Jonghoon Kim earned his B.E. degree from Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea, and received his M. Arch. from the Texas A&M University. In 2010 Jonghoon Kim joined the TAMU Daylight Research team as a Ph.D. student. He was awarded with the prestigious William Wayne Caudill Research Fellowship from 2010 to 2012. His research interests are in daylighting visual comfort analysis, integration of innovative shading systems for smart building design, building energy analysis, and kinetic architecture design.
After earning his Master of Architecture degree, he worked in healthcare design sector at the architecture design firm, RTKL Dallas from 2008-2009. He served as a daylighting consultant for sustainable architecture projects. He also served as a technical paper reviewer committee for ISES Solar World Congress 2013. He has been invited to numerous reviews, and to give lectures about daylighting and visual comfort. He has published several articles focusing on daylighting and sustainable design in several peer-review conference and symposium proceedings.
Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate and is completing his dissertation titled Visual Comfort Analysis and Glare Identification in a Deep Open Floor Plan Spaces. He is conducting performance evaluation of daylight glare metrics and is investigating on innovative shading strategies in relation to the occupants’ visual comfort in deep open plan settings.