Keynote Speaker - June 2018

Suyun Ham, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

Topic: Practical Automatic Non-Contact Inspection System for Next-Generation Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure

Dr. Ham is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, after he obtain a Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before that, he worked in industries for seven years as a researcher and a structural engineer on projects including buildings and infrastructure design. His primary research is non-destructive evaluation, imaging and sensing, where he applies mechanical field phenomena to assess the condition of infrastructure materials and structures. Special topic is integrated damage assessment for concrete structures with a fully contactless ultrasonic scanning system. He applied the method to samples that simulate full-scale concrete structures, such as a nuclear power plants, bridge decks and deteriorated concrete rail ties. He deploy the technology using a robotic scanning system.