Eunhye Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mining Engineering

Mining Engineering
William Browning
135 S 1460 East Rm 00313
Salt Lake City, Ut 84112

Office: 317 WBB
Office Phone: (801) 585-3029

2010 Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

 Kim, Eunhye is currently an Assistant Professor at Mining Engineering Department, College of Mines and Earth Science, University of Utah.


We are looking for two senior students in engineering discipline, who will be master candidates in Mining engineering department  at Univ. of Utah. The topic of thesis is related to ground support system and Gas injected rock (may include simulation of ground support system). We have to decide very quickly within a couple of days since this project is supported by the industry. Please interested candidates send their resumes

TO: Eunhye Kim, Assistant Professor, Mining Engineering, University of Utah; Tel) 801 585-3029; Fax) 801 585-5410;


1. I received my PhD degree in Energy and Mineral Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. I have two B.S. in Civil Engineering and Computer Science. I have a M.S. in Civil, Urban, and Geo-system Engineering.


2. I am actively involved in Professional society such as Society of Metallurgy and Exploration, American Rock Mechanics Association, and American Society of Civil Engineering.


3. I am interested in smart, hardworking, and enthusiastic graduate students who are/will be working on current industry problems or future generation problems.


4. During my graduate, I taught rock mechanics lab and assisted the class for three semesters at PSU.


5. In 2011 fall semester, I was teaching Introduction to mining (MG EN 3010), Applied rock Mechanics (MG EN 5160), and Engineering Design (MG EN 5040).


6. In 2012 spring semester, I was teaching Intro to FEM and Numerical Modeling (MG EN 5219), Mechanics of Material (MG EN 5150).


7. I am still actively teaching above listed courses and encourage undergraduate and graduate students’ inquisitive research.


Research Statement

I am interested in driving interdisciplinary applications with other science and engineering professionals including rock mechanics, rock fragmentation, other issues related to the mechanics of materials(strength of Materials).

My Phd Disseration is about Drilling Optimization with conical bits. I am interested in Geothermo-Drilling optimization,too.

Research Keywords, Regions of Interest and Languages:

Keywords: Rock Mechanics (2); Rock Fragmentation; Fossil Fuel Drilling and Mining; Mechanical Excavation