Tong Qiu, Ph.D., P.E.



Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

226A Sackett Building

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 863-7305

Fax: (814) 863-7304




2005     Ph.D.   Civil Engineering    UCLA

2002     M.S.    Civil Engineering    UCLA

2000     B.S.     Hydraulic Engineering   Tsinghua University (P. R. China)


Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University (2010-present)

Assistant Professor, Clarkson University (2007-2010)

Project Engineer, Ninyo & Moore, San Diego, CA (2005-2007)

Professional Registration

Professional Civil Engineer (P.E.), Ohio #71854

Honors and Awards
NSF CAREER Award (2015)

Teaching Excellence Award, Clarkson University (2009)

Best Paper Award, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE (2008)

Professional Service

Associate Editor, Journal of Getechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE (2013-present)
Guest Editor, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE (2012, 2014)

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, (ASCE)

Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

Member, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Secretary and Elected Member of Board of Directors, United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER)

Research Interests

Soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering

Flow through porous media, fluid-solid interaction

Numerical analysis in geotechnical engineering

Soil-structure interaction

Granular Mechanics


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