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Dr Jae Wook Kim PhD, FHEA, MRAeS, CEng

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)

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Dr Jae Wook Kim is Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

I have been undertaking research on high-fidelity numerical simulations on unsteady aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of lifting surfaces and bluff bodies for the past two decades since my MSc study. I have developed a high-order accurate compressible Navier-Stokes solver for precise simulations of fluid flows and the induced noise in massively parallel supercomputers. I have been one of the key contributors for the NASA Computational Aeroacoustics (CAA) Workshop series organised by NASA Glenn Research Centre over the last two decades. I was also invited as an early career researcher to the recent IUTAM (International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) Symposium on Aircraft Noise Prediction where just 40 world-leading researchers in the field of CAA were invited from the entire globe. I have earned international recognition on the control of aerofoil-turbulence interaction noise, giving a keynote lecture at the Lorentz Workshop on Airfoil Serration Technology. I have served the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Mathematics, and have been a reviewer for more than 20 major international journal societies, publishers and funding bodies. I am a member of Royal Aeronautical Society and a senior lifetime member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. I am also an associate member of UK Turbulence Consortium (EP/L000261/1) and a member of EPSRC Associate Peer Review College.

My recent funded research projects are focused on studying the generation and reduction mechanisms of aerofoil-turbulence interaction noise (PI, EPSRC: EP/J007633/1); aerofoil self-noise prediction based on semi-analytic models for wind-turbine blades (PI, Vestas & Innovate UK KTP Award: KTP009787); unsteady aerodynamics and gust-response noise of wind-turbine blades (PI, Vestas & EPSRC Industrial CASE Award: Ref. 07001343); aircraft landing-gear noise (Co-I, Airbus UK & France Industrial CASE Award); and, helicopter rotor blade-vortex interaction noise (Co-I, Korean Agency for Defence Development CASE Award). I have published in top-class international journals including Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Computational Physics and Physics of Fluids ( and presented over 40 papers in major international conferences. I currently have two international patents (pending) in partnership with Rolls-Royce plc. based on the previous EPSRC-funded project work (EP/J007633/1).






Research interests

● Computational aeroacoustics
● Unsteady aerodynamics and fluid mechanics
● Wind-turbine aerodynamics and noise
● Aircraft high-lift/undercarriage devices performance and noise
● High-fidelity numerical simulation methodologies

Research group

Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics

Affiliate research group

Airbus Noise Technology Centre (ANTC)

Research project(s)

Spectral leading-edge serrations for the reduction of aerofoil-turbulence interaction noise

The EPSRC-funded research project aims to develop and investigate new aerofoil LE designs for the reduction of the broadband noise, whilst minimising its impact on aerodynamic performance.

● Academic Integrity Officer for Aero- & Astro (2012-present)
● Examinations Officer for Aero- & Astro (2006-2011)
● Editorial Board in Journal of Applied Mathematics (2012-2013)


Module title

Module code



Areodynamics SESA2022 Areospace Engineering Lecturer
Thermofluids FEEG1003 Areospace Engineering Tutor 
Mechanics of Flight SESA2009  Areospace Engineering Course Leader
Wing Areodynamics  SESA3019  Areospace Engineering Lecturer
Thermodynamics  SESG1002 Areospace Engineering Tutor

Dr Jae Wook Kim
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:13/5087

Telephone:(023) 8059 4886

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