Researcher

Dr Ilhan Chang

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

Biography

  • Dr. Ilhan Chang is an (adjunct) Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra and an Associate Professor at Ajou University, South Korea. 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. Dr. Chang joined UNSW in 2017 as an academic Lecturer and has been...view more
  • Dr. Ilhan Chang is an (adjunct) Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra and an Associate Professor at Ajou University, South Korea. 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. Dr. Chang joined UNSW in 2017 as an academic Lecturer and has been promoted to a Senior Lecturer on July 2018 and served up to August 2020. Before joining UNSW, Dr. Chang engaged his professional career as a Senior Researcher at Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT). 
  • 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. After his tremendous time with UNSW (2017 April ~ 2020 August), Dr. Chang moved to Ajou University as an Associate Professor, while maintaining active collaboration with UNSW as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer (2020 September~)
  • E3GEO Research Group 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)
    • Development of a new excavation slurry using microbial biopolymers for machine tunneling / Funded by KEPCO, Korea / Period: 2018.11~2020.12 (Total Budget: $186,000)
  • Teaching
    • Civil Engineering Materials (ZEIT2603)
    • Geotechnical Engineering (ZEIT3602)
    • Geosynthetics and Ground Improvement (ZEIT4004)
    • Foundation and Pavement Engineering (ZEIT3606)
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