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Dr. Donghyun Rim

Dr. Donghyun Rim is a guest researcher in the Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group of the Energy and Environment Division (EED) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Education:

  • University of Texas at Austin, USA, Ph.D., Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, May 2009
  • University of Texas at Austin, USA, M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, May 2005
  • Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, B.S., Civil Engineering, August 2003

Summary of Research Interests:

  • Sustainable and healthy building design
  • Ventilation and building air flow
  • Aerosol dynamics
  • Implication of HVAC systems in air quality and energy consumption
  • Transport and control of airborne pollutants

Research Experience:

  • February 2009-Present: Postdoctoral Researcher, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
    • Develop physical and analytical model for coagulation and condensation/evaporation of nanoparticles in buildings.
    • Investigate dynamics of nanoparticles associated with building airflow.
  • June 2006-January 2009: Research Assistant, Center for Energy & Environmental Resources, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    • Investigated turbulent indoor airflow and occupant exposure to airborne pollutants in residential and commercial buildings using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and experimental measurements.
    • Conducted numerical modeling of Lagrangian turbulent particle transport in conjunction with experimental measurements.

Academic Honors and Achievements:

  • Postdoctoral Research Grant, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2009
  • Best Student Paper Award, International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2008
  • Research Grant Award, NIOSH Pilot Research Project Training Program, 2008
  • Grant in Aid Fellowship for Graduate Students, ASHRAE, 2007
  • Engineer in Training, Texas, 2005
  • Walter L. & Reta Mae Moore Graduate Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2003

Activities and Associations:

  • 2006-Present: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • 2006-Present: International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)
  • 2008-Present: International Society of Exposure Science (ISES)
  • 2009-Present: American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)
  • 2007-2008: IGERT Affiliate, Indoor Environmental Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, UT Austin
  • 2007-2008: American Society for Engineering Education, UT Austin

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Rim, D. and Novoselac, A. (2010). "Ventilation effectiveness as an indicator of occupant exposure to indoor particles," Building and Environment, 45, 1214 - 1224.
  • Rim, D., Novoselac, A. and Morrison G. (2009). "The influence of chemical interactions at the human surface on breathing-zone levels of reactants and products," 19: 324-334, Indoor Air.
  • Rim, D. and Novoselac, A. (2009). "Transport of particulate and gaseous pollutants in the vicinity of a human body," 44 (9), 1840-1849, Building and Environment.
  • Rim, D., Siegel, J., Spinhirne, J., Webb, A. and McDonald-Buller, E. (2008). "Characterization of cabin air quality in school buses in Central Texas," Atmospheric Environment, 42, 6453-6464.
  • Rim, D. and Novoselac, A. (2008). "Transient simulation of airflow and pollutant dispersion under mixing flow and buoyancy driven flow regimes in residential buildings," ASHRAE Transactions, SL-08-13, 130-142.

NIST Project Description for Indoor Nanoparticle Research:

  1. Composition and Morphology of indoor nanoparticles
  2. Sampling protocol for Collecting Particles
  3. Effect of Range Hood Fan on Nanoparticle Removal
  4. Ozone Penetration and Reactions Forming Nanoparticles
  5. Characterizing Nanoparticle Emission from Gas Generator
  6. Evaporation/condensation of Nanoparticles
  7. Indoor-outdoor Studies of Penetration, Deposition, Infiltration of Nanoparticles
Dr. Donghyun Rim

Position:

Guest Researcher
Energy and Environment Division
Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group

Education:

University of Texas at Austin, USA, Ph.D., Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, May 2009

University of Texas at Austin, USA, M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, May 2005

Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, B.S., Civil Engineering, August 2003

Contact

Phone: 301-975-4277
Email: donghyun.rim@nist.gov