Hosin “David” Lee, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, was honored with the outstanding contribution award at the annual meeting of the Korean Transportation Association in America.
The award was presented by Seungki Park, president of the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA). KAIA is the sole government-affiliated R&D institution under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) that develops and supports R&D initiatives in land, infrastructure, and transport.
The award’s citation credits Lee for devoting his life’s work to the “mission of the development of road and transportation science and technology.”
The organization highlighted Lee’s “outstanding contributions to the cooperative technological development between Korea and the United States through the collaborative research with Korean-American scientists and engineers.”
Lee’s research focuses on innovating construction technology with a sustainability focus. His lab innovates new construction technologies in practice by performing objective laboratory testing and field evaluation.
Lee, who joined the College of Engineering in 1999, is a faculty affiliate of the Iowa Technology Institute and directs the Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT). The South Korea-native earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Seoul National University in 1980.