Programme - Invited Speaker

Mechatronics & Aerospace
Prospects on Space Development in Korea
DR. CHOI, Joon-min
Korea Aerospace Research Institute
Dr. CHOI, Joon-Min graduated Seoul National University in Aeronautical Engineering. Master degree in the same area at University of Washington and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M, he served as one of the key space technology researchers at KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) since 2003. After positions as head of satellite basic technology group and thermal/propulsion group, he directed satellite test division, before becoming project strategy division director. Since 2011, Dr. Choi is Executive Director of KARI, responsible for System R&D, SBAS programme and recently he works as Executive Director of Technology R&D Head Office. Dr. Choi received Korean President Award for his excellent work in 2007.
Small Satellites in support of next generation applications start-ups
MR. CLARK, Craig
Clyde Space Ltd. / AAC Microtec
Craig has a BEng in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Satellite Engineering from the University of Surrey. After 11 years at a major space company in SE England, Craig returned to Glasgow and founded Clyde Space Ltd. Clyde Space launched Scotland's first satellite in 2014 and has established itself as one of the most successful suppliers of small satellites in the world. In January 2018, Clyde Space merged with Swedish listed company AAC Microtec, and the combined company continues to grow and develop cutting-edge products for the small satellite market, in particular in the area of tiny satellites called 'CubeSats'. Presently, the company has over 130 highly skilled staff. In June 2013, Craig was awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday Honours list for his services to Innovation and Technology and in 2017, the company won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category.
Combustion characteristics of a 2.4-Liter hydrogen engine
DR. CHOI, Young
Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials


2000 ~ 2005 : Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, USA (majored in Combustion, minored in Fluid Dynamics and Chemical Kinetics)

1997 ~ 1999 : Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at the Graduaten School of Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

1990 ~ 1997 : Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at Kyug Hee University, Yongin, Korea

1987 ~ 1990 : Graduated from Kyung Shin High School, Seoul, Korea


Research Experiences

2013 ~ Present : Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Department of Power and Engine Research, Korea

  • Stoichiometric HCNG engine development (Post EURO-6 emission level)
  • CNG injection device development (Mainly injection valve)
  • Preliminary research on liquid hydrogen internal combustion engine for UAV

2005 ~ 2012 : Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Department of Engine Research, Korea

  • Lean-burn HCNG engine development (EURO-6 emission level)
  • Hydrogen/syngas assisted internal combustion engine
  • Biogas, SNG fuel application to an internal combustion engine for power generation
  • LPG injection device development
  • HCCI engine combustion

2001 ~ 2003 : Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering Department, USA

  • Application of an Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) to ignition problem
  • Well-Mixed-Reactor (WMR) simulation for HCCI engine (with Chemkin)
  • HCCI engine simulation with KIVA-3V

1997 ~ 1999 : Research Assistant, Kyung Hee University, Mechanical Engineering Department, Korea

  • Measurement of air temperature by ultrasonic wave
  • Study on the liquid atomization characteristics of the rotary disk atomizer
  • Development of ceramic heater for early fuel evaporation in diesel engine
  • Measurement and analysis of exhaust gas in catalytic combustor
  • Flow pattern analysis of swirl spray combustion field


Other Experiences

Jan. 2018 ~ Present : Regional Director, Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE)

2006 ~ Present : Professor, University of Science and Technology (UST), Environment Energy Mechanical Engineering Department, Daejeon, Korea

2015 ~ present : Editorial Board Member, Transactions of the KSAE

Jan. ~ Dec. 2015 : Editorial Director, Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE)

2012 ~ 2013 : Editorial Board Member, Auto Journal of the KSAE

2011 ~ 2012 : Technology Committee Member, Clean Diesel Vehicle Area of the Korea Institute for the Advancement of Technology (KIAT)

2009 ~ 2012 : Planning Committee Member, Powertrain Area of the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT)

Mar. ~ Oct. 2010 : Working Group Member, Green Car Strategic Forum Korea

2008 ~ 2009 : Evaluation Committee Member, Global Network Korea

2006 ~ 2009 : Advisory Committee Member, Automobile Area of the Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)

2003 ~ 2004 : Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for ME107B (Mechanical Engineering Lab.) at the University of California - Berkeley, USA

Aug. 19~22. 1997 : Volunteer staff in the 7th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

1997 1998 : Teaching Assistant (in the Experiment in Mechanical Engineering at Kyung Hee University, Korea)

Sensing for next generation robotics and industry 4.0
University of Oxford / Siegen University
Bhaskar Choubey holds the chair of circuits and sensors in Siegen and was an Associate Professor of Engineering Science in Oxford till recently. He obtained his doctorate from Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. For his sensors research, he was awarded the 2011 Early Career Achievement Gold award by the IEEE Sensors Council. He has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – II and is currently on the editorial board of IEEE Sensors Journal.