About me

Youngjin Park, Ph.D

EPIC Engineer and Faculty Associate

 

Dr. Park’s expertise is geotechnical engineering with emphasis on laboratory and field experimentation, sensors and instrumentation for short- and long-term monitoring.  Examples of recent research topics include resilient modulus testing, erosion protection of dams through adequate filter materials, and the modification of a new resonant and torsional shear testing device.

 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering major), 2003
  • M.S.C.E., Pusan National University in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering major), 1997
  • B.S., Pusan National University in Civil Engineering, 1991

 

Research interests:

  • Instrumentation of large-scale structures
  • Development and improvement of data collection and visualization
  • Development of new types of laboratory equipment and testing methods
  • Fundamental soil behavior using advanced sensor technology
  • Soil and rock characterization

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

 

Publication:

  • • Sylvain, M. B., Pando, M. A., Whelan, M. J., Ogunro, V. O., Park, Y., and Koch, T.,“ Large Scale Laboratory Testing to Evaluate Axial Load Capacity of Sheet Piles for Bridge Abutments”, Pending for 15th PCSMGE Soil Mechanics 2015 in Buenos Aires , 2015
  • Pando, M.A., Park, Y., “OVERVIEW OF ANALYTICAL METHODOLOGIES AND PROCEDURES COMMONLY USED FOR SEISMIC SCREENING OF EARTH DAMS IN THE U.S.”, Project Report for RRI Korea (Rural Research Institute), 2014
  • Pando, M.A., Swan, R.H., Park, Y., Sheridan, S., “Experimental Study of Bottom Coal Ash – Geofrid Interaction”, Geocongress 2014, pp. 316-325, 2014
  • “New Apparatus for Evaluating Filter Performance for Dams Containing Cracks”, Geotechnical Testing Journal (GTJ), August 2006, co-authored with T.L. Brandon, and J. Michael Duncan.
  • “Filter Performance Test for Dams Containing Cracks”, 16th ICSMGE, Osaka, Japan, September 2005, pp1909, co-authored with T.L. Brandon, and J. Michael Duncan.
  • “Investigation of the Ability of Filters to Stop Erosion through Cracks in Dams”, Project report for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 2003, co-authored with T.L. Brandon, and J. Michael Duncan.
  • “Investigation of the Ability of Filters to Stop Erosion through Cracks in Dams”, Ph. D Dissertation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 2003.
  • “Relationship between backcalculated and laboratory-measured resilient moduli of unbound materials”, Transportation Research Record no. 1849, Soil Mechanics, 2003, pp 177-182, co-authored with G.W. Flintsch, I.L. Al-Qadi, T.L. Brandon, and A. Appea.
  • “Filter Criteria Workbook Documentation”, Report for study performed by the Virginia Tech Center for Geotechnical Practice and Research (CGPR), 2002, co-authored with E. Stidworthy, J.M. Duncan, and T.L. Brandon.
  • “Developing a computer program for retaining wall design”, Korean Society of Civil Engineers Paper Collection (I), pp 215-218, 1996, co-authored with S.J. Park,, K.H. Jung, and D.H. Jung.
  • “Developing an expert system for retaining wall design”, 1996 conference of Korean Society of Civil Engineers, pp 833-836, 1994, co-authored with S.J. Park,, K.H. Jung, and D.H. Jung.

 

Contact:

  • e-mail:  y.park@uncc.edu
  • Office:   704-687-1232
  • Fax:       704-687-6953