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Kim to Direct Undergraduate Studies, Pertmer to Co-Direct 

Kim to Direct Undergraduate Studies, Pertmer to Co-Direct 


Keystone Professor Jungho Kim will serve a three-year term as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Keystone Professor Gary Pertmer will join him as the Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies over this period. As co-director, Professor Pertmer will be responsible for all of the off-campus programs (Frostburg, Southern Maryland, and Shady Grove).

Professor Jungho Kim has been a member of the Clark School of Engineering since 1998. He directs the Phase Change Heat Transfer Laboratory where boiling heat transfer in earth and microgravity environments, transition boiling, spray cooling heat transfer, and solid-liquid phase change heat transfer for electronics are investigated. Dr. Kim was the principal investigator for the MABE experiment conducted on the International Space Station in 2011. Since fall 2012, he has taught ENME350 (Electronics and Instrumentation I) and has led the development and adoption of innovative pedagogical tools to address the enrollment increase related challenge in this course. He has shared his innovative teaching approaches as an invited participant in the 2015 National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. Dr. Kim has authored and co-authored over 180 publications, has served in editorial capacities at major journals, and chaired numerous conferences. He is a fellow of ASME and a former chair of the K-13 committee, and has received multiple teaching awards including the UMD College of Engineering Poole and Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award and the USM Board of Regent’s Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. He has served as faculty advisor to the Mechanical Engineering Honor Society Pi Tau Sigma and is currently the co-advisor of the UMD Chapter of Engineers Without Borders which has projects in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Peru, and Nepal. Dr. Kim received his B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of California, Berkeley and M.S. (Mechanical Engineering) and Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) degrees from the University of Minnesota.

Associate Professor Gary Pertmer has been a faculty member of engineering at the University of Maryland for more than 35 years. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in all areas of nuclear engineering, and is currently the lead faculty member for ENME 472, our Capstone Design course. As a Keystone Professor, he has taught fundamental engineering sciences courses. He has served as academic advisor to undergraduate students concerning issues such as curriculum planning, professional career opportunities, and preparation for graduate school. He is the head advisor for the Maryland chapter of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. From 2000 to 2010, he was Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs in the Clark School.   He has held various positions in the Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, including the positions of Associate Chairman and Director of the Nuclear Engineering Program. Dr. Pertmer joined Mechanical Engineering in 2012. He has a B.S. (Aerospace Engineering) from Iowa State University and M.S. (Nuclear Engineering) and Ph.D. (Nuclear Engineering) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has been involved in a number of experimental and computational thermal hydraulic research projects, including the UMCP 2x4 Loop, which operated for more than 20 years. Currently, he is participating in the Pipeline System Integrity Management (PSIM) project, funded by the Petroleum Institute, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

November 4, 2018


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