Dr. Jong-Jin Kim teaches sustainable building technology. The principal theme of his research is to explore how environmental sustainability and technological innovation shape future architecture. Under this theme, he conducts research on sustainable design, daylighting and lighting, solar energy production, and zero energy buildings. His current research projects include water self-sufficient buildings, development of PV integrated energy producing facades, and zero energy homes and skyscrapers.
He has published and given lectures internationally on environmental sustainability. During 2000 and 2003, he served as an honorary editor for the Encyclopedia of Life Supporting Systems sponsored by the UNESCO. In 2005, he was a recipient of the Brain-Pool Fellowship sponsored by the Korean Science and Engineering Foundation. In 2017 with funding from the University of Michigan’s Third Century Initiatives, he developed a field-classroom real-time interactive research tool, named Interactive Satellite Solar Lab (ISSL), which he utilizes it in teaching building technology courses and in conducting research on energy self-sufficient buildings. He has collaborated with architectural practitioners on various green building projects.