Dr. Taehyo Park

 

CEE HALL OF DISTINCTION: 2012

 From 2000 to 2012, he has conducted over 40 research projects sponsored by the industry and Korea Research Foundation(KRF). Furthermore, he was selected as a principal investigator and project leader of a prestigious World Class University (WCU) project sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in 2009. This project grant amounts to over $3 million for 5 years, and it is one of big projects in Korean research foundation. Through this project, he promoted the dual degree program between Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Hanyang University and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of LSU.

Taehyo Park’s  research includes material mechanics and computational mechanics. For a long time, he has studied multiscale methods of composite materials and conducted related researches. His current research interests include computational multiscale simulations using multiphysics and parallel algorithms. He administrated the international mini symposium related to computational multiscale which was held in Hanyang University in 2012. He has published over 70 international journal papers, and he owns 3 Korean patents to his credit. He has also received the best paper awards from Computational Structural Engineering Institute of Korea (COSEIK), Korea Concrete Institute (KCI), Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE).

Taehyo Park is currently the vice-president of the Korean Society of Civil Engineers and the vice-president of the Computational Structural Engineering Institute of Korea. He has been serving on the editorial boards of Korea Concrete Institute (2003-2004), Korean Society of Steel Construction (2004-2006), and Korean Society of Civil Engineers (2005-2006), a trustee at Korean Society of Civil Engineers (2006-2007). He has produced 27 graduate students (6 PhD. and 21 M.S.) under his direction and has supervised 6 postdoctoral research fellows.

Taehyo Park and his wife Hyesook Jung reside in Seoul, Korea. They have one daughter Noel.

Taehyo Park was born on June 22 1957, in a small town, South Korea. He graduated with BS in Civil Engineering from Hanyang University in 1985. He came to U.S. graduate studies in 1987, and received MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa in 1989. In 1994, he obtained PhD from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. After obtaining PhD he remained at Louisiana State University to further his research until 1997. Later that year he returned to Korea to assume an assistant professorship at Korea Maritime University, Busan, Korea. He then moved to Seoul to become an associate professor at Hanyang University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in September 2000. He was a visiting professor at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of LSU from 2007 to 2011. He was promoted to full professor in September, 2008. In 2012, he became the chairman of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Hanyang University.