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Kim, Jungho

Kim, Jungho

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
2188 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088



  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1990




  • ASME Fellow (2005).




  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Multiphase Flow
  • Associate Editor, Microgravity Science and Technology
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Energy & Technology
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Experimental Thermal Fluid Science
  • Past Chair of the ASME K-13 Committee on Multiphase Heat Transfer


Phase change heat transfer process, investigation of fundamental heat transfer mechanisms in pool and flow boiling and spray cooling in Earth and microgravity environments, heat exchange within complex heat exchangers, building thermal energy storage and their use in demand/response and energy trading.



  • Lebon, M.T., Hammer, C.F., Kim, J., “Gravity Effects on Subcooled Flow Boiling Heat Transfer”, Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 128, pp. 700-714, 2019.


  • Al Hashimi, H., Hammer, C., Lebon, M.T., and Kim, J., “Phase change heat transfer measurements using temperature sensitive paints”, J. of Heat Transfer, Vol. 140, Issue 3, March, 2018.


  • Saenz, P.J., Wray, A.W., Che, Z., Matar, O.K., Valluri, P., Kim, J., and Sefiane, K., "Geometrically-controlled drop evaporation: Dynamics and universal scaling law", Nature Communications, 8:14783, 2017.

  • Jung, J., Kim, J., Lee, H., and Kim, S., “Measurements of phase distributions on the surface in subcooled pool boiling”, Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 115, Part A, pp. 62-72, 2017.


  • Scammell, A. and Kim, J., “A Study of Gravitational Effects on Single Elongated Bubbles”, Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 99, pp. 904-917, 2016.
  • Fukatani, Y., Orejon, D., Kita, Y., Takata, Y., Kim, J., and Sefiane, K., “Effect of ambient temperature and relative humidity on hydrothermal waves (HTWs) of volatile drops”, Physical Review E, 93, 043103, 2016.
  • Solotych, V., Lee, D., Kim, J., Amalfi, R.L., and Thome, J. Boiling Heat Transfer and Two-Phase Pressure Drops within Compact Plate Heat Exchangers: Experiments and Flow Visualizations”, Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 94, pp. 239-253, 2016.


  • Scammell, A. and Kim, J., “Heat transfer and flow characteristics of rising Taylor bubbles”, Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 89, pp. 379-389, 2015.
  • Sáenz P.J., Valluri P., Sefiane K., Matar O. K., and Kim J., “Two-phase transient evaporation of sessile drops with three-dimensional phenomena”, J. of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 772, pp. 705-739, 2015.
  • Solotych, V., Kim, J., and Dessiatoun, S., “Local Heat Transfer Measurements Within a Representative Plate Heat Exchanger Geometry Using Infrared (IR) Thermography”, J. of Enhanced Heat Transfer, Vol. 21, 4-5, pp. 353-372, 2015.


  • Fukatani, Y., Wakui, T., Hussain, S., Kohno, M., Takata, Y., Sefiane, K., and Kim, J., “Analysis of Droplet Evaporation using IR Thermography”, Applied Thermal Engineering, Manuscript 1067103, 2014. 
  • Bhavnani, S., Narayanan, V., Qu, W., Jensen, M., Kandlikar, S., Kim, J., and Thome, J., “Boiling Augmentation with Micro/Nanostructured Surfaces: Current Status and Research Outlook”, Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 197-222, 2014.


  • Sefiane, K., Fukutani, Y., Takata, Y., and Kim, J., “Thermal Patterns and Hydrothermal Waves (HTWs) in Volatile Drops”, Langmuir, 29 (31), pp. 9750-9760, 2013.
  • Trainer, D., Kim, J., and Kim, S.J., “Heat Transfer and Flow Characteristics of Air-Assisted Impinging Water Jets, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 64, 501-513, 2013.
  • Jung, J.H., Kim, S.J., and Kim, J. “Observations of the Critical Heat Flux Process During Pool Boiling of FC-72”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 136, pp. 041501-1-12, 2013.


  • Raj, R., Kim, J., and McQuillen, J., “Pool Boiling Heat Transfer in Microgravity: Results from the Microheater Array Boiling Experiment (MABE) on the International Space Station”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 134, pp. 101504-1-14, 2012
  • Kim, T.H., Kommer, E., Dessiatoun, S., and Kim, J., “Measurement of Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer Parameters Using Infrared Thermometry”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 40, pp. 56-67, 2012
  • Raj, R., Kim, J., and McQuillen, J., “On the Scaling of Pool Boiling Heat Flux with Gravity and Heater Size”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 134,  No. 1, pp. 011502 , 2012


  • Abbasi, B. and Kim, J. “Development of a General, Dynamic Pressure-Based, Single-Phase Spray Cooling Heat Transfer Correlation”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 133, pp. 052201-1 to 052201-10, May 2011, DOI: 10.1115/1.4002779.
  • Abbasi, B. and Kim, J. “Prediction of PF-5060 Spray Cooling Heat Transfer and Critical Heat Flux”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 133, pp. 101504-1 to 101504-13, August, 2011, Issue 10, DOI: 10.1115/1.4004012.


