Dr. Chang Hwan Kim is a Senior Vice President of Hyundai Motor Company, the head of battery development and hydrogen fuel cell development.
He received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2005. He started his career in the automotive industry in 2008 and worked for General Motors Global R&D until 2014 in the area of automotive catalyst development. In 2014, he moved from to Korea to join the Hyundai Motor Company as a Fellow and Director of the Advanced Catalysts and Emission-control Research Lab.
After 4 years working in Powertrain division, he became the head of Energy and Environmental Chemistry Systems Research as a Vice President, and started developing advanced battery and fuel cell technologies. From 2022, he has been in charge of the battery system development for battery electric (BEV) and hybrid (HEV) vehicles for the Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands.
Recently, he expanded his responsibility to the hydrogen fuel cell system development for Hyundai’s fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) from 2023.