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Jun-Ki Choi

Associate Professor; Director, Industrial Assessment Center (UD-IAC)

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Email: Jun-Ki Choi
Phone: 937-229-5344
Kettering Laboratories Room 345 C
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Professor Choi works in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Renewable and Clean Energy Engineering (RCL) Graduate Program at the University of Dayton. Professor Choi developed a research program in sustainable design and manufacturing, energy and resource efficiency, life cycle management, circular economy, and macroeconomic modeling for energy/environmental policies. He has conducted numerous seminars for consultants, utilities, academia, industry and government organizations in the U. S. and internationally. Professor Choi serves as a director of the University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center (UD-IAC) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. UD-IAC was recognized in 2003 and 2015 as a Center of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Choi published 80+ journals and refereed conference papers in diverse topical areas and has managed a total of $5.5M in research projects as PI/Co-PI. Before joining UD, he worked as a scientist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and worked as a postdoctoral research director at the Center for Resilience at the Ohio State University.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2006
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 1997

Courses Taught

  • MEE 344 Manufacturing Process
  • MEE 410 Heat Transfer
  • MEE 472/RCL 572 Design for Environment
  • MEE 590 Special Topics in Energy Efficient Manufacturing
  • MEE 595 Advanced Topics in Sustainable Manufacturing
  • MEE 695 Advanced Topics in Life Cycle Assessment
  • MEE 699 Advanced Topics in Desalination

Selected Journal Publications

  • Denzinger, C., Berkemeier, G.,  Winter, O.,  Worsham, M., Labrador, C.,  Willard, K.,  Altaher, A.,  Schulester, J., Ciric, A., & Choi, J.-K. (2020). Toward sustainable refrigeration systems: Life cycle assessment of a bench-scale solar-thermal adsorption refrigerator. International Journal of Refrigeration.
  • Choi, J.-K, Thangamani, D., & Kissock, K. (2019). A systematic methodology for improving resource efficiency in small and medium-sized enterprise. Resource, Conservation and Recycling, 147, 19-27.
  • Alsehli, M., Alzahrani, M., & Choi, J.-K. (2019). A novel design for solar integrated multi-effect distillation driven by sensible heat and alternate storage tanks. Desalination, 468(15).
  • Choi, J.-K, Eom, J., & McClory E. (2018). Economic and environmental impacts of local utility-delivered industrial energy – efficiency rebate programs. Energy Policy, 123, 289-298.
  • Rastogi, A., Choi, J.-K., Hong, T., & Lee, M. (2017). Impact of different LEED versions for green building certification and energy efficiency rating system: A multifamily midrise case study, Applied Energy, 205, 732-740.
  • Alsehli, M., Choi, J.-K., & Aljuhan, M. (2017). A novel design for a solar powered multistage flash desalination. Solar Energy, 153, 348-359.
  • Choi, J.-K., Bakshi, B. R., Hubacek, K., & Nader, J. (2016). A sequential input–output framework to analyze the economic and environmental implications of energy policies: Gas taxes and fuel subsidies. Applied Energy, 184, 830-839.
  • Choi, J.-K., Kelley, D., Murphy, S., & Thangamani, D. (2016). Economic and environmental perspectives of end-of-life ship management. Resource, Conservation and Recycling, 107, 82-91.
  • Ataei, A., Biglari, M., Nedaei, M., Assareh, E., Choi, J.-K., & Yoo, C. (2015). Techno-economic feasibility study of autonomous hybrid wind and solar power systems for rural areas. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 34(5), 1521-1527.
  • Choi, J.-K., Morrison, D., Hallinan, K., & Brecha, B. (2014). Economic and environmental impacts of community-based residential building energy efficiency investment. Energy,78(15), 877-886.
  • Choi, J.-K., & Fthenakis, V. M. (2014). Crystalline silicon photovoltaic recycling planning: Macro and micro perspectives. Journal of Cleaner Production, 66(1), 443-449.
  • Ramanujan, D., Berstein, W. Z., Choi, J.-K, Koho, M., Zhao, F., & Ramani, K. (2014). Prioritizing design for environment strategies using a stochastic analytic hierarchy process. Journal of Mechanical Design,136(7). 
  • Choi, J.-K, Friley, P., & Alfstad, T. (2012). The implication of the energy policy to the dynamic life cycle environmental impact of an industrial product system: Survey and model. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, 16(7), 4744-4752.
  • Choi, J.-K, & Fthenakis, V. M. (2010). Design and optimization of photovoltaics recycling infrastructure. Environmental Science and Technology44(22), 8678-8683.
  • Choi, J.-K, & Fthenakis, V. M. (2010). Economic feasibility of recycling photovoltaic modules: Survey and model. Journal of Industrial Ecology14(6), 947-964.
  • Choi, J.-K, Bakshi, B. R., & Haab, T. (2010). Effects of a carbon price in the U.S. on economic sectors, resource use, and emissions: An input-output approach. Energy Policy, 38(7), 3527-3536. 
  • Choi, J.-K, Nies, L. F., & Ramani, K. (2008). A framework for the integration of environmental and business aspects toward sustainable product development. Journal of Engineering Design, 19(6), 436-446. 

Research Interests

  • Sustainable manufacturing process, energy efficiency
  • Design for environment, life cycle assessment
  • End-of-life management, circular economy
  • Sustainable energy infrastructure design
  • Economic systems modeling (general & partial equilibrium models)
  • Energy/environmental policy design