Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Location: Los Angeles
Member Since: 2014
Professor Chang-Jin “CJ” Kim received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. He received his B.S. from Seoul National University and M.S. from Iowa State University along with the Graduate Research Excellence Award. Since joining the faculty at UCLA in 1993, he has established a MEMS Ph.D. major field in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
Directing the Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory, his research is in micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology, including design and fabrication of micro/nano structures, actuators and systems, with a special interest in utilizing surface tension. A fellow of ASME, Professor Kim is the recipient of TRW Outstanding Young Teacher Award, NSF CAREER Award, ALA Achievement Award, and Samueli Outstanding Teaching Award, and selected in the “100 People Who Will Light Up Korea in Year 2020” by Dong-A Newspaper. He has served on numerous committees, including Transducers and IEEE MEMS Conference, and chaired the 27th serving as a Senior Editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of MEMS and on the Editorial Advisory Board for IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Professor Kim has also been active in the commercial sector, as a board member, scientific advisor, consultant, and founder of start-ups. He is currently serving as a Senior Editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of MEMS and on the Editorial Advisory Board for IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
He is also active in the local community, serving on the Advisory Board of Korean American Coalition in Los Angeles.