Email: skim4@spsu.edu
Phone: 678-915-5491 (ext 5491)

Office Location:
M 162C, Civil & Construction Engineering
Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Building M, Room 162C
Marietta, GA 30060

Office Hours:

M: 11:15 AM - 12:00PM
T:  10:00 AM - 12:00PM
W: 11:15 AM - 12:00PM
R:  10:00 AM - 12:00PM

Additional hours by appointment only

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Sung-Hee Kim

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Department of Civil and Construction Engineering 

Director of Georgia Pavement and Traffic Research Center (GPTRC)
Director of Center for Georgia Aggregates Research (CGAR)


Education:

     Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2004
     M.S.,   Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2000
     B.S.,    Inha University, South Korea, 1999

License:
     Professional Engineer in Georgia (License # 035494)
     Professional Engineer in Louisiana (License #032514)           


Work Experience:

 
  • Associate Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering, Aug. 2012 - present
  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering, Aug. 2007-July 2012
  • Pavement Engineer, Roy D. McQueen & Associates, Ltd., June 2005-Aug. 2007
  • Project Manager, Geotech Engineering and Testing, Aug. 2004-June 2005
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, Aug. 2000-Aug. 2004
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Aug. 1999 - August 2000
 
Honors:
 
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Center for Teaching Excellence, Southern Polytechnic State University, 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Southern Polytechnic State University, 2014
  • "I appreciate your teaching excellence" certificate for excellence in teaching, Center for Teaching Excellence, Southern Polytechnic State University, 2013
  • UKC 2013 Travel Grant, Korean Scientist and Engineer Association, Vienna, Virginia, 2013
  • Marquis Who's Who Honor List, 2010
  • "First Civil Engineering Faculty" Trophy Winner, School of Engineering, Southern Polytechnic State University, 2009
  • Best Paper Award Nomination, Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2007
  • B.S.Degree with Summa Cum Laude, Inha University, 1999
Research Interests (click here to visit the research projects page):
  • Application of Geomechanics into pavement materials engineering
  • Constitutive Modeling of Infrastucture Materials (Asphalt, Concrete, Aggregate, Soils)
  • Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)
  • Use of Recycled Concrete (RC) and Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) as Pavement Materials
Industry Projects :
 
  • Mulligan Road Design, Project No. VA-A-AD-48(1), Fairfax, Virginia
  • US 17 Road Widening IOP connector to Darrell Creek
  • Kipheart Drive in Virginia NDT Analysis and Rehabilitation Recommendation
  • Route 50 at Chesapeake Bay Bridge, MD - NDT Analysis and Structural Evaluation
  • Ft. Belvoir Connector Highway, VA – NDT Analysis and Structural Evaluation
  • Port of Long Beach Pavement Structural Evaluation based on NDT Data Analysis
  • Design and Rehabilitation Recommendation for Washington Dulles International Airport Access Highway
  • Pavement Management System (PMS) Update for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C.
  • Pavement Maintenance System (PMS) Update for Washington Dulles International Airport Runways 1L-19R, 1R-19L, 12-30 Complex
  • Washington Dulles international Airport Tier 3 North Apron Phase 2 Design
  • Washington Dulles International Airport Taxiway Q Structural Evaluation and NDT Analysis
  • Washington Dulles International Airport Cargo 6 Apron Structural Evaluation and Design
  • Naple Municipal Airport Design
  • Houston William P. Hobby Airport Runway 12R-30L and Taxiway M Structural Evaluation and Rehabilitation Recommendation
  • Philadelphia International Airport Runway 17-35 and Taxiways D & E Extension Design
  • Philadelphia International Airport Runway 9R-27L complex NDT Analysis, Structural Evaluation, PMS Update, and Rehabilitation Recommendation
  • Detroit International Airport Panel Replacement Recommendation due to Alkali-Silica Reaction
  • Louisville International Airport Runway 11-29, 17R-35L, 17L-35R Structural Analysis and Airbus 380 study
  • Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport Runway, Taxiway, Apron Pavement Structural Evaluation, Condition Survey, NDT data Analysis, and PMS update
  • Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Runway 7-25 NDT Data Analysis, PMS Update, Structural Evaluation, and Pavement Rehabilitation Recommendation
  • Bradley International Airport Runway 6-24 NDT Data Analysis, Structural Evaluation, and Pavement Rehabilitation Recommendation
  • Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) Detention Basin and Wet Pond Design (HCFCD Project ID# 515-01-00)
Articles:
Proceedings:
  • Kazi Tasneem, Boo Hyun Nam, Sung-Hee Kim, Jinyoung Kim, "Effects of Aggregate Mineralogy on the Thermal Expansion Behavior of Concrete", 2014 ASCE T&DI Congress, Orlando, FL.
  • Jidong Yang, Sung-Hee Kim, "Competing Risks Analysis of Pavement Performance Data - A Comparison between As-Build Pavements and Overlaid Pavements", 2014 ASCE T&DI Congress, Orlando, FL
  • Sung-Hee Kim, Jidong Yang, "Estimate of Resilient Modulus of Graded Aggregate Base in Flexible Pavement", 2014 ASCE T&DI Congress, Orlando, FL
  • Sung-Hee Kim et al. (2013), "Use of Recycled Concrete Materials as Aggregate Base Layer", 2013 ASCE T&DI The Airfield & Highway Pavement Conference, LA, California, June 2013.
  • Sung-Hee Kim, Jin-Hoon Jeong (2013), "Measurement and Prediction of Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Concrete Pavement in Georgia", proceedings in TRB 92nd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan. 2013.
  • Sung-Hee Kim et al. (2005), “Determination of level of anisotropy of aggregate base layer under repeated traffic loading.” The 5th International Conference on Road & Airfield Pavement Technology,Proceedings Volume I. PP 175-183.

