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K-State Today

February 23, 2016



Human ecology professor receives 2016 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award

By Barbara Anderson

Jooyoun Kim has been selected to receive the 2016 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. Kim is an assistant professor in the apparel, textiles, and interior design department in the College of Human Ecology.

This award is administered by 3M's Research and Development Community in partnership with 3Mgives. This highly competitive award recognizes outstanding new faculty who are nominated by 3M researchers and selected based on the faculty member's research, experience and academic leadership. The purpose of the award is to help the selected faculty member achieve tenure, remain in teaching and conducting research. In addition to the honor, the award provides $15,000 per year to support Kim's research.

Kim joined the apparel, textiles, and interior design department in 2014. Her research focuses on advanced nonwovens and functional fibers for health and safety applications.