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

PhD candidate receives award at Canadian Steel Conference

Designed to fail: an elegant solution to save buildings during earthquakes Pedram Mortazavi, a CivE PhD candidate in structural engineering under the supervision of Professors Constantin Christopoulos and Oh-Sung Kwon, is championing work to mitigate earthquake damage to buildings with a focus on at-risk areas of the world. In recognition of his work in this […]

CivE PhD Candidate Pedram Mortazavi was one of just five recipients from more than 550 nominated teaching assistants from across the University of Toronto. (Photo: Keenan Dixon)

Pedram Mortazavi wins 2018 TA Teaching Excellence Award

Pedram Mortazavi (CivMin PhD candidate) has won a 2018 TA Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Toronto’s Teaching Assistant Training Program (TATP). Mortazavi, a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, is one of just five recipients from more than 550 nominated teaching assistants (TAs) across the entire University. He has taught Steel […]


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


Office: GB242A

Tel: 416-978-5908