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Tae Yoon Kim

Tae Yoon Kim

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Taeyoon Kim received his B.S. in mechanical engineering at Seoul National University in 2004, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007 and 2010, respectively.

Most recently he held a postdoctoral position at the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics at the University of Chicago, developing and using state-of-the-art computer simulations to compute macroscopic dynamics of actin networks from realistic nano-scale representations of their constituents. At Purdue, Kim is developing a research program to address central problems in biomechanics: the microscopic origins of acto-myosin contractility and cellular viscoelasticity and mechanotransduction. He is the principal investigator for the Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue (MCT) Biomechanics Laboratory, which studies diverse mechanical behaviors of biological matter, using cutting-edge computational models that span subcellular levels to the cell and tissue levels.