Jinhyun Choo is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford University, as a Fulbright Scholar, in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Geomechanics) with a minor in Mechanical Engineering. He then completed a year of postdoctoral training at Columbia University before joining the HKU faculty. In earlier days, he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University in South Korea, and then worked for three years at the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology.
Dr. Choo specializes in geomechanics and geotechnical engineering, and their intersections with computational solid mechanics and flow in porous media. His research work addresses geotechnical engineering problems that relate to infrastructure systems, energy resources, and environmental sustainability. He is currently a member of the Numerical Methods, Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, and Energy Geotechnics committees of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and an elected member of the Computational Geotechnics, Computational Mechanics, and Poromechanics committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
At HKU, Dr. Choo teaches Soil Mechanics (undergraduate), Advanced Soil Mechanics (taught postgraduate), Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (taught postgraduate), and Computational Geomechanics (research postgraduate).