Dr Taehwan   Kim
Senior Lecturer

Dr Taehwan Kim

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

Engineering
Sch: Civil & Environmental Eng

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.

Phone
(+61 2) 9385 5026
Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 7, Room CE718 Kensington Campus

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Taehwan Kim
    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

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