Kim specializes in the mechanical engineering design and behavior of biomedical devices, shape memory metals, bioabsorbable polymers, electronic/miniature components and Finite Element (FEA) simulation of all types. He consults actively in these areas, as well as in failure analysis and reliability. He is also an expert onHeavy Truck Crashworthiness
, automotive collisions
, pipeline failures
and related issues. He serves as a testifying expert witness in patent litigation (medical device, smartphone, consumer electronics), personal injury accidents, and on heavy-truck crashworthiness.Kim was a full-time Adjunct Faculty at Santa Clara University in Mechanical Engineering from 2010-2012 and a Visiting Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, and is a coach and mentor for the innovative Stanford Biodesign program and a member of the Board of Directors for CSIX Connect
. He worked previously for MSC Software, Rubicor Medical, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, SST Systems, ATT Bell Laboratories, Stanford University and General Motors. He holds PhD and MSME degrees from S20tanford University in Mechanical Engineering, a BES from Georgia Tech, and is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) in the State of California.Dr. Kim Parnell has been a CNSV Director most recently since 2010. He was CNSV Chair in 2008-2009, Vice-Chair in 2006 and a CNSV Director in 2005 and 2007. He was 2011 Chair of the IEEE-SCV (Santa Clara Valley) Section and is IEEE-VTS (Vehicular Technology) Vice-Chair from 2013-Present. Kim is an ASME Fellow, an IEEE Senior Member, and Member of SAE and ASM.