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Kim, Dr. Jeong H.

Kim, Dr. Jeong H.

Professor of Practice
Mechanical Engineering
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
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. 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.

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

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

Dasgupta Awarded Jeong H. Kim Professorship

Department of Mechanical Engineering professor Abhijit Dasgupta awarded Jeong H. Kim Professorship.

Modarres Awarded Nicole Y. Kim Eminent Professorship

Mechanical Engineering Professor Mohammad Modarres awarded Nicole Y. Kim Eminent Professorship.

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.


Professor of Practice and Faculty in Reliability Engineering of 76 New NAE Members.