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Homin Kim

2222 S Dobson Rd APT.#1033

Chandler, AZ 85286     (435)-994-2043, LinkedIn:

OBJECTIVE             Looking for a position where I can use my five years of water resources and hydrology experience with my strong data management and analysis skills.

·         General knowledge in civil engineering

·         Strong understanding in water resources, hydrology, and coastal engineering

·         Strong background in mathematics, statistics, and image processing

·         Experience with managing large data sets, interpreting multiple data formats, and programming languages (Python, MATLAB, Fortran)

·         Ability to work in diverse field conditions for data collection, monitoring, and sampling

·         Ability to write scientific papers and project reports, learn quickly, and detail-oriented

·         Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Jan 2013 – Present

·         Analyzed various types of hydro-meteorological data from AmeriFlux and PRISM

using Python and Fortran.

·         Proposed an evapotranspiration-based drought index using meteorological data and

vegetation index, and produced drought maps over the United State using ArcGIS.

·         Performed statistical analysis using R and MATLAB.

Assistant Manager, Sekwang Engineering Consultants, Seoul, South Korea

Aug 2010 – Aug 2011

·         Participated in several construction projects to calculate turbidity for dredging,

sediment, and erosion in channels, wave run-up and overtopping on coastal structures.

·         Determined the design wave in harbor and estimated the storm surge using MIKE-21.

·         Worked under the guidance of experienced engineer and managed the team to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks.

·         Prepared and submitted compliance reports to regulatory agencies.


Research Assistant, University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

Mar 2006 – Aug 2010

·         Evaluated various types of hydraulic structures such as weirs, breakwater, and seawalls using SPH and Flow-3D.

·         Performed extraction and analysis of ocean and river records including water levels, wave, currents, winds, velocity, and water quality.

·         Physical scale modeling for harbor structures, weirs, dam, and spillways.

Computer skills: MATLAB, ArcGIS, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, MODFLOW, SWMM, SWAN, MIKE-21, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), EFDC, Flow-3D, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Tableau.

Language and Scripts: R, Python, C++, and FORTRAN.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2015 – Fall 2016

Utah State University, Logan, UT

·      Ground Water Engineering (CEE 5430/6430)

·      Taught basic theory and graded to senior and graduate students of up to 10 people

·      Developed and prepared assignments and in-class demonstrations


Lecturer,   Aug 2011 – Dec 2012

Bucheon University, South Korea

·      Water Supply and Sewage

·      Taught sixteen weekly classes to Entry-Level engineer groups of up to 20


University of Seoul, South Korea

Mar 2008 – Dec 2010

·      Basic Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic and Lab I and Coast & Harbor Engineering

·      Taught basis theory and the process of the laboratory to senior students of up to 40


Kyungbok University, South Korea

Mar 2007 – Dec 2008

·      Fluid Dynamics and Water Supply & Sewage

·      Taught and graded to freshman students of up to 30

Ph.D., Water Resources Engineering and Hydrology                                          Oct 2017

Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA                                                            GPA 3.76

Ph.D., Candidate, Coastal Engineering                                                                Aug 2010

University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea                                                             GPA 3.76

M.S., Coastal Engineering                                                                                  Feb 2008

University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea                                                             GPA 3.80

B.S., Civil Engineering                                                                                        Feb 2006

University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea                                                             GPA 3.55

Homin Kim and Jagath J. Kaluarachchi, Complementary Relationship for Estimating Evapotranspiration Using the Granger-Gray model: Improvements and Comparison with a Remote Sensing Method, Hydrology, and Earth System Science, 2017, DOI:10.5194/hess-2017-346.

Homin Kim and Jagath J. Kaluarachchi, Estimating Evapotranspiration Using the Complementary Relationship and the Budyko Framework, Journal of Water and Climate Change, 2017, DOI:10.2166/wcc.2017.148.

Yongjun Cho and Homin Kim, On the Hydraulic Characteristics of Efficient Long wave Energy Absorber-Eco-breaker 2. Journal of the Korean Society of Civil Engineers Vol. 28. No. 5B, Korean Society of Civil Engineers, Korea, 2008.


Homin Kim and Jagath J. Kaluarachchi, “Estimating Drought conditions across the United States Using an Evapotranspiration-based Drought Index”, presented at Student Research Symposium, Utah State University Research Week Showcase, Logan, Utah, 2017.

Homin Kim and Jagath J. Kaluarachchi, “Evaluating and Enhancing the Complementary Relationship to Estimate Evapotranspiration with a Remote Sensing Method”, Presented at the December 2016 Graduate Virtual Poster Showcase, AGU Showcase, Washington, DC, 2016.

Homin Kim and Yongjun Cho, “Development of FLB – Flexible Floating Breaker – As Effective suppressor of frequently occurring waves”, Conference of the Korean Association of Ocean Science and Technology Societies, KAOSTS, Korea, 2010.


Homin Kim and Jagath J. Kaluarachchi, Application of the Budyko Framework and the Complementary Relationship to Estimate Evapotranspiration, Poster session presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2015.

Homin Kim, Chekuck Lim, Minkyun Kim, and Yongjun Cho, Development of Long Period Waves Energy Absorber, Proceeding of the 33th KSCE Annual Conference, Korean Society of Civil Engineers, Korea, 2007.

·      RGS (Research and Graduate Studies) Travel Award, 2015

·      College of Engineering Travel Grants, 2015

·      Hi-Seoul Scholarship (Science) Fellowship, 2008 – 09

·      Human Resources Development Program by National Research Foundation of Korea, 2007

·      Financial Aid Scholarship, 2002 – 05

·      Scholarship for Excellent Achievement, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 – 09

·      EIT, passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Civil exam, Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, July, 2017.

·      Civil Engineer, issued by Human Resources Development Service, South Korea, July, 2006.