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Mintae Kim

Mintae Kim

Academic Information

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Academic Focus: Geotechnical Engineering


Research Interests

Mintae Kim completed his Bachelor of civil engineering at Kyungpook National University in 2008 and Master of civil engineering at Korea University in 2011. He then started his Ph.D. program in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in the Fall Semester of 2012, but later transferred to Texas Tech University in the Fall Semester of 2013. For his master's thesis, Mintae performed a lateral pile load test on a drilled shaft instrumented with Fiber Bragg Grating sensor. He has also performed numerous laboratory and in-situ tests to characterize soils. He is currently serving as a research assistant at Texas Tech working on a TxDOT sponsored research project that performs load rating of TxDOT's bridge-class culverts. For his doctoral degree, Mintae is pursuing research on the behavior of open-ended steel pipe pile. He is currently developing a soil pluviation system and soil tank in which instrumented static load tests on model-scale open-ended pipe piles can be performed.