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Bently Pressurized Bearing Company donates 1 million dollars to KAIST to establish a new chair professorship​
View : 10449 Date : 2004-11-08 Writer : ed_news

KAIST has announced that it recently received an endowment of 1 million US dollars from an American company, Bently Pressurized Bearing Co., earmarked to establish a chair professorship, and appointed Professor Jong Hyun Kim of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering Department as Donald E. Bently and Agnes Muszynska Endowed Chair Professor.


Professor Kim is a world-renowned expert in thermal and fluids sciences applied to energy systems and an authority on their applications to rotating machinery and nuclear safety analysis. He did his research in these areas at EPRI, GE, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Penn State University.  He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and of American Nuclear Society, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Transport Phenomena. 

Bently Pressurized Bearing Co. (BPB) is pioneering fully lubricated, pressurized bearing to improve energy efficiency in rotating machinery.  Mr. Donald E. Bently, Chairman and CEO of BPB, is an international authority on vibration monitoring and diagnostics of rotating machinery, published widely on these topics and holds patents. A philanthropist deeply interested in technology and science education, Mr. Bently made generous donations to a number of universities.  He received numerous honors and awards, including those from ASME, the Pacific Center of Thermal-Fluids Engineering, University of Iowa, and received Nevada’s Outstanding Inventor Award. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree by the University of Nevada and is a Fellow of ASME. 

Dr. Agnes Muszynska is a world-renowned scientist in the area of rotating machinery dynamics in which she published 300 papers and a book. She was in responsible charge of research and development at Bently’s companies for many years.  She was conferred the prestigious national title of Professor granted by the President of Poland. Dr. Muszynska is a Fellow of ASME. 

Professor Kim said, “I am pleased that KAIST received this endowment, which can be interpreted as an international recognition for the research standard of KAIST.  The chair named after the two prominent engineers means a lot to me, as they are familiar with my research activities. I feel particularly honored because the endowment came from overseas.”  

KAIST has raised its eyesight to become a global leader in technology and science and recently lured a Nobel Laureate from Stanford University, Dr. Robert Laughlin, to head the institute. The school is striving to accelerate the pace for globalizing itself. The establishment of this chair professorship through a foreign endowment is in concert with the KAIST’s grand vision. 

  • Resume for Jong Hyun Kim, Ph.D. 
    Donald E. Bently and Agnes Muszynska Endowed Chair Professor
     
  • Education
    1966    BS in Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University
    1967    MS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri
    1971    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Californian Institute of Technology
     
     
  • Professional Career
    2002 - present  Professor, Dept. of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, KAIST
    2001 - 2002 Distinguished Chair Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, GyeongSang National University
    1980 - 2000 Project Manager, EPRI
    1977 - 1980 Senior Engineer, GE
    1975 - 1977 Associate Engineer, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    1973 - 1975 Research Associate, Applied Research Laboratory, Penn State University
    1971 - 1973 Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology

     
  • Achievements/Recognitions
    Fellow, American Nuclear Society
    Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    National Academy of Engineering of Korea: overseas Korean member

     
  • Research: 
    - Total 185 publications: 117 papers, 11 books, 16 symposia volumes, and others
    - Professor Kim’s research products helped nuclear industry save a few hundred million dollars
    Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Transport Phenomena
    Chairman, Thermal Hydraulics Division, American Nuclear Society (2002-2003)
    Chairman, Heat Transfer Division. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2001-2002)
    UC Berkeley, Adjunct Professor in Mechanical Engineering (1993-1995)
    Stanford University, Consulting Professor in Mechanical Engineering (1988-1995)


About   Donald E. Bently and Agnes Muszynska


Donald E. Bently, Chairman & CEO of Bently Pressurized Bearing Company, Minden, Nevada, is an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, agriculturist, environmental conservationist, and visionary who is also a philanthropist.

Entrepreneurial Accomplishments

Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Bently Nevada Corp., the world"s leading supplier of condition monitoring instrumentation and services for rotating machinery until it was sold to GE in 2002

Founder of Bently Rotor Dynamics Research Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bently Nevada, where the basic ideas for his bearing technology were pioneered

Pioneered the first commercially successful eddy current proximity transducer and introduced its use to measure vibration and other critical parameters in rotating machinery. Today, he is actively pioneering fully lubricated, pressurized bearing technology.

His Bently Agrowdynamics practices environmentally sustainable agriculture through the innovative use of renewable resources and conducts research and development of biofuels such as biodiesel, which can be used in conventional diesel engines.

In addition, Donald E. Bently owns a diverse portfolio of other businesses including National Tribology Services, Inc., Gibson Tool & Supply, and Bently Holdings California, LP.


Scientific and Technological Contributions

Mr. Bently is an international authority on rotor dynamics as well as vibration monitoring and diagnostics. He has authored or co-authored more than 140 papers and a book on these subjects, Fundamentals of Rotating Machinery Diagnostics, and is the holder of two patents.


Honors and Awards

  • 2003:   Distinguished Service Award, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
  • 2002:   Distinguished Nevadan Award, the University of Nevada, Reno. Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2001:  Inducted into the University of Iowa"s Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy
  • 2000:   Frederick P. Smarro Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1999:   R. Tom Sawyer Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1997:   N.O. Myklestad Award, ASME Design Engineering Division
  • 1995:   ISROMAC Award for his distinguished research achievements in the field of rotating machinery, the Pacific Center of Thermal-Fluids Engineering
  • 1992:   Elected a Foreign Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Engineering in Russia 
  • Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University, China
  • The first recipient of the Vibration Institute"s DECADE Award
  • 1983:   Nevada"s outstanding inventor award, the Nevada Innovation and Technology  Council 

     
  • 1945-1946: Received four battle stars while on an amphibious landing team in the  Pacific as a member of the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II

Educational and Professional Credentials

  • Registered Professional Engineer in Electrical Engineering, Nevada and California
  • A senior member of IEEE and a Fellow of ASME
  • A member of honorary societies Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering (with Distinction), University of Iowa, 1949
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Iowa, 1950
  • Honorary Doctorate in Engineering, University of Nevada at Reno, 1987
  • Honorary AA Degree, Western Nevada Community College, 1998 

 

Agnes Muszynska, President, A.M. Consulting Co.

Dr. Agnes Muszynska, a native of Poland, is a world-renowned scientist in the area of rotating machinery dynamics.  She worked for 18 years as a Senior Research Scientist and Research Manager at Bently Nevada Corporation and Bently Rotor Dynamics Research Corporation. For more than 40 years, Dr. Muszynska had conducted theoretical and experimental research on rotating machine dynamics.  Dr. Muszynska received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University of Warsaw, Poland.  She received her Ph.D. from Polish Academy of Sciences and the prestigious title of Professor granted by the President of Poland.  She is author or co-author of almost 300 scientific publications including a comprehensive book on rotordynamics. Several of her papers received awards from ASME, NASA, and ASEM.  She also received the Distinguished Research Award for research achievements from the Pacific Center of Thermal-Fluids Engineering.  Dr. Muszynska is currently the owner and President of A.M. Consulting Company.  She is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  Mr. Donald Bently and Dr. Agnes Muszynska fruitfully collaborated on rotating machinery dynamics and diagnostics for many years.

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