Dr. Katherine A. Kim received the B.S. degree in Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 2007. She received the M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in ECE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Areas of research include power electronics, modeling & control, differential power processing systems, photovoltaic hot spot detection methods, and protection for photovoltaic systems.
Dr. Kim received the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship (EAPSI) in 2010 and Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) in 2011. She served as the Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES)/Power Electronics Society (PELS) Joint Student Chapter at the University of Illinois in 2010-2011 and as the Co-Director of the IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI) in 2012. She served as the Student Membership Chair for IEEE PELS in 2013-2014. She is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, the IEEE PELS Women in Engineering (WIE) chair for 2018, and an IEEE PELS Member-At-Large for 2016-2018.