SEONGKWAN MARK LEE

Bio: 
Nationality : Republic of Korea

EDUCATION
 
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, May 2008, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S.C.E., February 1998, and B.S.C.E., February 1996, Seoul National University
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (December 2014–Present)
  • Senior Researcher, Expressway & Transportation Research Institute, Korea Expressway Corporation, Gyeonggi, Korea (March 1998 – December 2014)
  • Senior Researcher (Secondee as a Technical Advisor), Transport Division / INE, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C., USA (January 2012 - January 2014)
  • Research Assistant, EPIL-Expert Planning Information Systems Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, U.S.A. (September 2003 - April 2008)
  • Research Assistant, Research Institute of Engineering Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (March 1996 - February 1998)
  • Secretary of JIN-JAE KIM, a member of the National Assembly, Seoul, Korea (August 1996 - September 1997)

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

License

  • Civil Engineer, Human Resources Development Service of Korea, No.95204070211I, 1995-08
  • Test & Inspection officer, KOLAS (KOrea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme), NO.00-C03-172, 2000-03

Certification

  • Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., December 14, 2001.
  • Introduction to Programming ArcObjects(8.2) with VBA, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., December 24, 2002.

 

PATENTS

  • Impact Energy Absorbing Structure for Highway, November 26, 2001, No.2000-0001824 (with Kyounghwan Shin, Bongjo Chung, Kiyoung Lee, and Jaewoong Joo)
  • Crash Cushion for Vehicles, July 31, 2002, No348707 (with Bongjo Chung, Kiyoung Lee, Jaewoong Joo, and Dongil Rubber Belt Co., Ltd.)

 

AWARD

  • Exceptional Papers Award for the 16th Korean Society of Road Engineers Conference, Seoul, Korea, September 30, 2014.
  • Exceptional Papers Award for the 37th Korean Society of Civil Engineers Conference, Seoul, Korea, November 4, 2011.
  • Exceptional Papers Award for the 40th Conference of Korean Society of Transportation, Seoul, Korea, November 17, 2001.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Fall Semester, 2003 – Spring Semester, 2005     Received the Graduate Study Abroad Scholarship by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF)
  • Fall Semester, 1993 – Fall Semester, 1995         Selected as a waiver of full tuition by the Korean Scholarship Foundation

 

MEMBERSHIP IN SCHOLARLY SOCIETIES

  • The Korea Institute of Intelligent Transport Systems, 2010 – present
  • Korean Society of Road Engineers, 2008 – present
  • Korean Society of Transportation, 1998 – present
  • Korean Society of Civil Engineers, 1998 – present
  • Korea Construction Engineers Association, 1996 – present

 

COURSES TAUGHT RECENTLY

General Courses for Undergraduate Students

  • Engineering Economic Analysis (GE403), King Saud University (KSU), 2015 – 2020
  • Introduction to Engineering Design (GE106), KSU, Spring 2020
  • Industry and Environment (GE302), KSU, Spring 2019
  • Engineering (Project) Management (GE404), KSU, 2015 & 2016

Core Courses for Undergraduate Students

  • Transportation System (CE430), KSU, 2015 – 2018
  • Traffic Safety Engineering, Kyeonggi University (KGU), Fall 2011
  • Highway Safety Engineering, KGU, Fall 2009

Elective Course for Undergraduate Students

  • Railway Engineering (CE435), KSU, 2017

Courses for Graduate Students

  • Advanced Traffic Operations and Control (CE633), KSU, Fall 2020
  • Traffic Flow Characteristics (CE531), KSU, Fall 2020
  • Traffic Flow Operations and Control (CE534), KSU, Spring 2020
  • Transportation Economics and Evaluation (CE639), KSU, Fall 2018
  • Geographic Information Systems, Dankook University (DKU), Fall 2010
  • Highway Geometry Design, DKU, Spring 2010
  • Highway Safety Engineering, DKU, Fall 2009

 

PROJECT OPERATIONS 

  • Jan. 2012 - Jan. 2014                     Mainstreaming Intelligent Transport Systems in Latin America (Technical Cooperation), Team Member, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Jan. 2012 - Jan. 2014                     Latin NCAP vehicle safety standards - Support for the implementation of “development stage”– promoting vehicle regulation in the LAC region (Technical Cooperation), Team Member, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., USA

 

