Prof. Chun T. Rim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Chun T. Rim (M’90–SM’11) was born in Korea in 1963. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Kumoh Institute of Technology (KIT), Korea, in 1985, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1987 and 1990, respectively.
Since 2007, he has been an associate professor of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, and an adjunct to Aerospace Engineering in Power Electronics at KAIST. He is currently developing various wireless power technologies including inductive power transfer systems for On-Line Electrical Vehicles and leading the Nuclear Power Electronics and Robots Lab (PEARL) at KAIST. From 1990 to 1995, he was a military officer at the Ministry of National Defense in Korea. From 1995 to 2003, he was a senior researcher at the Agency for Defense Development, Daejeon, and from 1997 to 1999, he was with Astrium in Portsmouth, U.K. From 2003 to 2007, he was a senior director at the Presidential Office, Seoul, Korea. He was involved in developing Korea’s first airborne and spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radars. His research areas include wireless electric vehicles, wireless power systems for robots and bio-medical applications, and general unified modeling of power electronics. He has authored or coauthored 150 technical papers, written five books, and holds more than 140 patents (awarded and pending). He won three prizes awarded by the Korean government and has been the chair of wireless power committee of KIPE since 2010 and chair of the EV charger committee of KIEE since 2011, respectively.
He is now an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and the Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (J-ESTPE), a guest editor of the Special Issue on Wireless Power Transfer of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and J-ESTPE, and the general chair of the 2014 IEEE VTC-Workshop on Wireless power (WoW), 2015 IEEE WoW, and 2016 IEEE WoW.