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Dr Ki Young Koo

Senior Lecturer


Telephone: 01392 725546

Extension: (Streatham) 5546


Dr. Ki Young Koo gives lectures for "Structural Health and Performance Monitoring" module in the Exeter MSc in Structural Engineering, with first intake in September 2015.

Dr. Ki Young Koo is a senior lecturer in College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, UK since Sep 2013. He completed his Ph.D. degree of Civil & Environmental Engineering in KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology), South Korea, February 2008. During his Ph.D study entitled “Structural Health Monitoring Methods for Bridges Using Ambient Vibration and Impedance Measurements”, theoretical and experimental investigations on damage detection methods were carried out based on global vibration measurement as well as local wave measurements.

After working as a post doctor researcher in Smart Infra-structure Technology Centre, KAIST, he worked in VES (Vibration Engineering Section), Dept of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK for three years from Aug 2008 on an EPSRC research project entitled "Novel Data Mining and Performance Diagnosis Systems for Structural Health Monitoring of Suspension Bridges". In the project, structural health monitoring systems for Tamar Bridge and Humber Bridge in the UK were upgraded and created from scratch respectively to provide a real-time capability for diagnosis of key aspects of structural performance. Afterwards, he had worked as an assistant professor in School of Construction Engineering, Kyoungil University, South Korea from Sep 2011 to Aug 2013.

Research interests

  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Damage Detection
  • Smart Materials & Structures
  • Experimental Modal Analysis & Vibration Testing
  • System Identification
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Random Vibrations
  • Finite Element Analysis & Model Updating
  • Time-domain Nonlinear Identification.


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