Professor Jae Wook Kim

Professor Jae Wook Kim

 PhD, FRAeS, FHEA, CEng.
Professor of Aerodynamics&Aeroacoustics

Research interests

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Compressible Fluid Flow

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Jae Wook Kim is a Professor of Aerodynamics & Aeroacoustics in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He is also a member of Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) for Propulsion Systems Noise within ISVR (Institute of Sound & Vibration Research). He is an internationally leading expert in high-fidelity numerical simulations for canonical problems in unsteady aerodynamics and aeroacoustics. One of his notable achievements is the development of CANARD (Compressible Aerodynamics & Aeroacoustics Research coDe) which is a high-order wavenumber-optimised DNS/LES solver that offers efficient simulations of compressible flows and sound waves by using massively parallel supercomputers. CANARD has produced high-quality research outputs that are published in top-class journals over the last decade or so. He was one of the key contributors to the Computational Aeroacoustics Workshop series organised by NASA between 1995 and 2004. His previous work on aeroacoustic mechanisms of undulated aerofoils has attracted many researchers worldwide to form a research community working on the topic for various applications (giving a keynote lecture at Lorentz Workshop on Airfoil Serration Technology in 2016). His research has been supported by EPSRC, EU Horizon 2020, Innovate UK, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Vestas and AWE. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the UK Turbulence Consortium.