Boyoung Jeong

  • Assistant Teaching Professor; Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, 2014

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, 2012

Research Interests

Boyoung Jeong's research interests lie in geoenvironmental and biogeotechnical engineering, with a focus on flow in porous media. Her major research areas include:

  1. Bio-mediated geotechnics
  2. Bio-geo materials
  3. Geomaterials characterization
  4. Flow and transport in porous media


2021, George F. Sowers Distinguished Graduate Student Award, Geosystems/Georgia Tech

2021, Regina Sanborn Outreach Award, NSF CBBG

2020, Paul W. Mayne Award, Geosystems/Georgia Tech

2016-2018, Korean Government Scholarship, Ministry of Education/Rep. of Korea


A complete list of publications is available through Google Scholar.

  1. Won, J., Jeong, B., Lee, J., Dai, S. and Burns, S.E., 2021. Facilitation of microbially induced calcite precipitation with kaolinite nucleation. Géotechnique, 71(8), pp.728-734.
  2. Jeong, B., Zhao, Y., Kang, D.H. and Dai, S., 2020. An experimental study of the effect of motile bacteria on the fluid displacement in porous media. In E3S Web of Conferences (Vol. 205, p. 08008). EDP Sciences.
  3. Zhao, Y., Jeong, B., Kang, D.H. and Dai, S., 2020. Impacts of motile Escherichia coli on air-water surface tension. In E3S Web of Conferences (Vol. 205, p. 08003). EDP Sciences.
  4. Jeong, B., Jho, E.H., Kim, S.H. and Nam, K., 2019. Effect of calcium organic additives on the self-healing of concrete microcracks in the presence of a new isolate Bacillus sp. BY1. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 31(10), p.04019227.
  5. Jeong, B., Oh, M.S., Park, H.M., Park, C., Kim, E.J. and Hong, S.W., 2017. Elimination of microcystin-LR and residual Mn species using permanganate and powdered activated carbon: Oxidation products and pathways. Water research, 114, pp.189-199.
  6. Maeng, S.K., Cho, K., Jeong, B., Lee, J., Lee, Y., Lee, C., Choi, K.J. and Hong, S.W., 2015. Substrate-immobilized electrospun TiO2 nanofibers for photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals: The effects of pH and dissolved organic matter characteristics. Water Research, 86, pp.25-34.


Biogeotechnics, environmental geotechnics, energy geotechnics, flow and transport in porous media, bio-geomaterials

Boyoung Jeong

Contact Information

312.567.5711 Alumni Memorial Hall Room 228D