Dr Jongrae Kim

Dr Jongrae Kim



  • Associate Professor, Aerospace Systems Engineering, Institute of Design, Robotics & OptimisationUniversity of Leeds, Leeds, UK, Since September 2014
  • Lecturer (corresponding to assistant professor), Biomedical Engineering/Aerospace Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, October 2007 - August 2014
  • Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, January 2004 - September 2007
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 2002 - December 2003
  • Research Assistant, Texas A&M University at College Station, College Station, TX, USA, January 1999 - August 2002
  • Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Republic Of Korea Air Force, Korea, August 1991 - July 1994


  • PhD, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, August 2002
  • MEng, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, Korea, August 1996
  • BEng, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, Korea, February 1991


  • Industrial Secondment, Clyde Space Ltd., Glasgow, UK, July - December 2012, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Visiting Scholar, Laboratory of Systems & Control, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, Summer (6 weeks) 2012 and June (4 weeks) 2011
  • Regular Visiting Scholar, Laboratory of Systems Biology & Bio-Inspired Engineering, KAIST, Daejon, Korea, Since 2008
  • Visiting Researcher, Systems Biology Lab, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, July - October 2006


  • Study Abroad Coordinator
  • Deputy Diretor of Postgraduate Research Studies

Research interests

Details on each research topic in the following list can be found in: https://sites.google.com/site/robustlabjongrae/home/research

  • Robustness Analysis for dynamical systems
  • Uncertainty modelling & identification using machine learning
  • Optimal mission planning for UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and UUV (Unmanned Underwater Vehicle)
  • Navigation error correction algorithm for UUV (Unmanned Underwater Vehicle)
  • Optimal estimation using parallel sensors & parallel algorithm
  • Indoor navigation
  • Human brain structure analysis using graph theory
  • Human cognition dynamics modelling & analyiss
  • Caenorhabditis elegans locomotion modelling & analysis
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering

Professional memberships

  • IEEE Senior Member

Student education

Delivering modules in dynamics and control in aerospace and mechanical engineering.

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Design, Robotics and Manufacturing

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>