Presentations:
  • "Development of Guideline for Finer Graded Aggregate Base in Pavement", Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, Technical Committee Meeting, March 2014
  • Transportation Research Poster Session – GDOT RP12-07 hosted by Georgia Transportation Institute (GTI), NCTSPM, and GDOT, September 2013
  • Transportation Research Poster Session – GDOT RP10-04 hosted by Georgia Transportation Institute (GTI), NCTSPM, and GDOT, September 2013
  • "Recycled Concrete Materials as Unbound Aggregate Base in Flexible Pavement", 2013 US-Korean Conference, NJ, Aug. 2013
  • "Use of Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Concrete mixture in MEPDG", Inha University, South Korea, May 2013
  • "MEPDG Structural Model for Unbound Aggregate Base", Inha University, South Korea, May 2013
  • "MEPDG for Unbound Aggregate Base", 2013 Management Workshop, Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 2013
  • "Development of Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Database for MEPDG in Georgia", 2013 TRB AFH 50 and AFD 50 Mid-Year Committee Meeting, Atlanta, GA, June 2013
  • “Relationship between Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Concrete Pavement and Mix Design Variables in Georgia”, Presentation in the Georgia Chapter of Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, Atlanta, GA, 2013
  • "Measurement and Prediction of Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Concrete Pavement in Georgia", presentation in 92nd Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington D.C. 2013.
  • "Use of Recycled Concrete and Aggregate Blend in Unbound Aggregate Base with Moisture Resistance", presentation in ASCE T&DI the Airfield & Highway Pavement Conference, LA, California, June 2013.
  • "MEPDG Structural Model for Unbound Aggregate Base", Inha University, South Korea, May 2013
  • "Measurement and Prediction of CTE for Concrete Pavement Design", Inha University, South Korea, May 2013
  • "Geotechnical Engineering for Structural Engineers", Presentation in ASCE SEI Georgia Chapter, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 2011.
  • “Characterization of Anisotropic Aggregate Base Behavior”, Presentation in Inha University, Incheon, South Korea, December 2009.
  • “Anisotropic Behavior of Unbound Aggregate Materials”,  Presentation in Expressway & Transportation Research Institute, South Korea, December 2009.
  • “Structural Capacity Evaluation of the Shoulders as Operational Pavements to Accommodate A-380 Aircraft”, Presentation in Korea Expressway Corporation, South Korea, August 2008.
  • "Simple Methods to Estimate Inherent and Stress-Induced Anisotropic Level of Aggregate Base", presentation in 84th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington D.C., 2005
  • “Determination of level of anisotropy of aggregate base layer under repeated traffic loading.” Presentation in the 5th International Conference on Road & Airfield Pavement Technology, 2005.
  • "Validated Model for Predicting Field Performance of Aggregate Base Courses", 82nd Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (TRB), January 2005, Washington D.C.
Report:
  • "Determination of Coefficient of Thermal Expansion for Portland Cement Pavements For MEPDG Implementation", Final Report, Georgia Department of Transportation.
  • "Measurements of Dynamic and Resilient Moduli for Roadway Test Sections", Final Report, Georgia Department of Transportation.