The Catholic University of America


Hyojin Kim


Dr. Hyojin Kim is an Assistant Professor of the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America (CUA). She currently teaches in the School’s Master of Science in Sustainable Design (MSSD) program, including the two core courses: Systems and Simulation I and II. Dr. Kim received her Ph.D. degree in Architecture at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the CUA, she was a Research Engineering Associate at Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), Texas A&M University, where she was an essential part to the ESL modeling team and assisted in the legislative responsibilities under the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP).

Dr. Kim has extensive research experience in the field of building efficiency, including building energy modeling, building energy, water, and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) performance measurement and benchmarking, energy codes and standards, measurement and verification (M&V), and thermal comfort. She has participated in multiple research projects funded by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Army, and Korean Ministry of Environment. She has authored over 25 peer-reviewed papers and over 40 technical reports. She has won several awards from ASHRAE, Texas A&M University, and Korea Research Foundation (KRF). She is a member of ASHRAE, Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), and International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).