Young Kim

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering


Young Hoon Kim, PhD, PE is an associate professor at the J. B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. He received his B.E. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering  from Korea University in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008.  After completing his Ph.D., he was a post-doctoral research associate at the Texas Transportation Institute. He was a post-doctoral scholar in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University for two years.

In the area of research, Dr. Kim has focused on the design, and on assessing the structural performance of innovative materials.  His research findings provide extensive, reliable and rational design methods for bridge structures using Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC).  His focus is on innovative materials and the durability of composites materials, including Glass-Fiber Reinforced Polymer reinforcement (GFRP). His recent research includes accelerated construction, health monitoring, and mitigation and rehabilitation for bridge structural members.