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Kim, Jeong H.

Kim, Jeong H.

Professor of Practice
Mechanical Engineering
Center for Risk and Reliability
3122 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


  • B.E.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, 1982.
  • Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, 1991.



Dr. Jeong H. Kim joined the Clark School of Engineering in January 2002 as Professor of Practice in Reliability Engineering with a joint appointment in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials and Nuclear Engineering. With the integration of the Reliability Engineering Program into the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Kim will become engaged in the life of mechanical engineering faculty and students, as well, conducting research, teaching classes and seminars, supervising student projects and thesis work, and interacting with students in various programs related to technology entrepreneurship.

The rank of Professor of Practice recognizes the impact of Dr. Kim’s contributions and prominence in the practice of engineering. His technical expertise in communications, wireless technologies, and broadband optical systems and devices, coupled with his understanding of market trends and forces, makes him an excellent role model for our students.

Dr. Kim has had a distinguished career as an engineering entrepreneur. In 1992 he founded a successful telecommunications company,Yurie Systems, and pioneered the development of a revolutionary Asynchronous Transfer Mode Switch for wireless applications. The ATM switch became key in the modernization of telecommunications systems for today’s digital market. Lucent Technologies acquired Yurie Systems in 1998, and Dr. Kim assumed a senior leadership position with Lucent. He has played a pivotal role in reshaping their optical communications division through a major restructuring of that division.

Dr. Kim’s early career included work in computer design, satellite systems designs and data communications, as well as seven years as a Nuclear Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy. He received his Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1991, and holds a Master’s Degree in Technical Management and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Ernst & Young’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP High Tech Entrepreneur Award, and the Maryland High Technology Council Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Recognizing the current and future importance of these areas to the University of Maryland and the region’s high technology economy, the state of Maryland has planned a new campus facility, the Jeong H. Kim Engineering and Applied Sciences Building. This 160,000 square foot building will significantly improve the college’s physical infrastructure and enhance and accelerate research and education in both core subjects and emerging technologies. The building will house some of the most sophisticated engineering and research and educational laboratories in the nation; every aspect of the building will be used to educate tomorrow’s engineers. A Virtual Groundbreaking of the building was held on May 14, 2003 at the University’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.



    •    Member of National Academy of Engineering
    •    Ernst & Young’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award
    •    KPMG Peat Marwick LLP High Tech Entrepreneur Award
    •    Maryland High Technology Council Entrepreneur of the Year Award



Communications, Wireless technologies, Optical networking systems, Computer design, Nuclear engineering, Satellite systems, Data communications

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Stoliarov’s Research Recognized at Premier International Fire Science Symposium

The professor was an invited speaker at the 14th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science to address one of the main challenges in fire research.

Alumnus Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Biden recognizes Jeong H. Kim for advances in broadband optical systems, data communications, wireless.

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Pullies, Pingpong Balls and Propulsion Mobilize a Mascot at the 2023 Alumni Cup

"This Is Where It's At"

U.S. Commerce Secretary's Visit Highlights Importance of UMD, Higher Ed to Future of Domestic Electronics Industry

$25 Million Commitment Will Fund New World-Class Engineering Facility at the University of Maryland

The interdisciplinary engineering building, named in honor of benefactor Stanley R. Zupnik '59, will help prepare engineers to solve society's grand challenges.

UMD Dedicates IDEA Factory

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Engineering Graduate Students Win UMD 3MT Competition

Three Clark School graduate students were among the university's 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winners.

UMD Launches Center for Materials Innovation

Research center, led by Liangbing Hu, will use innovative materials development to solve the world’s most pressing problems. 

Slam Dunk at Alumni Cup

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Donald H. Willis Inducted into Innovation Hall of Fame

The Clark School Honors Electrical Engineering Alum Donald H. Willis for Significant Innovative Contributions.

Alumna Appointed Director Arizona State University Polytechnic School

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Welcome, NAE Members

The Clark School welcomes six National Academy Engineering members who will be returning to or joining our faculty this fall.

