Jimmy Kim, professor of civil engineering, was elected to the Council of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) during the 10th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2021), held virtually from December 8 to 10, hosted in Istanbul, Turkey. Kim was nominated by five IIFC Fellows and his accomplishments were presented to demonstrate the qualification. Through voting by the members of the IIFC, a total of 14 Council members were selected around the globe. Kim’s term started in 2021 and ends in 2027. The Council is the highest body of the Society and develops policies for implementation by the IIFC Executive Committee.
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 serves as an Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member of international journals. He recent award includes the Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research, the highest honor in structural concrete bestowed by the American Concrete Institute.
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