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SET/GTE Special Talk Series: The Use of Underground Space in the Seoul Metropolitan Conurbation by Dr. Seung Ryull Kim

21 Feb 2023
10:00am - 11:30am

Dear AIT Community,

I would like to cordially invite you all to the GTE Special Talk Series delivered by Dr. Seung Ryull Kim, former Chairman & CEO of ESCO Consultant and Engineers Company, Emeritus Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK), Advisor of the Korean Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (KTA).  A poster of Dr. Kim’s talk is attached to this email.

Title: The Use of Underground Space in the Seoul Metropolitan Conurbation – Past, Present, and Future

Date: 21 February 2023 (Tuesday)

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 hrs

Venue: AIT Milton Bender Auditorium (followed by a welcome lunch at AITCC)

To register for the event, please click the following link:  https://forms.gle/9Mv3KMjnn7qhqzUy9

Brief CV of Dr. Kim:

Dr. Seung Ryull Kim obtained his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.  After working for seven years at Daewoo Engineering Company, Dr. Kim joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 1985 and obtained his master’s degree and Ph.D. in 1987 and 1991, respectively.  He was the founding president and CEO of ESCO Consultant and Engineers Company in 1996.  He became a senior member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) in 2006.  He held positions as Vice President of the Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE) and the Korean Geotechnical Society (KGS).  He is currently an advisor of the Korean Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (KTA).  Dr. Kim has extensive experience in bored tunnelling and cut-and-cover tunnelling.  He was awarded several awards as an acknowledgment of his excellent performance by the government and academic societies.

Dr. Kim’s lecture will provide a holistic view of technology for the construction of underground space with an emphasis on tunnelling in urban areas.  It then subsequently addresses the experience of how the underground space could be mobilized positively to contribute to the sustainable growth of a city like Seoul.  This lecture also put forward some informative and constructive suggestions for the furtherance of success in the upcoming future, which will eventually provide beneficial factors to the Civil or Geotechnical Engineers so that it could help them to play a key role in the world market.

Geoff Chao, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor 
GTE Chair

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