Kim Awarded INL Graduate Fellowship

Graduate student, Sangwook Kim, has been awarded the Idaho National Laboratory Fellowship.

The INL Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to identify exceptional talent in research areas aligned with INL’s strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the Department of Energy (DOE) and INL. The program, a collaboration between INL and universities, provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who plan to enroll in graduate degree programs.

At NC State, Kim works in The Laboratory for Mechanics of Energy Materials & Biological Tissues under Dr. Shadow Huang. He has developed computational models incorporating coupled electrochemical-mechanical-thermal factors to reveal the relationship between the experimentally observed capacity loss and predicted mechanical and thermal stresses during electrochemical (dis)charging. He has published three journal articles on his work at NC State.

Kim is from Busan, South Korea and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pusan National University before attending NC State for graduate school. In his spare time he enjoys camping and riding his bike. In Idaho, he will be working with Dr. Eric Dufek in the Energy Storage Department.