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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering


  • Ph.D., UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (Mechanical Engineering)
  • M.S., Hanyang University, Korea (Mechanical Engineering)
  • B.S., Hanyang University, Korea (Mechanical Engineering)

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Arkansas

Teaching Specialties

  • Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials and Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics and Lab
  • Machine/Mechanical System Design
  • Control and Mechatronics
  • CAE with Finite Element Analysis
  • Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Advance Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • MEMS and NEMS
  • Advanced (Additive) Manufacturing Process and Surface Engineering
  • Multifunctional Materials and Fabrication
  • Mathematical modelling and analysis for multi-physics phenomena
  • Development of devices for Energy, Bio-mimicry, Optic application


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • Korea-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA)
  • IEEE


Dr. Seok’s research involves the development of advanced manufacturing and multi-functional materials under micro/nano-meter realms. His research also includes mathematical modelling and analysis for multi-physics phenomena. Main application is in energy, bio-mimicry, and optical devices.

Dr. Seok leads the microfabrication laboratory at A-State and has been conducting many of research project as the primary investigator (PI) funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI), Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (ASGC), and A-State.

Currently in Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Seok’s teaching spectrum is wide from lower level courses (including Lab.) to the graduate level ones: Dynamics, Mechanics and Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Mechatronics, Machine/Mechanical System Design, Finite element analysis, advanced Materials Science and Engineering, and MEMS class. He also serves as the senior (capstone) design group advisor.

As a mechanical designer and researcher, he holds 6 six years of industry experience for Hyundai Motors, BOSCH, Samsung Electro-Mechanics from 1999 to 2005.