Taehwan Kim

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Taehwan Kim is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVEN) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), a position he has held since June 2016. He received his BS and MS from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea and PhD from Purdue University, US. After gaining PhD, Dr Kim worked as a research associate at Oklahoma State University until June 2016. He was involved in and contributed to several interdisciplinary research projects, including innovative characterization techniques and advancement of the understanding of reactions occurring in cementitious materials. After joining UNSW Sydney, he is branching out to different research areas (rheology of materials, fundamental chemical reactions in cementitious materials, reuse of industrial wastes in construction materials) and to collaborate with various researchers within/outside CVEN.

Research Interest

  • Advanced and sustainable infrastructure materials
  • Thermodynamics in cementitious materials and the modelling of their chemical process
  • Advanced materials characterization techniques
  • Fundamental understanding of chemo-physical reactions in cementitious materials
  • Microstructure evolution of cementitious materials
  • Utilize natural and waste materials to develop the low carbon foot-print materials

Courses

CVEN3304 Concrete Structures

CVEN9824 Advanced Materials Technology

CVEN3101 Engineering Operation and Control

Looking for Students for projects related to: (currently N/A)

Candidates are expected to have a Master's degree in one of the following fields: Civil (materials or structures), materials science, chemistry, or related fields. Candidates with Bachelor's degree that includes a substantial research component are able to be considered. The candidates should have strong motivation in fundamental studies of materials and well-developed background of cementitious materials. Candidates with background in synthesis of calcium based materials, characterization techniques (including SEM-EDS, CT, XRF, XRD, NMR and FTIR) or computational thermodynamics are encouraged to apply.

