Donghoon Kim

Donghoon Kim

Assistant Professor

Rhodes Hall


CEAS - Aerospace Eng - 0070

Professional Summary

Intelligent Autonomous Systems Research Laboratory

Dr. Donghoon Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Before joining UC, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) for two years. He served as a chair of the Autonomy Research Group and established the Autonomous System Research Lab at MSU. Before that, he worked for the Robotics Division at LG Electronics in South Korea for two and a half years as a Senior Research Engineer to design and develop various types of service robotic platforms. His research interests lie on autonomous system design & development, fault-tolerant control, health monitoring of autonomous systems, celestial mechanics, machine and deep learning applications. He is the member of the AIAA and IEEE, and also the Technical Committee of AIAA Astrodynamics.

Positions and Work Experience

08-2017 -08-2019 Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

03-2017 -08-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

09-2014 -03-2017 Senior Research Engineer, LG Electronics, Inc., Seoul, Republic of Korea

08-2013 -08-2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Research Support

Grant: #34889 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon; Nazzal, Munir; Sharma, Rajnikant 09-08-2020 -09-08-2022 Federal Highway Administration Shoulder Drop-off/Mounding Severity Determination Role:Collaborator $174,091.84 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #N/A Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 07-01-2020 -06-30-2021 UC's Launch Awards Spring Semester (20SS) Research Launch Awards Role:PI $2,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #R40224 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 07-01-2020 -12-31-2021 UC's Collaborative Research Advancement Grant Program - Track 1: Pilot Teams Intelligent Shopping Assistant System Design and Development Role:PI $20,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #RAPIDS Equipment Grant Investigators:Cahay, Marc; Emmert, John; Fuchs, Zachariah; Goodman, Christopher; Kim, Donghoon; Kim, J.; Kumar, Manish; Ma, Ou; McGhan, Catharine 04-01-2020 -06-30-2022 Ohio Department of Higher Education Post-Secondary Workforce Development for Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics in the Cyber Age Role:Collaborator $325,054.00 Awarded Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #2020 KAU MOU Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 04-01-2020 -03-31-2021 Korea Aerospace University MOU for Review Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Higher Education

Grant: #N/A Investigators:Kim, Donghoon 12-13-2019 -08-31-2020 UC Activities for Improving Faculty Research Effectiveness Role:PI $5,000.00 Completed


Peer Reviewed Publications

D. Choi, W. Bell, D. Kim, and J. Kim (2021. ) UAV-Driven Structural Crack Detection and Location Determination Using Convolutional Neural Networks.Sensors, , 21 (8 ) , More Information

H. Leeghim, J. Jin, and D. Kim (06-08-2020. ) A Singularity-free Steering Law of Roof Array of Control Moment Gyros for Agile Spacecraft Maneuver.International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, , 18 (7 ) ,1679-1690 More Information

D. Kim and S. Yang (04-08-2020. ) Center-of-gravity-variation Driven Spherical UAV System and Its Control Law.International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, , 2020 ,1-14 More Information

D. Kim and J. Turner (11-01-2019. ) Closed-form Solutions for Underactuated Asymmetric Spacecraft Maneuvers Minimizing Torque Input.Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, , 42 (11 ) ,2493-2500 More Information

D. Kim and H. Leeghim (05-04-2019. ) Near-minimum-fuel Strategy for Continuous Single-axis Maneuvers of A Rigid Body.Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, , 62 (3 ) ,169-172 More Information

S. Oghim, H. Leeghim, and D. Kim (01-15-2019. ) Real-time Spacecraft Intercept Strategy on J2-perturbed Orbits.Advances in Space Research, , 63 (2 ) ,1007-1016 More Information

Honors and Awards

10-09-2019 Research Travel Award UC Office of Research Status:Recipient Level:University

Professional Affiliation

05-2018 -To Present: Technical Committee Astrodynamics AIAA,

Courses Taught

Optimal Control Level:Graduate

Spacecraft Dynamics Level:Both

Probabilistic and Economic Engineering Level:Undergraduate

Contact Information

736 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513.556.5365