Design fellows bring unique perspectives to the Jacobs Institute. Fellows spend dedicated time in Jacobs Hall, participating in design activities and exchanging ideas with students and other members of the institute’s community. Each fellow contributes to the institute in a different way, in formats that range from open office hours to creative workshops.
Euiyoung Kim researches areas that involve design roadmapping, human-centric research, and multidisciplinary studies across fields like product management, design, and engineering. He received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley (he also currently serves as a postdoctoral scholar in disruptive design in that department) and holds an M.S. from the Engineering Design Innovation program at Northwestern University. Prior to moving to the United States, he worked as a product planning manager at Samsung Electronics. Contact Euiyoung or visit him during his office hours on Wednesdays from 11am to noon in 310D Jacobs Hall.
Eric Weinhoffer is a mechanical engineer specializing in product design, rapid prototyping, and scaling from prototype to production. Currently, Eric is a Prototype Engineer for Bolt, a venture capital firm that works with early-stage startups at the intersection of hardware and software. Previously, Eric designed prototypes and shop spaces with APROE and also helped to grow and run a makerspace, similar to Jacobs Hall, at Georgia Tech. He has since designed and shipped a variety of products, including electronics kits, CNC milling machines (the Othermill), and a sailboat thruster. When not making parts at home, Eric enjoys riding bikes and spending time in the mountains. Contact Eric or find him in 120 Jacobs Hall, in the makerspace, from 1-5pm on 9/7, 10/12, 11/2 or 12/7.