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Hong, Seung Ho

Flying WV


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, with an emphasis on the sediment-water interface in natural watercourses and the hydrodynamic processes that occur sediment suspension/transport and local bridge scour. 
Dr. Hong holds a professional engineering license (PE) registered in Ohio.
If you are interested in experimental and field studies for pursuing M.S. and/or Ph.D. degree, feel free to contact me

Research Interests

Hydraulic engineering 
Open channel flow resistance 
Compound channel hydraulics 
Sediment transport 
Erosion control 
Field and laboratory experiments

Teaching Interests

Fluid Mechanics 
Hydraulic Engineering 
Open channel hydraulics 
Sediment transport 
Experimental methods in civil engineering structure