Kim, who just turned 36 years old, has more than 10 years of professional experience in industrial engineering. Kim holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Mechatronics which he obtained at the Ghent University association. During his studies Kim was one of the pioneers in the world of robotics and computer vision.
Kim started his career as a project engineer in the automation department of DEME group which is a 150 year old world leader in the highly specialized fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation with a strong presence in all of the world’s seas and continents, operating in more than 90 countries.
Kim has extensive experience in simulations, mechatronics, autonomous systems, navigation software, networking and system integration. He has built and integrated large and complex full stack solutions. He also designed the first fully intuitive touchscreen GUI for autonomous drone ships.
Before joining Unmanned Life Kim built state of the art fully autonomous drone ships such as Temarock, a multipurpose pontoon used to build Tuas harbor terminal in Singapore. This autonomous pontoon is capable of printing gravel on the seabed up till 35m with an accuracy of 5cm. The Pontoon won various awards and is called the “Swiss Army Knife” of the maritime industry and the technology is currently used as the foundation for the new generation of autonomous vessels.
Kim has deep expertise in building and integrating enterprise class applications for Siemens, Rolls mission critical projects all over the world for customers such as Chevron, Qatar government, Singapore government, LISCO and ADMA-OPCO.
Kim, as an expert in his field, has been invited as a guest lecturer for KU Leuven and SOGREAH, two top engineering institutions in Europe, an invited panel member and guest speaker at major conferences such as the CAA Innovation Conference, IoT World Summit and World Summit AI to name a few.
Unmanned Life has a team of 15+ FTE of over 9 nationalities, educated at the world’s top schools in their respective disciplines and together have acquired more than 100 years of combined deep tech, management and business experience in some of the world’s leading companies. Our diverse team unites on a mission to ensure that Unmanned Life becomes synonymous to ‘autonomous’ in the next 5 years.
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