University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center

The new research center will catalyze the development of high-impact quantum technologies.

Underdogs Snag 2019 Alumni Cup Title

Departments went head-to-head in this week-long challenge to develop a machine worthy of their discipline.

University of Maryland Breaks Ground on E.A. Fernandez IDEA Factory

The new building will inspire innovation and entrepreneurship, enable world-class research, and spur economic development.

Supporting Diversity in Engineering

The Clark School partnered with the National Society of Black Engineers to host the National Leadership Conference.

Schizophrenia drug monitoring device research featured on IEEE Sensors Letters cover

The paper culminates a four-year collaboration among Clark School, IBBR and University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers.

Clark School Researchers Recognized for Exceptional Inventions

Among the nine 2017 Invention of the Year award nominees, six are led by or include Clark School researchers.

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Building Together: An Investment for Maryland Will Transform UMD Through $219,486,000 Gift

Lab Students' 'Creativity is Key'

Clark School's Functional Macromolecular Lab allows students to mold new ideas

UMD Researchers Make Strides in Schizophrenia Diagnosis Research

Blood test could help doctors more quickly diagnose schizophrenia and other disorders.

University of Maryland Engineering Students to Award $10,000 to Baltimore Non-Profit V-LINC

Engineering for Social Change course offers students unique opportunity to effect change in their local community.

Alumni Dr. Jeong H. Kim Receives 2016 Horatio Alger Award

Kim named one of 13 exceptional corporate and civic leaders to the Horatio Alger Member Class of 2016

Leonard to be Honored for Cooperative Control Innovations

Alumna Naomi Leonard to be inducted into Innovation Hall of Fame on Nov. 9.

Desai Named ASME Fellow

Mechanical Engineering Professor Jaydev Desai named ASME Fellow.

UMD Mourns Passing of Benefactor and Alumnus A. James Clark

University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering community remembers namesake and friend

A New Era in Human Health Innovation

A. James Clark Hall made possible in part by the generosity of two benefactors.

Dasgupta Receives 2015 USM Regents' Faculty Award

University System of Maryland recognizes mechanical engineering faculty for excellence in scholarship.

Dasgupta, Fourney and Hwang Named ASME Fellows

Three Mechanical Engineering faculty named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellows

University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall

New building to serve as hub for human health innovation in the state of Maryland

Clark School Alumnus Kub Honored for LED Material Innovation

Kub's Innovation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to take place Nov. 25.

Whiting-Turner Lecture Series to Feature Colwell and Langford

Clark School of Engineering will welcome two distinguished speakers for its Whiting-Turner lecture series this fall.

UMD Clark School to Host Mpact Week: Disaster Resilience

Research showcase to highlight role of engineers in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

Hovercraft Competition Serves as Unique Final Exam

Introduction to Engineering Design final encourages team work and hands-on education

UMD Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence in Reliability Engineering

The Center for Risk and Reliability hosted a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the University of Maryland's Reliability Engineering Education Program on April 2, 2014.

Three UMD Undergraduates Win Top Prize at LAHacks

Clark School students display their engineering prowess at largest hackathon to date.

Smithsonian Secretary Clough To Deliver Special Lecture at UMD

Secretary Wayne Clough will discuss "Why the Smithsonian Matters"

UMD to Host FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

More than 1,000 high school students expected to attend event in College Park

UMD and JHU Students Host Research Fair

University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University bioengineering students joined forces to host the second annual research event.

Whiting-Turner Lecture Series to Feature Chasen and Chowdhury

Leading tech entrepreneurs to share business experiences.

Ohadi Awarded USM Regents’ Faculty Award

Mechanical Engineering Professor Michael Ohadi recognized for Excellence in Innovation.

UMD Holds Risk and Reliability Engineering 25th Anniversary Symposium

Symposium will celebrate research and education excellence in reliability engineering and risk analysis.

