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.

Dr. Jeong H. Kim joins the Clark School of Engineering with a joint appointment in two departments: Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Materials and Nuclear Engineering. In this position, Dr. Kim becomes engaged in the life of the college, 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, and 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.

Published July 14, 2002