Teaching

Alternative Energy Systems: ME597 (Undergraduate and Graduate)

  • Teaching lectures and computer lab sections
  • Topics: Computational and analytical modeling of electrochemical batteries and solar cells, hands-on characterization of batteries using battery charger/discharger with data acquisition system, hands-on characterization of solar cells using solar analyzer.

Modeling of Micro/Nano Systems: ME597 (Undergraduate and Graduate)

  • Teaching lectures and computer lab sections
  • Topics: Computational design of micro/nano systems, Molecular dynamics, Micromechanics, and hands-on characterization of micro/nano systems using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Finite Element Method (FEM): ME404  (Undergraduate)

  • Teaching lectures and computer lab sections
  • Topics: Formulation of FEM equations and Computational FEM analysis: Solid, Heat transfer, and Fluid dynamics, FE analysis using commercial software: ANSYS and COMSOL

Dynamics of Physical Systems: ME315 (Undergraduate)

  • Teaching lectures
  • Topics: Analysis of translational, rotational systems, Advanced analysis of physical systems using the Laplace transform, computational simulations of dynamic physical systems

Machine Design: ME461 (Undergraduate)

  • Teaching lectures and experimental/computer lab sections
  • Topics: Design of machine components through computational/experimental design. Prototype development through 3D printing, Multi-scale design of nano/micro systems.

Elementary Engineering design: ENGR190 (Undergraduate, January 2015 – May 2018 (Every semester)

  • Taught lectures and supervised laboratories
  • Topics: Force analysis of static structures, building a truss bridge made of basswood based on force analysis, 3D modeling, 3D printing, Introduction to modeling and simulation, writing a formal report, Experimental study of materials (Young’s modulus, Yield strength)

Academic Advisor –American Society Mechanical Engineering Student Chapter

  • Supervising fabrication of solar-powered EV since 2015
  • Invited industry guest speakers (BP, Mortola, Unilevel) for advising students for career preparation

Senior Design Projects and Research supervised by Prof. Kim

TitleDate
3D modeling and prediction of lifetime of electronic device (Haihua Huang and Francisco J Martinez)Fall 2018
Solar cell:  Reliability Evaluation of Solar Cells: Temperature and loading effect investigation (Albert Garcia, Ayoub Ifkerne)Fall 2018
Solar car building (Giulio Fantasia, Sayat Zabikh, Alexander Morales)Sp, fall 2018
Solar tracking system (Sahil Nanda, Brenno Dasilva)Sp, fall 2018
Solar car: Powertrain Design for Solar Car (Christian Villavicencio, Arturo Garcia)Sp, 2018
Solar cell:  Reliability Evaluation of Solar Cells: Temperature and loading effect investigation (Albert Garcia, Ayoub Ifkerne)Sp, 2018
Solar Car: Powertrain (Shaft, Brake, Tire) (Christian Villavicencio, Oswaldo Arellano)Fall, 2017
Solar Car: Suspension and Steering systems (Tulio Ribeiro, Hildebrando Santana)Fall, 2017
Solar Car: Body and frame (Arturo Garcia, Edwin Mosquera)Fall, 2017
Reliability Evaluation of Solar Cells: Temperature and Crack Effect Investigation (Adnan Alsadah, Benjamin Wojkovich, Hussain Almajid)Fall, 2017
Solar Car: Suspension and Steering systems (Nicolau Monteiro, Aldo Garcia)Sp, 2017
Solar Car: Electric Motor/Battery/Control (Michael Lahey, Ryan Monahan, Brian Sims)Sp, 2017
Reliability Evaluation of Solar Cells: Temperature and Crack Effect Investigation (Adnan Alsadah, Benjamin Wojkovich, Hussain Almajid)Sp, 2017
Designing and Building a Solar Car: An Electrical system (Brian Sims, Ryan Monahan) : Senior design projectFall, 2016
Designing and Building a Solar Car: Powertrain system(Brandon Kretchmer, Eric Garner, Nnadozie Njoku) : Senior design ProjectFall, 2016
Designing and Building a Solar Car: Frame & body (Nicolau Monteiro, Aldo Garcia) : Senior design ProjectFall, 2016
Solar cell Modeling (Jonathan Toroche)Fall, 2016
Fracture simulation of solar cell thin films using COMSOL (Aaron Cunningham)Fall, 2016
Elastic properties simulation of solar cell thin films using COMSOL (Qusai Alqadi)Sp, 2016
Designing and Building a Solar Car: An Electrical analysis (Colin Parker, Eric Walker) : SeniorFall, 2015 – Sp, 2016
Designing and Building a Solar Car: A Mechanical and structural analysis (Sadiq Al Saleel, Akeel Bo Marah, Matthew Costalunga) : Senior designFall, 2015 – Sp, 2016
Temperature-Dependent crack tracking system  for solar cell application (Nicholas Jukes, Mohannad Albuzaid, Thomas Swope, Nicholas Trogdon) : Senior design ProjectFall, 2015 – Sp, 2016
Coil Car Design Calculator (Students: Dana Plant and Andrew Swipe) : Senior design ProjectFall 2014 – Sp 2015
Measuring temperature-dependent properties of hydrogels using the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) with a controlled environment. (Students: Aditya Lingaraju and Herve Kpoffon) : SeniorFall 2014 – Sp 2015