Dr Seokho Jeong


Qualifications: BE MSc M2P PhD

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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.


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



Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Ground Motion; Geophysics

Contact Details

Room: EF.1.01
Phone: +64 7 858 5645