PhD student in Building Science and Social Factors


Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839, Berkeley CA 94720-1839

Antony Kim is a PhD student with a dual emphasis in Building Science and Social Factors at UC Berkeley. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering & Design from Humboldt State University in 2011, and his MS in Social Factors in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 2015. Antony has worked as a researcher with the Center for Resource Efficient Communities, where he worked on building energy-efficiency policy with the California Energy Commission; a Schmidt-MacArthur Fellow that investigated lighting for a circular economy; and as a research assistant that worked on power systems at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His current research interest on lighting and circadian health comes from his prior experience working with the Karolinska Institute in designing a lighting lounge to address seasonal affective disorder (SAD). He took the lessons learned in Sweden and integrated it into his MS thesis, where he worked on developing a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) protocol focused around sleep quality. He is now continuing that development and working on validating the protocol using human response indicators.