Personal Homepage of Professor Jeongho Kim

Computational Solid Mechanics Lab


Jeongho Kim


Office: Castleman (CAST) #320


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

261 Glenbrook Rd. Unit 3037

Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3037

Phone: (860) 486-2746

Fax: (860) 486-2298


          Email: jeongho.kim@uconn.edu



Job Opening: PhD Graduate Student in Applied Mechanics field


Apply ASAP to Civil & Env. Engineering Department for PhD in Concentration Area: Applied Mechanics

Position available for Spring 2018                            




2016 – Present, Director, Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center, University of Connecticut

2010 – Present, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut

2004 – 2010,      Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut

2008 – Present ,   Joint Appointment, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,   University of Connecticut




Ph.D.   2000-2003    Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    

M.S.    1998-2000    Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B. S.    1989-1996    Dept. of Architecture, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea




Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC)

Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technologies (BECAT)

Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2)

Institute of Materials Science (IMS)


Research Interests


·  Manufacturing Modeling and Simulation

·  Composite Damage Modeling and Optimization

·  Stress Analysis of Dental Restorations

·  Durability Modeling of SOFCs

·  Computational Fracture Mechanics

·  Graded Finite Elements

·  Nonlinear and Dynamic Finite Element Methods  


Honors and Awards


·   ASEE Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2010

·   National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006

·   Inaugural USACM & ASME PTC 60 Student Benchmark Competition Award,

    the Seventh U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 2003.    

·   Young Researcher Fellowship Award in the Second M.I.T. Conference, June 2003

·   Ambassadorial Scholar Award, The Rotary International, 1998-1999


Funded Research Projects


National Institutes of Health

Economic Development Administration

United Technologies — Pratt & Whitney

National Science Foundation

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Energy

Air Force Research Laboratory

Federal Highway Administration — Connecticut Department of Transportation


Selected Journal Publications


J.-Y. Lee, J. Kim, J.-M. Kim, J. Kim, “Evaluation of the long-term sound reduction performance of resilient materials in the floating floor system,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 366: 199-210, 2016


S. Vaidya, L. Zhang, D. Maddala, R. Hebert, J. T. Jefferson, A. Shukla, and J.-H. Kim, "Quasi-static Response of Sandwich Steel Beams with Corrugated Cores," Engineering Structures, 97:80-89, 2015


L. Zhang, R. Hebert, J. T. Jefferson, A. Shukla, and J.-H. Kim, "Dynamic Response of Corrugated Steel Plates with Graded Cores," International Journal of Impact Engineering, 65:185-194, 2014.


S. Vaidya and J.-H. Kim, “Finite Element Thermal Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode Microstructures,” Journal of Power Sources, 225(1):269-276, 2013.


N. Li, A. Verma, P. Singh, and J.-H. Kim, “Characterization of La0.58Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-d-Ce0.8Gd0.2O2 Composite Cathode for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Ceramics International, 39:529-538, 2013.


L. Zhang and J.-H. Kim, “Mixed-mode Crack tip Fields in Anisotropic Functionally Graded Materials,” ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 79(5):051011 (10 pages), 2012.


S. Vaidya and J.-H. Kim, “Continuum Mechanics of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Using Three-Dimensional Reconstructed Microstructures,” Book Chapter in Y. X. Gan (editor), Continuum Mechanics – Progress in Fundamentals and Engineering Applications, InTech, pp 73-88, 2012. (IBook chapter, SBN 978-953-51-0447-6)


C. Liu, J. DeWolf and J.-H. Kim, “Development of a New Cracked Mindlin Plate Element,” ISRN Civil Engineering, ID: 842572, 11pages, 2011.


L. Zhang and J.-H. Kim, “Higher-order Terms for the Mode-III Stationary Crack-tip Fields in a Functionally Graded Material,” ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 78(1):011005 (10 pages), 2011.


G. Anandakumar and J-H. Kim, “A Thermomechanical Fracture Modeling and Simulation for Functionally Graded Solids using a Residual-Strain Formulation,” International Journal of Fracture, 164:31-55, 2010.

G. Anandakumar and J.-H. Kim, “On the Modal Behavior of a Three-Dimensional  Functionally Graded Cantilever Beam: Poisson’s ratio and Material Sampling Effects,” Composite Structures, 92:1358-1371, 2010.

G. Anandakumar and J.-H. Kim, “Dynamic, Modal and Wave Propagation Analyses of 3D Functionally Graded Continua,” Materials Science Forum, 631-632:17-22, 2010.


G. Anandakumar, N. Li, A. Verma, P. Singh, and J.-H. Kim, “Thermal Stress and Probability of Failure Analyses of Functionally Graded Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Power Sources, 195(19):6659-6670, 2010.


C. Liu, J. T. DeWolf and J.-H. Kim, “Development of a Baseline for Structural   Health Monitoring and Seismic Evaluation for a Curved Post-tensioned Concrete Box Girder Bridge,” Engineering Structures, 31: 3107-3115, 2009

L. Zhang and J.-H. Kim, “A Complex Variable Approach for Asymptotic Mode-III Crack-tip Fields in an Anisotropic Functionally Graded Material,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 76: 2512-2525, 2009.

J.-H. Kim and Amit KC, “A Generalized Interaction Integral Method for the Evaluation of the T-stress in Orthotropic Functionally Graded Materials under Thermal Loading,” ASME, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 75:051112, pages 8, 2008.

Amit KC and J.-H. Kim, “Interaction Integrals for Thermal Fracture of Functionally Graded Materials,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 75(8):2542-2565, 2008.