Injoo Kim

Injoo Kim , MDes



Aronoff Center


DAAP School of Design - 0016

Professional Summary

Injoo Kim is a Full Professor in the Fashion Design Program at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining UC, she worked in the fashion industry in Seoul, Tokyo, New York, Lexington KY, and Cincinnati OH. Since joining the University of Cincinnati, Professor Kim has been engaging in her research of holistic design thinking. Her focus is on apparel product development across age and gender through fit studies to improve the users experience and their environments, as well as the exploration of knitting methodologies to enhance the wearability of apparel. She has also been working on pedagogical research, focusing on sustainable fashion including inclusive, circular, and virtual design.
She envisioned, planned, and proposed two labs, resulting in the establishment of the Fashion Sewing Lab and Fashion Technology Center at the College of DAAP. She was a PI for several interdisciplinary projects sponsored by Luxottica, UC Medicine, and more. Professor Kim's research and scholarly work has resulted in multiple publications. She has co-authored six books and many peer-reviewed journals. She has received research grants from UC Research Council's Summer Research Fellowship and Third Century Fellowship. She has also received grants for $1.4 million in software and training from Gerber and Lectra Systems. She has been awarded the Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Research awards.   


MDes: University of Cincinnati (Fashion Design)

B.S.: University of Cincinnati (Fashion Design)

Research Support

Grant: #SRS 00580 Investigators:Kim, Injoo; Murray, Dale 04-01-2006 -06-30-2008 Eastman Kodak Company Wearable Imaging Systems Role:Collaborator $30,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #Luxottica/Sunglass Hut SCA Investigators:Hall, Hanna; Kim, Injoo 08-25-2015 -12-20-2016 Luxottica Retail North America 15FS Luxottica / Sunglass Hut Vogue Eyewear Sponsored Studio Role:PI $40,000.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #2016 Luxottica Arnette Sponsored Studio 16FS Investigators:Kim, Injoo; Murray, Dale 08-01-2016 -07-31-2017 Luxottica Retail North America Luxottica Arnette Sponsored Studio 16FS Role:PI $40,000.00 Active Level:Industry