Before joining Khalifa University in 2017, Dr. Ki Sun Park served as senior propulsion research and development engineer at Hanwha Techwin (formerly Samsung Techwin until 2015 and currently known as Hanwha Aerospace) in South Korea from 2013 to 2017. He performed design and analysis of a Kerosene-LOX fueled rocket engine, a cooling scheme in an aircraft turbofan engine, and a combustor in an auxiliary power unit (APU) for military aircraft. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering and he received both degrees from Purdue University (IN, USA) in 2008 and 2012. He also completed postgraduate work at Purdue University in 2013.
Dr. Park's research interests focus on high-fidelity numerical prediction on the physics of thermo-fluids mechanics and combustion kinetics including atomization of propellants, multiphase transport, and ignition and flame propagation in advanced propulsion systems such as liquid and hybrid rocket motors and air-breathing jet engines varying from subsonic to hypersonic regimes. He also maintains a focus on the acceleration of numerical schemes for computational fluid dynamics by developing parallelization algorithms in multi-core and multi-GPGPU systems and machine learning schemes bringing leading-edge performance to computational fluid dynamics.