ProfessorDr. Young-Bin Park

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
(Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Office : EB5(Bldg 112) Room 601-10

Lab : EB5(Bldg 112) Room 605/606

Phone : +82-52-217-2314

Email :

Homepage : (lab), (center)



Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 2003
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation: Sheet Metal Forming Using Rapid Prototyped Tooling
Advisor: Dr. Jonathan S. Colton

Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, February 1997
M.S. in Mechanical Design and Production Engineering
Thesis: A Study on Cutting Force Regulation in Turning Using Sliding Mode Control
Advisor: Dr. Jongwon Kim

Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, February 1995
B.S. in Mechanical Design and Production Engineering, cum laude

Research Interests

Fiber-reinforced composites: Processing, characterization, modeling/analysis/design

Multifunctional nanocomposites and multiscale hybrid composites; carbon nanomaterials

Smart materials and structures; structural health monitoring

Additive Manufacturing for automotive applications

Failure analysis; fracture mechanics; fatigue; reliability engineering


Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (January 2009 ~ Present)
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor,
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Director, UNIST Composites Research Center (U-CRC)

Deputy Director, Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research @ UNIST (FPC@UNIST)

(* In collaboration with Fraunhofer ICT, Germany)

Emitech, Inc. / University of Rhode Island (November 2007 ~ October 2008)
Research Scientist

Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering (September 2004 ~ August 2007)
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology (August 2003 ~ June 2004)
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering
(Advisor: Dr. Satish Kumar)

Crider Corporation, Metter, GA (April 2003 ~ August 2003)
Part-Time Consultant and Design Engineer: Performed stress-strain analysis and design of polymer composite poultry cage using Pro/ENGINEER and ABAQUS.

Georgia Institute of Technology (August 1999 ~ May 2003)
Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Polymer Processing
(Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Colton)

Hyundai Motor Company (February 1997 ~ June 1999)
Design Engineer, Gasoline Engine Engineering Team, Research and Development Center

Seoul National University (March 1995 ~ February 1997)
Graduate Research Assistant, Robust Design Engineering Laboratory

Service Activities

Technical/International Relations Director, SAMPE Korea Chapter (2012~)

General Director, Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (2015-2016)

Editorial Director, Korean Society of Precision Engineering (2018)

General/Editorial Director, Korean Society for Composite Materials (2013~)

Planning/Scientific Director, Korea Carbon Society (2015~)

Co-Editor, Composites Research (2013-2015)

Associate Editor, Flame Retardancy and Thermal Stability of Materials (2016~)

Editorial Board Member, Composites Part B (2017~)

Editor, Int. J. Precision Engineering and Manufacturing – Green Technology (2017~)

Editor, Functional Composites and Structures (2017~)

Awards and Recognitions

Faculty of the Year Award (올해의 교직원상(융합상)), UNIST (January 2017)

Best Teaching Award (우수교육상), UNIST (December 2016)

Best Presentation Award, ACCM-10 (October 2016)

Future Carbon Expert Competition Award (미래탄소전문가 경연대회 우수상장려상) (October 2016)

Best Paper Award, Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers Conference (April 2016)

Achievement Award (공로상)School of MNE, UNIST (February 2016)

Academic Achievement Award (학술공로상)Korean Society for Composite Materials (Fall 2015)

Best Poster Award, Korea Carbon Society Conference (Fall 2015, Spring/Fall 2017)

Graduate Poster Competition 5th Place Award, SPE ANTEC 2015 (March 2015)

Best Oral Presentation Award, Korea Carbon Society Conference (Fall 2014, Fall 2016)

Best Paper Award, Korean Society for Precision Engineering Conference (Spring 2013)

Best Teaching Award (우수교육상), UNIST (March 2013)

Best Poster Award, Korean Society for Composite Materials Conference (Fall 2012)

동남광역경제권 선도산업 육성사업 1단계 우수사업 선정 (April 2012)

Excellence in Teaching Award, School of MAME, UNIST (Spring 2011)

City of Ulsan Mayor Commendation, 5th Ulsan Automotive Day (Spring 2011)

Best Paper Award, Korean Society for Composite Materials Conference (Fall 2009)

3rd Place in HPMI Poster Competition (with G. Pham), FAMU-FSU (Summer 2007)

Creativity Award in HPMI Poster Competition (with M.-J. Chen), FAMU-FSU (Summer 2007)

Teaching Intern Fellowship, Georgia Tech (Fall 2002)

Certificate in Manufacturing from Manufacturing Education Program, Georgia Tech (May 2003)

Manufacturing Assistantship, Georgia Tech (Fall 2000?Summer 2001)

Secretary of Georgia Tech Korean Student Association (May 2000?April 2001)

Full scholarship with stipend, Hyundai Motor Company, Korea (March 1995?February 1997)

Seoul National University Scholarship, Korea (March 1992?June 1994)

Engineer-in-Training in Mechanical Engineering, Korea (October 1994)