Phone: (801) 581-4260
Fax: (801) 585-9826
e-mail: kpark@mech.utah.edu

Office: 2672 MEK
1361 MEB; 2285 MEK

Utah Nano-Energy Research Group

Media:  Park Receives U Seed Grant | Park & Collaborators Receive U Research Instrumentation Fund | Park Receives NSF Award for “Fundamental Studies of Near-Field Enhancement in Thermionic Energy Conversion” | Park & Francoeur Receive $350K NSF Grant to Work on “Extreme Near-Field Thermal Radiation Sub-10-nm Vacuum Gap Distances | Park Receives Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium Training Grant | Meet Dr. Park

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2007-2008
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Major: Heat Transfer, Minor: Optics and Photonics), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Major: Thermodynamics), Seoul National University, 1999
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1997
Professional Experiences
  • Assistant Professor (Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering), University of Rhode Island, 2008-2013
  • Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering), Republic of Korea Naval Academy, 1999-2002
Research Interests

My academic goal is to integrate research, education, and outreach of micro/nanoscale heat and mass transport to make transformative impacts in fundamental understanding and engineering of energy-matter interactions between micro/nanostructures, such as nanoparticles, nanowire/tubes and micro/nanofabricated devices, for various applications in energy, metrology, manufacturing, and sensing areas. My specific research interests include

  • Nanoscale energy transport and conversion processes
  • Nanostructure-based energy applications
  • Nanoscale thermophysical instrumentations
  • Tip-based nano-imaging and spectroscopy