Dr. Youngguk Seo


Brief Narrative
My interest lies in both laboratory and full scale evaluation of road and pavement structures. In laboratory, I characterizes cracking (fracture and fatigue) performance of viscoelastic materials such as asphalt concrete. Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is one of research tools to investigate the localized damage initiation and propagation under various time and temperature conditions. I have conducted full scale pavement testing and field experiments in both South Korea and USA. Findings from these studies enable pavement engineers to better understand how the pavement materials actually behave in the field due to the changes of  traffic and climatic conditions. I am also interested in the application of renewable energy sources to enhance the service life and performance of pavements.  

Research Appointments

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Kennesaw State University (SPSU)
August 2014 – Present, Marietta GA 30060

Pavement Engineer
Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
February 2013 – July 2014, McLean VA 22101
Deputy Research Director
Expressway and Transportation Research Institute of Korea Expressway Corporation
February 1996 – February 2013, Hwseong, Korea
Visiting Structural Engineer 
NDE Laboratory, MIT
October 1997 – December 1997, Boston, MA