The Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
Meet Dr. Jeong H. Kim
Jeong H. Kim received the first Ph.D. in reliability engineering from the University of Maryland in 1991, and is a professor of practice in the Clark School of Engineering.
Dr. Kim has been widely recognized for his achievements. In 2005, shortly after being appointed president of Lucent's Bell Labs unit, he was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Asian Americans in Business. He has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and sits on a number of corporate, university and non-profit boards.
An entrepreneur as well as an engineer, Dr. Kim founded Yurie Systems, where he pioneered the development of a revolutionary asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch for wireless applications. The ATM switch became a pivotal key in the modernization of telecommunications systems for today's digital market.
In 2004, he was inducted into the Clark School's Innovation Hall of Fame.
View from the third floor landing, looking down at the rotunda.
A Building that Represents the Future of Engineering
At the dawn of the 21st century, engineering is undergoing profound changes. In both research and education, engineering now addresses many challenges beyond the scope of any one engineering discipline, moving beyond old boundaries to develop new knowledge and solutions.
At the same time, the engineer is becoming a new kind of professional—one who is more open to the involvement of colleagues from the sciences, business, government and public policy, and is better prepared to take a greater leadership role among them.
The Clark School of Engineering has done much to advance these new developments, and is now going even further—with the opening of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building.
The Kim Building is a research and education center whose state-of-the-art labs are shared across departments to encourage cross-disciplinary work; whose facilities and layout encourage both major conferences and small, impromptu discussions where new ideas are exchanged; whose spacious design and communications systems foster a spirit of openness; and whose very construction components serve as a working laboratory.
We invite you to explore this beautiful and advanced facility, and see both the future of the Clark School and of engineering itself.
The Kim Building as Laboratory
The Kim Building not only houses engineering labs—it is an engineering laboratory in itself. Here, students can learn about civil and environmental engineering, control systems and construction. The interior design features exposed columns and beams, a glass-enclosed elevator shaft, windows with a variety of glazings, two types of bridges, visible color-coded pipes and heating and air ducts. Students can take measurements, perform tests, control heating and cooling, and experience firsthand the concepts they learn in textbooks.
Students measure strain on a Kim Building internal bridge.