Yoon-Si Lee

Associate Professor

Jobst Hall 211
(309) 677-2551
ylee2@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), Iowa State University
M.S., Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), Iowa State University
B.S., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor (2017 – Present) – Bradley University
  • Assistant Professor (2013 – 2016) – Bradley University
  • Assistant Professor (2008 – 2012) – West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  • Bridge Research Specialist (May 2007 – August 2008) – Bridge Engineering Center (Ames, IA)
  • Adjunct Instructor (August 2006 – May 2008) – Iowa State University

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

  • Structural Analysis
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Steel Design
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Statics
  • Dynamics 

Graduate Courses

  • Bridge Design
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Advanced Concrete Design
  • Prestressed Concrete Design
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Scholarship

Recent Research Grant

  • “Nano Modified Sulfur Concrete with Automated 3D Printing on Mars,” Sponsored by Illinois Space Grant Consortium and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2017-2018 (Co-PI), External Grant.
  • “Investigation on 3D Printing in Sustainable Concrete,” Sponsored by Caterpillar Fellowship, Caterpillar Inc., 2017-2018 (PI), Internal Grant.
  • “Sustainable self-consolidating concrete using recycled glass,” Sponsored by Heuser Research Award, 2016-2018 (Co-PI), Internal Grant.
  • “State-of-the-Practice Solutions in Civil Engineering – SHRP2 Education,” Sponsored by Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 2015-2016 (Co-PI), External Grant.
  • “Investigation of the High Strength Bolt Tightening Verification Techniques,” Federal Highway Administration & Iowa Department of Transportation Office, 2014-2016 (PI of Subcontract), External Grant.
  • “Performance Evaluation of Snow and Ice Plow,” Sponsored by Illinois Department of Transportation, 2013-2016 (Co-PI), External Grant.
  • “Development of Live-Load Structural Analysis Program in Visual Studio,” Sponsored by Caterpillar Fellowship, Caterpillar Inc., 2014-2015 (PI), Internal Grant.
  • “Investigation of Field Corrosion Performance and Bond/Development Length of Galvanized Reinforcing Steel,” Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Bridges and Structures, 2013-2015 (PI of Subcontract), External Grant. 

Recent Publication

Note: Bold Italic represents student co-authors.  

  • Lee, Y.S., Kim, S.H., Ahtesham, A., Sathi, B.S.R., and Hischke, G., “Recent Trends in 3D Concrete Printing and Extraterrestrial Applications,” Journal of Building Material and Structural Engineering, Vol.1, Issue 1, pp. 28-34, May 2017.
  • Lee, Y.S., Phares, B.M., Moutassem, F., and Syed, A.U.H., “Load Rating of Timber Bridges using Physical Testing and Software Application,” International Journal of Civil, Mechanical and Energy Science, Vol. 2, Issue 4, July 2016.
  • Lee, Y.S., Phares, B.M., Brockman, T., and Rooney, J., “High Strength Bolt Tightening and Verification Techniques.” Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 1605-1617, August 2016.
  • Phares, B.M., Lee, Y.S., Brockman, T., and Rooney, J., “Investigation of the High Strength Bolt Tightening Verification Techniques,” Final Report, InTrans Project 14-501, Institute for Transporation, Ames, IA, March 2016.
  • Lee, Y.S., B.M. Phares, D. Bierwagen, and M.D. Laviolette, “Development and Implementation of Precast Paving Notch System for Accelerated Bridge Repair,” International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol.4, No.4, pp. 359-365, November 2015.
  • Elhouar, S., Dragoo, D., Khodair, Y., and Lee, Y.S., “Performance Evaluation of Snow and Ice Plows,” Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-15-007, Illinois Center for Transportation, Urbana-Champaign, IL, November 2015.
  • Lee, Y.S., and B.M. Phares, “Bond Strength and Development Length of Galvanized Reinforcing Steel,” International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering Research, ISSN 2348-7607, Vol.3, Issue 1, pp. 311-317, July 2015.
  • Elhouar, S., Khodair, Y., Lee, Y.S., and Peters, T., "Best Practices in Snow and Ice Removal", 72nd Eastern Snow Conference, Jouvence, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, June 2015.
  • Phares, B.M., Lee, Y.S., Keierleber, B., Hupp, J., and Samudrala, A., “Investigation of Field Corrosion Performance and Bond/Development Length of Galvanized Reinforcing Steel,” Final Report, InTrans Project 13-481, Institute for Transporation, Ames, IA, December 2014.
  • Elhouar, S., Khodair, Y., Lee, Y.S., and Peters, T., "Synthesis of Best Practices in Snow and Ice Removal", 71st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference, Boone, NC, June 2014.
  • Lee, Y.S., B.M. Phares, and D. Bierwagen, “Precast Paving Notch System for Accelerated Bridge Repair: Development, Evaluation and Implementation”, Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington DC, Jan 12 - 16, 2014.
  • Lee, Y.S., B.M. Phares, and T.J. Wipf, “Structural Health Monitoring with an Active Data Management System for Secondary Road Bridges”, Journal of American Concrete Institute-Special Edition, ACI – SP292 Structural Health Monitoring Technologies, October 2013.
  • Lee, Y.S., and B.M. Phares, “Monitoring Corrosion Resistance in Bridge Deck Reinforcing Steel: Field Investigation,” International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering, ISSN-2319-8354(E), Vol.No.2, Issue No.8, pages 79-87, September 2013.

Service

  • Faculty Advisor to American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE) Student Chapter
  • Academic Advisor (CE Undergraduate)
  • Center for Teaching Excellent and Learning (CTEL) New Faculty Mentoring Committee
  • Graduate Program Committee
  • Research Excellence Committee
  • Bridge-Pal Program
  • Director of CEC Concrete Laboratory
  • Innovation Conference on Asphalt and Transportation (ICAT) Construction Board Member

Licensures & Certifications

Certifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) – West Virginia (#018672)
  • EIT/FE – Iowa
  • Licensed Civil Engineer (Structures) – South Korea

Honors and Awards

  • Caterpillar Inc. Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching, Bradley University, 2015.
  • Recognition for Excellence in Research, Bradley University, 2014 and 2015.