publications

Journal articles
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Alnahhal MF; Hamdan A; Hajimohammadi A; Kim T, 2021, 'Effect of rice husk ash-derived activator on the structural build-up of alkali activated materials', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 150, pp. 106590 - 106590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2021.106590
2021
Alnahhal MF; Kim T; Hajimohammadi A, 2021, 'Distinctive rheological and temporal viscoelastic behaviour of alkali-activated fly ash/slag pastes: A comparative study with cement paste', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 144, pp. 106441 - 106441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2021.106441
2021
Alnahhal MF; Kim T; Hajimohammadi A, 2021, 'Waste-derived activators for alkali-activated materials: A review', Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 118, pp. 103980 - 103980, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2021.103980
2021
Nguyen QD; Castel A; Kim T; Khan MSH, 2021, 'Performance of fly ash concrete with ferronickel slag fine aggregate against alkali-silica reaction and chloride diffusion', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 139, pp. 106265 - 106265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106265
2021
Honeycutt WT; Kim T; Ley MT; Materer NF, 2021, 'Sensor array for wireless remote monitoring of carbon dioxide and methane near carbon sequestration and oil recovery sites', RSC Advances, vol. 11, pp. 6972 - 6984, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ra08593f
2021
Jeong DJ; Kim T; Ryu JH; Kim JH, 2021, 'Analytical model to parameterize the adiabatic temperature rise of concrete', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 268, pp. 121656 - 121656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121656
2021
Kang S; Tyler Ley M; Lloyd Z; Kim T, 2020, 'Using the Particle Model to predict electrical resistivity performance of fly ash in concrete', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 261, pp. 119975 - 119975, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119975
2020
Panchmatia P; Kim T; Olek J, 2020, 'Effects of Air-Cooled Blast Furnace Slag Aggregate on Pore Solution Chemistry of Cementitious Systems', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol. 32, pp. 0401937 - 0401937, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002960
2020
Kang S; Lloyd Z; Kim T; Ley MT, 2020, 'Predicting the compressive strength of fly ash concrete with the Particle Model', Cement and Concrete Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106218
2020
Nguyen QD; Kim T; Castel A, 2020, 'Mitigation of alkali-silica reaction by limestone calcined clay cement (LC3)', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 137, pp. 106176 - 106176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106176
2020
Alnahhal MF; Kim T; Hajimohammadi A, 2020, 'Evolution of flow properties, plastic viscosity, and yield stress of Alkali-activated fly ash/slag pastes', RILEM Technical Letters, vol. 5, pp. 141 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.21809/rilemtechlett.2020.123
2020
Kim T; Ley MT; Kang S; Davis JM; Kim S; Amrollahi P, 2020, 'Using particle composition of fly ash to predict concrete strength and electrical resistivity', Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 107, pp. 103493 - 103493, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.103493
2020
Kim T; Alnahhal MF; Nguyen QD; Panchmatia P; Hajimohammadi A; Castel A, 2019, 'Initial sequence for alkali-silica reaction: Transport barrier and spatial distribution of reaction products', Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 104, pp. 103378 - 103378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.103378
2019
Nguyen QD; Khan MSH; Castel A; Kim T, 2019, 'Durability and Microstructure Properties of Low-Carbon Concrete Incorporating Ferronickel Slag Sand and Fly Ash', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol. 31, pp. 04019152 - 04019152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002797
2019
Hajimohammadi A; Ngo T; Provis JL; Kim T; Vongsvivut J, 2019, 'High strength/density ratio in a syntactic foam made from one-part mix geopolymer and cenospheres', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 173, pp. 106908 - 106908, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.106908
2019
Mahanama D; De Silva P; Kim T; Castel A; Khan MSH, 2019, 'Evaluating Effect of GGBFS in Alkali-Silica Reaction in Geopolymer Mortar with Accelerated Mortar Bar Test', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol. 31, pp. 04019167 - 04019167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002804
2019
Kim T; Hu Q; Ley MT; Aboustait M; Bullard JW, 2019, 'Using particle characterization to study fly ash dissolution and leaching in water and KOH solution', ACI Materials Journal, vol. 116, pp. 5 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.14359/51716676
2019
Kim T; Moradian M; Ley MT, 2018, 'Dissolution and leaching of fly ash in nitric acid using automated scanning electron microscopy', Advances in Civil Engineering Mateials, vol. 7, pp. 291 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1520/ACEM20180016
2018
Kim T; Davis JM; Ley MT; Kang S; Amrollahi P, 2018, 'Fly ash particle characterization for predicting concrete compressive strength', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 165, pp. 560 - 571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.01.059
2018
Panchmatia P; Olek J; Kim T, 2018, 'The influence of air cooled blast furnace slag (ACBFS) aggregate on the concentration of sulfates in concrete’s pore solution', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 168, pp. 394 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.02.133
2018
Hu Q; Aboustait M; Kim T; Ley MT; Bullard JW; Scherer G; Hanan JC; Rose V; Gelb J, 2016, 'Direct measurements of 3d structure, chemistry and mass density during the induction period of C3S hydration', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 89, pp. 14 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.07.008
2016
