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Professor Jae Wook Kim PhD, CEng, FHEA, FRAeS

Professor of Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics

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Jae Wook Kim is Professor of Aerodynamics & Aeroacoustics within the Institute of Sound & Vibration Research at the University of Southampton.

Professor Kim is undertaking fundamental research on unsteady aerodynamics and flow-induced sound generation in various engineering problems via high-performance computational simulations. For this purpose, he has developed an in-house code CANARD (Compressible Aerodynamics & Aeroacoustics Research coDe), which is based on high-order accurate compact finite difference schemes.

His recent funded research work includes (but not limited to):

Professor Kim is Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS); Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA); a senior lifetime member of American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA); a member of UK Turbulence Consortium (EP/L000261/1); and, a member of EPSRC Associate Peer Review College. He is also a member of Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise.

CFD Simulations by using CANARD:

A large-eddy simulation of compressible flow past a NASA SDT fan blade cascade, by using CANARD



A direct numerical simulation of flow through a channel with longitudinal ribs, by using CANARD


A large-eddy simulation (LES) of aerofoil noise generated from a serrated trailing edge, by using CANARD

Direct numerical simulation (DNS) of aerodynamic noise emanating from a stalled NACA0012 aerofoil.

Research interests

  • Computational aeroacoustics
  • Unsteady aerodynamics and fluid mechanics
  • Wind-turbine aerodynamics and noise
  • Aircraft engine performance and noise
  • High-order accurate numerical simulation methodologies

Research group

Acoustics Group

Affiliate research group

Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise

  • Senior Tutor for Aeronautics & Astronautics (2017-present)
  • Programme Lead for Aeronautics & Astronautics (2014-2017)
  • Academic Integrity Officer for Aeronautics & Astronautics (2013-2014)
  • Examinations Officer for Aeronautics & Astronautics (2006-2013)
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Module title


SESA2022 Areodynamics Lecturer
SESA2025 Mechanics of Flight Lecturer
SESA3033 Wing Aerodynamics Tutor
Professor Jae Wook Kim
University of Southampton
Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number : 176/2069

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