Dr. BC Eric Kim gained his MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). In 2010, he joined ACCIS (Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science) based in Aerospace Engineering Department of Bristol University as a Research Associate. From his PhD, he has been focusing on development of innovative composite products and manufacturing processes for various industrial applications. He started gaining his reputation in UK composites industry by inventing a novel automated fibre placement technology, CST (Continuous Tow Shearing), in 2011 that can minimise process-induced defects. Based on this technology, he was awarded EPSRC-CIMCOMP (Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites) fellowship in 2013. In 2014, he was appointed as a lecturer in composites design, processing and manufacturing. He is further developing the CTS for its application to more complex composite structures with his vision for next-generation automated composite manufacturing technologies.
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