• Professor, Ocean Engineering
  • Bauer Professor II
  • Director, Ocean System Simulation and Control Lab
Moo-Hyun Kim

Educational Background

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

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, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 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

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