Dr. MinKoo Kim
BSc, MSc, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Tel.: (852) 2766 5819
E-mail address : minkoo.kim@polyu.edu.hk
 
  Dr. MinKoo Kim received his BSc in Architectural Engineering from Kyung-Pook National University, the Republic of Korea in 2009 and MSc in Civil Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2010. He then received his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2015 from KAIST and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as a recipient of the Dual-degree PhD programme between the two institutions. Afterwards, he worked as a Research Associate (Mar – July 2015 in KAIST and Aug 2015 – June 2017 in the University of Cambridge in the UK), before joining the BRE in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Teaching
 
Main areas
Construction and Maintenance Technology
Information and Data Analysis
Research and Scholarly Activities
 
Research
Interests
Automated Dimensional and Surface Quality Assessment
Automated Manufacturing and Assembly
Automated Construction and Maintenance
Intelligent Building Facility Management
 
Current Research Projects
As-is modeling and defect information extraction for autonomous bridge maintenance
Professional Service
 
Professional Service
  Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), since 2011
  Reviewer, Automation in Construction, since 2014
  Reviewer, Advanced Engineering Informatics, since 2015
  Reviewer, International Journal of Smart Structures and Systems, since 2012
Selected Recent Publication List
 

Publications in Refereed Journals

1. Cuong Kasperzyk, Min-Koo Kim, Ioannis Brilakis, “Automated reprefabrication system for buildings using robotics”, Automation in Construction, 2017 (in review)
2. Manoj Kurien, Min-Koo Kim, Mariana Kopsida, Ioannis Brilakis, “Real-time simulation of construction workers using combined human body and hand tracking for robotic construction worker system”, Automation in Construction, 2017 (in review)
3. Min-Koo Kim, Scott McGovern, Michael Belsky, Campbell Middleton, Ioannis Brilakis, “A suitability analysis of precast components for standardized bridge construction in the United Kingdom”, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 164, pp.188-195, 2016.
4. Min-Koo Kim, Qian Wang, JoonWoo Park, Jack C.P. Cheng, Chih-Cheng Chang, Hoon Sohn, “Automated dimensional quality assurance of full-scale precast concrete elements using laser scanning and BIM”, Automation in Construction, Vol. 72, Part 2, pp.102–114, 2016.
5. Qian Wang, Min-Koo Kim, Hoon Sohn, Jack C.P. Cheng, “Surface flatness and distortion inspection of precast concrete elements using laser scanning technology”, Smart Structures and Systems, Vol. 18, No.3, pp.601-623, 2016.
6. Qian Wang, Min-Koo Kim, Jack C.P. Cheng, Hoon Sohn, “Automated quality assessment of Irregular shape precast concrete elements using terrestrial laser scanning”, Automation in Construction Vol. 68., pp.170-182, 2016.
7. Min-Koo Kim, Hoon Sohn and Chih-Chen Chang, “Localization and Quantification of concrete spalling defects using terrestrial laser scanning”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 04014086, 2015.
8. Min-Koo Kim, Ioannis Brilakis, Yun-Kyu An, “A study on influencing factors and revitalization of the use of off-site projection in construction project – Case study on construction market of the United Kingdom “, Korea Institution of Building Information Modeling, Vol.5 (3), 2015.
9. Min-Koo Kim, Jack C.P. Cheng, Hoon Sohn and Chih-Chen Chang, “A framework for dimensional and surface quality assessment of precast concrete elements using BIM and 3D laser scanning”, Automation in Construction Vol. 49, Part B, pp.225-238, 2015.
10. Min-Koo Kim, Hoon Sohn and Chih-Chen Chang, “Automated dimensional quality assessment of precast concrete panels using terrestrial laser scanning”, Automation in Construction, Vol. 45, pp.163-177, 2014.
11. Yun-Kyu An, Hyung Jin Lim, Min Koo Kim, Jin Yeol Yang, Hoon Sohn, Chang Guen Lee, “Application of local reference-free damage detection techniques to in situ bridges,” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE) , Vol.140 (3), 2014.
12. Yun-Kyu An, Min Koo Kim, Hoon Sohn, “Aircraft hot spot monitoring using integrated impedance and guided wave measurements,”, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Vol. 19(7), 2012.
13. Min Koo Kim, Eun Jin Kim, Yun Kyu An, Hyun Woo Park, Hoon Sohn, “Reference-free impedance based crack detection in plates,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 330(24), pp.5949-5962, 2011.
14. Hyung Jin Lim, Min Koo Kim, Hoon Sohn>, Chan Yik Park, “Impedance based damage detection under varying temperature and loading conditions,” NDT&E International, Vol. 44, pp.740-750, 2011.
15. Eun Jin Kim, Min Koo Kim, Hoon Sohn, Hyun Woo Park, “Investigating electro-mechanical signal from collocated piezoelectric wafers for the reference-free damage diagnosis of a plate,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 20, 065001, 2011.

Updated in June 2017