Woosoon Yim, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Yim is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at UNLV. He received his MS (1984) and Ph.D. (1987) in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and B.S. (1981) in mechanical engineering from Hanyang University in South Korea. His research has been focused in the area of robotics, smart materials, and unmanned autonomous system development. His recent research activities include the development of aerial sensor network using UAS swarm for radiation source localization and mapping. He received the 2011 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award, and inducted as a Fellow of ASME in 2009.
Areas of Expertise
Dynamics, Active material control, Robotics
Unmanned Aerial Systems Expertise
- UAV technology development for indoor/GPS denied applications
- VR application for UAV navigation and control
- Tethering system for UAV
B.S., Hanyang University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, ASME Fellow
SEB Program Group: Center for Materials & Structures
SEB Lab Location: 2159
SEB Lab Phone Number: 702-895-3885