Joseph Kim (2019)
United States of America
Joseph Kim received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Yale University. During his time at Yale, he was selected from the US northeast region to present his research on bulk metallic glass at ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Science Symposium in Montreal. As a Light Fellow abroad in China and Korea, he worked with the North Korea Strategy Center to develop new technologies that would increase outside media viewership in North Korea. He won the senior department prize for his project on on-demand energy consumption visualization. Joseph continues his work in energy efficiency as the lead production engineer at Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit, which has saved enough energy to take the entire city of Pittsburg off the grid for a year. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, he hopes to learn how to harness technology to solve social problems of the 21st century. Joseph is 24 years old and from the United States.