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Lab People


·Dr. Dave Kim


Current MSME Graduate students

J. Koski, N. Rouf, Md S. Hossen, J. Westrum.   



Postdoctoral Fellow Advising

  • Wang (currently Assistant Professor, Beijing University of Technology, China),
  • S. Kim (currently Associate Professor, Kunsan National University, Korea)
  • J. Jang (currently at Samsung Electronics, Korea)

Graduate Student Advising (Chair)

: Co-advisng

Former MSME (Employment upon graduation): R. Spitsen, 2005 (Boeing, Everett, WA); P. Allen, 2005 (Boeing, Seattle, WA); D. Blake, 2006 (Bettis Lab, Pittsburg, PA); W. Yi, 2008 (Bosch China, China); Y. Kim 2009 (Samsung Electronics, Korea); J. Lin, 2009 (Logitech, Vancouver, WA); K. Beavers, 2009 (Nike, Beaverton, OR); G. Castro, 2010 (MicroVision, Redmond, WA); A. Beal, 2011 (Epic, Madison, WI); D. Hannigen, 2011 (Garmin, Corvallis, OR); C. Sturtevant, 2013; B. He, 2013 (PCC Co, Portland, OR); T. Matson, 2015 (Lifeport, Woodland, WA); S. Alizadeh Ashrafi, 2015 (TSCO, Troutdale, OR); D. Stockton, 2015 (Daimler Trucks North America, Portland, OR); J. Garate, 2015 (the Argentinian Ministry of Energy, Argentina);  K. Wagner, 2016 (UL, Camas, WA); E. Volz, 2016 (BPA, Vancouver, WA); S. Swan, 2016 (Innovative Composites Engineering, White Salmon, WA); A. Hurst, 2017 (Sigma Design, Camas, WA); F. Balghonaim, 2018 (Daimler Trucks North America, Portland, OR); V. Voznyuk, 2018 (Intel, Hillsboro, OR); Md. S. Bin Abdullah, 2019 (University of Washington, Seattle, WA); S. Mohammad Yasin, 2020 (Auburn University, AL); Z. Zhang, 2020 (Honda Motors, China); Y. Han, 2020 (New Dream Inc., OR); D. Stephenson, 2020; S. Roy, 2021.

·Aaron Beal, MSME, Summer 2012 (Currently employed at Epic, WI)
Thesis title: Tool Wear and Hole Quality in Drilling Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics and Titanium Stacks
·Dan Hannigen, MSME, Spring 2012 (Currently employed at Garmin, OR)
Thesis title: Beneficial effects of interference fit pins in GFRP marine structure.
·Gabe Castro, MSME, Spring 2010
Thesis title: Drilling carbon fiber reinforced plastic and titanium stacks
·Jason Lin, MSME, Fall 2009. (Currently employed at Microsoft, Renton, WA.)
Thesis title: Design optimization of headband for headphone
·Youngha Kim, MSME, Summer 2009. (Currently Samsung Electronics, Korea after earning PhD from Univ. of Texas, Austin)
Thesis title: Densification and properties evolution of stainless steel alloys fabricated by three-dimensional printing
·Kevin Beavers, MSME, Spring 2009. (Currently employed at Nike, Beaverton, OR.)
Thesis title: Understanding the factors affecting the mechanical properties of marine composites
·Yi Wan, MSME, Spring 2008. (Currently employed at Bosch China, Beijing, China.)
·David Blake, MSME, Fall 2006. (Currently employed at Bettis Lab., Pittsburgh, PA.)
Thesis title: Cold working effects on mechanical properties in sheet metal joining for automotive applications
·Phil Allen, MSME, Fall 2005. (Currently employed at Boeing Co., Seattle, WA.)
Thesis title: Numerical and experimental study on micro-electrical discharge machining characteristics on molybdenum
·Ray Spitsen, MSME, Spring 2005. (Currently employed at Boeing Co., Everett, WA.)
Thesis title: The effect of post-weld cold working on the fatigue strength and mechanical properties of low carbon steel and aluminum resistance spot welds