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: 5:00 PM - 6:00PM
T:  4:00 PM - 7:00PM
W: 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

Additional hours by appointment only

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Sung-Hee Kim

Associate Professor SK
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
  • Certificate for excellence in teaching, Center for Teaching Excellence, Southern Polytechnic State University, 2013
  • UKC 2013 &2014 Travel Grant, Korean Scientist and Engineer Association (KSEA)
  • 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):
  • Transportation Geotechnics/Geomaterials
  • Application of Geomechanics into pavement materials engineering
  • Constitutive Modeling of Infrastucture Materials (Asphalt, Concrete, Aggregate, Soils)
  • Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)
  • Recycled Materials and Sustainable Infrastructure
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.