Clark School, Alumni Association to Host Alumni Cup Competition

Hands-on design competition challenges students to apply engineering principles.

Jeong Kim Receives Legion of Honor from France, Launches New Business

Alumnus honored for service in global technology research.

Alumnus Krill to Be Honored for Revolutionary Naval Fleet Network Technology

Electrical engineering graduate Jerry Krill’s Cooperative Engagement Capability allowed Navy battle groups to act as one.

Students & Community Explore Engineering at 2nd Annual ExPO: Engineering Skills Fair

Annual event sponsored by Engineers Without Borders draws 200 students to learn more about engineering.

Mpact Week to Showcase UMD Robotics, Bioengineering, Innovation, Oct. 23-26

Events will highlight the Clark School's research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

University of Maryland Hosts National Society of Black Engineers Conference

Region II members of NSBE gather for leadership training, networking.

M-CERSI Hosts Conference on Human Reliability Analysis of Medical Devices, Aug. 26

FDA-supported Center at UMD to explore human factors and the risk management of medical devices.

Clark School Programs Ranked by USA Today, Princeton Review

Entrepreneurship and engineering programs recognized as top graduate programs in country

Clark School Freshmen Compete in Hovercraft Competition

ENES100 students build autonomous hovercrafts for final exam.

Earth Day 2013 Event to Address the Energy and Water Nexus

Engineering Sustainability Workshop 2013 and student poster contest open to all.

Ninth ECE Career Fair Attracts 49 Employers, More Than 700 Students

Employers at fair demonstrate significant interest in ECE students.

Clark School Alumnus Jeong Kim Nominated for Ministry Post in South Korea

South Korea's President-elect Park Geun Hye has tapped Kim to head Future Creative Science Ministry.

Donation to Name Kim Building Lecture Hall

Stanley Zupnik pledges $500,000 to the Clark School, helps Great Expectations campaign exceed $1B goal.

Fair Showcases Summer Undergraduate Research

Twenty-two top students from across the country demonstrate faculty-advised research projects.

FDA-Supported Center to Hold CERSI Day, September 5

Event to showcase UMD research aimed at modernizing review of drugs and medical devices.

Lockheed Martin Partnership Suite Opens

Lockheed Martin employees visiting campus can use space for meetings, recruitment events.

Anisimov Celebrated at International Symposium

Event held in honor of professor's 70th birthday, distinguished career in thermodynamics.

Lyles to Speak at Commencement

Retired U.S. Air Force general to address engineering grads.

How Hot is Solar Energy?

All are invited to hear students, faculty, industry, government experts at April 26 Sustainability Workshop.

Fall 2011 Sikorsky Colloquium Series Kicks Off

Series features alumnus Michael S. Torok, Sikorsky VP and chief engineer of Marine Corps Programs/CH-53K, Nov. 10.

2011 Fischell Festival to Highlight Invention, Entrepreneurship

Product development, start-up ventures, FDA evaluation among topics to be covered.

Showcase of Undergraduate Summer Research

Clark School student wins Best Overall Project with automatic volume leveler.

Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium Series Announced

Topics include automatic speech recognition, computational imaging, energy efficient data systems.

Cybersecurity Seminar to Feature NIST's Schwartz

"The Future of Online Identity" will take place June 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Clark School Celebrates Hard-Working Staff

At annual event, Dean Pines cites long-serving and new staff members.

Earth Day Event to Focus on Energy

Students invited to hear industry, government, academic leaders present latest advances.

"It's Not Too Late"

Google's Cerf proposes technical, policy measures to improve Internet security.

Google Sponsors New Cybersecurity Seminar Series

Series kicks off April 7 with Dr. Vint Cerf: "Can We Make the Internet Safer?"

Booz Allen Colloquium Series Announced

Leading researchers will discuss cyber-physical systems, NOAA satellites, and dragonfly flight.

UMD Cybersecurity Center Launch Event Set for Dec. 9

Event will feature keynote by Former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell.

