Junbeum Kim

Postdoctoral Research Associate

09 Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Bldg
University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6005
Phone: (612) 625-8216       
E-mail: kimx2311@umn.edu

Education

  • 2005 - 2008 Ph.D. Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering with concentration in industrial ecology and sustainability, Arizona State University

    Dissertation title: “Sustainability Network Theory and Analysis: Focused on Economic, Energy and Environmental Flow Network”; Committee: Brad Allenby (Chair), John Crittenden, Eric Williams

  • 2003-2004 M.Sc. Civil and Environmental Engineering with concentration on sustainability, Carnegie Mellon University

  • 2000-2002 M.Sc. Environmental Engineering, Inha University

    Thesis title: “Methodology of Recycling Potential Evaluation on End of Life Home Appliance Materials Considering both Environmental and Economic Index

  • 1993-2000 B.Sc. Environmental Engineering, Cheongju University

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Experience

  1. Postdoctoral Research Associate, 3/2009 – present, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota
    • Sustainable Pathways to Achieving Biofuel Policy Goals (Project coordinator, 2008 – 2011, funded by DOE/USDA) : Life cycle assessment and policy analysis for bioethanol system
    • Estimation of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from Landfills in Minnesota based on Life Cycle Assessment and Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) Potential Mapping.
    • Life cycle CO2 comparison between Nuclear and Thermal power generation system.
    • Economic and environmental assessment in forest biomass production.
  2. Ph.D. Research student, 8/2005 – 12/2008, Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University.
    • Development of Materials and Parts database system of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) recycling in United States (Co-PI, 10/2004 – 3/2005, funded by Ford Motor Co.)
    • Benchmarking Sustainability Engineering Education (01/01/05 - 12/31/06, funded by U.S EPA)
    • Sustainability Science and Engineering Education (7/01/2005-6/30/2009, funded by NSF)
    • Assessing and managing the sustainability of global reverse supply chains: the case of personal computers. (9/01/2007-08/31/2010, funded by NSF)
    • Design for E-waste Collecting and Recycling System in the United States.
    • Sustainability Network Theory and Model for Industrial Systems.
    • Design and Assessment of a Sustainable Networked Delivery System. (2007-2008, AZITE)
    • Virtual activity fulfillment: Mapping the shift from transport to ICT infrastructure (11/2007-12/2008, AT&T Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowship program)
  3. Master's Research student, 8/2003 - 12/2004, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.
    • Recyclability and recoverability of materials and parts of End-of-Life Vehicles (PI; Hyundai Motor Co. 6/2004 – 11/2004)
    • Recyclability Potential Index (RPI) of materials and parts of End-of-Life Vehicles (PI; Ford Motor Co. 10/2004 – 3/2005)
    • Environmental Input-output Analysis (CMU. 1/2004 – 7/2004)
  4. Master's Research student, 3/2000 - 2/2002, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Inha University
    • Input-Output Analysis of manufacturing process for Flexible Packaging of Synthetic Resin and Development of Organic Solvent Disposal technology (funded by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy)
    • Pollution Source Mapping of Total Process for Introduction of Clean Technology to Paper Industry (funded by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy)
    • Development of DfE (Design for Environment) Technology and System for Electric Appliance (funded by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy)
    • Standardization of Environmental Evaluation Criterion for Product and Manufacturing Process of Paper Packaging (funded by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy)
    • Life Cycle Assessment for Paper and Pulp Industry (funded by Korean Paper Manufacturer's Association)
    • Development of Macroscopic Environmental Loads Evaluation Model for Eco-City Construction (funded by Korea Research Foundation)
    • Development of LCI DB and LCA S/W for Construction Industry (funded by Ministry of Construction and Transportation)
    • Assessment and Implementation for Cleaner Production Process System on Corrugated Packaging Case Industry(funded by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy)

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Areas of Interest

  • Environmental input-output analysis, material flow analysis and life cycle assessment
  • Sustainability network theory and analysis, Complex network system
  • Economic and Environmental analysis for renewable energy systems
  • Design for environment and sustainability, Industrial Ecology
  • E-waste and End-of-life Vehicles Recycling Systems and Management

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Publications

Conference Paper and Articles

Junbeum Kim and Braden Allenby, Energy and CO2 flow networks of Electronic Industry Sector in South Korea. 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Tempe, AZ.

