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Hyoungsu Park

Hyoungsu Park

Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Office: POST 203G
Phone: (808) 956-9859

Areas of Specialty and Research Interest

  • Coastal and ocean engineering
  • Wave run-up and Inundation process.
    Physical (experimental) and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling of water and structure interaction.
  • Probabilistic coastal hazards and damage assessment
  • Tsunami-driven debris transportation and loadings.


  • PhD, Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University, 2016
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Seoul, 2006
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Seoul, 2004


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, August 2019 – Present.
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Oregon State University, April 2016 – July 2019.
  • Research Engineer, Seil Engineering Co. Ltd., S. Korea, 2006 – 2011.

Courses Taught (in the last five years)

  • CEE 270: Applied Mechanics-I (F’21), (F’22), (F’22)
  • CEE 320: Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals (F’20)
  • CEE 421: Engineering Hydraulics (S’21)
  • CEE 622: Fluid Mechanics (F’19), (F’21), (F’22)
  • CEE 696: Selected Topics in Civil Engineering (Coastal Flood and Loads) (S’20)

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Geohazards and Georisks in journal Frontiers in Earth Science.
  • Editorial board member of KSCE Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering Research.

Grants and Awards

  • Park (PI). “Collaborative Research: Experimental Quantification of Tsunami-driven Debris Damming on Structures,” National Science Foundation, Award Number: 2203131, $356,642, 08/01/2022 – 07/31/2026.


  1. Yuhi, M., Mase, H., Cox, D.T. and Park, H., (2022) Improvement of empirical formulas to estimate the reduction effects by berms on irregular wave runup over a dune-berm coast. Coastal Engineering, p.104166.
  2. Duncan, S., Cox, D., Barbosa, A.R., Lomónaco, P., Park, H., Alam, M.S. and Yu, C., (2021) Physical modeling of progressive damage and failure of wood-frame coastal residential structures due to surge and wave forces. Coastal Engineering, 169, p.103959.
  3. Kameshwar, S.*, Park, H., Cox, D.T. and Barbosa, A.R., (2021) Effect of disaster debris, floodwater pooling duration, and bridge damage on immediate post-tsunami connectivity. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction56, p.102119.
  4. Park, H.*, Koh, M.J., Cox, D.T., Alam, M.S. and Shin, S., (2021) Experimental study of debris transport driven by a tsunami-like wave: Application for non-uniform density groups and obstacles. Coastal Engineering166, p.103867.
  5. Park, H.* and Cox, D.T., (2019) Effects of advection on predicting construction debris for vulnerability assessment under multi-hazard earthquake and tsunami. Coastal Engineering153, p.103541.
  6. Park, H., Cox, D.T. and Shin, S.* (2019) Physical Modeling of Horizontal and Vertical Tsunami Forces on the Elevated Overland Structure. Journal of Coastal Research91(SI), pp.51-55.
  7. Tomiczek, T.*, Wyman, A., Park, H. and Cox, D.T. (2019) Modified Goda Equations to Predict Pressure Distribution and Horizontal Forces for Design of Elevated Coastal Structures. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering145(6), p.04019023.
  8. Kameshwar, S.*, Cox, D.T., Barbosa, A.R., Farokhnia, K., Park, H., Alam, M.S. and van de Lindt, J.W. (2019). Probabilistic decision-support framework for community resilience: Incorporating multi-hazards, infrastructure interdependencies, and resilience goals in a Bayesian network. Reliability Engineering & System Safety191, p.106568.
  9. Park, H.*, Alam, M.S., Cox, D.T., Barbosa, A.R. and van de Lindt, J.W. (2019) Probabilistic seismic and tsunami damage analysis (PSTDA) of the Cascadia Subduction Zone applied to Seaside, Oregon. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, p.101076.
  10. Xiong, Y.*, Liang, Q., Park, H., Cox, D. and Wang, G., (2019) “A deterministic approach for assessing tsunami-induced building damage through quantification of hydrodynamic forces” Coastal Engineering, 114, 1-14.
  11. Park, H.*, Cox, D. T., Barbosa, A. R. (2018) “Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment (PTHA) for Resilience Assessment of a Coastal Community. Natural Hazards, 94, 1117–1139.
  12. Park, H.*, Trung, Do, Tomiczek, T. J., Cox, D. T., van de Lindt, J. W. (2018). “Numerical modeling of wave forces on elevated coastal structures under storm surge and waves with validations and two model comparisons” Ocean Engineering,158, 78-98.
  13. Chen, Y., Park, H., Chen, Y*., Corcoran, P., Cox, D., Reimer, J.J. and Weber, B. (2018) Integrated Engineering-Economic Model for the Assessment of Regional Economic Vulnerability to Tsunamis. Natural Hazards Review, 19(4), p.04018018.
  14. Park, H., Shin, S.*, and Cox, D. T. (2017) “Physical modeling of horizontal force on the inland vertical structure by tsunami-like waves” Journal of Korean Society of Coastal and Ocean Engineers 29(6), pp. 363~368,
  15. Park, H., Tomiczek, T. J.*, Cox, D. T., van de Lindt, J. W., Lomonaco, P. (2017) “Experimental modeling of horizontal and vertical wave forces on an elevated coastal structure” Coastal Engineering, 128, 58-74.
  16. Park, H.*, Cox, D. T., Alam, M. S., & Barbosa, A. (2017) Probabilistic seismic and tsunami hazard analysis (PSTHA) conditioned on a mega-thrust rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Frontiers in Built Environment, 3, 32.
  17. Park, H.* and Cox, D.T., Barbosa, A. (2017) “Comparison of inundation depth and momentum flux based fragilities for probabilistic tsunami damage assessment and uncertainty analysis” Coastal Engineering, 122, 10-26.
  18. Park, H.* and Cox, D.T. (2016) “Probabilistic assessment of nearfield tsunami arrival time, flow depth, velocity, momentum flux, and duration applied to Seaside, Oregon” Coastal Engineering, 117, 79-96.
  19. Park, H.* and Cox, D.T. (2016) “Empirical wave run-up formula for wave, storm surge and berm width” Coastal Engineering, 115, 67-78.
  20. Wang, H.*, Mostafizi, A., Cramer, L., Cox, D., H. (2015) “An agent-based model of a multimodal near-field tsunami evacuation: Decision-making and life safety” Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 64, 86-100.
  21. Park, H.*, Cox, D. T., Petroff, C. M. (2015) “An empirical solution for tsunami run-up on compound slopes” Natural Hazards, 76(3), 1727-1743.
  22. Wiebe, D. M., Park, H*., Cox, D. T. (2014) “Application of The Goda pressure formulae for horizontal wave loads on elevated structures” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 18(6), 1573-1579.
  23. Park, H.*, Cox, D., Lynett, P., Wiebe, D., Shin, S. (2013) “Tsunami inundation modeling in constructed environments: A physical and numerical comparison of free-surface elevation, velocity, and momentum flux” Coastal Engineering, 79, 9-21.
  24. Kim, G. S.*, Ryu, H. S., Park, H., Kim, K. M. (2013) “Characteristics of Sediment Transport under External Force in Haeundae Beach” Journal of Navigation and Port Research, 37(6), 663-671.


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