RESEARCHES

  • Mar. 2017 - Dec. 2017                      A New Approach for Traffic Safety Education of Future Drivers in the Kingdom, Co-Project Investigator, KSU, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Sponsored by the King Saud University, $10,000)
  • Jun. 2014 - Dec. 2014                        Evaluation Methodologies for Intelligent Transport Systems, Team Member, KEC, Gyeonggi, Korea (Sponsored by Inter-American Development Bank, $70,000)
  • Jun. 2014 - Nov. 2014                       Support for Road Safety in Haiti and Dominican Republic (Joint Consulting with Inter-American Development Bank), Team Member, KEC, Gyeonggi, Korea (Sponsored by Korea Eximbank, $200,000) 
  • Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2014                Development of New Services and Operational Strategies on Expressways for the Preparedness to Aging Society, Project Manager, KEC, Gyeonggi, Korea
  • Jan. 2010 - Dec. 2011                Improving the Traffic Accident Management & Information System in Korea Expressway Corporation, Project Manager, KEC, Gyeonggi, Korea
  • Jan. 2009 - Dec. 2009                Development of Policies and Action Plans to Halve Traffic Accidents on Expressways, Project Manager, KEC, Gyeonggi, Korea
  • Jun. 2008 - Dec. 2009                Improvement of Traffic Safety Deficiencies on Expressways, Researcher, KEC, Gyeonggi, Korea
  • Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007                 Development of Standard for Road Traffic Accident Registry Service, Research Assistant, UIUC, Illinois, United States of America (Sponsored by the Telecommunication Technology Association)
  • Nov. 2005 - May. 2008                Development of Architecture for Integrated Information System for Highway Safety Management, Research Assistant, UIUC, Illinois, United States of America (Sponsored by the Korea Transportation Institute )
  • Sep. 2003 - Feb. 2006                Estimation of Regional Economic Losses due to Transportation Network Damage by Earthquake, Research Assistant, UIUC, Illinois, United States of America (Sponsored by the Korea Earthquake Engineering Research Center )
  • Aug. 2002 – May. 2003                Full Scale Vehicle Crash Tests on the SB3 and SB4 Level Guardrails, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea (Sponsored by the Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology )
  • Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2003                A Study on the Depth of Guardrail Post, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea
  • May 2001 – Jul. 2001                Full Scale Vehicle Crash Tests on the SB2 Level Guardrails, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea (Sponsored by the Korea Institute of Construction Technology)
  • Jan. 2001 – Dec. 2001                Development of Road Safety Evaluation Model, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea  
  • Dec. 2000 – Feb. 2001                Full Scale Vehicle Crash Tests on the High Density Polyethylene Crash Cushion, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea (Sponsored by the Damul Advertising Co., Ltd.)
  • Dec. 2000 – Feb. 2001                Full Scale Vehicle Crash Tests on the Butyl Rubber Crash Cushion, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea (Sponsored by the Dongil Rubber Belt Co., Ltd.)
  • Sep. 2000 – Sep. 2002                Development of Roadway Design Evaluation System-Safety Evaluation Module, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea (Sponsored by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation)
  • Jan. 2000 – Dec. 2001                A Study on the Monitoring and Optimization of the New Type of Concrete Median Barrier, Project Manager, KHC, Seongnam, Korea 
  • Mar. 2000 – Aug. 2000                The Crash Test and Simulation Analysis of High Performance Steel Bridge Rails, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea (Sponsored by the Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology)
  • Apr. 1999 – Jun. 1999                Full Scale Vehicle Crash Tests on the High Density Polyethylene Green Safety Box, Project Manager, KHC, Seongnam, Korea (Sponsored by the Damul Advertising Co., Ltd.)
  • Jan. 1999 – Dec. 1999                An Improvement Study on Crash Cushions, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea 
  • May 1998 – Aug. 1998                A Study on the Structural Stability of Bridge Rail, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea (Sponsored by the Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology)
  • Mar. 1998 – Dec. 1998                A Study on the Structural Stability of Bridge Rails, Project Manager, KHC, Seongnam, Korea 
  • Mar. 1998 – May 1998                A Study on the Structural Stability and Terminal of Steel Median Barrier for National Roads, Researcher, KHC, Seongnam, Korea (Sponsored by the Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology)
  • Mar. 1998 – Dec. 1998                Development and Installation of Driver’s Behavior and Response Detecting System in Vehicle (II), Project Manager, KHC, Seongnam, Korea