Hu Q; Aboustait M; Kim T; Ley MT; Hanan JC; Bullard J; Winarski R; Rose V, 2016, 'Direct three-dimensional observation of the microstructure and chemistry of C3S hydration', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 88, pp. 157 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.07.006
2016
Aboustait M; Kim T; Ley MT; Davis JM, 2016, 'Physical and chemical characteristics of fly ash using automated scanning electron microscopy', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 106, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.12.098
2016
Kim T; Olek J, 2016, 'The effects of lithium ions on chemical sequence of alkali-silica reaction', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 79, pp. 159 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.09.013
2016
Kim T; Olek J, 2015, 'Modeling of early age loss of lithium ions from pore solution of cementitious systems treated with lithium nitrate', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 67, pp. 204 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.10.010
2015
Kim T; Olek J; Jeong HG, 2015, 'Alkali-silica reaction: Kinetics of chemistry of pore solution and calcium hydroxide content in cementitious system', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 71, pp. 36 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.01.017
2015
Kim T; Olek J, 2014, 'Chemical sequence and kinetics of alkali-silica reaction part I. Experiments', Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 97, pp. 2195 - 2203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jace.12992
2014
Kim T; Olek J, 2014, 'Chemical sequence and kinetics of alkali-silica reaction part II. A thermodynamic model', Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 97, pp. 2204 - 2212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jace.12830
2014
Kim T; Olek J, 2012, 'Effects of sample preparation and interpretation of thermogravimetric curves on calcium hydroxide in hydrated pastes and mortars', Transportation Research Record, pp. 10 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2290-02
2012
Kwon SH; Kim TH; Kim YY; Kim JK, 2007, 'Long-term behaviour of square concrete-filled steel tubular columns under axial service loads', Magazine of Concrete Research, vol. 59, pp. 53 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/macr.2007.59.1.53
2007
Kwon S-H; Kim T; Kim Y-Y; Kim, J.-K , 2005, 'Long-Term Behavior of Square CFT Columns with Diaphragm', Journal of the Korea Concrete Institute, vol. 17, pp. 1025 - 1032, http://dx.doi.org/10.4334/JKCI.2005.17.6.1025
2005
Kwon S-H; Kim T; Lee T-G; Kim Y-Y, 2005, 'Long-Term Behavior of Square CFT Columns under Concentric Load', Journal of the Korea Concrete Institute, vol. 17, pp. 281 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.4334/JKCI.2005.17.2.281
2005
Book Chapters
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Nguyen QD; Khan M; Castel A; Kim T, 2020, 'Mitigation of Alkali–Silica Reaction in Limestone Calcined Clay Cement-Based Mortar', in RILEM Bookseries, Springer Singapore, pp. 665 - 672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2806-4_74
2020
Kim T; Olek J, 2012, 'Influence of alkali silica reaction on the chemistry of pore solutions in mortars with and without lithium ions', in Brittle Matrix Composites 10, pp. 11 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-85709-988-4.50002-5
2012
Conference Papers
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Alnahhal M; Kim T; Hajimohammadi A, 2020, 'Rheological Behaviour and Flow Properties of Alkali-Activated Materials', Guimaraes, Portugal, presented at the 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference (RSCC 2020), Guimaraes, Portugal, 09 March 2020 - 14 March 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76551-4_24
2020
Kim T; Ley MT; Kang S; Davis JM, 2017, 'Insight of fly ash by characterization of individual particles: interrelations among oxides and new potential classification', in Insight of fly ash by characterization of individual particles: interrelations among oxides and new potential classification, 28th National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Concrete and 3rd ICDC conference, Adelaide, Australia, presented at 28th National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Concrete and 3rd ICDC conference, Adelaide, Australia, 22 October 2017 - 25 October 2017
2017
Ley MT; Hu Q; Aboustait M; Kim T; Moradian M; Hanan J; Rose V; Winarski R; Gelb J, 2015, 'Combining nano X-ray tomography and nano X-ray Fluorescence to create time-dependent three dimensional constitutive maps', in Combining nano X-ray tomography and nano X-ray Fluorescence to create time-dependent three dimensional constitutive maps, 2nd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures, Quebec, Cananda, presented at 2nd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures, Quebec, Cananda, 29 June 2015 - 03 July 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.1981.2727
2015
Kim T; Olek J, 2012, 'A numerical model for chemical kinetics of alkali-silica reaction in the closed reactive system', in A numerical model for chemical kinetics of alkali-silica reaction in the closed reactive system, International US-Poland workshop: multiscale computational modeling of cementitious materials, Cracow, Poland, presented at International US-Poland workshop: multiscale computational modeling of cementitious materials, Cracow, Poland, 18 October 2012 - 19 October 2012
2012
Kim T; Olek J, 2012, 'Influence of lithium ions on the chemistry of pore solutions in paste and mortars with inert aggregate', in Influence of lithium ions on the chemistry of pore solutions in paste and mortars with inert aggregate, 14th International Conference of Alkali-Aggregate Reactions, Austin, Texas, US, presented at 14th International Conference of Alkali-Aggregate Reactions, Austin, Texas, US, 20 May 2012 - 25 May 2012
2012
Kim T; Olek J, 2012, 'Influence of alkali silica reaction on the chemistry of pore solutions in mortars with and without lithium ions', in Brittle Matrix Composites 10, BMC 2010, pp. 11 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1533/9780857099891.11
2012