In Young Hur

In Young Hur, Ph.D.

Associate
Thermal Sciences
Natick
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Dr. Hur specializes in the engineering analysis of equipment and processes involving fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, rotor-dynamics and mechanical vibrations. He applies his expertise in the analysis of gas turbine engines, motor vehicle components, and other fluid and heat transfer equipment. Dr. Hur is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) and ASTM International.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Hur was a Ph.D. candidate in the Gas Turbine Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, he developed a novel forced-response system identification methodology for measuring rotordynamic damping in a full gas turbine aero-engine. During this process he developed a reduced-order modeling framework that captures the full engine dynamics to simulate realistic conditions and characterized the approach using statistical analysis. He devised and proposed guidelines for designing and executing forced-response experiments for aero-engine rotors. He also designed and commissioned an experimental facility for testing a commercial turbofan engine. Dr. Hur’s experience also includes wind tunnel testing and experimental analysis of heat sinks for turbo-electric aircraft application.

Prior to graduate school, Dr. Hur was a research engineer at STI C&D in South Korea, where he developed optimal flow patterns in molten metal die-casting of various automobile components using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He also has experience in analyzing and improving molten steel transport and discharge processes.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2022
  • M.Eng., Aerospace Engineering, University of Cambridge, England, 2013
  • B.A., Aerospace Engineering, University of Cambridge, England, 2013

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification, 29 CFR 1910.120

LANGUAGES

  • Korean

Prior Experience

Research Engineer, STI C&D, 2013-2016

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASTM International

National Assocation of Fire Investigators (NAFI)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2022
  • M.Eng., Aerospace Engineering, University of Cambridge, England, 2013
  • B.A., Aerospace Engineering, University of Cambridge, England, 2013

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certification, 29 CFR 1910.120

LANGUAGES

  • Korean