Jimmy Kim, professor of civil engineering, gave a keynote speech during the 11th Conference on Application Technology of FRP in Infrastructure in Shanghai, China. The presentation was titled “FRP in New Construction: From Prestressed Concrete to Pultruded Sections.” More than 500 people attended. Kim also delivered an invite seminar at the College of Civil Engineering at Tongji University, which is consistently ranked No. 1 in China and has more than 400 faculty members with over 3,000 students.
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 is chairing 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 (ACI) and elected Council Member of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC), and serves as an Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member of international journals. He recently received the Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research, the highest honor in structural concrete bestowed by the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
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