Dr. DoSoo Moon is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering at Seoul National University, South Korea. His M.S. thesis topic was “Seismic capacity estimation of steel pylon cable stayed bridges and development of a seismic retrofit method”. Then, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. His dissertation title was “Integrated seismic assessment and design of plan-irregular structures”. Prior to joining the UHM in August 2018, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Mid-American Earthquake (MAE) Center and Smart Structures Technology Laboratory (SSTL) at UIUC.
The general thrust of Dr. Moon’s research is directed toward the development of resilient and sustainable infrastructures in multi-hazard environments. His research experience and interests include: hazard risk assessment and mitigation, evaluation of structures under extreme loading, multi-scale structural testing, earthquake engineering, reliability analysis, structural retrofitting with smart materials, optimization, nonlinear finite element modeling, structural health monitoring, non-destructive damage detection, smart wireless sensors, computer vision, machine learning, unmanned aerial vehicles, multi-platform hybrid simulations of complex structures, and BIM (Building Information Modeling).