Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), Purdue University, IN, USA
M.Sc. (Civil and Environmental Engineering), KAIST, South Korea
B. Sc. (Civil and Environmental Engineering), KAIST, South Korea
Taehwan Kim is a Seinior Lecturer 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.
CVEN3304 Concrete Structures
CVEN9824 Advanced Materials Technology
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.
Zuobang Yao (2021 ~ present): Investigation of converting mine wastes as cementitious materials. (Co-supervised with Dr Ali Kashani)
Jiehong Li (2020 ~ present): Mechanical properties and durability of fibre reinforced foam concrete (Co-supervised with Dr Ailar Hajimohammadi)
Sumaiya Afroz (2019 ~ present): Durability of low-carbon concrete in severe environment. Shrinkage of low-carbon concrete. (Co-supervised with Prof Arnaud Catel)
Abdelrahman Hamdan (2019 ~ present): Effect of chemical oxides on the reaction kinetics of alkali activated materials.(Co-supervised by Dr Ailar Hajimohammadi)
Reza Namini (2022 ~ present): Modelling of CO2 transportation and reaction mechanisms to predict concrete durability against carbonation and corrosion (Primary: Dr Ali Kashani)
Emad Golafshani (2022 ~ present): Developing a sustainable mix design of concrete containing waste materials using machine learning and metaheuristic optimization algorithms (Primary: Dr Ali Kashani)
Yingda Zhang, PhD (2018 ~ 2022): Prevention of early age cracking in concrete through mix design parameters (Assistant Professor in Xihua University, China)
Mohammed Alnahhal, PhD (2018 ~ 2022): Rheology and durability of alkali-activated materials made of rice husk ash-derived sodium silicates
Quang Dieu Nguyen, PhD (2016 ~ 2020): Durability properties of low-carbon concrete incorporating alternative supplementary cementitious materials and manufactured aggregate (Research Assoicate at UTS, Australia)