Researcher

Dr Ilhan Chang

Biography

Dr. Ilhan Chang is a Lecturer in geotechnical engineering at UNSW Canberra. Dr. Chang has a comprehensive expertise in Geotechnical Engineering, Multi-disciplinary (Bio-soil) studies, Sustainable and Environmental geotechnology, Ground improvement and Site characterization, and Industrial cooperation and commercialization. Before joining UNSW, Dr. Chang engaged his professional career as a Senior Researcher at Korea Institute of Civil...view more

Dr. Ilhan Chang is a Lecturer in geotechnical engineering at UNSW Canberra. Dr. Chang has a comprehensive expertise in Geotechnical Engineering, Multi-disciplinary (Bio-soil) studies, Sustainable and Environmental geotechnology, Ground improvement and Site characterization, and Industrial cooperation and commercialization. Before joining UNSW, Dr. Chang engaged his professional career as a Senior Researcher at Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT). Currently, Dr. Chang is leading the E3 Geotechnical Engineering Research Group (E3GEO) at UNSW Canberra.

Education and Careers: Dr. Chang earned his Bachelor of Science (2000), Master of Engineering (2004), and Doctor of Philosophy (2010) degrees in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). Main topics of his M.S. and Ph.D. dissertations were "Soft Soil Evaluation using Elastic Waves" and "Soil Stabilization using Microbial Biopolymers", respectively. Dr. Chang started his academic career as a Research Assistant Professor at KAIST (2010~2011) and moveD to KICT (2012~2017) as a Senior Researcher to expand his experiences in R&D management and practical implementation. Meantime, Dr. Chang maintained his professional academic duty as an Invited Professor at KAIST (2014~2015) and Adjunct Associate Professor at UST (University of Science & Technology) (2016~2017), before joining UNSW.

E3GEO Research Group @UNSW Canberra: Dr. Chang and his research group (E3GEO - Emerging, Environmental and Extreme Geotechnical Engineering) are mainly interested in Bio-soil studies with BiopolymersSustainable geotechnology, New material developmentSoil characterization and improvement, Micro-mechanics, and Multi-disciplinary topics including Hydraulic geotechnology, Soil erosion and Desertification, and Space / Planetary geotechnical engineering. Visit http://www.ilhanchang.com for details.

Research Projects (in progress)
1) Rapid improvement of levee structures using biomaterials / Funded by MOLIT, Korea / Period: 2017.04 ~ 2020.12 (Total Budget: $330,000)
2) Development of non-cement biopolymer-based rapid improvement method for vertical tunnel excavation / Funded by MOLIT, Korea / Period: 2017.05 ~ 2020.05 (Total Budget: $140,000)

Future High Degree Research (HDR) Students are welcome to join the E3GEO research group. Ph.D. scholarships are available for high achieving students (with high distinction in UG and Masters by Research) in Geotechnical Engineering, Bio-Soil Research, Sustainable / Environmental Geotechnology, or Other Emerging Multi-disciplinary Research under my supervision. Contact to ilhan.chang@unsw.edu.au if you are interested.

 

 


My Expertise

Geotechnical engineering, Bio-soil studies, Biopolymer application to geotechnical engineering, Sustainable geotechnical engineering, Ground improvement, Materials in geotechnical and civil engineering, Biological-Chemical-Geotechnical processes and interactions, Environmental geotechnology, Elastic wave monitoring, Site application and practical implementation methods

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Location

Room 105, Building 20, School of Engineering and IT
Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA)

Contact

+61 2 6268 8295