Oh-Sung Kwon


Professor Oh-Sung Kwon is advancing hybrid simulation techniques that combine numerical models and experimental specimens using computer technology to determine how structures respond to various loads such as earthquake, wind, or fire. The programming of the computational/control platform used to conduct experiments, which allows engineers to manipulate code, was developed in-house. The research group has developed an integrated simulation framework that can seamlessly integrate numerical models in several analysis platforms and experimental specimens in geographically distributed laboratories.

Multiple tests conducted across several laboratories worldwide is helping to develop technology that more accurately and efficiently predicts structural behaviour during extreme loading scenarios. Through this integrated simulation framework, a regional scale simulation will be possible which will help evaluate the resilience of urban infrastructure.


  • P.Eng
  • Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • M.Sc. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • M.Sc. (Hanyang University, Korea)
  • B.Sc. (Hanyang University, Korea)

Research Interests

Hybrid (experiment-analysis) simulation

Earthquake engineering

Structural dynamics

Seismic soil-structure-interaction

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Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
Advanced Modelling Methods for Seismic Performance Assessment of StructuresFall 2022Thursday14:0017:00LEC101
CME262HWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.

News Mentions

Disaster-proof: Major CivMin lab upgrade lets engineers design structures that can better withstand earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis

Funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation will be used to acquire an adjustable, multi-dimensional loading module and other equipment for the Structural Testing Facility   An upgraded facility at U of T Engineering — one that is unique in the world — will let engineers test next-generation infrastructure designed to be resilient in the… Read more »

Half a world away, but heading home for the holidays

Prof. Oh-Sung Kwon is coming home to Toronto this week, on Saturday, December 19, after a six-month research leave. “It has been a long six months,” shares Kwon. “I look forward to seeing my family in December and meeting my students in person after the COVID-19 pandemic.” The research leave was planned long before the current… Read more »

Trio of PhD candidates win international honours in video thesis competition

Three PhD candidates from the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering (CivMin) at the University of Toronto have won honours for their video thesis entries in an international competition. Moniruzzaman Moni, Pedram Mortazavi and Xuguang Wang, all civil engineering PhD candidates, won three out of the 10 honours awarded for the “3-minute Thesis” video competition… Read more »


Oh-Sung Kwon
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4


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