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Department of Engineering

Mr Ooyang John Kim (Johnny Kim)


Ooyang John Kim (Johnny Kim)

Research Student

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Telephone: +44 1223 7 48524


Research interests

Head Impact Protection, Traumatic Brain Injury, Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Impact Mechanics, Elastomeric Materials, Cellular Materials, Biomechanics, Medical Devices


PhD research summary:

Aiming to prevent traumatic brain injury (TBI) through effective impact mitigation using 3D printed elastomeric cellular materials including honeycombs. Investigation through both computational modelling and experimentation. Motivation and ties with the NFL American Football.

Department role and responsibilities

Undergraduate Teaching - Demonstrator

- Mechanical Engineering Modules: A1 Vibrations, D1 Rotor Balance, 1A CAD Modelling & Mechanical Drawing

- Materials Engineering Modules: M1 Materials Characterisation, M2 Heat Treatment & Microstructure, 1A Non-Destructive Testing