Dr. Kyo D. Song is a professor of Engineering and joined NSU in 1993. He received BS degree in Inha University at Korea in 1979. He worked Korea Institute of Aeronautical Technology from 1978 to 1984. At that time, he was a structure engineer for RPV (Remotely Piloted Vehicle) and worked in honeycomb structure of various aircraft structure. After that, he joined a MS program in physic at Hampton University, and was involved in developing a blue green laser system using a Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) device. For his Ph.D. granted from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1992, he studied time-dependent spectroscopy from plasma generated from various materials using an Excimer laser. After his Ph.D., he joined at Hampton University as a research faculty, worked at NASA Langley Research Center to design a propulsion system at the High Energy Science Branch.
Dr. Song joined at NSU in 1993, and worked on the design of a MHD propulsion system heated by a combination of thermal and MHD at NASA LaRC. His research was to setup an experiment to investigate radiative properties of molecular ions for analyze re-entry vehicles from a NASA grant. He also served as a dept. chair in department of Engineering from 2006 to 2011. He has been working on several NASA projects since 1988, such as: Hypersonic Flow Research, Testing high temperature materials for Scram-jet Engine Components, spectroscopic analysis of re-entry vehicle, Study on effects of atomic oxygen on space materials, wireless power transmission and Smart materials research for Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) under NASA supported grants. He has developed his research interests on plasma; laser applications; accumulated his experiences on optical measurement technologies such as neural sensing, optical stimulus of neural, and wireless power transmission and its safety. He is also serving an executive committee member and Co-chair of Nano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and Systems, SPIE, since 2008.
His research interests include:
Wireless Power Transmission
Pulse Power/High Voltages
Uhn Lee, Kyo D. Song, Yeonjoon Park, Vijay Varadan, and Sang H. Choi, “ Perspective in nano-Neural Electronic Implant Wireless Power-Feed and Sensory Control, Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, “ Vol. 1, pp 1-14 (021007), May, 2010
Y. Park, Laura Koch, Kyo Song, S. Park, Glen King, Sang Choi, Miniaturization of a Fresnel Spectrometer, J. Opt. A. Pure Appl. Opt. 10 (2008) 095301.
Dudley R. Riddley, Frances R. Williams, Kyo D. Song, S.R.Yun, K. S. Kang, and Jaehwan Kim, “Effects of Electrode Pattern on the Actuator Performance of Cellulose Electro-Active Paper, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 21, pp 401- 406, March 2010.
Sang Y. Yang, Jaehwan Kim, and Kyo D. Song, “ Flexible Patch Rectennas for Wireless Actuation of Cellulose Electro-active Paper Actuator,” J. Electr. Eng. Technol., Vol.7, No. 6; 954-958, 2012.
Hargsoon Yoon, Yeonjoon Park, Kyo D. Song, Uhn Lee, and Sang H. Choi, “Sensing of Neural Activity from Neural Tissues using a Micro-Spectrometer”, 2012 SPIE Global Congress on Nano devices for Engineering and Medicines, Incheon, Korea, September 10-13, 2012.