Hong G. Im received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University, and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. He spent two years as a Research Fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University, followed by a post-doctoral tenure at the Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories. He was appointed as Assistant/Associate/Full Professor at University of Michigan in the Mechanical Engineering Department from 2000 to 2014. In 2013, he joined KAUST as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Clean Combustion Research Center.
Hong Im’s research and teaching interests are primarily fundamental and practical aspects of combustion and power generation devices using high-fidelity computational modeling. Recent research topics include modeling of combustion in low temperature combustion engines, advanced models for turbulent sooting flames, and combustion characteristics of high hydrogen content fuels for advanced gas turbine applications. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. He is an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has also served as an Associate Editor for the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute.