Dr. 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 more than 110 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 the SAE Brake Colloquium for 35 years; a founding member and a member of the Steering Committee of the International Forum on Fundamentals of Sliding Friction and Vibration; and the founder and a member of the Steering Committee of the AsiaBrake 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.