Seng-kwan Choi is lecturer in structural fire engineering at the School of the Built Environment in Ulster University. He obtained BSc of Civil Eng. from Inha University in Korea and MSc of Structural Eng. from UMIST. After a short period in practice, he completed his doctorate in a field of structural fire safety in 2005 at the University of Sheffield.
Prior to take up an appointment of a lecturer at Ulster University, he worked for three years as a senior researcher of structure fire engineering at Korean Institute of Construction Technology.
He has maintained a close working relationship with industries such as steel construction, fire protection and structural consultancy. His research work involves various aspects of fire safety engineering, from experiments to numerical analyses, conceptual applications and the development of new design concept. He has published over 30 journal papers and secured awards of over 1.0m GBP in research grant funding.