School of Applied and Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Science and Technology

Kim, Sungho (Edward) (Dr)


Room: 4W116

Phone: 5122 6411


Dr. Kim joined the Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG) in February 2013. His primary interests lie in bridging the gap between fundamental scientific understanding (micro-scale) and the needs in engineering practice (macro-scale), and in collaborating with specialists in other disciplines to bring together respective collective knowledge. His current research focuses on geomaterials and energy geotechnology: for example, micro-scale processes and environmental factors affecting time-dependent deformation (creep) of brown coals.


Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Pennsylvania State University, USA 2011


Book chapters

Kim, S., Tang, X., Chehab, G.R., 2008, Laboratory study of geogrid reinforcement in Portland cement concrete, in Pavement cracking: mechanisms, modeling, detection, testing and case histories, eds Imad L. Al-Qadi, Tom Scarpas & Andreas Loizos, CRC Press, United States, pp. 769-778.

Journal articles

Kim, S., Hao, S., Qin, Y., and Fu, X., 2014. Enhanced methane hydrate storage using sodium dodecyl sulphate and coal, Environmental Chemistry Letters, vol 12, issue 2, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-6.

Kim, S., Hao, S., Qin, Y., and Fu, X., 2014. Double protection drilling fluid: Optimization for sandstone-like uranium formation, Applied Clay Science [P], vol 88-89, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 233-238.

Kim, S., Hao, S., Qin, Y., Fu, X., 2013, Enhanced CO2 gas storage in coal, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research [P], vol 52, issue 51, American Chemical Society, Washington DC USA, pp. 18492-18497.

Kim, S., Motyka, M., Palomino, A., Podraza, N.J., 2012, Conformational effects of adsorbed polymer on the swelling behavior of engineered clay minerals, Clay and Clay Minerals [P], vol 60, issue 4, The Clay Minerals Society, United States, pp. 363-373.

Kim, S., Palomino, A., Colina, C.M., 2012, Responsive polymer conformation and resulting permeability of clay polymer nanocomposites, Molecular Simulation [P], vol 38, issue 8-9, Taylor & Francis Ltd., United Kingdom, pp. 723-734.

Kim, S., Palomino, A., 2011, Factors influencing the synthesis of tunable clay polymer nanocomposites using bentonite and polyacrylamide, Applied Clay Science [P], vol 51, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 491-498.

Kim, S., Palomino, A., Fratta, D., Summit, A., 2010, Impact of diatoms on fabric and chemical stability of diatom kaolin mixtures, Applied Clay Science [P], vol 51, issue 3, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 270-279.

Kim, S., Palomino, A., 2009, Polyacrylamide treated kaolin: a fabric study, Applied Clay Science [P], vol 45, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 270-279.

Conference proceedings

Kim, S. and Palomino, A. M., 2013. Effects of CaCO3 on kaolin: Fabric, shear strength, and deformation, Experimental Micromechanics for Geomaterials - Joint workshop of the ISSMGE TC101-TC105, May 23-24, Hong Kong.

Kim, S., Palomino, A., Podraza, N.J., 2012, Characterization of adsorbed polymer conformational response using spectroscopic ellipsometry, GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Washington, DC USA, pp. 1136-1145.

Kim, S., 2010, Influence of concentration and internal porosity on the behavior of diatom clay mixtures, GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis. Modelling & Design, American Society of Civil Engineers, Washington, DC USA, pp. 628-637.