Mobility is a concept that encompasses all systems that expand the spatial area of ​​human activity, including automobiles, ships, and aircraft. Structural materials used in mobility play a key role in ensuring passenger safety and are selected considering cost and recyclability as well as mechanical reliability. Steel materials have been used most widely as the most important material for mobility systems that have made remarkable progress along with science and technology because their performance, economy, and eco-friendliness are overwhelmingly superior to other materials. As human activity gradually expands into extreme areas, the demand for mobility materials that dramatically exceed the existing performance is increasing.

In response to these needs, the Graduate School of Steel and Energy Materials conducts a wide range of research from the theoretical approach at the atomic level to the reliability analysis at the level of actual parts to develop the next-generation steel materials that can make the future of mankind safer, more prosperous and cleaner. We are working hard on development.

Lab Introduction

  • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Lab
    Prof. Kyoungdoc Kim
    • Alloy design and process design of high-strength steel for automobiles
    • Characteristics evaluation study of various special steels
  • Special Steels Lab
    Prof. Sung-Joon Kim
    • Innovative molding process and product development
    • Research into AHSS (High tensile steel), stainless steel and other materials of interest
  • Structural Nanometal Processes Lab
    Prof. HyoungSeop Kim
    • Microstructure design through experiments and simulations
    • Development of structural materials for reliable mechanical properties
  • Computational Metallurgy Lab
    Prof. Dong Woo Suh
    • Development of ultra-high-strength-high-performance steel for next-generation automobiles
    • Heat-resistant steel material technology for ultra-high efficiency power generation
  • Alloy design Lab
    Prof. Yoon-Uk Heo
    • A study on the brittle fracture mechanism of alloys using high-resolution microscopy
    • Analysis of the phase transformation behavior of fine precipitates and alloy design for precipitation strengthening
  • Materials Mechanics Lab
    Prof. Frédéric Barlat
    • Continuum and crystal plasticity-based modeling of multi-phase steels
    • Advanced material characterization and forming processes
    • Springback and fracture prediction in AHSS forming process