  • Abbasi, B. and Kim, J. “Dynamic Pressure Based Prediction of Spray Cooling Heat Transfer Coefficients”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2010.01.007, Vol. 36, pp. 491-502, 2010.
  • Raj, R., Kim, J., and McQuillen, J. “Gravity Scaling Parameter for Pool Boiling Heat Transfer”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 132, pp. 091502-1 to 091502-9, September 2010, DOI: 10.1115/1.4001632.
  • Raj, R. and Kim, J. “Heater Size and Gravity Based Pool Boiling Regime Map: Transition Criteria Between Buoyancy and Surface Tension Dominated Boiling”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 132, pp. 091503-1 to 091503-10, September 2010, DOI: 10.1115/1.4001635.


  • Moores, K.A., Kim, J., and Joshi, Y.K. “Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Shrouded Pin Fin Arrays With and Without Tip Clearance”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 52, pp. 5978-5989, 2009.
  • Kim, J. “Review of Nucleate Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Mechanisms”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 35, pp. 1067-1076, 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2009.07.008, 2009. 


  • Moghaddam, S., Lawler, J., Currano, J., and Kim, J. “A novel method for measurement of total hemispherical emissivity,” AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 128-133, 2007.
  • Kim, J. “Spray cooling heat transfer: The state of the art,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 753-767, 2007.
  • Coursey, J.S., Kim, J., and Kiger, K.T. “Spray cooling of high aspect ratio open microchannels,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 129, No. 8, pp. 1052-1059, 2007.


  • Henry, C.D., Kim, J., and McQuillen, J. “Dissolved Gas Effects on Thermocapillary Convection During Boiling in Reduced Gravity Environments,” Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 42, pp. 919-928, 2006.
  • Silk, E.A., Kim, J., and Kiger, K. “Spray Cooling of Enhanced Surfaces: Impact of Structured Surface Geometry and Spray Axis Inclination”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 49, pp. 4910-4920, 2006.


  • Coursey, J. S., Kim, J., and Boudreaux, P.J., “Performance of graphite foam evaporator for use in thermal management,” Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 127, No. 2, pp. 127-134, 2005.
  • Henry, C.D., Kim, J., “Thermocapillary Effects on Low-G Pool Boiling From Microheater Arrays of Various Aspect Ratio,” Microgravity Science and Technology, XVI, pp. 170-175, 2005.
  • Horacek, B., Kiger, K., Kim, J., “Single Nozzle Spray Cooling Heat Transfer Mechanisms,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 48, No. 8, pp. 1425-1438, 2005.
  • Myers, J.G., Yerrramilli, V.K., Hussey, S.W., Yee, G.F., and Kim, J., “Time and space resolved wall temperature and heat flux measurements during nucleate boiling with constant heat flux boundary conditions,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 48, No. 12, pp. 2429-2442, 2005.
  • Henry, C.D., Kim, J., Chamberlain, B., and Hartmann, T.G., “Heater aspect ratio effects on pool boiling heat transfer under varying gravity conditions,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 29, No. 7, pp. 773-782, 2005.

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Mechanical engineering students earn recognition from a leading professional organization.

Students Assist Sierra Leone School…Virtually!

Adapting to COVID-era constraints, MDSE volunteers found a way to proceed with a solar panel installation.

Srebric to Receive 2020 USM Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Innovation

Award is highest honor bestowed to faculty by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

Peter Chang Named Co-Director of UMD Engineers Without Borders

He will lead the program with mechanical engineering professor Jungho Kim.

UMD Engineering for Social Change Class Awards Non-Profit V-LINC $10,000 Grant to Support Custom Assistive Technology Program

Grant marks more than $30,000 in student-awarded grants given through landmark engineering philanthropy course.

Kim Receives USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

University System of Maryland award recognizes Kim for his contributions to teaching.

Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Awards $4.1 Million to 15 Maryland Industry/Academic Teams to Develop Technology Products

Green technologies, oyster farming, Chesapeake Bay-saving and medical inventions dominate the funding round.

Graduate Student Michael Siemann Installs WeatherBug Weather Station in Nepal

Station will aid pilots in navigating extreme regional weather changes.

MIPS Program Awards $4.7 Million to Maryland University Researchers

Participating faculty help Maryland companies develop technology products.

That's Hot: Engineers to Test Boiling at Zero-Gravity

Experiment launches with Shuttle Discovery to International Space Station.

Student, professor fly on ‘Vomit Comet’

ME student Rishi Raj, professor Jungho Kim flew on European Space Agency ship.

EWB Brings Solar to Burkina Faso

Sustainable power sources help illuminate community in developing African country.

Engineering Change in Burkina Faso

Engineers Without Borders team improves quality of life for African village.

Clark School Accomplishments Spring 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Spring 2002