The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) was founded on September 5, 1945, just after Korea’s liberation. Initially called “Chosun Mechanical Technology Association,” It is the oldest and best academic society with 22,000 members, and it has contributed to the academic development of mechanical engineering in Korea.
KSME publishes several journals such as Journal of the KSME, Transactions of the KSME (A, B, and C / Scopus indexed) and Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (SCIE indexed). In addition, KSME holds more than 30 academic conferences annually.
In addition, KSME has enacted about 200 kinds of Korean industrial standards since 1971. Recently, it has been leading the development and dissemination of education for industrial workers. In particular, it has carried out the education of the ASME code (PCC-1, BPVC Sec.VIII Div.1) for the first time in Korea in cooperation with ASME since 2014. KSME is conducting an in-depth study on policies related to the machinery industry through the Institute of Future Machinery Strategy attached to KSME. In addition, KSME carries out various projects such as the hosting of the Machinery Industry Innovation Forum, Industry-University Cooperation Seminar, establishment of consumer (industry)-oriented expert DB, and selection of the Top 10 Machinery Technologies of the Year.
KSME aims to promote the development of mechanical engineering and machinery technology and contribute to industrial development in accordance with the provisions of the Act on the Establishment and Operation of Public Utilities in order to contribute to the interests of society in general.
The Memorandum of Understanding between ISBE and KSME was signed in the October of 2018, which further strengthened the cooperation between China and Korea in the field of biomimetics.