K.C. Park
Professor Emeritus
Aerospace Mechanics Research Center (AMReC)

Office Location: AERO 255

Focus Area

Structural & Material Systems


Ph.D., Applied Mechanics and System Analysis, Clarkson College, 1974
M.S., Controls, Stanford University, 1970
BSME, Inha Institute of Technology, Inchon, Korea, 1966

Professional Experience

1987-present, Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1987-1996, Director, Center for Aerospace Structures, University of Colorado
1974-1985, Senior Staff Scientist, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory
1979-1980, Visiting Scientist, NASA/Langley Research Center
1992-1993, Visiting Professor, MIT; Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan;
1998-present, Visiting Professor, Conservatoire des Arts et metiers, Paris, France.
1999-2000, Visiting Professor, MIT, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

2003-present, Visiting Professor, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Daejeon, South Korea.

Awards (selected)

Computational Science and Engineering Award, USACM (2011)
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineer

Publications (selected)

Compact piezoelectric tripod manipulator based on a reverse bridge-type amplification mechanism
TW Na, JH Choi, JY Jung, HG Kim, JH Han, KC Park, IK Oh
Smart Materials and Structures 25 (9), 095028

Evaluating Mode Selection Methods for Component Mode Synthesis
SM Kim, JG Kim, SW Chae, KC Park
AIAA Journal, 2852-2863

Structural topology optimization of the transition piece for an offshore wind turbine with jacket foundation
YS Lee, JA González, JH Lee, YI Kim, KC Park, S Han
Renewable Energy 85, 1214-1225

Research Interests

Dynamics, computational algorithms, mutiphysics modeling, contact problems, MEMS/microsystems.