Dr. Kim came to Baylor University in 2016 as an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. His current research is funded through two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants including an NSF CAREER grant, and focuses on developing an optical, cavity-based biosensor for point-of-care (POC) medical diagnostics, which are used in early detection of diseases, such as cancers.
Before joining Baylor University, Dr. Kim was a tenured associate professor at LeTourenau University. While there, he taught undergraduate and graduate level courses; developed a biosensor research program and created the ‘Photonic Biosensor Laboratory’; and was chairman, leading the Engineering Graduate Committee.
Prior to LeTourenau, Dr. Kim worked at Brigham Young University with a group to develop novel photonic waveguide microcantilever based biological sensors. His extensive research work in biosensors, integrated optics, photonic crystals and micro and nanofabrication led to four patents, 28 refereed journal papers and 43 conference abstracts and proceedings.
Dr. Kim has been married to Young Lee for 18 years and they have a 10-year-old daughter, Esther Kim. He is the praise and worship team leader at Korean United Methodist Church in Waco and enjoys watching videos and playing games with his daughter and wife in his spare time.
Dr. Ling joined the Baylor faculty as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in 2017. Prior to Baylor, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (a.k.a. University of Paris VI) in Paris, France. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Mechanics from the Beihang University in Beijing, China.
His research focuses on modeling and simulation of multiphase flows and heat transfer. His current active research projects include liquid fuel injection and atomization, droplet-based microfluidics and particle dispersion. He enjoys teaching a wide range of topics across the curriculum that fit his thermo-fluid expertise, including thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
In college, Dr. Ling met his wife, Laura, and they were married in 2007. They have three children, Joanna, Joseph and Jonathan, who are eight, four and one year old, respectively. The couple is very active in campus ministry and they love to interact with students. They have been involved in different international student ministries in China, France and the U.S. for more than 10 years.
Mr. Donndelinger came to Baylor as a clinical professor of professional practice after 23 years as a senior researcher at the General Motors Global Research and Development Center and a product design engineer at the Ford Motor Company. His previous work focused primarily on conducting interdisciplinary design feasibility assessments across the engineering, marketing and manufacturing domains. He earned a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
As a principal investigator on 18 industry-university collaborative projects, Mr. Donndelinger mentored 27 university students and developed a passion for engineering design education. He was attracted to Baylor’s program by the opportunity to concentrate his efforts on providing educational and professional development experiences to students through project-based learning in a caring Christian community.
Outside of work, Mr. Donndelinger and his wife, Valerie, enjoy watching classic films and working together on projects in and around their home.