Sirius Co-Founder to be Honored

Alumnus Briskman newest Innovation Hall of Fame honoree.

UM, Army Sign CRADA Agreement

Agreement expands research, development and engineering efforts between the two entities.

Fair Showcases Undergrads' Summer Research

Students present their accomplishments after 11-week research program.

Kim Inducted into UM's Alumni Hall of Fame

Jeong H. Kim (Ph.D. '91, reliability engineering) honored for innovations and entrepreneurship.

Workshop to Focus on Water Sustainability

Stormwater, river management, pollution experts to present at Earth Day event.

Three New Clark School-Affiliated NAE Members

John Anderson, Ali Mosleh and Ben Shneiderman join National Academy of Engineering.

Clark School Hosts PowerMEMS Community

Micro and nano-scale power generation experts tour labs, review research.

Robot Speedway Competition Showcases Student Talent

Twelve student teams competed in the second annual robotics competition.

Robotic Speedway Competition Returns Saturday

Event co-sponsored by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society D.C. chapter.

ECE Event Highlights Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Research Review Day showcases technology advancements in electrical and computer engineering.

Lin Innovation Award Goes to Baras, Yu

Professor, alumnus first recipients of Jimmy Lin Award for Innovation and Invention.

ECE Research Review Day, Oct.9

Keynote speaker: Steve Fetter, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Honor for Phase-Shift Lithography Innovator

Buno Pati, ECE alumnus, is 2009 Innovation Hall of Fame inductee.

Fair Showcases Undergrad Summer Research

Students present their summer research accomplishments at annual MERIT/TREND fair.

Kim Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Chinese Institute of Engineers honors Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs president.

A "Changing of the Deans"

Clark School officially welcomes Dean Pines, thanks Interim Dean Rabin.

Kim Named Among Most Creative

Fast Company lists Jeong Kim among "12 Most Creative Minds of 2008."

Honor for Hybrid Power System Inventor

Alex Severinsky is 2008 Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame inductee.

BioE Holds 2nd Annual Fischell Festival

New bioengineering wing dedicated; 2008 Fischell Fellow announced.

New Bioengineering Wing Unveiled

$7.6M, 7,400-square-foot addition to Kim Building serves as new department home.

You're Invited: Fischell Festival April 10-11

Event to highlight advances in medical imaging, new bioengineering wing.

NSF Boosts Nanotech Curriculum

Engineering curriculum recognized by NSF and Institute of Physics.

NSF Boosts Nanotech Curriculum

MSE, ME faculty and staff develop new lessons, teaching lab.

Chellappa Honored, Named Distinguished Lecturer

ECE professor earns Clark School award, IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer honors.

UM Will Host NanoBio Defense Workshop

Interdisciplinary workshop will bring together individuals from academia, government and industry.

Experts Explore Environmental Engineering

White Symposium speakers outline characteristics of great engineers and programs.

Farvardin Professorship Fund Reaches $500K

Gift from Jeong H. Kim helps fund reach milestone, supports Great Expectations campaign.

Clark School Opens Search for Dean

For optimal consideration, applications should be received by November 19, 2007.

MERIT-TREND Fair Showcases Summer Research

Undergraduate presenters honored for their 11-week research internship projects.

Tour to Feature Kim Building, DETS

Campus Technology conference tour to highlight innovative learning facilities.

Maryland Commerce Chamber Honors Jeong Kim

Kim Building namesake inducted into Maryland Business Hall of Fame.

You're Invited: May 3 Fischell Festival

Event to highlight how engineers can improve life for millions of people.

FabLab Partnership Earns NASA Awards

Corporate user ASR&D receives grants for future work in Maryland NanoCenter lab.

Washingtonian, Trade Board Honor Jeong Kim

Alumnus and benefactor named to Business Hall of Fame for 2006.

Hungry? KimKafe Now Open!

Artisan breads, sandwiches, salads, snacks and espresso in the Kim Building.

