EE Alumnus Dr. Kinam Kim (PhD' 94) Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Alumnus Dr. Kinam Kim (PhD’94) Elected to National Academy of
In the February 9, 2012 National Academy of Engineering announcement,
Dr. Kinam Kim, UCLA PhD ’94 and CEO of Samsung Advanced Institute of
Technology (SAIT), Samsung Electronics Company, is one of the 10 new
foreign associates for his contributions to semiconductor technologies
for DRAM and nonvolatile memories. Dr. Kim was a student of HSSEAS
Electrical Engineering Raytheon Distinguished Chair Professor Kang L.
NAE membership is one of the most prestigious recognition bestowed to an engineer who had made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education." To date, there are a total of 2,254 NAE US members and 206 foreign associates.
Dr. Kinam Kim also holds the IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award while at Samsung Semiconductor R&D Center for the development of the first 1GB and 4GB DRAM and advanced capabilities of NAND flash which empowered MP3 players, USB memory sticks and memory flash cards. In four years his team developed increased NAD flash density from 2GB in 2002 to 32GB in 2006 which gained a significant market share for Samsung. Dr. Kinam Kim is also a Fellow of IEEE and Samsung.