Jinhyuk Lim, Junbeum Kim, Hun Kang, Industrial Energy and CO2 Flow Network Analysis in South Korea from 1975 to 2000, 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Tempe, AZ.

Junbeum Kim and Braden Allenby, Energy and CO2 flows in a sustainable networked book delivery system. Research in Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium (RISE), Tempe, AZ, October, 2008.

Ming Xu, Junbeum Kim, Ramzy Kahhat, and Braden Allenby, Environmental Impacts of the Market Dynamics in Urban E-commerce System: Case Study of Book Retail Market, 2008 Gordon Research Conference.

Ramzy Kahhat, Junbeum Kim, Ming Xu, Braden Allenby and Eric Williams, E-market for E-waste, 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA.(Poster)

Eric D. Williams, Ramzy Kahhat, Braden Allenby, Edward Kavazanjian, Ming Xu and Junbeum Kim, Sustainability review of the international reverse chain for reuse and recycling of computers, 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA.

Junbeum Kim, Ming Xu, Ramzy Kahhat, Braden Allenby and Eric Williams, Energy and Environmental Flow Model for a Sustainable Networked Book Delivery System in the United States, 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA.(Poster)

Ming Xu, Junbeum Kim, Ramzy Kahhat, Braden Allenby and Eric Williams, Environmental Impacts of the Market Dynamics in Urban E-commerce System: Case Study of Book Retail Market, 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA.

Junbeum Kim, Ming Xu, Ramzy Kahhat, Braden Allenby and Eric Williams, Design and Assessment of a Sustainable Networked Book Delivery System in the United States, 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA.

Ramzy Kahhat, Junbeum Kim, Ming Xu, Braden Allenby and Eric Williams, E-market for E-waste: An E-waste Management System for the United States, 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA.

Junbeum Kim, Sustainable E-waste collection and recycling system in the United States, Research in Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium (RISE), Tempe, AZ, October, 2007.

Junbeum Kim, Sustainability industrial network structure and dynamics, Research in Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium (RISE), Tempe, AZ, October, 2007.

Junbeum Kim, Ramzy Kahhat, and Ming Xu, Sustainable E-waste Management in the United States: Problems, Perspectives, and Suggestions, June, 2007 A&WMA 100th Annual Conference & Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA (Poster Presentation).

Ramzy Kahhat, Junbeum Kim, and Ming Xu, A Framework for E-waste Collecting and Recycling System in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, Orlando, FL. (Poster presentation).

Junbeum Kim and Braden Allenby, Development of Sustainability Network Theory (SNT) and Model for Managing Electronics Industrial System, 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, Orlando, FL. pp 336-339.

Junghan Bae, Junbeum Kim, and Sangwon Suh, Recycling Information of Parts and Materials in End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) Recycling Industries in the United States, The International Society for Industrial Ecology 2007 Conference, Toronto, Canada, p225.

Junbeum Kim and Braden Allenby, A Framework of Sustainability Network Theory (SNT) and Model for Industrial System, The International Society for Industrial Ecology 2007Conference, Toronto, Canada, p282.

Junbeum Kim, Development of Materials and Parts database system of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) recycling in the United States, Research in Engineering and Applied Science Symposium (REAS), Tempe, AZ, September, 2006.

Junbeum Kim, “Utopia and Sustainable Society”, Environment daily newspaper, September, 20, 2006.

Braden Allenby, John Crittenden, Yongschen Chen, Junbeum Kim, and Ramzy Kahhat, Sustainability Science Engineering Education in the U.S. , Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Tempe, AZ, September, 2006.

Junbeum Kim, Junghan Bae, and Seungjun Lee, Development of Materials and Parts database system of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) recycling in the United States, Technical Report, Ford Motor Co. 2006.

Junbeum Kim, Braden R. Allenby, Heeil Park, Kyouhyung Kim, Sungmo Yeon, Kwanglim Choi, Improvement Plan of Recycling of the Electronic & Electrical Equipment with Considering of Economics: Case study of Vacuum Cleaner, “2006 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment” San Francisco, CA. pp 336-339.

