ME207 
ME360 
ME460 
ME604 
ME675 
 




ME207. Applied Electronics (Spring 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
"기계과 학생에게 필요한 전자공학적 지식만 핵심적으로 전달하는 과목인만큼 굉장히 유익했던 것 같습니다." (anonymous comment in lecture evaluation of Spring 2018)
"Applied Electronics" introduces the fundamentals of electric and electronic circuits and systems for junior-level mechanical engineers. Topics covered include: (a) resistive network analysis; (b) AC network analysis; (c) transient analysis; (d) frequency analysis; (e) OP amps; (f) semiconductors and diodes; (g) digital logic circuits and systems and (h) microprocessors. The course consists of 2-hour weekly lectures and bi-weekly 4-hour laboratory sessions. Awarded Outstanding Teaching Award from KAIST Mechanical Engineering Department for Spring 2010.


ME360. Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems (Fall 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017)
"실험과 이론이 너무나도 잘 연결된 재밌는 과목이었습니다." (anonymous comment in lecture evaluation of Fall 2014)
"Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems" introduces the modeling of mechanical, electrical and electromechanical systems and their control methods for junior-level mechanical engineers. Topics covered include: (a) modeling of mechanical, electrical and electromechanical systems; (b) time-domain analysis; (c) basic properties of feedback; (d) stability; (e) root-locus analysis; (f) PID-controller and (g) basics of frequency-domain design. The course consists of 3-hour (1.5-hour twice) weekly lectures, weekly laboratory sessions and a final project (inverted pendulum). Awarded Outstanding Teaching Award from KAIST Mechanical Engineering Department for Fall 2017.


ME460. Automatic Control (Fall 2011, Spring 2014, 2015 and 2016)
"one of the best lectures i've ever had in KAIST. Learnt great deal of aspects in system controlling by just attending lectures." (anonymous comment in lecture evaluation of Spring 2015)
"Automatic Control" introduces the frequency-domain design and the state-space design approaches for feedback control. Topics include Bode plot; Nyquist plot; Stability margin; Closed-loop frequency response; Compensator design; Digital control; State-space representation; Controllability/Observability; State feedback; and Observer (estimator) theory. The course consists of 3-hour (1.5-hour twice) weekly lectures, problem sets, and a MATLAB-based controller design project.


ME592. Lasers: Principles and Applications (Fall 2018)
"Lasers: Principles and Applications" introduces basic principles on lasers and their applications to mechanical engineering graduate students whose research involves lasers and laser-based technologies. Laser theory topics include quantum nature of light and matter, interaction of radiation with atoms and ions, optical resonators, pumping processes, laser amplifiers, CW lasers, Q-switching, and mode-locking. Laser engineering covers gas and dye lasers, solid-state lasers, fiber lasers, semiconductor lasers, and free-electron lasers. Finally, broad overview of laser applications in manufacturing, metrology, biomedicine, sensing and telecommunications will be provided.


ME604. Metrology (Fall 2010)
"Metrology" is designed to teach the fundamental, timeless principles as well as the practical, up-to-date issues of precision measurement, which are crucial to experimental research. Topics include signals, noise and distortion; physics of noise; amplifiers; sensitive measurement techniques; instrumentation signal processing; measurement instruments; lasers and optical techniques for enhanced sensitivity and accuracy.


ME675. Ultrafast Optic Technology (Spring 2013, Fall 2016 and Fall 2019)
"Ultrafast Optic Technology" covers the principles in ultrashort pulse generation, propagation, characterization and applications. Important topics include (a) linear and nonlinear pulse shaping processes and solitons, (b) pulse generation (master equations for active and passive mode-locking), (c) pulse characterization (autocorrelator, FROG, SPIDER), (d) optical frequency combs (including Kerr combs), (e) ultrafast pulse amplifiers, (f) scientific applications (pump-probe; ultrafast X-ray and electron science), (g) industrial applications (metrology, ICT and materials processing).