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General Information

06 Purpose of Establishment and History 11 Specialized Research Areas

07 Major Functions

08 Vision

09 Organization

10 Personnel and Budget

Research Organization

14 Nano Convergence and Manufacturing Systems Research Division 16 Environmental and Energy Systems Research Division

18 Systems Engineering Research Division

Large state-run research centers


Technology transfer


International Cooperation

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Science and technology are the key to our national development

The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) is making efforts to develop science and technology.

Nano Convergence and Manufacturing Systems Research Division

Environmental and Energy Systems Research Division

Systems Engineering Research Division

Dream + Future

Science and technology are leading the future of the world. KIMM is committed to creating a brighter and happier future by striving to make all our dreams come true.

General Information

Purpose of Establishment

KIMM contribute to the development of the nation and its industries by developing and spreading source technologies in mechanical engineering, and by conducting reliability testing on and evaluation of the related products.


12. 30

The Korea Test Institute of Machinery and Metals(KIMM) was established.

01. 05

The Korea Test Institute of Machinery and Metals, and Korea Research Institute of Ships(KRIS) established in 1976, were merged into one research institute. Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials The Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering(KRISO) and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute(KARI) were established as subsidiaries. Transferring the Industrial Technology Center(ITC) to the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH). The main office of KIMM moved from Changwon to Daejeon.

10. 10

03. 16

04. 15

KIMM merged with KRISO.

11. 15

KARI, which was subsidiary of KIMM, became independent institute.

03. 31

KRISO was transferred to the Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute(KORDI).

04. 27

The Korea Institute of Materials Science was established as subsidiary.

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Major Functions

R&D and Planning To develop source technologies for the implementation of the national agenda and
to promote new growth engines

To conduct prediction and planning for mechanical technologies which should be secured
on a national basis

Reliability and Test Evaluation To evaluate reliability and authorized tests of new technologies and key industries
in relation with R&D

To develop and distribute the technologies and standards related with evaluation Technology Transfer and Support To transfer new technologies to industries and support their commercialization To support S&M businesses for technical innovation To promote and support the launch of enterprises and the establishment
of a solid technical basis

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2010. 7. (Unit : Persons)

2010. (Unit : Million Dollar)

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Specialized Research Areas

Research Organization
Nano Convergence and Manufacturing Systems Research Division

Environmental and Energy Systems Research Division

Systems Engineering Research Division

Technology + Global

KIMM is leading the development of science and technology

to create a happier future.
KIMM's continuing research efforts are dedicated to securing creative technological power and to bolstering national competitiveness in the global arena.

Research Organization

Nano Convergence and Manufacturing Systems Research Division
The Nano Convergence and Manufacturing Systems Research Division is responsible for the development of production process, materials, equipment and measurement and evaluation technologies related to the production of nano or micron-precision machinery and parts. The scope of research covers printed electromechanical systems, nature-inspired mechanical systems, nano-process technology and evaluation equipment, ultraprecision mechanical systems, robots and intelligent machinery, and eco-manufacturing technology using highenergy beams. These technologies are the core technologies for nano convergence and manufacturing systems of the future, and are capable of supporting the competitiveness of the production industries and enhancing the quality of their final products.
Department of Printed Electro-mechanical System (PEMS) and Nature-inspired Mechanical System (NIMS)
Printing process and equipment technology for printed electronics Flexible low-cost printed electronics devices technology Flexible low-cost solar cell technology Self-cleaning surface fabrication technique using nature-inspired technology 3D plotting system for tissue engineering scaffold

Department of Nano Manufacturing Technology

Ultra precision machining and forming process for micro/nano features Micro-/nanoscale machining and fabrication process based on femtosecond laser Fabrication and process development for advanced MEMS Nanoimprinting equipments technology E-beam lithography and nanostamp fabrication technologies Nanopatterning and nanodevices fabrication using nanoimprint lithography

Department of Nano Mechanics

Nano-scale measurement and analysis Development of thermoelectric device and module Separation and transparent heater of carbon nanotube Mass production and application of quantum dot Structural analysis and reliability evaluation of nano/micro structures

