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Chung-Bang Yun
Structural Dynamics and Stochastic Mechanics Lab

Researches have been mainly on structural dynamics, stochastic mechanics, structural health monitoring, and risk management. Activities are on earthquake, wind, & offshore engineering, and natural disaster mitigation. Recent R&Ds focus on smart structure technologies including smart sensors and monitoring, damage identification, and maintenance, which can help in improving the safety and extending the service-life of civil infrastructure

 

Young-Nam Kwon
Advanced Water Treatment Lab

In the Advanced Water Treatment Lab at UNIST, we work on aquatic chemistry and its application to the analysis and solution of specific chemical problems in aqueous solutions, better understanding and application of membrane technology to water or wastewater treatment, and development of innovative technologies for the treatment of emerging contaminants

 

Sung-Deuk Choi
Environmental Analytical Chemistry Lab

We investigate the level and pattern of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and various toxic chemicals using mass spectrometers. Long-range atmospheric transport, air-soil and air-water fluxes, and multimedia fates of POPs in various environmental compartments are current research topics in our lab.

 

Changha Lee
Advanced Redox Technology (ART) Lab

The research areas that the Environmental ART Lab is working on include environmental nanotechnology, environmental photochemistry, chemistry of reactive oxygen species in aquatic systems and advanced oxidation technologies for contaminant degradation and pathogen inactivation.

Myong-In Lee
Climate-Environment Modeling Lab

Our dedicated studies include weather, climate, and environmental predictions in a full range of scale from global to regional, and to the urban scale, driven by global warming and climate change. Developments of the integrated earth system model in very-high spatial resolution of 1-10 km are critical parts for the mission success, with the extensive use of satellite observations for the model validation.

 

Myoungsu Shin
Sustainable Structural Systems and Materials Lab

The Sustainable Structural Systems and Materials Lab is dedicated to the research and application of the sustainable design and materials of urban infrastructures. The primary research interests lie on the earthquake-resistant design of reinforced concrete structures and the optimization of super-tall building structural systems, with an emphasis on applications to urban infrastructures subjected to multi-hazardous disasters. With respect to research methodologies, both large-scale experimental testing and detailed numerical analysis are involved. The ultimate goal of the lab is to make major contributions to the resiliency and sustainability of the urban environment for future human society.

Jae-Eun Oh
Nano-based Advanced Infrastructure Materials and Microstructure of Concrete Lab

The current research of Nano-AIMS is placed on the development of new sustainable structural binding materials to substitute portland cement using industrial by-products such as slag, coal fly ash or other waste.

Sung-Han Sim
Smart Infrastructure Systems Laboratory

The research has focused on the interdisciplinary area of smart structures technology, including work on structural dynamics, structural health monitoring (SHM), wireless smart sensor networks (WSSN), damage detection, and full-scale dynamic testing. The main research thrust is theoretical development and software implementation of WSSN algorithms as well as full-scale realization of WSSN.

Jae Hong Kim
Concrete Lab

Much of the infrastructures we live, high-rise buildings, long-span bridges, road pavement, and underground support systems are all structured from this material. Even though the use of concrete has long history, outdated concrete was used in ancient Roman civilization, it is sometimes uncommon. For example, we easily find cracks in concrete structures around us, but control of the cracks is one of the most difficult projects. Some of the cracks are inherent in early age and others might be resulted from gradual crumbling. The project is under the umbrella theme of restoring and improving urban infrastructures, one of 14 grand challenges for the 21st century selected by National Academy of Engineering.

Sarah Kang
Climate Dynamics Lab

We use a hierarchy of general circulation models to understand and analyze the impact of global warming and ozone hole on our climate. Of particular interest is  on the mechanism by which the climate change in one region (particularly polar areas) affects the other regions (particularly the tropics).

 

Gi-Hyoug Cho
Sustainable Urban Planning and Design Lab

Sustainable urban planning and design lab explores a wide range of topics relevant to urban development and policy. Visioning innovative future of the cities based on the empirical analysis of the relationships between human behaviors and urban space is one of the main research subjects.

 

Yongwon Seo
Advanced Clean Energy (ACE) Lab

Our dedicated studies include carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) to mitigate global warming and to pursue the clean use of fossil fuels. Major research interests are applications of gas hydrates to energy and environmental systems focusing on CO2 capture, CO2 storage in the CH4 hydrate layer, natural gas storage and transportation, and hydrogen storage. Gas hydrates are solid inclusion compounds in which gas molecules are trapped within a crystal structure of water and have many technical applications due to the ability to capture specific gas components. Another research interest is CO2 capture using regenerable solid sorbents, which is thought to be cost-effective and energy-efficient.

Changsoo Lee
Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Lab

Our major research interests lie in the field of biological waste/wastewater treatment with particular emphasis on waste-to-energy technologies. AEBL's research activities also cover other environmental biotechnologies, such as nutrient removal/recovery, toxic compound treatment, and microbial source tracking, and even extend to the development of molecular tools for microbial community analysis. As the performance of a bioprocess is dependent on the concerted activity of microorganisms involved, it is important to better understand how the little players behave and interact. Such approaches provide comprehensive insights into bioprocesses, eventually leading to enhanced process performance.

Jungho Im
Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS Lab

Over the coming decades, society will face a range of emerging problems driven by climate change and the stresses that the growth and migration of human populations pose. My research seeks to broaden and deepen our understanding of the Earth systems on which society depends using remote sensing and GIS technologies, and leverage this knowledge to better manage and control critical functions related to urban ecology, terrestrial ecosystems, water resources, natural and man-made disasters, and carbon sequestration.

Marco Torbol
Reliability and Risk Assessment lab (R2A lab)

The scope of the R2A laboratory is to improve the current state of the art and to develop new innovative methodologies for the reliability and risk assessment of civil infrastructure systems. These systems can be either spatially distributed systems, such as: highway transportation networks, railroad networks, water distribution systems, power distribution grids, or very complex systems such as nuclear power plants. These systems provide the necessary energy, water supply, and means of transportation that are the foundations of our modern society. The disruption of any of these systems has a huge impact on our daily life and it brings economic loss and life loss.

Dong Keun (D.K.) Yoon
Disaster Risk Management Laboratory

Disaster Risk Management Laboratory pursues multidisciplinary research and education for the primary purpose of reducing community vulnerability to disasters and increasing capacity to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from hazard events. We conducts research across a broad range of issues including disaster risk management and policy, disaster prevention technology, and disaster vulnerability and capacity assessment.

Dong-Hyun Cha
High-impact Weather Prediction Lab

Our researches focus on the real-time forecast of high-impact weather (HIW) and the investigation of its dynamical and physical mechanism by using the UNIST HIW Prediction System (UHPS) based on high resolution numerical models. In addition, future changes in HIW are also estimated through dynamical downscaling of climate change scenarios.

Young Joo Lee
Structural Reliability and Disaster Risk Lab

The major research interests of the Structural Reliability and Disaster Risk Lab lie on structural reliability, network reliability, disaster risk management, and risk-based structural design and maintenance.  We investigate the performance of structures and lifeline networks under  service loads and/or disasters using probabilistic approaches, for design, maintenance, and disaster management.