Prof. Thomas Kang, Seoul National University, Korea
Speech Title: Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Education and Innovation
Profile: Dr. Kang is a Professor in the Department of Architecture & Architectural Engineering and Director for Engineering Education Innovation Center at Seoul National University, South Korea. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA. He has held various affiliated positions in the U.S. and Japan, including Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Adjunct Professor at the University of Oklahoma, and Lecturer at UCLA, University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Tokyo. Prof. Kang received his PhD from UCLA, his MS from Michigan State University, and his BS from Seoul National University.
Prof. Kang is a world-class scholar in the field of post-tensioned concrete structures. He is a Fellow of Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) and a Fellow of American Concrete Institute (ACI). Prof. Kang received the Kenneth B. Bondy Award for Most Meritorious Technical Paper as Lead Author from PTI in 2012, and the Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper as Lead Author from ACI in 2009 with the subject of post-tensioned concrete. He regularly teaches the course of Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign every other summer (both on campus and online) and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa every fall (live online lectures). Prof. Kang is Associate Editor for PTI Journal of Post-Tensioning Institute. He is one of the founding and voting members of PTI DC-20 Committee, Building Design, and a voting member for Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete. He joined the effort of publishing the PTI Building Design Committee document, Guide for Design of Post-Tensioned Buildings, as one of the authors.
Prof. Kang has also served the international community as a voting member for ACI Committee 369, Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation; Joint ACI-ASCE Committees 335, Composite and Hybrid Structures, and 352 Joints and Connections in Monolithic Concrete Structures; Joint ACI-ASME Committee 359, Concrete Containments for Nuclear Reactors; and many committees for Korea Concrete Institute (KCI) and other institutions in Korea. As well, he has served as an Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance, Taylor & Francis Group, and Advances in Computational Design, Techno-Press. His extensive service has a strong impact on the growth of structural engineering societies.
Prof. Kang published more than a hundred international journal papers and more than a hundred international conference proceedings, including 31 in ACI Structural Journal and 10 in PTI Journal. He has chaired many sessions/symposiums of structural engineering; delivered many keynote/invited speeches; and organized international conferences/workshops as a Chair. Additionally, Dr. Kang has done a lot of practice as a consulting engineer in South Korea and the U.S. Prior to joining the academia, he had a working experience in California, USA (e.g., John A. Martin & Associates), and was a licensed Professor Engineer (PE) in California.
Prior to joining the academia, he had a working experience in California, USA (e.g., John A. Martin & Associates), and was a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in California. He is still working for Precision-Hayes International, a globally leading company in the field of post-tensioning, as a consultant.
Prof. Youngjin Lee, Boston Architectural College, USA
Profile: Prof. Lee is currently a faculty of the Boston Architectural College in Massachusetts. US, and a Senior Associate at Sasaki Associates, Inc. in Massachusetts. US as a licensed architect with 15 plus years of experience. He received a BS (1998) in Aeronautical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, a BS (2000) in Architecture from the same school, and M.Arch (2007) from School of Architecture at Yale University, U.S.
Prof. Lee is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of Boston Society of Architects (BSA), a member of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and a member of Architectural Institute of Korea (AIK). He is also a peer reviewer of international journals including Nexus Network Journal and Architectural Research, and a research project reviewer of National Research Foundation of Korea.
Prof. Lee has been teaching multiple Master¡¯s Thesis Studios and advanced architectural workshops of design computation and digital fabrication in the Boston Architectural College since 2011 with the unique pedagogy focusing on the integration between digital design and between multiple disciplines.
Prof. Lee is also an active part of an emerging generation of designers deeply immersed in the exploration of emanating technologies in architectural practice, with a special interest in design computation and digital fabrication, while maint-aining a practical relevancy in their application to professional practice. As a leader of a design computation group as Sasaki associates, he explores the diverse digital technologies and workflow to expand design capability.
Prof. Lee¡¯s research stems from his experience in both academia and practice, and efforts to improve design methodology, which offers design possibilities through integrative design media and generative algorithms. He has published in many journals including Architectural Research, Journal of Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, Automation in Construction, Nexus Network Journal, Advances in Computational Design, and presented his works at International Conference on Sustainable building Asia 2016, AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, and ASHRAE 2017 Building Performance Analysis Conference.
Prof. T.C. Pong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Speech Title: To be announced
Profile: To be announced