Professor Kim received a B.S. and M.S. from Hanyang University, Seoul Korea. He also got a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, USA at 1989. He worked for ALCOA( Aluminum Company of America) as a Post-doc at North Carolina State University from 1989 to 1991.
Woo-Seung Kim is a professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at the College of Engineering and Science of Hanyang University(ERICA Campus) since 1991. He is currently Executive Vice President at Hanyang University(ERICA).
He was a member on Presidential Committee on Education Innovation and also a member on Presidential Committee on Balanced National Development. He also served as a member on National Science and Technology Council. He was decorated with a medal for his services in Industry-University cooperation. He is a full member of The National Academy of Engineering of Korea.