California State University Long Beach, USA
Kim joined the CSULB Department of Civil Engineering
and Construction Engineering Management in 2009 as
an assistant professor. He received a BE and ME in
Architectural Engineering from Chungbuk National
University, Korea. He received a second ME and a PhD
in Civil Engineering from University of Florida,
majoring in Construction Engineering and Management
with a minor in Statistics. He taught as an
assistant professor at Missouri Western State
University prior to his arrival at CSULB. Dr. Kim
spent several years as a field engineer and safety
engineer. He is a registered professional engineer
and holds a LEED AP BD+C certification.
Dr. Kim’s research interests include advanced construction scheduling using optimization techniques, green building, building information modeling, cost estimating methods, international construction, information technology in construction operations, project delivery systems, and statistical methods for construction engineers.
Dr. Kim has authored research papers in high-quality engineering and scientific journals such as the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, and Journal of Transportation Research Board. Dr. Kim is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and ASCE's Construction Research Council of the Construction Institute and Architectural Engineering Institute. He is also a member of the INFORMS Simulation Society and a peer reviewer for many technical journals.
ONG Ghim Ping Raymond
National University of Singapore, Singapore
ONG Ghim Ping Raymond is an Associate Professor and
Associate Head (Research) in the Department of Civil
and Environmental Engineering at the National
University of Singapore (NUS). He graduated with a
B.Eng (Civil) (First Class Honours) with a minor in
Business from the National University of Singapore
in 2003 and obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering
from the National University of Singapore in 2007.
Prior to his current appointment, he worked as a
postdoctoral research associate in the School of
Civil Engineering at Purdue University from 2007 to
2008, a visiting assistant professor in the same
university in 2009 and then a lecturer (from 2010 to
2014) and assistant professor (2014-2020) in the
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at
the National University of Singapore.
Dr Ong’s research interests include pavement materials and engineering, and multimodal transport infrastructures and operations, with emphasis on future mega-transport infrastructures/operations (such as car-lite/car-free towns, next generation seaports and airports). He has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as over 100 international conference papers in these research areas. He is also actively involved in translational research grants/projects related to the engineering development of critical mega-infrastructures in Singapore (including the Tuas mega-port, Changi East Development, and Woodlands Checkpoint).
Dr. Ong is currently serving in various scientific committees in the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the America Society of Testing and Materials and the Eastern Asian Society of Transportation Studies. He is also currently serving in editorial roles in several peer-reviewed international journals. He has received several scientific awards in recognition to his achievements in transportation research, including the Alfred Noble Prize (ASCE), the Hanjin Prize (IAME), the inaugural Takeuchi Yoshio Award (OCDI) and the inaugural iSMARTi Early Career Award. His research expertise and achievements have also led to him to serve as consultant to agencies and companies such as Changi Airport Group, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Surbana Jurong Infrastructures Pte Ltd, Global Maritime and Port Services Pte Ltd, and the Korean Maritime Institute.
Dr. Ong is also passionate about sharing his thoughts on current and future issues related to his research expertise to the public. He has frequently appeared in mainstream print or internet media (such as Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, The New Paper, Today Online) and live or pre-recorded TV interviews (such as Channel NewsAsia, Channel 8 info-ed programs and news, and Suria info-ed programs) speaking on issues on transport infrastructure and operations, active mobility and car-lite/car-free initiatives.
University of Macau, China
Biography: Dr. Zongjin LI is Chair professor at Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering at University of Macau (UM). He joined UM after his service Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1994 to 2016. He received his B.E. from Zhejiang University, Hongzhou, China in 1982 and obtained both his M.S. and PhD from Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A, in 1990 in 1993, respectively. He is a fellow of American Concrete Institute and a registered professional engineer in Hong Kong, China. He is a member of committees of ISO/TC71, First vice Chair of China Group of RILEM and Founding President of ACI China Chapter. He has done extensive researches in the area of cement-based materials and non-destructive evaluations. As the chief scientist, he has led a China Key National Basic Research Project (973), ‘Basic study on environmentally friendly contemporary concrete’, which has made a great contributions to advance concrete technology in China. As the founding chair of Gordon Research Conference, “Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Development” in 2014, he has brought the research conference of building materials into a higher scientific level. He has published 5 technical books, in which ‘Advanced Concrete Technology’ published by John Wiley has been collected by many national libraries and most major university libraries and used by many universities as text or reference books for civil engineering. He has also published more than 400 technical papers with a SCI H-index of 36 and Scopus H-index of 39. In 2016, he has been selected as the one of the 150 most cited authors in Civil engineering field. He has also been awarded five US and seven Chinese patents. Three of his patents have been developed into commercial products. He received the Arthur R. Anderson Medal from American Concrete Institute in 2017 and Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Award from British Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.