Katherine Kim graduated from Olin in 2007, worked for a few years, then pursued a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. After, that, Kat was hired as an ECE professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), a relatively young university in Korea. Her teaching focus is in power electronics, control, power systems, simulation, and modeling. Prof. Kim's research interests are in the areas of green technology, renewable energy industry, photovoltaic systems for smart grid integration, power for wearable electronics, and innovations for electric vehicles.
Checkout a recent UNIST interview with Kat on why she enjoys teaching and the environment at one of the world's top research institutions.