Kenneth C. Ludema Honorary Symposium Speaker
Seong Kwan Rhee, SKR Consulting, LLC, USA
Seong Kwan Rhee is President of SKR Consulting, LLC, which he established in 2006 after retiring from Honeywell International Inc., where his last position was VP of Technology and Sales/Marketing Asia Pacific and China Operations of Friction Materials Group. While at Honeywell (formerly Bendix Corporation), he managed for 30 years an R&D/Engineering team working on friction materials and brakes. He received in 1966 his PhD degree in Materials Science from the University of Cincinnati. He holds 15 US patents and published some 100 technical papers. He is a founding member of the International Conference on Wear of Materials (served as Program Chair in 1977/79 and General Chair in 1981/83), Technical Program Chair for many years for the SAE Brake Colloquium, a founding member and a member of the Steering Committee of the International Forum on the Fundamentals of Sliding Friction and Vibration, and a founding member and a member of the Steering Committee of the Asia Brake Conference and Exhibition. He is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and also the American Ceramic Society, for which he established its Engineering Ceramics Division in 1984.
Conference Dinner Title: Remembering Prof. Kenneth C. Ludema
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