Charles Kim

Charles Kim

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Interim Chair
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About Charles Kim

Educational Background

  • B.S., California Institute of Technology, 1999
  • M.S.E., University of Michigan, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2005

Research Interests

  • Compliant mechanisms
  • Mechanical Design of Medical Devices
  • Sustainable Development
  • Soft Robotics


  • Mechanical Design
  • Senior Capstone Design

Selected Publications

Krishnan, G., Bishop-Moser, J., Kim, C., Kota, S., "Kinematics of a Generalized Class of Pneumatic Artificial Muscles", J. Mechanisms Robotics. 2015; 7(4):041014-041014-9. doi: 10.1115/1.4029705

Hopkins, J., Rivera, J., Kim, C., Krishnan, G., "Synthesis and Analysis of Soft Parallel Robots Comprised of Active Constraints", J. Mechanisms Robotics, 2015; 7(1):011002-011002-13. doi: 10.1115/1.4029324

Krishnan, G., Kim, C., Kota, S., "A Kinetostatic Formulation for Load-Flow Visualization in Compliant Mechanisms", J. Mechanisms Robotics, Volume 5, 021007 (2013) (9 pages). doi: 10.1115/1.4023872

Krishnan, G., Kim, C., Kota, S., "A Metric to Evaluate and Synthesize Distributed Compliant Mechanisms", J. Mech. Des., January 2013,135, Issue 1, 011004. DOI: 10.1115/1.4007926

Kim, C., Ebenstein, D., "Curve Decomposition Analysis for Fixed-Guided Beams with Application to Statically Balanced Compliant Mechanisms," J. Mechanisms Robotics, November 2012, 4, Issue 4, 041009 (9 pages). DOI: 10.1115/1.4007488.

Further Information

Contact Details


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