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Dr Seokho Jeong

Lecturer

Qualifications: BE MSc M2P PhD

Personal Website: https://seokhojeong.github.io

About Seokho

I am a lecturer in Civil Engineering, with expertise in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Geophysics. I obtained BE in Civil Engineering from Changwon National University in South Korea, Master in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (MEEES) from Grenoble Alps University/University of Pavia/University of Patras as part of the Erasmus Mundus program in Europe, and PhD in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9266-1452

Research Interests

My research aims to advance the knowledge on the nature of earthquake ground shaking and develop new techniques to improve the Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering practice. My current research focuses on characterising the seismic hazard and the associated risks, accounting for the local and regional variability caused by the complex near-surface site effect, such as the topographic effects and the sedimentary basin effects.

  • The implication of the site effect in local and regional seismic hazard
    • Dynamic response analysis and validation of soft sedimentary basins
    • Analysis and validation of the topographic effect on the ground motions
    • Incorporation of the topographic effect into the seismic design procedures
  • Field testing and monitoring
    • Geophysical site characterisation testing
    • Experimental investigation of the seismic site effect
    • Experimental investigation of the dynamic response of soil-foundation-structure systems
  • Landslides
    • Mechanics of landslide triggering and deformation
    • Regional-scale modelling of co-seismic landslide hazard

Teaching Commitments

Expertise

Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Ground Motion; Geophysics

Recent Publications

  • Jeong, S., Asimaki, D., Dafni, J., & Wartman, J. (2019). How topography-dependent are topographic effects? Complementary numerical modeling of centrifuge experiments. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 116, 654-667. doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.10.028

  • McGann, C. R., Bradley, B., & Jeong, S. (2018). Empirical correlation for estimating shear wave velocity from cone penetration test data for Banks Peninsula loess soils in Canterbury, New Zealand. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(9). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001926

  • Jeong, S., Bradley, B. A., & Wotherspoon, L. M. (2018). Topographic Amplification of Ground Motions in Mt. Pleasant, Christchurch, New Zealand: An Experimental Study. In Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V: Seismic Hazard Analysis, Earthquake Ground Motions, and Regional-Scale Assessment Vol. 2018-June. Austin, Texas, USA. doi:10.1061/9780784481462.062

  • Bradley, B., Wotherspoon, L., Kaiser, A., Cox, B., & Jeong, S. (2018). Influence of site effects on observed ground motions in the Wellington region from the Mw 7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand, earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. doi:10.1785/0120170286

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Contact Details

Email: seokho.jeong@waikato.ac.nz
Room: EF.1.01
Phone: +64 7 858 5645