Jimmy Kim, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering has accepted an invitation to be the Chair of American Concrete Institute Committee 440I (Fiber Reinforced Polymer -prestressed concrete). Kim will lead the committee consisting of 34 members. Kim has been a member of the American Concrete Institute since 2004 and has been contributing to Committee 440 for 9 years. Kim has also been chairing Committee 345 (Concrete Bridge Construction, Maintenance, and Repair) consisting of 50 members since 2012. Kim led two technical documents, “Guide for Widening Highway Bridges” and “Guide for Maintenance of Concrete Bridge Members,” for the benefit of the bridge engineering community. Kim organized three technical sessions in Minneapolis, MN, in 2013 as part of the committee activity: “Advanced Materials and Sensors toward Smart Concrete Bridges: Concept, Performance, Evaluation, and Repair.”
Kim’s research interest includes infrastructure rehabilitation using advanced composite materials, intelligent structural systems, and science-based structural engineering. His research has resulted in 72 journal papers and one book “Recent Advances in Maintenance and Repair of Concrete Bridges. Another book is forthcoming in Fall 2013, “Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction”. Most of his papers were published in top-tier journals in his area of expertise. He currently advises four PhD and six MS students and two more PhD students will be joining his group in Fall 2013. Kim is a member of the editorial boards of three international journals and is a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
The American Concrete Institute organized in 1904 is the world’s leading authority on concrete technology. It has 98 chapters worldwide, including more than 20,000 members in 108 countries. Conforming to its mission ‘Provide knowledge and information for the best use of concrete” the institute publishes technical documents, provides a standard certificate program for the industry, conducts educational seminars and encourage student involvement in the concrete field.