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Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials will do its best to become the world’s
leading machinery technology research institute and a source of national pride!



Welcome to the website of the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM).

My name is Chunhong Park, the president of KIMM.

Since the foundation in 1976, for the last 40 years, the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) has been the cornerstone of the economic growth of South Korea through research and development of technologies needed for national development and through the support of R&D activities for bottleneck technology in business industry.

Strengthening the national R&D competitiveness in the machinery area, KIMM has become an exemplary government-funded research institute with successful commercialization of research outcomes accounting for USD 19,000 per researcher by technology transfer in 2016.

Our researchers, executives, and staff members at KIMM promise to strive for greater research achievements with limit-breaking research and market-oriented research planning focusing on mid- and long-term development of original technologies.

Last but not least, KIMM will manage its momentous responsibility as a government-funded research institute by not only communicating with you through various means but also by operating the institute with transparency.

Thank you.


Dr. Chunhong Park  Chunhong Park

President, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials