Research Professor (1)
Post doc researcher (1)
Combined M.S. and Ph. D course (4)
Under Graduate (2)

Research Professor


Dr. Kyung Mo Kim
2019.06 ~

Field of Interests
- Design of passive safety system
- Deterministic safety analysis of nuclear power plants
- Thermal-hydraulic experiment on the hybrid heat pipe-control rod
- Flow boiling heat transfer enhancement

1. K.M. Kim, S.W.Lee, I.C. Bang, "Effect of SiC and Graphene Oxide Nanoparticle-Coated surfaces on Quenching performance", Nuclear Technology, Vol. 190, pp. 345-358 (2015)
2. K.M. Kim, Y.S. Jeong, I.G. Kim, I.C. Bang, "Comparison of Thermal Performances of Water-filled, SiC Nanofluid-filled and SiC Nanoparticles-Coated Heat Pipes", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 88, pp. 862-871 (2015)
3. K.M. Kim, I.C. Bang*, "Effects of Graphene Oxide Nanofluids on Heat Pipe Performance and Capillary Limits", International Journal of Thermal Science, Vol. 100, pp. 346-356 (2016)
4. K. M. Kim, I. C. Bang*, "Comparison of Flooding Limit and Thermal Performance of Annular and Concentric Thermosyphons at Different Fill Ratios",  Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 99,  pp. 179-188 (2016)
5. K. M. Kim, Y. S. Jeong, I. G. Kim, I. C. Bang*, "Development of Passive IN-Core Cooling System (PINCs) for Nuclear Safety Using Hybrid Heat Pipe", Nuclear Technology,  Vol. 196,  pp. 598-613 (2016)
6. K. M. Kim, I. C. Bang*, "Heat transfer characteristics and operation limit of pressurized hybrid heat pipe for small modular reactors", Applied Thermal Engineering,  Vol. 112,  pp. 560-571 (2017)
7. K. M. Kim, I. C. Bang*, "Thermal-hydraulic phenomena inside hybrid heat pipe-control rod for passive heat removal",  International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer,  Vol. 119,  pp. 472-483 (2018)
8. K. M. Kim, Y. S. Jeong, I. C. Bang*, "Thermal anlaysis of lithium ion battery-equipped smartphone explosions", Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, Vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 610-617 (2019)
9. K.M.Kim, D.H.Lee,  I.C.Bang*, Analysis of Natural Circulation Behavior and Flow Instability of Passive Containment Cooling System Design for Advanced PWR using MARS-KS Code, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.147, 118982 (2020)
10. K.M.Kim, I.C.Bang*, Design and Operation of the Transparent Integral Effect Test Facility, URI-LO for Nuclear Innovation Platform, Nuclear Engineering and Design, (In press)

Honors and Awards

1. NURETH-16 Best Paper Award - First Author (2015)
2. Student Program Award Winners of NURETH-16 (2015)

Postdoc Researchers


Dr. Min Ho Lee

Field of Interests
- Temperature controlled boiling
- SFR severe accident

1. M. H. Lee, H. Heo, I. C. Bang*, "Effect of thermal activity on critical heat flux enhancement in downward-hemispherical surface using graphene oxide coating", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 127, pp. 1102-1111 (2018)
2.M. H. Lee, H. Heo, D. W. Jerng, I. C. Bang*, "Phenomenological study on the Ex-pin phenomena in the initial phase of HCDA on metal-fueled SFR using simulant", Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol. 130, pp. 34-46 (2019)
3. M. H. Lee, H. Heo, I. C. Bang*, "Effect of the heat transfer liquid fin on critical heat flux enhancement under ERVC condition", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 151, 119304 (2020)
4. M. H. Lee, D. W. Jerng, I. C. Bang*, "Experimental validation of simulating natural circulation of liquid metal using water", Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Vol. 52, pp. 1963-1793 (2020)

Honors and Awards
1. Best poster award of Korean Nuclear Society Autumn Meeting (2018)

Combined M.S. and Ph. D Program


Ji Yong Kim

Field of Interests
- Pool and Flow boiling enhancement experiment
- Deterministic safety analysis using MARS

1. J.Y. Kim, I.C. Bang*, CHF enhancement partitioning based on surface wettability and porosity on CeO2 nanoparticle coated surface, AIP Advances, Vol. 9, 095016 (2019)


Do Yeong Lim

Field of Interests
- Pool boiling experiment
- Boiling regime determination based on AE/AI

1. D.Y.Lim, I.C. Bang*, "Controlled bubble departure diameter on bipillic surfaces for enhanced pool boiling heat transfer performance", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 150, 119360 (2020)


Ye Yeong Park

Field of Interests
- Study on heat pipe for space application


Dong Hoon Lee

Field of Interests
- Multiphysics simulation of molten salt reactor with OpenFOAM
- Severe accident analysis with MELCOR

Undergraduate Researchers


Ik Jae Jin

Field of Interests
- Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis of URI-LO Innovation Platform


Joo Hyung Seo

Field of Interests
- Thermal hydraulic system analysis of integral effect test facility URI-LO

M. S. Course