Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2004)

M.S.,   Georgia Institute of Technology, GA (2000)

B.S.,    Inha University, South Korea (1999)


Dr. Sung-Hee Kim holds a B.S degree from Inha University, South Korea, M.S. degree from Georgia Tech, GA and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX on all in civil engineering.  He is a director of Georgia Pavement and Traffic Research Center (GPTRC) and Center for Georgia Aggregates Research (CGAR). Dr. Kim was appointed Associate Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering at Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA in 2012. 
Dr. Kim has research interests in testing and modeling of pavement materials, modeling of particulate media using discrete and finite element methods, and mechanistic based pavement design. He has conducted several studies on anisotropy and stress dependency of aggregates and asphalt affecting structural response and performance of flexible pavements with unbound aggregate layers.  His work also focused on characterization of various pavement materials including Portland cement concrete, asphalt concrete, subgrade, granular base layers, recycled materials, and their effects on pavement performance.
Dr. Kim also played a significant role to the success and timely completion of nationwide projects including Washington Dulles International Airport Design/PMS Update and Philadelphia International Airport Pavement Design/PMS Update. Dr. Kim is an affiliate of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE).