Dongyoung Kim


Dongyoung Kim

Postdoctoral Appointee

Dongyoung Kim, PhD, is a postdoctoral appointee in the Water Power Technologies Program at Sandia National Laboratories. Dongyoung’s research focuses on the numerical assessment and investigation on marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) devices. He works on mid- and high-fidelity simulations, design optimization, river and tidal resource characterization, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis.

Dongyoung received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in naval architecture and ocean engineering from Inha University, South Korea, and his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa in 2021. His graduate work focused on the development and maturation of CFD code, including boundary layer transition and roughness modeling for naval hydrodynamics problems.