Thomas Kang, Ph.D., P.E., FACI, FPTI

Associate Professor
Dept. of Architecture & Architectural Engineering

College of Engineering
Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul 08826, Korea

Adjunct Lecturer & Visiting Professor
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
205 North Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61810, USA


Phone: +82-2-880-8368


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 2004.

M.S., Civil Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., 2000.

B.S., Architecture, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1998.

Research Interests & Career Goals

My research interests encompass the field of structural design, repair and materials,
with more of a focus on the subject of reinforced, prestressed and post-tensioned concrete
structures, as well as the behavior of existing and new materials combined with concrete
and the development of design models and provisions.


Also, my current career goals include serving my students by teaching, inspiring, and

leading them to achieve their desired outcomes, and helping the national & international

community by providing a wide array of professional services.

Supervision of Thesis-Option Graduate Students

Woosuk Kim (PhD thesis, Aug. 2011, Univ. of Oklahoma;

             Currently Assistant Professor at Kumoh National Institute of Technology)

Yu Huang (PhD thesis, Aug. 2012, Univ. of Oklahoma;

Currently Structural Engineer at RGCE, P.C., New York)

Sanghee Kim (PhD thesis, Aug. 2018 expected, Seoul National Univ.)

Ah Sir Cho (PhD thesis, Feb. 2019 expected, Seoul National Univ.)

Fahimeh Yavartanoo (PhD thesis, Aug. 2020 expected, Seoul National Univ.)

Jae Ho Shin (PhD thesis, Aug. 2020 expected, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Randy D. Martin (MS thesis, May 2009, Univ. of Oklahoma)

Kah Mun Lam (MS thesis, May 2010, Univ. of Oklahoma)

Amy Hufnagel (MS thesis, Aug. 2011, Univ. of Oklahoma)

Moustapha Ibrahim Ary (MS thesis, Dec. 2011, Univ. of Oklahoma)

Dong Joo Lee (MS thesis, Feb. 2014, Seoul National Univ.)

Marta Gil Pérez (MS thesis, Feb. 2015, Seoul National Univ.)

Ju Dong Lee (MS thesis, Aug. 2015, Seoul National Univ.)

Suhyun Ree (MS thesis, Feb. 2016, Seoul National Univ.)

Byung Un Kwon (MS thesis, Feb. 2016, Seoul National Univ.)

Min Sun Lee (MS thesis, Feb. 2017 expected, Seoul National Univ.)

Seung Yong Jeong (MS thesis, Aug. 2017 expected, Seoul National Univ.)

Joo Hong Lee (MS thesis, Aug. 2017 expected, Seoul National Univ.)

Joon-Ki Hong (MS thesis, Feb. 2018 expected, Seoul National Univ.)

Hyeongyeop Shin (MS thesis, Feb. 2018 expected, Seoul National Univ.)

Kyung-Min Kim (MS thesis, Aug. 2018 expected, Seoul National Univ.)

Professional Affiliation


Registered Professional Engineer, California (Lic. # 71385)


American Society of Civil Engineers (M. ASCE)

American Concrete Institute (ACI Fellow)

Korea Concrete Institute (Life Time Member)

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (Professional Member)

Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI Fellow)

Selected Awards & Honors

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance (2015)

Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Computational Design (2015)

Fellow of the Institute, American Concrete Institute (2013)

Kenneth B. Bondy Award for the Most Meritorious Technical Paper, PTI (2013)

PTI Fellow Award, Post-Tensioning Institute (2012)

Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper, American Concrete Institute (2009)

Curriculum Vitae

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Last update: Nov. 19, 2016 by T. H.-K. Kang