Junbeum Kim, Green Industrial Revolution, “Environment Media” Aug, 2005.
Junbeum Kim, A Recyclability Assessment of parts and materials of End-of-Life Vehicles, The Korean Society of Clean Technology 2005 Conference (Spring), KIST, Seoul.

Junbeum Kim, Junghan Bae, An Environmental and Economic Evaluation in Recycling Process of End-of-Life Vehicles(ELVs) for DfR (Design for Environment), , Technical Journal of Hyundai Mobis, Vol.5, No.4, pp 57-58.

Junbeum Kim, H. Scott Matthews, Recycling Potential Index (RPI) of Materials and parts in End-of-Life Vehicle for Design for Recycling, “The International Society for Industrial Ecology 2005 Conference”, Royal Institute Technology, Stockholm, pp 413-415.

Junbeum Kim, H. Scott Matthews, An Assessment for Embodied Energy and CO2 of Construction Materials in Domestic and International Supply, The International Society for Industrial Ecology 2005 Conference, Royal Institute Technology, Stockholm, pp 316-318.

Junbeum Kim, Yongwoo Hwang, H. Scott Matthews, Kwangho Park, Methodology for Recycling Potential Evaluation Criterion of Waste Home Appliances Considering Environmental and Economic Factor, “2004 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment” Phoenix, AZ.

K. H. Park, Y. W. Hwang, H. S. Mok, J. R. Cho, J. B. Kim, Development of Design for Environment Methodology for Compressor of Refrigerator, KSEE Conference (Autumn), Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea, pp.181-182, 2001.

J. B. Kim, Y. W. Hwang, S. W. Seo, K. H. Park, Methodology for Recycling Potential Evaluation Criterion of Electric Home Appliance Considering Environmental and Economic Factor, KSEE Conference (Autumn), Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea, pp.179-180, 2001.

J.B. Kim, Y. W. Hwang, S. W. Seo, K. H. Park, A study on Standardization of Environment Assessment Criterion for Paper Packaging, (2001) KSEE Conference (Spring), Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, pp.157-158.

Junbeum Kim, “A mine worker digging a well in the Sahara Desert” Inha University Press, May 2000.

Journal Paper

Junbeum Kim and Jinhyuk Lim, Energy and CO 2 Flow Network Mapping and Analysis in Industrial System, preparing to submit for publication.

Junbeum Kim , Yi Yang, Jungh Bae, and Sangwon Suh, Localized LCA for biodiesel fuel system in the U.S., preparing to submit for publication.

Junbeum Kim and Dalia Abbas, Economic and environmental assessment in forest biomass production, preparing to submit for publication

Junbeum Kim and Sangwon Suh, E10 mandate policy is going the right way in the U.S.?: Reconfiguring the Ethanol and Feedstock Transportation aspect, preparing to submit for publication.

Junbeum Kim , Yi Yang, Junghan Bae, and Sangwon Suh, An updated normalization Factors for the Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI), preparing to submit for publication.

Yi Yang, Junbeum Kim , Junghan Bae and Sangwon Suh, Localized LCA for bioethanol system in the U.S., preparing to submit for publication.

Jinwook Chung, Junbeum Kim , Youngnoh Kim, Assessment of Best Available Technology (BAT) for Wastewater Facilities in Leather Tanning and Finishing Industry, preparing to submit for publication.

Junbeum Kim , Kwangho Park, and Yongwoo Hwang, A Life Cycle CO 2 Comparison between Nuclear and Thermal Power Generation System: Case Study in South Korea, submitted to Environ. Sci. Technol.

Junbeum Kim and Junghan Bae, An Economic Assessment for Materials and Parts in End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) Recycling System, International Journal of Automotive Technology . Submitted for publication.

Junbeum Kim , Yongwoo Hwang, Kwangho Park, An Assessment of the Recycling Potential of Materials Based on Environmental and Economic Factors; Case Study in South Korea, Journal of Cleaner Production , 2009 , 17 (14), pp. 1264-1271.

Junbeum Kim , Kwangho Park, Yongwoo Hwang, and Ildo Park, Sustainable Manufacturing: A Case Study of the Forklift Painting Process, International Journal of Production Research . 2009 , 1 – 18, iFirst.

