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Clark School's Jeong Kim Named Bell Labs President

Clark School's Jeong Kim Named Bell Labs President

Mechanical Engineering alumnus, benefactor and Professor of Practice in Reliability Engineering Jeong H. Kim, Ph.D. ’91, returns as President of the Bell Labs unit of Lucent Technologies, Inc., according to an announcement released April 19 by Lucent.

Dr. Kim obtained his doctorate in reliability engineering at the Clark School after serving in the United States Navy Nuclear Submarine Service. He quickly became a leading entrepreneur in the field of wireless communications. His company, Yurie Systems, developed a revolutionary asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch for military and commercial uses. He sold the company to Lucent Technologies in 1998 and served at Lucent as president of Broadband Carrier Networks and head of its Optical Networking Group. He left Lucent in 2001, when he became professor of practice at the Clark School, with joint appointments in electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering.

He has generously supported the construction of the new Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, which features multidisciplinary research labs and state-of-the-art technologies. The building will have its formal dedication on September 19, 2005.

In naming Dr. Kim to his new position, Lucent cites Dr. Kim’s “considerable experience, entrepreneurial spirit and proven track record in both commercializing new technology and leading high-performance technical teams.”

Dr. Kim will continue as professor of practice at the Clark School and will remain involved in the school’s progress.

April 15, 2005


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