Faculty Profile for Dr. Jung Yeon

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Dr. Jung Yeon
Assistant Professor — Ingram School of Engineering
RFM 5200
phone: (512) 245-0684

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Gachon University, Korea, 2019-2021
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Gachon University, Korea, 2014-2019
Postdoc. Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2013-2014
Postdoc. Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-2013
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011
M.S.E. Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008
B.S. Civil Engineering, Yonsei University, 2006

Teaching Interests

Structural Analysis
Reinforced Concrete Design
Prestressed Concrete
Infrastructure Materials

Research Interests

Smart & multi-functional materials for resilient construction
Climate-adaptive, energy-storing, and self-sensing cement-based materials
Carbon utilization and sequestration
Use of waste and industrial by-products in cement-based materials
Rheology of fresh cement-based materials
3D printable concrete/printing technology for automated construction
Concrete-polymer composites

Infrastructure resilience and sustainability
Structural health monitoring
Assessment and management of aging and deteriorating civil infrastructure
Construction, quality control & repair/rehabilitation practices for civil infrastructure

Design, behavior, and performance of rigid pavement
Forensic investigations of failure mechanisms

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Hong, G., Kim, J., Song, C., Yeon, J. H., & Choi, S. (2023). Effect of Internal Curing by Superabsorbent Polymers on the Densification and Microstructural Development of Cementitious Materials Exposed to Different Environmental Conditions. Construction and Building Materials, 411, 134778. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.134778
  • Sadaghian, H., Dadmand, B., Pourbaba, M., Jabbari, S., & Yeon, J. H. (2023). The Effect of Size on the Mechanical Properties of 3D-Printed Polymers. Sustainability, 16, 367. https://doi.org/10.3390/su1601035
  • Nishat, F. M., Chakraborty, R., Oh, H.-J., Yoo, D.-Y., Mohapoo, R., & Yeon, J. H. (2023). Design and Performance Evaluation of an Electrically Heated Concrete Panel for Sustainable Winter Maintenance. Developments in the Built Environment, 16, 100259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dibe.2023.100259
  • Pourbaba, M., Chakraborty, R., Pourbaba, M., Belarbi, A., & Yeon, J. H. (2023). A New Insight into the Design Compressive Strength of Ultra-High Performance Concrete. Buildings, 13, 2909. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13122909
  • Oh, T., Chun, B., Jang, Y. S., Yeon, J. H., Banthia, N., & Yoo, D.-Y. (2023). Effect of Nano-SiO2 on Fiber–Matrix Bond in Ultra-High-Performance Concrete as Partial Substitution of Silica Flour. Cement and Concrete Composites, 138, 104957. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2023.104957

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Sigma Xi, Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society. January 2024 - Present
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Of The Month Award - Institution Faculty, NRHH. September 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Editor's Choice Article, Materials. November 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Scientists and Engineers Early Career Development (SEED) Fellow, Korean-American Scientist and Engineers. December 2021

Selected Grants

  • Yeon, Jung Heum (Principal), Faroughi, Salah Aldin (Co-Principal). Self-Sealing Concrete to Enhance Durability and Longevity of Coastal Concrete Infrastructure Under Corrosive Environment, UTC CREATE, Texas State University, $149875. (Submitted: November 2023, Funded: September 2024 - February 2026). Grant.
  • Yeon, Jung Heum (Principal). Technical Support for Forensic Evaluation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation of Rigid Pavements, Texas Department of Transportation - Interagency Cooperation Contract (IAC), State, $49998. (Funded: September 2023 - August 2024). Grant.
  • Hwang, Sangchul Scott (Principal), Yeon, Jung (Co-Principal), Shi, Xijun (Co-Principal), Ozbakkaloglu, Togay (Co-Principal), Kulesza, Stacey (Co-Principal), Carvallo, Andres (Co-Principal). Professional Services and Studies on Green and Technology-Enhanced Infrastructure Management and Firefighter's Health, Hays County, State, $167454. (Funded: January 2023 - December 2024). Grant.
  • Yeon, Jung Heum (Principal), Ozbakkaloglu, Togay (Co-Principal). Development of a Phase Change Material-Based Heat-Absorbing Surface Covering for Concrete Pavements/Bridge Decks, American Concrete Institute, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $87500. (Submitted: December 1, 2021, Funded: August 2022 - July 2023). Grant.
  • Yeon, Jung Heum (Principal), Ozbakkaloglu, Togay (Co-Principal), Hwang, Sangchul (Co-Principal), Song, In-Hyouk (Co-Principal). Development of IoT-Based Snow Removal System for Preemptive Response to Heavy Snow and Black Ice, Seoul Institute of Technology (SIT), International, $326551. (Funded: September 2021 - December 2023). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Vice President
Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association - Austin Chapter
August 2023-Present
February 2023-Present
Graduate Faculty for MSEC (PhD) Program
September 2022-Present
May 2022-Present
ISoE Recruiting, Graduation, Career Fair Events Committee
September 2021-Present