Dr. Baik is the founder of MetaVista Inc. and MetaVista USA LLC. He was a Principal Research Scientist at the Advanced Energy Research Div., Florida Solar Energy Center from 2003 to 2016, and has been working in cryogenic engineering research area for more than 18 years. Dr. Baik’s previous research activities include: hydrogen liquefaction, transportation, storage, cryogenic refrigeration & liquefaction system design and analysis. He worked on the development of hydrogen liquefaction, transportation and storage system for 3 years at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).
Since he moved in the FSEC, he has been performing intensive researches as an PI on Research and development of increasing density of liquid oxygen and hydrogen as cryogenic propellants for launch vehicle at NASA Kennedy Space Center(NASA GRC), Experimental design and evaluation of Zero-Boil-Off densified liquid hydrogen storage tank(NASA GRC), Liquid hydrogen calorimeter test (NASA KSC), Liquid hydrogen Zero-boil-off test(NASA KSC), and Thermal analysis of NASA KSC GODU Liquid Hydrogen.
Dr. Baik is an author/co-author of more than 50 technical papers and journals in cryogenic engineering area, and he has produced numerous technical presentations and reports to NASA, DOE, DOD and government agencies.
He received the Russell Scott Award-the Best Application Paper in 2015 at the CEC/ICMC, and the Best Technical Paper Award for The Korean Hydrogen Energy Society in 1998. Dr. Baik has served as a key proposal reviewer of the DOE's 2007 and 2008 Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer programs, and also as a peer reviewer of numerous Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, CEC/ICMC and Cryogenics. He is a member of Cryogenic Society of America.