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Jae Yong Suk, Ph.D.
Lutcher Brown Fellowship

The Lutcher Brown Fellowship was established in 2020 with funds from the Lutcher Brown Endowment for Academic Excellence in order to help recently tenured faculty accelerate the success of their research. The fellowship is a one-year, nonrecurring honorific appointment. Fellows are nominated by academic leadership and selected by the provost through a competitive process.

Jae Yong Suk, Ph.D.

Lutcher Brown Fellowship

Associate Professor, Architecture and Planning

Architecture Program Leader, Graduate Advisor of Record

With eight years of industry experience, an impressive track record of service to the Roadrunner community, and notable research output, Jae Yong Suk is advancing UTSA’s goal to be a top research institution and model for student success.  

Suk’s research areas include daylighting, architectural lighting, discomfort glare, building energy performance, occupant comfort, building façade systems, and sustainable architecture. Suk has produced 10 referred journal articles (with one under review), 15 refereed conference proceedings, 10 successfully built architecture projects, 15 design awards, and 16 refereed conference presentations. A rising name in the industry, Suk has received five invited presentation requests in the past year alone.  

Suk’s participation in university service can be seen at all levels. Most notably, Suk serves as a coordinator for the Ph.D. in Civil Engineering Building Performance Track, Architecture Program leader/graduate advisor of record, and an executive committee member for both the Master’s in Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture Graduate Program Committees. 

Outside of the university, Suk is a journal reviewer and conference proceeding reviewer for several top journals and conferences in his field. Suk is an educator member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and a member of the following organizations: the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), the Building Technology Society (BTES), the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) and Phi Kappa Phi.

Suk is also dedicated to student success. Aside from mentorship and thesis committee membership and advising, Suk has been a faculty advisor of 8 winning teams at the national and regional Student Lighting Design Competitions since 2018, with UTSA winning first place in 2019. He was also the 2019 and 2020 Minnie Stevens Piper Award nominee for the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning. 

Suk completed his Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Southern California in 2014. He joined UTSA as an assistant professor in 2015 and was recently promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2021. He is an LEED Accredited Professional of the U.S. Green Building Council and a National Qualified Architectural Engineer in South Korea.