Sangyoung Son, Ph.D, P.E. ORCID iD icon

Assistant Professor
Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering
School of Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering
Korea University

Short Bio

I am an Assistant Professor at School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering in Korea University(KU) since 2015. Before joining KU, I was with University of Southern California as a postdoctoral scholar and with University of Ulsan as an assistant professor. I earned Ph.D degree from the University of Southern California in 2012 and ME degree from Texas A&M University in 2011. I completed BS and MS degrees at Seoul National University, from 1996 to 2002. My research highly focuses on the numerical modeling of long waves, tsunamis, storm surges, sediment transports, coastal processes and turbulent mixing in the nearshore, even though some experimental works have featured in my career. Since 2007, I hold a Professional Engineering Certificate registered at Oregon State.


  • Coastal Hydrodynamics Lab. is seeking a new, motivated MS/Ph.D student who will work on research topics as nearshore hydrodynamics, coastal processes, coastal hazards(storm surges/tsunamis) and sediment transport. Please contact Dr.Son at sson(at)korea(dot)ac(dot)kr if you are interested.

Teaching Schedule (Past and Current)

2018S : ACE 635 – Computational Hydraulics
2018S : ACEE 228 – Fluid Mechanics and Lab.

17F : ACE 832 – Tidal and Coastline Hydraulics
16S : ACE 635 – Computational Hydraulics
17S : ACE 564 – Hydrodynamics
15F, 16F, 17F : ACEE 338 – Coastal and Harbor Engineering
16S, 17S : ACEE 228 – Fluid Mechanics and Lab.
15F, 16F, 17F : EGRN 151 – Computer Language and Lab.

Academic Interests

  • Geophysical Flows Modelling

  • Nearshore Hydrodynamics

  • Coastal Processes

  • Sediment Transport

  • Computational Fluid Dyanmics

  • Tsunamis

  • Turbulent Mixing in the Nearshore

  • Storm-induced Hazards in Coastal Area

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