College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Jie Han

Civil/Environmental/Architectural Engineering
School of Engineering
Primary office:
Learned Hall, 2143
University of Kansas
1530 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
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Geotechnical engineering; geosynthetics; earth-retaining structures, ground improvement, pile foundations, and pavement design. Experience in China.

Teaching Interests

  • Basic and advanced soil mechanics
  • Shallow and deep foundations
  • Materials for transportation facilities
  • Geosynthetics
  • Ground improvement
  • Earth retaining structures and slope stability
  • In-situ testing and instrumentation
  • Pavement design

Research Interests

  • Geosynthetic reinforced earth structures (walls, slopes, embankments, foundations, pavements, etc.)
  • Ground improvement (stone columns, deep mixed columns, micropiles, etc.)
  • Buried structures
  • Soil-structure interactions
  • Pile foundations
  • Geomechanics
  • Geomaterials
  • Asphalt technology and pavement design
  • Numerical analysis
  • Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) in geotechnical engineering

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