Faculty Profile

Dr. Byoung Sung Kim

Phone: (609) 275-4984
Email: [email protected]
Department:  Mechanical Engineering
Program:  Mechanical Engineering / Integrated Product Development
  • Ph.D., Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences, Princeton University, 1974
  • M.S., Engineering Sciences and Mechanics, University of Florida, 1970
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1965
General Information

During his career in Bell Labs, Avaya and CommScope, Dr. Kim was responsible for several areas of R&D.  In summary;

-      Wave propagation and vibration: Propagation of stress wave and heat conduction induced by mechanical and thermal impact; mechanics of piezoelectric ceramics; generation and propagation of P-wave and S-wave.

-      Robotics: Testing and characterizing commercial robots for AT&T applications; design and implementation of robotic work-cell; development of sensors and end-effectors for assembly applications; development of a short course and teaching (internal).

-      Design for Manufacturability: Developing and teaching a DFM course for internal training; leading numerous product development teams for ease of manufacturing and cost reduction.

-      Product Development Process (PDP):  Developed a step-by-step product development process for telecom remote terminals and trained other engineers; led teams to prepare for ISO 14001 conformance auditing.

-      Product Development: Identified and documented customer needs of new products; designed and then assembled the first product; conducted conformance tests and led a team for first installation, created documents for customers.


  • 2001 – 2008, Distinguished Member of Tech Staff (Avaya), Director-Level Staff Engineer (CommScope)
  • 1977 – 2001, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs (Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent)
  • 1974 – 1977, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Cornell University & Princeton University
Institutional Service
  • 2009 – Present, Adjunct Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
  • 1995 – 2004, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University
  • 1986 – 1987, Adjunct Professor, Princeton University
  • 1981 – 1986, Adjunct Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 1975 – 1975, Adjunct Professor, Princeton University (Post-Doctoral Research Associate)
Professional Service
  • 1990 – Present, ASME DFM Committee
  • 1995 - 1997,  Chair, DFM Committee
  • 1996 - 1998,  Chair, National Design and Engineering Conference (NDEC)
  • 1998 - 2001,  Chair, DFM Symposium of International Mechanical Engineering  Congress and Exposition (IMECE) and Editor of Symposia Proceedings
  • 1983 - 1988, Member, Industrial Advisory Board, Robotics and DFM Research Center, Univ of Rhode Island
  • 1983 - 1988, Member, Advisory Board and Standard Committee, Robotics Industries Association of US 
Honors & Awards
  • 2003, Fellow of ASME
  • 1977 - 2001 AT&T and Lucent Awards:
  • 2000, Bell Labs Excellence Award
  • 1993, Bell Labs Special Recognition Award
  • 1992, AT&T Outstanding Contribution Award
  • 1986, Bell Labs Exceptional Achievement Award
  • 1986, Royal Wales Award, University of Rhode Island for contribution to Robotics and DFM Research Center 
  • 1982, Best Paper Award, Materials Evaluation, Journal of American Society for Nondestructive Testing
Patents & Inventions
  • Tactile sensor for robotics application (US Patent 4,555,954)
  • IPD 602 Integrated Product Development II
  • ME 566 Design for Manufacturability
  • ME 631 Mechanical Vibrations I
  • ME 632 Mechanical Vibrations II