Recent Events and Activities

Workshop on How to Make Korea a Safer Place at National Assembly of Korea along with Congressman Sang-Min Lee

 July 18, 2017


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 Awardees at MAIREINFRA1

July 19 - 21, 2017

 The following individuals were recognized during the MAIREINFRA conference for their legacy worldwide in transportation, education and research significantly contributing to the socioeconomic development in developed and developing countries, worthwhile emulating for present and future generation of transportation professionals as follows:

  • Life Time Achievement Award: Waheed Uddin, Professor, University of Mississippi, USA (second from the right)


  • Achievement Award: 
1. Athanasios Nikolaides, Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (second from the left)
2. Rita Moura Fortes, Professor, Anhembi Morumbi University, Brazil (third from the left)
3. Hosin “David” Lee, Professor, University of Iowa, USA (third from the right)

 Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Contructed Infrastructure Facilities (MAIREINFRA1) 

July 19 - 21, 2017 

iSMARTi organized the First International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities (MAIREINFRA1) on July 19- 21, in Seoul, Korea. The conference was very successful with over 250 people from 21 countries registered for the conference. More Information can be found on the conference website:       



Prof.Hosin "David" Lee on YonHap TV News 

July 19 - 21, 2017  

Prof. Hosin “David” Lee, the president of iSMARTi talks about the importance of the maintenance and rehabilitation of contructred infrastructure facilities on Yonhap News. The video clip can be found here:      




  MOU between Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) and University of Iowa

June 10, 2016 

President Taisik Lee of Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) visited university of Iowa to sign an MOU with President Bruce Harreld. This MOU lays out the foundation for collaborations between University of Iowa and KICT through the Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT) at the University of Iowa.



LACT's Research Assistant Kim Receives a Scholarship from the APAI

December 5, 2015

Haena Kim, Master's student of Civil and Research Assistant of LACT received a scholarship from Executive Vice President Bill Rosener of Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa (APAI) at the APAI annual convention in Des Moines, Iowa. Congratulations Haena!





Hawkeye UHPC Bridge Opening Ceremony

November 10, 2015

Hawkeye UHPC Bridge was officially opened to public on November 10, 2015. This "Hawkeye UHPC Bridge" was possible through collaborations among Buchanan county, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) and Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT) at the University of Iowa.  More information




President and R&D Director of Namheung Chemical visit LACT

April 2 - 3, 2015

President, Mr. Jeong-Kyu Kim and R&D director of Namheung (NH) Chemical visited Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT) from April 2 to 3, 2015.

LACT presented future plans for laboratory testings on Namheung's Warm Mix Asphalt Additive, ENOVA



Photo: Matt Gazdziak, Ali Mokhtari, Mr.Jeong-Kyu Kim, Dr. David "Hosin" Lee, Ashkan Bozorgzad, Hannah Kim


Two Congressmen from Korea visit the University of Iowa 

March 11 - 13, 2015  

Two Congressmen from Korea, Honorable.Jong-Kul Lee and Honorable. Won-Sik Choi visited University of Iowa from March 11 to 13, 2015. 

LACT organized meetings with Sally Mason,the President of the university, Bill Rosener ,Vice President of APAI, Karim Abdul-Malek, Director of Center for Computer Aided Design (CCAD) and CFO/VP from CJ Palnt at Fort Dodge, Iowa and university students to develop future international relationship with Korea for their advanced technology. More information


Photo: Honorable.Won-Sik Choi and Honorable.Jong-Kul Lee


 Exhibition Booth at 2015 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference in Des Moines, Iowa

March 5 - 6, 2015 

Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT) presented our new technology and research projects regarding warm mix asphalt, recycled asphalt pavements and crumb rubber asphalt at the Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference organized by Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa(APAI).  




Photo: Hannah Kim, Ali Mokhtari, Ashkan Bozorgzad, Dr.Serji Amirkanian, Dr.David "Hosin" Lee