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Prof. Jong Kim

Department of Civil Engineering
Nazarbayev University


Prof. Jong R. Kim is a Civil Engineer, holding a PhD degree in Civil Engineering, as well as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering and a Construction Management Professional. He has published more than 100 technical papers in academic journals and conferences, and has 2 technical books to his credit. Furthermore, he has been a reviewer for more than 10 academic journals. He has contributed to develop 5 successful construction technologies (officially designated as “New Korean Excellent Technology Patents”). He has been acting as a project proposal evaluator for National Research Foundation of Korea, Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, and Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute. He had also been acting as an advisory member for the Ministry of Security and Public Administration (South Korea); the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (South Korea); the Ministry of Environment (South Korea); FHWA (USA); Department of Transportation (Minnesota, Hawaii and Illinois) and other government agencies.

Research Interest

Current research interests are Testing and modeling of the mechanical behavior of frictional/cohesive materials, Soft ground improvement, Stability analysis of slops and foundations, Soil-structure interaction, Non-destructive testing, Pavement analysis and design, Recycling of construction materials and Sustainable engineering.


  • Kim, J. R. et al. (2014). Failure Prediction of Normally Consolidated Clays Using Stress Paths of Consolidated Undrained Tests, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 911, pp 499-503

  • V. Inglezakis, L. Rojas–Solórzano, J. Kim, A. Aitbekova and A. (2015). Comparison between Landfill Gas and Waste Incineration for Power Generation in Astana, Kazakhstan, Waste Management & Research, pp. 1-9

  • H.Y. Leung, J. Kim, A. Nadeem, J. Jaganathan and M.P. Anwar (2016). Sorptivity of self-compacting concrete containing fly ash and silica fume, Construction and Building Materials, 113:369-375

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