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



Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

116 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)

Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University (2015-present)

Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University (2010-2015)

Assistant Professor, Clarkson University (2007-2010)

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

Honors and Awards
NSF CAREER Award (2015)
Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE (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)
Associate Editor, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE (2015-present)

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

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

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, (ASCE)

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


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Current Students

Landslide Research