Headshot of ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Jungho Kim

Dr. Jungho Kim

Program Director

Dr. Jungho Kim currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) at the U.S. Department of Energy where he is working on a broad range of technologies including high heat transfer methods, building energy, and carbon sequestration. 

After graduating with a BSME from UC Berkeley and an MSME and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Kim spent several years at Calspan Corporation as a Senior Mechanical Engineer designing, building, and operating experiments involving gas turbines. He then taught in the Department of Engineering at the University of Denver as an Assistant Professor for six years. He transferred to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland where he was promoted to the rank of Professor and has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electronics, and energy systems.

Dr. Kim’s research prior to ARPA-E spans numerous areas of heat transfer including single and two-phase convection, radiation, electronics cooling, heat exchangers, instrumentation, building energy, and atmospheric water harvesting. The results of his research are summarized in over 170 publications and 13 book chapters.

Technical Focus: High Heat Transfer Methods, Building Energy, and Carbon Sequestration.