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Amy Kim

Assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wildfires

Expertise: Indoor (building) air quality during wildfire season

Amy Kim’s research mainly focuses on the interactions between sustainable building design, facility operation and the needs of the occupants in terms of comfort, well-being and performance. Her work includes quantifying the impact of healthy workplace strategies that foster productivity and team collaboration for improved organizational performance.

Before entering academia, Kim worked as an architect and project engineer in Chicago on large public infrastructures. Her expertise includes assessing the impact of occupant behavior on building energy modelling, building indoor environmental quality monitoring and facility operational decision making strategies.