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 high-speed aircraft. For this long-term project, he has been collaborating with the Structural Science Center at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio for the last seven years. His research has been supported by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He is continuing his collaboration with AFRL at MSU while extending his research spectrum into the mechanics of stitched composites and damage detection using unmanned aircraft systems in collaboration with the Advanced Composite Institute and Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. 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 the last 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 project.