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Department of Ultra Precision Machines and Systems

Technology development for micro feature machining systems on large surfaces Ultra precision machines technology for electron-beam and vacuum environments Measurement/alignment/assembly technology for ultra-precision micro-products Ultra-fine low-temperature bonding machines technology 3D advanced packaging machines technology

Department of High Density Energy Beam Processing

Laser application processing and system Electron beam machining and measurement Eco-friendly machining process and clean production machinery Laser fusion manufacturing process and system

Department of Robotics and Intelligent Machinery

Human-robot cooperation robot technology Development of the high performance industrial robot technology Development of the intelligent machinery based on the electromagnetic application technology High efficiency driving actuators & control technology for robot and intelligent machinery Driving mechanism technology of power generation system for mobile robot & hand-held devices

Research Organization


Environmental and Energy Systems Research Division

The Environmental and Energy Systems Research Division (EERD) conducts research on energy and environmental equipment and/or plants to today's most critical energy and environmental issues. The research conducted by the EERD encompasses the development of strategic energy and environmental solutions, including clean combustion technologies, waste and biomass utilization, plasmaassisted environmental and energy processes, clean gas and diesel engines, air pollutants and fine particulate clean-up control, hydrogen and/or fuel cell systems, cryogenic cooling systems, energy-efficient fluidic machinery, high-performance heat pumps, CO2 sequestration, energy and water sustainability, and heat and fluid equipment for nuclear power plants. Furthermore, the division is concentrating its efforts on improving energy efficiency by optimizing environmental and energy plant systems and improving the efficiency of their constituent parts, in addition to qualifying the reliability and performance of such systems.
Department of Plasma and Combustion
Atmospheric pressure plasma sources and its application to air pollution control Plasma application technology to combustion/IT/material/Bio-medical Emission control technology for oxy-pulverized coal combustion Clean recycling technology for mixed combustible automotive shredder residue Clean and effective use of unutilized energy

Department of Engine Research

Low carbon LP gaseous fueled LPGi engine technology Hydrogen-Syngas application technology Alternative and renewable energy utilization technology Aftertreatment technologies for engine emission

Department of Renewable Energy and Eco-system

Clean technology for control and removal of ultrafine particles and hazardous gases Technology for waste oil refinery Development of fuel cell BOP and power plant integration Development of gas turbine combustor using oxyfuel combustion Production technology of RDF from waste Low NOx clean combustion technology

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Department of Energy Plant

Seawater desalination plant Gas liquefaction system Original technology for Eco-Ener plants Micro thermo-fluid system High-efficiency heat-pump system

Department of Energy Systems

Development of cryocooler and cryogenic device (cold box, cryostat cryogenic heat exchanger) Development of cryogenic cooling systems for superconducting devices High performance pump design (nuclear plant RCP, SI pump, ship cargo pump and etc) Compressor and turbocharger for fuel cell system Micro and ultra-micro gas turbine Smart material actuator MEMS based sensor Volumetric displacement pump&actuator, electro-hydraulic/pneumatic valve

Department of Plant Safety and Reliability

Establishment of the fire risk prediction method and the data base for fire combustibles based on IT Research and test considering nuclear safety and equipment qualification Development of intelligent plant equipment, building and operating technologies Fire safety technology especially focused on the fire smoke control and fire suppression systems Development of the micro-combustor for the power generator of mobile devices

Research Organization

Systems Engineering Research Division
The primary role of the Systems Engineering Research Division(SERD) is to develop efficient engineering design systems and new mechanical systems - such as core technologies and system integration technology. The research fields of the SERD include maglev technologies for urban and super-high speed trains; modeling, simulation and control technologies for machinery systems; and machinery reliability and structure technologies.

