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Kim Delivers Plenary Speech for the Korea Concrete Institute

jimmy kim2015Jimmy Kim, professor of civil engineering, was the plenary speaker for the Korea Concrete Institute Convention held in Jeju, South Korea in May. The event was particularly meaningful for celebrating the Institute’s 30th anniversary. The title of his speech was ‘Frontiers in Structural Concrete: Opportunities and Advancements’. More than 1,000 delegates attended the convention. To commemorate the accomplishment of the Korea Concrete Institute for the last 30 years, the Concrete Day, June 24, was enacted by the Korean government.

Kim’s research interests encompass advanced composite materials for rehabilitation, structural informatics, complex systems and science-based structural engineering, including statistical, interfacial and quantum physics. He chairs a national technical committee and participates in developing several design specifications and guidelines to translate research into practice. Kim, president of the Bridge Engineering Institute, is an elected fellow of the American Concrete Institute and elected council member of the International Institute for FRP in Construction, and serves as an associate editor/editorial board member of international journals.

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