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Sang-Soo Kim

Associate Professor
Civil Engineering
STKR 135
Phone: 740.593.1463

Research Interests: Long lasting pavements (characterization of pavement materials), development of innovative test methods for paving materials (methods to determine the low temperature cracking potential and thermal expansion coefficient of paving materials), alternative paving materials (Warm Mix Asphalt and bio-asphalt)

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1994. M.S., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1988. Hanyang University, 1984.


E. Jellema, E. Scholten, S. de Vries, S.Kim, Bob Kluttz “Comparing cold performance results using Fracture Toughness test, Asphalt Binder Cracking Device, Fraass Breaking point and Bending Beam Rheometer” Proceedings of the Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress in Istanbul in 2012 (ISBN/EAN: 978-90-802884-0-9). 2012;

S.S. Kim, A. Wargo, and D. Powers “Asphalt Concrete Cracking Device to Evaluate Low Temperature Performance of HMA” Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, pp 157-188. 2010; S.S. Kim and Z. Wysong “Determination of Low Temperature Thermal Cracking of Asphalt Binder by ABCD” Journal of TRB. No. 1962, pp 28-35. 2006;

Y. Liao, S. Sargand, and S. Kim “Comparative Study on Fatigue Life of Unmodified and Polymer-Modified Asphalt Concrete by Laboratory Testing and Mechanistic Analyses” ASCE Proceedings of the 2006 Airfield and Highway Pavement Specialty Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia from April 30 - May 3, 2006 PP 365-376.;

S.S. Kim “Direct Measurement of Asphalt Binder Thermal Cracking” ASCE J. of Materials in Civil Engineering vol 17. no 6, 632-639 2005


Asphalt Binder Cracking Device (ABCD), US and Canada Patent 7,252,012 B2, August 2007