Kim, Tong Jin

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Kim, Tong Jin


Tong Jin Kim is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Purdue University. He earned a BA in Industrial Design from the University of Bridgeport and an MS in Engineering, Design, and Innovation from Northwestern University. Professor Kim's works have won many design awards; he holds more than 50 U.S. patents. His research interests include the commercialization of design and building design platforms and communities that help students develop their own products.

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