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Minki Kim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Fluid and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering

Brown University

Engineering Research Center

345 Brook St, Providence, RI 02912
Email: minki_kim at brown dot edu



  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Fluid and Thermal SciencesBrown University, 02/2022 – Present

    • I am currently interested in the modeling of sea ice motion and ocean turbulence in the Arctic and in understanding the interaction between sea ice and oceanic/atmospheric flows (PI: Prof. Monica Wilhelmus).

    • I also continue to study multiphase flow modeling to design rocking bioreactors for cultivated meat and to understand oxygen transport during air-water mixing (PI: Prof. Daniel Harris & Radu Cimpeanu).



I have worked on Multi-Phase Flows (Bubbles, Cavitation), Ocean Turbulence (Meso- and submeso-scale Eddies), Sea Ice Dynamics (Arctic), Computational Fluid Dynamics (Diffuse-Interface Method, Boundary Integral Method, Spectral method, Volume of Fluid Method-Basilisk), Compressible Flows (Shock/Acoustic Wave), and Soft Matter (Viscoelastic Material).

  • Energy concentration and release during the inertial collapse of a spherical gas cavity in a liquid (Youtube link) (submitted to Physical Review Fluids)

       ​ Minki Kim, Shahaboddin Beig, Eric Johnsen ​

  • Kinematics of sea ice over the meso- and submeso-scale oceanic eddies (will be submitted to Journal of Fluid Mechanics)

       ​ Minki Kim, Georgy Manucharyan, Monica M. Wilhelmus

       ​ Minki Kim, Eric Johnsen ​

       ​ Minki Kim, Shahaboddin Beig, Eric Johnsen ​​​

        Minki Kim, Massoud Kaviany

        International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2018)

        Minki Kim, Massoud Kaviany

        International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2017)

        Minki Kim, Jun Ho Lee, Hyungmin Park

        Experiments in Fluids (2016)

For high-performance computing, I submitted proposals as a Co-PI.

  • Numerical Simulations of Shock Waves, Interfacial Instabilities, & Compressible Turbulence

        Eric Johnsen, Minki Kim, Michael Wadas (2019)

        Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) awards for TACC

  • Inertial Collapse of Individual Bubbles near Solid/Free Boundaries (highlighted)

        Eric Johnsen, Shahaboddin Alahyari Beig, Mauro Rodriguez, Minki Kim (2019)

        Great Lakes Consortium for Pentascale Computation (GLCPC) awards for Blue Waters


I also contributed to creating new data/algorithms:

        Simon Hatcher, Ashfaq Ahmed, Minki Kim, Monica M. Wilhelmus (2022)

For computing and numerical simulations, I have been using Parallel Computing (MPI), C++, ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, and Surface Evolver. For experiments, I used Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Ultrasound Lithotripsy, 3D Printing, Solidworks, and other Flow Visualization Techniques. For post-processing, I like to use Tecplot, MATLAB, and Adobe Illustrator.

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships


Academics​ & Activities


Teaching & Mentoring

  • Brown U., Mentor for Undergraduate Research, Simon Hatcher (Spring 2022) and Benjamin Newcomb (Spring 2022  Spring 2023).

  • U. Michigan, Tutor for MECHENG 320 (Fluid Mechanics I), Evan Sobetski, Michael Cao, and Shungo Okubo, Fall 2019 – Summer 2020.

  • U. Michigan, Mentor for UROP, Undergraduate Research of Yuenong Ling and Alejandro Cruz, Summer 2020 & Summer 2021.

  • U. Michigan, Graduate Student Instructor for MECHENG 320 (Fluid Mechanics I), Winter 2018.

Other Experiences

  • Mentor of AGU College of Fellows Mentoring Network, 01/2023 – Present.

  • Mentor of APS DFD Peer-Mentoring program, 11/2022.

  • Vice President and Interim President of Scientific Computing Student Club in U.Michigan, 01/2019 – 12/2021

  • Student Vice President of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 39 in U. Michigan, 09/2020 – 05/2021.

  • Graduate Mentor in ME at U. Michigan, 05 – 09/2017, 09/2019 – 02/2020.

  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 03/2019 – 12/2021.

  • Chair of SNU-UM Mechanical Engineering Alumnae, 09/2018 – 08/2019.

  • Volunteer of Qualifying Exam practice session in ME at U. Michigan, 10/2018.

  • Mentor of Student Mentoring Program in Seoul National U., 09/2014 – 06/2015.

  • Oboist of Amateur Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul National U., 03/2009 – 04/2011.

  • Chair & Executive of Catholic Student Association in Seoul National U., 03/2009 – 12/2015.

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