Chang-Seon Shon

School of Engineering, Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor

Dr. Chang-Seon Shon is an assistant professor at Nazarbayev University.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University.  His research areas include (i) cement chemistry and hydration, (ii) characterization of microstructural analysis of construction materials and nanomaterials, (iii) development of multi-blended cement by proper utilization of fly ash, slag, and silica fume, (iv) durability of concrete including corrosion of steel rebar, alkali-silica reaction, and sulfate attack in concrete, (v) development of new technology and material testing protocol relating to concrete durability and high performance concrete, (vi) development and utilization of sensing techniques for structural health monitoring, and (vii) energy efficient building.  He is also interested in soil and base-course stabilization in roadway system, full depth reclamation (FDR) in roadway construction, and design and characterization of flexible/rigid pavement.  Dr. Shon has served 6 years in R&D of construction material area as a Lab manager to lead soil, cement, and concrete material characterization laboratory of the Texas A&M Transpiration Institute (TTI) before joining Nazarbayev University.  He managed several research projects as a PI or Co-PI(e.g. ORAU project at Nazarbayev University, TETRA Technologies Inc., Niagara Conservation, Texas Department of Transportation, etc.).