Ernest Kim, PhD

Ernest Kim
Phone: (619) 260-4609
Office: Belanich Engineering Center 214

Professor, Electrical Engineering

  • PhD New Mexico State University
  • MSEE New Mexico State University
  • BSEE University of Hawaii at Manoa

Upon graduation with a BSEE from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Kim accepted a position as a contract Electrical Engineer at the Naval Ocean Systems Center at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station in Hawaii.

After completing his MSEE studies, Dr. Kim took a position as an Electrical Engineer at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Boulder, Colorado responsible for precise measurement of optical fiber geometries and established the national optical fiber far-field and near-field measurement standard procedures and tests. He was awarded the certificate of achievement from the Department of Commernce for his work on a establishing a fiber optic national standard.

Upon completion of his PhD studies, he joined Burroughs Corporation in San Diego as a Project Engineer developing fiber optic transmitters and receivers for an advanced local area network.

Dr. Kim left Burroughs Corporation to work at Ipitek Corporation in Carlsbad, California as the Manager of Electro-Optic Systems where he developed fiber optic Cable TV transmission systems.

Dr. Kim left Ipitek to teach at the University of San Diego and remains an active design engineer, including a sabbatical leave at Ascom Tech in Bern, Switzerland as a Senior Systems Engineer and Principal Radio Frequency Engineer at Lightwave Solutions, LLC developing advanced fiber optic Cable TV equipment for U.S and international markets.

Dr. Kim actively teaches Professional Engineering Licensing Review courses in the United States and Saudi Arabia in person and online.

Scholarly Work

  • With Schubert, T. and Abbasi, S., "Estimation of Experimental Errors Using Monte Carlo Analysis in the Introductory Electrical Circuits Laboratory," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2018.
  • With Schubert, T., "Short-Term Full-Semester Study-Abroad Engineering Programming Courses," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2018.
  • With Schubert, T., "A Low-Cost Design Experience for Junior-Level Electronics Circuits Laboratories Through Emulation of Industry-Printed Circuit Board Design Practice," International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Nov. 3, 2016.
  • With Schubert, T., Burrows, C., and Meshkaty, S., "Case Studies of Technology - Assisted Flipped, Hybrid-Flipped, and Traditional Classrooms," Proc ASEE Annual Conference, 2016.
  • With Schubert, T., Fundamentals of Electronics: Book 1 | Electronic Devices and Circuit Applications. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool, 2016.
  • With Schubert, T., Fundamentals of Electronics: Book 2 | Amplifiers: Analysis and Design. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool, 2016.
  • With Schubert, T., Fundamentals of Electronics: Book 3 | Active Filters and Amplifier Frequency Response. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool, 2016.
  • With Schubert, T., Fundamentals of Electronics: Book 4 | Oscillators and Advanced Electronics Topics. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool, 2016.
  • With Schubert, T. and Jacobitz, F., "Office Hours Re-imagined: Mentored Learning in Ideation Spaces," Proc. 2016 ASEE Annual Conference, 2016.
  • With Schubert, T., "A Laboratory Exercise to Improve Student Understanding of Dominant Pole Analysis and High-Frequency Modeling of Field Effect Transistors," International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, 2015.
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