SEUNG JAE LEE
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environment Engineering
Florida International University
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Architectural Engineering, B.S., 2002
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INTERESTS
Computational mechanics; Discrete systems; Wind loads on buildings and structures; Hurricane-induced landslide and soil erosion; High-performance building envelope; Simulation-based learning
2015-Present Founding Faculty Fellow, STEM Transformation Institute, FIU
2014-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, FIU
2004-2005 Building Façade Research Engineer, Industrial Materials Research Institute, LG Chem
- Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (2016) – Selected as one of 35 awardees nationwide among all junior faculty members within 2 years of career in 121 member institutions of Oak Ridge Associated Universities
- Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2010) – Awarded by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Korea Science and Engineering Foundation Scholarship (2005) – A national scholarship for study abroad
- Disseminated the Knowledge through Software Development. Developed finite / discrete element analysis codes for structural and geotechnical engineering problems over 15 years including SWAN (a program for Shear Wall Analysis; An overview video available at https://tinyurl.com/y8tdwc6f), BALLAST-BLOKS3D, etc.
- Promoting Extracurricular Student Activities to Motivate Students in the Numerical Analysis. Initiated and currently serves as the faculty advisor of Florida International Student Institute for Computational Applications (FISICA), academic student club that aims to study the numerical modeling, simulation techniques and programming skills for analysis of civil engineering problems.
- Broadening the STEM Participation of Underrepresented Groups. Provided research supervision to Hispanic and female undergraduate students, and high school students on a spectrum of research topics; Co-organized Accelerated Bridge Construction-University Transportation Center summer camps in 2015 and 2017 for underrepresented students.