Dr. Han-Gyu Kim joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) as an Assistant Professor in August 2021. A major thrust of his research is the development of multi-scale and multi-physics models for structural design and life prediction for hypersonic aircraft. For this long-term project, he has been collaborating with the Structural Science Center in the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base since 2014. He is currently working with the Glenn Research Center at NASA to characterize plastic damage parameters for composite structures. He is closely collaborating with the Advanced Composites Institute and Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at MSU to develop high-fidelity damage models for stitched composites and damage detection systems using unmanned aerial vehicles. Dr. Kim earned his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structural Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Washington in 2019 and then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the university for two years. Prior to the academic career, he worked in industry for seven years. During the industry career, he had his business and technical proposals accepted for international infrastructure contracts and worked as a manager for a large-scale underground metro project in Singapore.