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Hong, Seung Ho

Portrait of Seung Ho in a blue shirt


ESB 531

Assistant Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering


Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013 
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005 
B.S., Civil Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea, 2002

Dr. Hong received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. After a postdoctoral research position at Georgia Institute of Technology, he joined the Faculty at West Virginia University as an assistant professor. Dr. Hong’s research expertise lies in environmental fluid mechanics and water resources engineering, with an emphasis on the sediment-water interface in natural watercourses and the hydrodynamic processes that occur sediment suspension/transport and local bridge scour. Furthermore, he has been working on hydrologic issues such as reduction of highway runoff volume and pollutant during extremely hydrologic events and updating state hydrologic forecast models.

Dr. Hong holds a professional engineering license (PE) registered in Ohio. If you are interested in experimental, computational and field studies for pursuing M.S. and/or Ph.D. degree in the field of hydraulics and hydrology, feel free to contact me.

Research Interests

Hydraulic engineering 
Open channel flow resistance 
Compound channel hydraulics
Water resources management 
Sediment transport 
Physical hydrology
Erosion control 
Field and laboratory experiments

Teaching Interests

Fluid Mechanics 
Hydraulic Engineering 
Open channel hydraulics 
Sediment transport 
Water system design
Water resource management
Engineering Hydrology
Experimental methods in civil engineering structure