Current Members

Research Assistant Professor


Dr. Geun U Ryu
Research Topics: Valorization of steel slag

Graduate Students


Suhawn Ju
MS-PhD Student, UNIST
BS, Pukyong National University
Research Topics: Valorization of coal bottom ash


Alemayehu Moges
PhD Student, UNIST
BS, Addis Ababa University
Research Topics: Sound absorbing Metaconcrete

Oinam Yanchen

Yanchen Oinam
MS-PhD Student, UNIST
BS, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
Research Topics: Sustainable construction materials


Min-Chang Kang
PhD Student, UNIST
MS, Hanyang University
BS, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Research Topics: Carbon-neutral high-performance concrete

Aidarus Yonis

Aidarus Yonis
MS Student, UNIST | GKS Program
BS, Mogadishu University
Research Topics: Valorization of waste concrete powder


Nazhiefah Dalila
MS Student, UNIST
BS, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Research Topics: Analytical modeling of Metaconcrete



Hyejin Yu
PhD Student, Joint program between UNIST & KICET (Korea Institute of Ceramic Eng. & Tech.)
MS, Pukyong National University
BS, Pukyong National University
Research Topics: Sustainable construction materials


Goeun Jun
MS Student, UNIST
BS, Chungbuk National University
Research Topics: TBD

Research Administrative Assistant

Ms. Eunnim Go



Dr. Jinyoung Yoon
Postdoc: 2019-2020
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Kunkuk University


Dr. Sungwoo Park
Postdoc/Research Assistant Professor: 2020-2022
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Chung-Ang University


Mandip Dahal
MS Student/Researcher: 2020-2022
Dissertation title: Investigation of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) from multiple perspectives: Air permeability, lightweightness and cementless binder
Current Position: PhD Student at University of Connecticut


Dr. Prabhat Vashistha 
Postdoc/Research Assistant Professor (NRF Brain Pool Fellow): 2021-2023
Current Position: Founder & CEO, Vashistha Bricks & Ready Mix Concrete Pvt. LtD.

Dr. Siyu Wu
PhD Student: 2020-2023
Dissertation title: Enhancing Vibration Reducibility of Cementitious Composites by Incorporating Microparticles and Microvoids: Experimental and Simulation Studies
Current Position: Research professor at Chongqing Open University, Chongqing Technology and Business Institute


Mun Hwa Kang
MS Student: 2022-2023
Dissertation title: Investigation of self-sensing capabilities of cement and GGBFS-based ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) with steel slag aggregate
Current Position: Researcher at Seohyun Engineering

Looking to Get Involved?

If you are an undergraduate student looking for a research experience, semester-long internship programs are available for you to get involved in actual research activities.

If you are a prospective graduate student interested in joining the Innovative Materials for Construction and Transportation Laboratory, you are encouraged to contact us.

We are also currently hiring postdoctoral researchers. Please contact Prof. Pyo at