Kim receives ACI Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research

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Professor Jimmy Kim

Civil engineering professor Jimmy Kim has received the 2019 American Concrete Institute’s Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research specifically for the behavior of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) sheets subjected to relaxation induced by simultaneous thermal and mechanical loadings”, as co-author of the paper titled “Thermomechanical Relaxation of CFRP Sheets Bonded to a Concrete Substrate.”

Kim’s award will be mentioned at the ACI Spring 2019 Concrete Convention and Exposition during the Opening Session and Keynote Presentation, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Québec City, Canada.

Congratulations, Jimmy!

Kim elected fellow of American Concrete Institute

jimmy kim2015Jimmy Kim, associate professor of civil engineering, was elected to Fellow of American Concrete Institute (ACI). Kim is the sole faculty holding this very prestigious award at all universities in Colorado. The Bylaws of ACI require candidates be nominated by the Fellow Nomination Committee and elected by the Board of Direction:

A Fellow shall have made outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products, and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction, or management. In addition, a Fellow shall have made significant contributions to ACI through committees and/or local chapters.

The grade of Fellow has been conferred to only less than 3% of outstanding members selected from over 20,000 ACI members in 120 countries. Kim’s research interests include advanced composite materials for infrastructure rehabilitation, complex systems, uncertainty quantification, and science-based structural engineering, including statistical and interface physics. Kim is the author of numerous journal papers that have been cited more than 750 times. He 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, having 98 chapters worldwide. 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.