Department of System Dynamics

Naval ship noise/shock/vibration and integrated survivability design & analysis Development of noise/shock/vibration control devices and performance evaluation of noise/shock/vibration of machinery & structural systems Rotordynamic design &balancing of high-speed rotating machines and lubrication design technology of highfunction tribo-elements such as bearings, seals and etc Energy harvesting using machinery & structural system dynamics such as acoustic, rotary and vibratory motion and so on

Department of System Reliability

Reliability assessment of machinery and structures Wind turbine technology (power train, control/monitoring, reliability test) Hydraulic system e-Engineering

Department of Magnetic Levitation and Linear Drive

Magnetic levitation, linear drive and its industrial applications Commercialization of urban maglev vehicle (System engineering, switch, measurement and assessment) The core technologies for levitation and propulsion of high-speed maglev vehicle



Large state-run research centers

Center For Nanoscale Mechatronics and Manufacturing (CNMM)

The Center for Nanoscale Mechatronics and Manufacturing (CNMM), which plays a part in the 21st Century Frontier R&D program supported by the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, develops advanced nanoscale manufacturing processes and fabrication equipment for commercial products with minimal structures ranging from 10nm to 100nm. It has a variety of applications in the fields of information and telecommunication, energy and environment, biotechnology, incumbent industries, and so on.

Center for Environmentally-Friendly Vehicles(CEFV)

The Center for Environmentally-Friendly Vehicles(CEFV) is supported by the Eco-STAR Project of the Ministry of Environment. The Center concentrates on three major R&D fields, namely diesel aftertreatment technology, clean fuel vehicle technology based on CNG and LPG, and fundamental research, to significantly reduce the level of atmospheric pollutants emitted by automotive by developing and promoting low emission technologies.

Reliability Assessment Center

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) has been officially designated as a reliability assessment center for mechanical components by the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, and also serves as a diagnostic center for mechanical components. It performs these tasks by approving items for reliability certification, establishing assessment standards, researching designs for accelerated test conditions, constructing assessment equipment, providing reliability information, and offering support for the R&D activities of business to companies.

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Center for the Urban Maglev Program

The Center for the Urban Maglev Program is responsible for developing the driverless urban maglev system with a maximum speed of 110 km/h by 2012. The urban maglev system will begin commercial service on the 6.1km demonstration line at Incheon International Airport from 2013. It will be the third revenue service maglev system following the Transrapid in China and the Linimo in Japan. The Urban Maglev Program will provide an environmentally-friendly and economic transportation solution to cities that need light rail systems.

Technology transfer

Types of technology transfer

KIMM TLO (Technology Licensing Office)

The TLO conducts the work of transferring and commercializing KIMM's 30-year history of R&D achievements.

Vision and role

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International Cooperation

Aiming to become a key hub of international cooperation and research in cutting-edge convergence machinery
- Structuring international cooperation and research networks by nation - Establishing common research hubs (R&D posts) by zone - Managing KIMM Global Advisory Board - Activating reciprocal joint research

MERI (Materials and Engineering Research Institute), Sheffield Hallam University Lloyd's Register Asis

DNV Industry Korea

Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), University of Tokyo Ritsumeikan University Precision and Intelligence Laboratory (P&I), Tokyo Institute of Technology Kobelco Research Institute(KKI)

UT (University of Twenty)

Tampere University of Technology

Bureau Veritas

AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited) IMTI (Integrated Manufacturing Technology Institute), NRC SRI (Servo Robot Inc.)

Germany ..
TUV Rheinland Korea .. TUV NORD International GmbH & CO KG IMTEK Leibniz University

SAE(The Society of Automotive Engineers) Fire Research Division, NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) Wyle Laboratories Inc. bnsD International, LLC Purdue University UC Berkeley Drexel University The Board of Trustees, University of Illinois Georgia Institute of Technology University of Michigan Northwestern University Kent State University

MIRDC (Metal Industries Research and Development Centre)


NIZ KTD (Boyko Research-Engineering Ceramic Heat Engine Center)


104, Sinseongno, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, 305-343, Korea Tel. 042. 861. 7401 Fax. 042. 868. 7824 http://www.kimm.re.kr