Hwangbo Bae

Hwangbo Bae

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Area of Research:

  • Professional values of construction professionals
  • Worker safety and leadership
  • Influence of internship experiences and students’ career development.


  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2019
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2017


Hwangbo Bae joined Simmons Research Lab at the University of Florida in August 2019 as a Ph.D. student. He received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2018 and 2019, respectively. His major interest in research is investigating the construction professionals’ values that influence retention and attraction strategies in the construction industry, thus increasing the overall quality of the project and the sustainability of the workforce. You can refer to his curriculum vitae here: CV_Hwangbo Bae – August 19_2021