Jinhyun Choo is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford University, under a Fulbright Scholarship, 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 worked for three years at the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology.
Choo specializes in geomechanics and geotechnical engineering, and their intersections with computational solid mechanics and flow in porous media. His work addresses subsurface-related problems in the areas of civil infrastructure, energy resources, and environmental sustainability. He has been elected to be a member of the Computational Mechanics and Poromechanics committees of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is also a member of three technical committees (Numerical Methods, Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, and Energy Geotechnics) of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).