. Prior to which he was a Professor of Materials Engineering in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. He received a PhD in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University, USA. He is the Chief Scientist for the National Basic Research Program (973 Project) of China, involved in the Recruitment Program of Global Experts, awarded the 1st prize of Natural Science Awards of Ministy of Education, the 1st prize of Science & Technology Awards of Shaanxi Province, the Young Scientist Awards and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China. His research interests include 1) Biomechanics, 2) Solid mechanics, and 3) Heat transfer. Seung Jin SONG is a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea. He received a ScD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Between 1995 and 1999 he was Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Inha University in Incheon, Korea. Since 1999, he has been at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University. In 2005, he was a visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, and visiting scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. In 2012, he was a visiting professor at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany.His current research interests include aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions in turbomachinery, analysis of propulsion/power generation systems, and related areas of fluid mechanics. He received the Best Paper Award from the Turbomachinery Committee of the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Best Paper Award from the Structures and Dynamics Committee of the IGTI in 2000. In 2003, he received the Melville Medal, the highest academic honor bestowed by ASME. He has also been recognized for his teaching by receiving the Best Teacher Award from the College of Engineering at Seoul National University in 2002, 2006 and 2007. He is an active member of the Korean Society for Fluid Machinery (KSFM). Currently, he is the Chair of ASME IGTI Board of Directors.