• Associate Professor
Won-Jong Kim

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997.
  • M.S. Seoul National University, 1991.
  • B.S. Seoul National University, Summa Cum Laude, 1989.

Research Interests

  • Precision mechatronics. Nanoscale engineering and technology. Network-based control and cyber-physical systems. Novel actuators and sensors. Real-time control systems design.

Awards & Honors

  • IJCAS Academic Activity Award in, “recognition of outstanding services and dedicated work as an Editorial Board Member to the International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems,” December 2013
  • 2013 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award for the Department of Mechanical engineering
  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist in the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM’ 2010), July 2010.
  • Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), January 2010.
  • Best Presentation Award from American Control Conference, June 2009, June 2007, and June 2003.
  • Appointed to be the inaugural Holder of the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professorship II, May 2007.
  • BP Teaching Excellence Award by TAMU College of Engineering (COE), October 2006.
  • Select Young Faculty Award by TAMU COE and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), October 2005.

Selected Publications

  • Cortes*, I. and Kim, W.-J., “Lateral Positioning Error Reduction Using Misalignment-Sensing Coils in Inductive Power Transfer Systems,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 875–882, April 2018.
  • Nguyen*, V. H. and Kim, W.-J., “Two-Phase Lorentz Coils and Linear Halbach Array for Multiaxis Precision-Positioning Stages with Magnetic Levitation,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 2662–2672, December 2017.
  • Kwon*, Y.-S. and Kim, W.-J., “Electromagnetic Analysis and Steady-State Performance of Double-Sided Flat Linear Motor Using Soft Magnetic Composite,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 2178−2187, March 2017.
  • Chang*, Y.-C. and Kim, W.-J, “An Electrical Model with Equivalent Elements in a Time-Variant Environment for an Ionic-Polymer-Metal-Composite System,” International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 45−53, February 2017.
  • Kwon*, Y.-S. and Kim, W.-J., “Steady-State Modeling and Analysis of a Double-Sided Interior Permanent-Magnet Flat Linear Brushless Motor with Slot-Phase Shift and Alternate Teeth Windings,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 52, no. 11, November 2016, Art. no. 8205611 (11 pages).