Dr. Kim to Chair National Committee
Dr. Jimmy Kim has accepted an invitation from the Technical Activities Committee of American Concrete Institute to be the Chair of Committee 345 (Concrete Bridge Construction, Maintenance, and Repair). For the next three years, Dr. Kim will lead the committee consisting of 48 members.
Dr. Kim has been a member of the American Concrete Institute since 2004 and was promoted to a voting member of ACI-345 in 2008. Dr. Kim’s contribution to Committee 345 includes serving as the chair of a subcommittee and he led a technical document, “Guide for Widening Highway Bridges,” to be published in 2012. He also worked on the technical document, “Guide for Concrete Bridge Deck Repair and Rehabilitation.” Dr. Kim organized a technical session in Chicago in 2010 as part of the committee activity. His technical and educational contributions were acknowledged by the 2010 ACI Outstanding University Award presented to NDSU; only 15 universities across the nation received the award.
Dr. Kim’s research interest includes infrastructure rehabilitation using advanced composite materials. He is the adviser for 10 graduate students at NDSU. He is a member of the editorial boards of three international journals and is a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
The American Concrete Institute organized in 1904 is the world’s leading authority on concrete technology. It has 98 chapters worldwide, including more than 20,000 members in 108 countries. Conforming to its mission “Provide knowledge and information for the best use of concrete,” the institute publishes technical documents, provides a standard certificate program for the industry, conducts educational seminars and encourages student involvement in the concrete field.