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[Principal Investigator] Professor Inkyu Park

KAIST Chair Professor(KAIST지정석좌교수) & Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering / School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Systems Engineering
KAIST Institute for Design of Complex Systems (KIDCS)
KAIST Institute for the NanoCentury
KAIST Institute for the Eco-Energy Systems
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),
291 Daehak-ro (373-1 Guseong-dong), Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea
E-mail: ; Phone: +82-42-350-3240 (Office)


  • Ph.D. (mechanical engineering) : University of California at Berkeley (2003-2007)
  • M.S. (mechanical engineering) : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001-2003)
  • B.S. (mechanical engineering) : KAIST (1994-1998)
Professional Experience
  • Associate Professor, Assistant Professor : Department of Mechanical Engineering & KIDCS, KINC, KI-EcoEnergy (Jan 2009-Present)
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Co-Founder : nPrintSolutions, Inc. (Jan 2008-Jan 2009)
  • Research Specialist : Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) (Dec 2007-Nov 2008)
  • Internship Researcher : Quantum Science Research Group, Hewlett Packard (HP) Lab, Palo Alto (May-Dec 2005)
Academic & Professional Services
  • Board member, Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) - Micro/Nano Division (대한기계학회 마이크로/나노 분과 이사)
  • Board member, Korean Society of Precision Engineering (KSPE) - Micro/Nano Division (한국정밀공학회 마이크로/나노 분과 이사)
  • Board member, Korean Society of Manufacturing Technology Engineers (KSMTE) (한국생산제조학회 평의원)
  • Board member, The Society of Micro Nano Systems (마이크로나노시스템학회 이사)
  • Editorial Board, Scientific Reports
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - Green Technology
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Editor, Journal of Sensor Science and Technology
Awards & Honors
  • KAIST Chair Professorship, Mar 2017
  • Kahp Yang Suh Paper Award, Jul 2015
  • KAIST Research Innovation Award, Mar 2015
  • KINC Fusion Research Award, KAIST KI for the NanoCentury, Mar 2013
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Nano 2010 Conference, Aug 2010
  • HP Open Innovation Research Award, Hewlett Packard (HP) Company (US), Aug 2009 & 2010
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, ASME MICRO/NANO Forum, ASME IMECE 2007, Nov 2007
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Award, UC Berkeley Graduate Division, Spring 2006
  • Grant-In-Aid Fellowship, UC Berkeley, Fall 2005-Spring 2006
  • Best Performance in Doctoral Preliminary Examination, UC Berkeley, Spring 2004
  • Best Graduate Award, Mechanical Engineering Department, KAIST, Spring 1998
  • Summa Cum Laude (1st of Graduates in Mechanical Engineering Department), KAIST, Spring 1998
  • Korean Governmental Scholarship, KAIST, 1994-1998
  • Travel and Tuition Grant for Exchange Student Program to RMIT, KAIST, Spring 1996
Research Interest
  • High performance bio/chemical & physical sensors based on functional nanostructures and nanomaterials
    • Nanowire-based bio & chemical sensors
    • Hybrid nanomaterials for flexible optical & mechanical sensors
    • Low-cost, energy-efficient sensor network
    • Nanophotonic sensors
  • Multiscale manufacturing processes and systems for electronics and energy applications
    • Novel micro/nano-manufacturing process
    • Top-down/bottom-up hybrid nanofabrication method
    • Nanoimprinting and soft-lithography
    • Template-based nanofabrication
  • Mechanics & reliability of micro/nanoscale structures and systems
    • Mechanical and electrical characterization of nanomaterial-based structures
    • Surface adhesion
    • Macro-micro-nanoscale joining and contact
    • Failure analysis of micro/nano-electronic devices and systems

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