Kim Building Garners Award for Clark

Engineering building is recognized by local builders and contractors.

FDA Acting Commissioner Visits Bioengineering

von Eschenbach cites the importance of the FDA's link with the University.

NSF Funds Microscopy Facility Upgrades

Kim Building laboratory will benefit from added chemical analysis capabilities.

State Approves $3.65 Million for NanoCenter

Funds will be used for nanofabrication equipment for Kim Engineering Building FabLab.

Clark Craftsmen Honored for Kim Building

Washington Building Congress recognizes five other Clark Construction projects in the area.

NanoCenter to Host First NanoDay

Agenda includes university experts, poster sessions and lab tours.

ASEE Prism Features Kim and Building

"The House That Kim Built" dominates March issue from engineering education society.

Prestigious NAE Induction for Griffin, Baecher

Michael Griffin and Gregory Baecher receive National Academy of Engineering honor.

Kim Building to Expand for Bioengineering

Kim Building addition will house the new Fischell bioengineering program.

Improving Life for Millions of People

Clark School benefactor Robert E. Fischell and his family have donated $31 million to establish a bioengineering department and create an institute for biomedical devices.

Euro-Nano Collaboration Event Features Experts, Fine Belgian Beer

They came to UM looking for nanotech collaborators, and brought fine Belgian beer to enhance the networking experience.

Kim Building to be Featured at Conference

The Kim Building will be featured at an academic sciences building conference next week.

Kim, Wiser Win Alumni Honors

Clark School alumni Jeong H. Kim, '91, and Phil Wiser, '90, will receive top UM and Clark School alumni awards in December.

Griffin Presents Plan for NASA’s Future

Alumnus and NASA Administrator Michael Griffin shared his vision for space exploration at the Clark School this week.

Post's Pearlstein is Encouraged by Kim Building Trend

The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein documented the Kim Building dedication and characterized it as positive sign of change in the local technology community.

Innovation Hall of Fame Moves, Inducts New Members

The Innovation Hall of Fame has moved to its new Kim Building home and now includes two new members.

Mosleh Awarded Professorship

Ali Mosleh, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Reliability Engineering Program, has been awarded the Nicole Jurie Kim Eminent Professorship.

Pioneering MTECH Celebrates 20 Years Linking the Clark School and Business

This week the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH) celebrated its 20th anniversary and was honored for its pioneering and ever-growing services that link Clark School capabilities and the needs of the business world. The celebration was held in the new Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building.

Jeong H. Kim Named One of Top Ten Most Influential Asian Americans in Business

The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce has named Clark School alumnus, faculty member and benefactor Jeong H. Kim, '91, one of the top ten most influential Asian Americans in business.

Clark School's Jeong Kim Named Bell Labs President

Lucent Technologies has announced that Jeong H. Kim, Ph.D.'91, will become president of its Bell Labs unit.

An Engineer in the Finance World

Kenneth Brody, EE '64 delivered a Whiting-Turner lecture titled "The Highs and Lows of Careers in Finance and Investments."

Keck Laboratory for Combinatorial Nanosynthesis and Multiscale Characterization to be established at the University of Maryland

UMD received $750,000 award from W. M. Keck Foundation to establish new Keck Laboratory for Combinatorial Nanosynthesis and Multiscale Characterization

National Academy of Engineering Elects Three of our Faculty as New Members

Three University of Maryland faculty are among the 76 newly elected members of National Academy of Engineering (NAE.)

From the Dean, May 2003

News from Dean Nariman Farvardin.

From the Dean, April 2003

News from Dean Nariman Farvardin.

From the Dean, March 2003

News from Dean Nariman Farvardin.

Clark School Accomplishments in Fall 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Fall 2002, with an introduction by Dean Nariman Farvardin.

Kim Joins the Clark School of Engineering

Dean Nariman Farvardin of the A. James Clark School of Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeong H. Kim, Ph.D., as Professor of the Practice.

Clark School Accomplishments Spring 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Spring 2002

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)