Moo-Hyun Kim


Director, Ocean System Simulation and Control Lab

Kim, Moo-Hyun

Office: HEB 139D
Phone: 979.847.8710

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Nonlinear dynamics of offshore platforms
  • Multi-vessel/riser/mooring coupled dynamic analysis
  • Wave mechanics and free-surface flows
  • Numerical wave tank; LNG tank sloshing
  • Computational fluid dynamics MPS (moving particle simulation)
  • Wind, Current, and Wave Energy Conversion (Ocean Renewable Energy) Hydroelasticity of VLFS (very large floating structures)
  • Interaction of waves with porous or flexible membrane
  • Smart offshore platforms/active control; Dynamic positioning
  • Ice interaction with offshore platforms/vessels
  • Ocean mining and ocean CO2 sequestration

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Elected as Fellow, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
  • 2017 Dean of Engineering Excellence Award
  • 2015 WBCC Faculty Fellow Award
  • 2014 Key-note speaker at Korea-America Offshore Engineers Association Forum
  • 2013 Key-note speaker at plenary session of ASEM International Conference
  • 2012 Best paper award by Korean Society of Ocean Engineering
  • 2009 TEES Fellow for Outstanding Research Accomplishment


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988
  • M.S., Seoul National University, Korea, 1983
  • B.S., Seoul National University, Korea, 1981

Selected Publications

Bae, Y.H., Kim, M.H., Kim, H.C., “Performance Changes of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine in Mooring Line Broken Condition”, Renewable Energy Journal, Vol.101, 364-375, 2017

Cifuentes, C., Kim, S.J., Kim, M.H., and Park, W.S., “Numerical simulation of the coupled dynamic response of a submerged floating tunnel with mooring lines in regular waves”, Ocean Systems Engineering, International Journal, Vol.5, No.2, , 2015

Bae, Y.H. and Kim, M.H., “Coupled dynamic analysis of multiple wind turbines on a large floater” Ocean Engineering Vol.92, 175-187, 2014

Kim, K.S. and Kim, M.H., and Park, J.C., “Simulation of multi-liquid-layer sloshing with vessel motion by using moving particle simulations”, J. of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol.137, #5, 2015

Kim, S.J. and Kim, M.H., “Dynamic behaviors of conventional SCR and Lazy-wave SCR for FPSOs in deep water, Ocean Engineering, Vol.106, 396-414, 2015

Kang, H.Y. and Kim, M.H., “Hydroelastic dynamic analysis and statistical assessment of flexible offshore platforms”, Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol.24, #1, p35-44, 2014

Cho, I.H. and Kim, M.H., “Wave Absorbing System Using Inclined Perforated Plates”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol.608, 1-20, 2008

Cho, I.H. and Kim, M.H., “Interaction of a horizontal flexible membrane with oblique incident waves” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol.367, 139-161, 1998