BS - Duke University
SM - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ScD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seung Jin Song received his BS in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University, and SM and ScD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. He was Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Inha University in Incheon, Korea before moving to the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University in 1999. He has served as Chair of Mechanical Engineering in 2013-2015. He has been a visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland; the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA; the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany.
His current research interests include aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions in turbomachinery, cavitation in rocket turbopumps, analysis of propulsion/power generation systems, and related areas of fluid mechanics.
He received Best Paper Awards from the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). In 2003, he received the Melville Medal, the highest academic honor bestowed by ASME. He has also been recognized for his teaching by receiving the Best Teacher Award from the College of Engineering at Seoul National University three times.
He has served as Member of the Board of the Directors (2010-2016) and Chair of IGTI (2015). He has also served as the Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Turbomachinery (2013-2019). In 2016, he helped found the Global Power and Propulsion Society (GPPS) and currently serves on its Executive Committee. He also currently serves on the International Advisory Committee of the Gas Turbine Society of Japan (GTSJ). He is an active member of the Korean Society for Fluid Machinery (KSFM).