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Dr. Namkeun Kim


Part-time researcher of Division of Thermal and Fluids Science

H-Index (Scopus): 5; Citation (Scopus): > 135 



  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, 2005
  • Master, Mechanical Engineering/ Mechanics and Computation, Stanford University, USA, 2007
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering/ Mechanics and Compuation, Stanford University, USA, 2012


  • From 2012 to 2013: Postdoctoral, Stanford University, USA.
  • From 2013 to 2015: Postdoctoral, Linköping University, Sweden.
  • From 2015 to now: Assistant professor, Incheon National University, Korea.


  • Vibro-acoustics 
  • Finite element analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Middle-ear mechanics/Inner-ear mechanics


[7]. Process of feedback generation according to the use of ear print in hearing aid production (Principal Investigator), Misitry of SMEs and Startups, from 12/2017 (10 months) (Ongoing)

[6]. Design and review of wind turbine with optimum structure applicable to building rooftop (Principal Investigator), Misitry of SMEs and Startups, from 10/2017 (10 months) (Completed)

[5]. Development of Personalized Finite Element Model of Human Middle Ear based on a Real Geometry (Principal Investigator), National Research Foundation for Korea (NRF), from 7/2017 (60 months) (Ongoing)

[4]. Development of the Wind-turbine Blade Optimized for Installation in a City with Light and Stiff Material (Principal Investigator), Misitry of SMEs and Startups, from 6/2017 (12 months) (Completed)

[3]. Development of an AS muffler for the after-market with improvement of the noise reduction (Principal Investigator), Misitry of SMEs and Startups, from 5/2016 (12 months) (Completed)

[2]. Bone-conducted hearing analysis using the 3-D finite element model of a human head (Principal Investigator), National Research Foundation (NRF), from 7/2015 (36 months) (Completed)

[1]. Design of Direct Alcohol Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Assisted by FEM Simulation (Principal Investigator), Swedish Research Council and National Research Foundation for Korea (NRF), from 02/2015 (24 months) (Completed)


  • Journals: 

[14]. Wei Xuan Chan, Yong-Jin Yoon, and Namkeun Kim, Mechanism of bone-conducted hearing: Mathematical approach, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, (2018) (ISI)

[13]. You Chang, Namkeun Kim, and Stefan Stenfelt, Simulation of the power transmission of bone-conducted sound in a finite-element model of the human head, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, (2018) (ISI)

[12]. Jun Woo Kim, Kiho Bae, Hyun Joong Kim, Ji-won Son, Namkeun Kim, Stefan Stenfelt, Fritz B. Prinz, and Joon Hyung Shim, Three-dimensional thermal stress analysis of the re-oxidized Ni-YSZ anode functional layer in solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 752: 148-154, (2018) (ISI) 

[11]. Joon Woo Kim, Dong Young Jang, Manjin Kim, Heonjae Jeong, Namkeun Kim, and Joon Hyung Shim, Compositional optimization of gadolinia-doped ceria treatment for enhanced oxygen reduction kinetics in low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Thin Solid Films, 624: 95-100, (2017) (ISI)

[10]. Wei Xuan Chan, Seong Hyuk Lee, Namkeun Kim, Choongsoo S. Shin, and Yong-Jin Yoon, Mechanical Model of an Arched Basilar Membrane in the Gerbil Cochlea, Hearing Research, 345: 1-9, (2017) (ISI)

[9]. You Chang, Namkeun Kim, and Stefan Stenfelt, The development of a whole-head human finite-element model for simulation of the transmission of bone-conducted sound, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140: 1635- 1651, (2016) (ISI)

[8]. Namkeun Kim, and Min Chul Lee, Development of NOx response model of H2/CO/CH4 syngases with nitrogen dilution in a gas turbine model combustor, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41: 5834-15840, (2016) (ISI)

[7]. Wei Xuan Chan, Namkeun Kim, and Yong-Jin Yoon, Empirical and biophysical estimations of human cochlea’s psychophysical tuning curve sharpness, AIP Advances, 6: 015205, (2016) (ISI)

[6]. Namkeun Kim, You Chang, and Stefan Stenfelt, A three-dimensional finite-element model of a human-dry skull for a bone-conducted hearing, BioMed Research International, 519429, 1-9, (2014) (ISI)

[5]. Namkeun Kim, Charles Steele, and Sunil Puria, The importance of the hook region of the cochlea for bone-conduction hearing, Biophysical Journal, 107: 233-241, (2014) (ISI)

[4]. Namkeun Kim, Charles Steele, and Sunil Puria, Superior-semicircular-canal dehiscence: Effects of location, shape, and size on sound conduction, Hearing Research, 301: 72-84, (2013) (ISI)

[3]. Namkeun Kim, Kenji Homma, and Sunil Puria, Inertial Bone Conduction: Symmetric and Anti-symmetric Components, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 12: 261-279, (2011) (ISI)

[2]. Kenji Homma, Yoshitaka Shimuzu, Namkeun Kim, Yu Du, and Sunil Puria, Effects of ear-canal pressurization on middle-ear bone- and air-conduction responses, Hearing Research, 263: 204-215, (2010) (ISI)

[1]. Dong H. Lee, Sonny Chan, Curt Salisbury, Namkeun Kim, Kenneth Salisbury, Sunil Puria, and Nikolas H. Blevins, Reconstruction and exploration of virtual middle-ear models derived from micro-CT datasets, Hearing Research, 263: 198-203, (2010) (ISI)