Ming Xu, Braden Allenby, Junbeum Kim , and Ramz y Kahhat, A Dynamic Agent-Based Analysis for the Environmental Impacts of Conventional and Novel Book Retailing, Environ. Sci. Technol. , 2009 , 43 (8), 2851-2857

Junbeum Kim , Ming Xu, Ramzy Kahhat, Braden Allenby and Eric Williams, Designing and Assessing Sustainable Networked Delivery (SND) Systems: Hybrid Business-to-Consumer Book Delivery Case Study, Environ. Sci. Technol. , 2009 , 43 (1), pp 181–187.

Eric Williams, Ramzy Kahhat, Braden Allenby, Edward Kavazanjian, Junbeum Kim and Ming Xu, Globaliz ation, Sustainability and Reuse/Recycling: the Case of Personal Computers, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008 , 42 (17), pp. 6446-6454.

Ramzy Kahhat, Junbeum Kim , Ming Xu, Braden Allenby , Eric Williams and Peng Zhang, Exploring E-waste management systems in the United States, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 52, 955-964, 2008.

Junbeum Kim , Yongwoo Hwang, and Kwangho Park, Methodology of Recycling Potential Evaluation on End of Life Home Appliance Material, , Journal of Korean Society of Waste Management , Vol.19,  No.7 . , 2004.

Junbeum Kim , Yongwoo Hwang, and Kwangho Park, Environmental Efficiency Assessment of Corrugated Board for Packaging using Life Cycle Assessment Method, Journal of Korean Society of Environmental Engineers, Vol. 25, NO.5, pp.588-594, 2003 .

Book Chapters and Educational Module s, Peer-reviewed ( Center for Sustainable Engineering Education Module )

Junbeum Kim, Junghan Bae, Braden Allenby, Recycling System and Management of End-of-life Vehicle (ELVs).

Junbeum Kim, Braden Allenby, and Ming Xu, Sustainability Network Theory and Industrial Systems.

Ming Xu, Braden Allenby, and Junbeum Kim, Input-Output Analysis for Sustainability.

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Awards/Honors

  • 2000-2002 Brain Korea 21 Scholarship, Inha University
  • 2001, Silver Prize Award, 6th Student paper competition, Korean Environmental Education Association and Ministry of Environment, South Korea (in 440 papers)
  • 2003-2004 Civil Engineering Scholarship at Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2004, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee Electronics and the Environment, IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and Environment (ISEE), Student Technical Paper Contest, First Place Award
  • 2004, 2005 Winner, Ford Motor Company Graduate Student Grant
  • 2004, Third place, Student paper competition at the Export-Import Bank of Korea
  • 2004, Second place, Student paper competition at Hyundai Motors Company.
  • May - August, 2005, LG Electronics Co. Eco-technology Group Internship
  • Best paper award, 2005 the thirteen small business company paper contests, Small business corporation, Herald Media
  • March 2006, Korean American Scholarship recipient (Designated Scholarship), Korean American Scholarship Foundation
  • 2006, 2007, 2008 GPSA Travel Grant Award, Arizona State University
  • 2006 Arizona Water and Pollution Control Association (AWPCA) Scholarship for essay demonstrating superior understanding of an Arizona water issue
  • August, 2006, Best Student Paper Award and Scholarship, Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), Grand Canyon Section
  • October, 2006, Best Poster Award, Research in Engineering and Applied Science Graduate Student Symposium, Arizona State University
  • February, 2007, Environmental Professionals of Arizona (EPAZ) Scholarship award
  • April, 2007, International Society Industrial Ecology Conference Scholarship award
  • July, 2007, Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarship ($12,000 per year for up to three years)
  • September, 2007, The presidential Committee on Balanced National Development Award, 4th Korea Regional Innovation Convention & Exposition.
  • November, 2007, Best Environmental Paper Award, 2007 University Environmental Award, Kyobo Foundation for Education & Culture.
  • January, 2008, Bronze Prize Award, 13th Student paper competition, Korean Environmental Education Association and Ministry of Environment, South Korea, (in 401 papers).
  • March, 2008, Best Student Paper Award with Scholarship, Arizona Section of Institute of Transportation Engineers (AZITE).
  • October, 2008, a prize awarded in recognition of efforts, Idea prize contest for development assistance project to developing countries, Korea International Cooperation Agency (6th in 315 cases)
  • February, 2009, Travel Grant Award, the first Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP).

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